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M.I.A. and Lady Sovereign: A Far Cry From North-West London

Profile and Interview by Ben Thompson, Sunday Telegraph, 30 January 2005

Two of this year's most eagerly anticipated records come from young women with some striking similarities. Ben Thompson talks to M.I.A. and Lady Sovereign. ...


Profile and Interview by Ken Scrudato, Flaunt, February 2005

NEARLY TWENTY years before 9/11/01 – before New Yorkers and other Americans decided to believe that great tragedy had begun and ended with them – ...

MIA: Arular (XL) ****

Review by Andy Gill, The Independent, 20 April 2005

IT REALLY SHOULDN'T come as a surprise that the most vital new sound from the UK dance underground should come from a transplanted Sri Lankan ...

M.I.A.: Fighting talk

Interview by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 22 April 2005

She's a revolutionary's daughter and her music oozes attitude. Dorian Lynskey meets MIA. ...

M.I.A.: Hostile takeover

Interview by Scott McLennan, Rip It Up (Australia), Spring 2005

With her father formerly a Sri Lankan Tamil rebel and her debut album Arular referencing bombs, warfare and violence, hot new UK star M.I.A. is ...

M.I.A.: Kala (XL) ****

Review by Andy Gill, The Independent, 17 August 2007

THERE'S A SORT OF junkyard, trash-culture exuberance about M.I.A.'s beats that infuses the Anglo-Tamil rapper's work with freshness and immediacy. ...

M.I.A.: Coronet Theatre, London SE1

Live Review by Lisa Verrico, The Times, 22 December 2007

SHE IS LESS well-known than Amy Winehouse's hair and her sales to date wouldn't fund Beyoncé's laundry bill, yet Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam, aka M.I.A., has ...

The Music of 2007

Special Feature by Gavin Martin, Daily Mirror, 28 December 2007

GIGS OFTHE YEAR LOU REED: Hammersmith Apollo, London Critically mauled on its original release, Berlin – Reed’s 1973 masterpiece of drug-addled despair, emotional and physical breakdown – ...

M.I.A.: Maya

Review by Pete Paphides, The Times, 10 July 2010

"I WANT TO be an outsider," she said, eating a truffle-flavoured French fry. A feature in the New York Times on the Sri Lankan-born, London-raised ...

M.I.A: /\/\/\Y/\ (XL) ***

Review by Dorian Lynskey, Q, August 2010

Embattled hip-pop star returns, guns blazing. Misses target. ...

A Trip To Oya In Oslo Via Pavement, Munch & MIA 

Report by Chris Roberts, The Quietus, 20 August 2010

IF YOU GO for a cigarette on the fourth floor balcony of the hotel, you see cruise-ships and boats flanking a floating stage, upon which ...

M.I.A.: Matangi (Interscope)

Review by Will Hermes, Rolling Stone, 5 November 2013

IF MAYA ARULPRAGASAM has a persecution complex, she's earned it. ...


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