M.I.A. (2) ‎– Arular

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Tracklist

Ba-na-na Skit 0:36
Pull Up The People 3:45
Bucky Done Gun 3:47
Sunshowers 3:15
Fire Fire 3:28
Dash The Curry Skit 0:40
Amazon 4:16
Bingo 3:12
Hombre 4:02
One For The Head Skit 0:29
10 Dollar 4:01
U.R.A.Q.T. 2:55
Galang 3:32
M.I.A. 3:29

Versions (16)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
XLCD 186 M.I.A. (2) Arular(CD, Album) XL Recordings XLCD 186 UK 2005 Sell This Version
XLLP 186 US M.I.A. (2) Arular(2xLP, Album) XL Recordings XLLP 186 US US 2005 Sell This Version
XLLP 186 M.I.A. (2) Arular(2xLP, Album) XL Recordings XLLP 186 UK 2005 Sell This Version
B0004844-01 M.I.A. (2) Arular(2xLP, Album, Gat) Interscope Records B0004844-01 US 2005 Sell This Version
XLCD 186 M.I.A. (2) Arular(CD, Album) XL Recordings, Playground Music Scandinavia XLCD 186 Scandinavia 2005 Sell This Version
XLCD 186 M.I.A. (2) Arular(CD, Album) XL Recordings XLCD 186 US 2005 Sell This Version
SRCP 393 M.I.A. (2) Arular(CD, Album) XL Recordings SRCP 393 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
B0004844-02 M.I.A. (2) Arular(CD, Album) Interscope Records B0004844-02 US 2005 Sell This Version
XLCD 186 M.I.A. (2) Arular(CD, Album) XL Recordings XLCD 186 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
CDJUST 051 M.I.A. (2) Arular(CD, Album) XL Recordings CDJUST 051 South Africa 2005 Sell This Version
B0004971-02 M.I.A. (2) Arular(CD, Album) Interscope Records B0004971-02 US 2005 Sell This Version
2986-2 M.I.A. (2) Arular(CD, Album) Sum Records (2), XL Recordings 2986-2 Brazil 2005 Sell This Version
XLCD 186 M.I.A. (2) Arular(CD, Album) XL Recordings XLCD 186 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
XLCD186 M.I.A. (2) Arular(CD, Album, Promo) XL Recordings XLCD186 US 2005 Sell This Version
none M.I.A. (2) Arular(CD, Album, Promo) XL Recordings none France 2005 Sell This Version
XLCD 186 M.I.A. (2) Arular(CD, Album, RP) Remote Control, XL Recordings XLCD 186 Australia & New Zealand 2009 Sell This Version

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scoundrel

scoundrel

August 6, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing Arular, CD, Album, XLCD 186

M.I.A., on her debut, ARULAR, manages to merge party-rocking beats with a distinct political message, a combination that sets her head-and-shoulders above her competitors. Her peculiar British/Sri Lankan accent brings a rhythmic purr to her lyrics: “Pull Up the People” manages to mix bass-heavy grime with an embedded consciousness-raising message. Elsewhere her lyrics are more straightforward, like the anti-sex-trade tirade of “10 Dollar” or the ode to her refugee status, “Sunshower.” Certainly much of the credit belongs to her able producers, but her staccato delivery carries the album past its less successful tracks. I defy anyone to listen to “Amazon” and not immediately want to get on the floor; it’s the funkiest track about kidnapping ever made. M.I.A. may be the most heavily hyped act of 2005, but in this case, it’s well-deserved.