LONDON CALLING, SPEAK THE SLANG NOW!
NEW YORK, QUIETEN DOWN, I NEED TO MAKE SOME NOISE!
It’s finally here, and I’ve got it! On the way to my Korean class last night, I sneaked into the Barnes and Noble at the Citicorp Building and bought one of their two (remaining?) copies, and now I have the coolest record around. I will have more intelligent things to say about M.I.A.’s new album, Arular, in a day or two. For the moment, though, I just wanna say that IT RULES! It makes me feel like an overexcited 13-year-old — like I wanna run to the cool record store and buy M.I.A. posters and put ’em all over my teenage bedroom and draw her logo on my notebook.
Even after all the listens I’ve given Piracy Funds Terrorism, Arular is astonishingly fresh. It kicks ass. It’s catchier than plague, and better for parties. And it’s got me wondering: is this a sound that I’ll hear boomin’ out da projects this summer? (Oh, man. Suburban Jewboy be bloggin’ in da fake-ass ghetto slang. M.I.A. has made my brain all melty.)
It still seems a long shot, but you never know.