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Kala (album) by M.I.A. (UK)

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Kala
Kala by M.I.A. (UK) (2007)
Release date: 2007-08-08
Overall rank: 678th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 412 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 2007 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (128th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (678th)

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M.I.A. (UK) bestography

Kala is ranked as the best album by M.I.A. (UK).

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 412 votes)
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95/100
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78/100
 
90/100
03/16/2019 22:27
76/100
 
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03/08/2019 10:23
80/100

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70/100
Not as strong as the debut. More polish isn't a good thing in this case.
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90/100
From Mozart
Not one of my favorite albums, but I'll never forget the first time I heard this. Such a shocking and unique sound.
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From 9999
M.I.A. at the top of her game. Playful and sharp at the same time, and a huge improvement over Arular in terms of production. I don't think she will ever make anything this good again, unfortunately.
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75/100
...compared to Arular though, I don't think this is as good. Arular is fantastic.
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75/100
THIS IS SO BRAVE IN MUSIC: lots of variety and MASH UP
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Rating:  
95/100
From swhaze
M.I.A. is definitely an exciting artist (I hope this is her vision and not more the work of a production team). She's gorgeous, exotic, creative, energetic and provocative. This is daring and wild stuff. It's actually more than just "music" since there is so much of an aural color going on. "Paper Planes" and "Jimmy" are my highlights. The sampling is remarkable and, in some ways, scary and alarming (gunshots used as percussion?!). I also like them the most since they resemble conventional song structure.
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85/100
The peak of M.I.A. perfecting her sound. The unconventional, and ethnic production style of Switch, Diplo, etc... with her own unique voice and manipulation of that really made her stand out. Doesn't look like she'll make something this solid again though.
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M.I.A. brought hip-hop to an international setting and created an global presence in 21st century popular music.
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Nice tunes inside but a very hyped thing that didn't last longer.
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