The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2013: #46 – M.I.A.

When it comes to year-end lists, y'all know I don't mess around. I don't post my picks from the previous year for weeks after the next year has started. In 2013 there was a bounty of music that entered the world that made me deliriously happy to be blessed with the sense of sound. So I have pondered, marinated, and contemplated for weeks. Music from 2013 has been digested for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and yes, even dessert). And now, friends, it's time. Time to share with you what I consider the cream of one heck of a crop indeed. You might see things omitted here that you think should be on a Best Of list. This list isn't what I think you want to read. This list is what I feel about last year. These are records and songs that really mattered to me for one reason or another. If it's not here, I either didn't spend enough time with it or just didn't love it quite enough. A big, big thank you to all of the artists who created the music on this list, the music that I fell in love with last year.


WHAT: Matangi

WHEN: November 2013

WHERE: Interscope

WHY: By this point, what is there to say about M.I.A.? You kinda know what you’re going to get with one of her records, which is just fine by me. Matangi is full of that firecracker brazenness she’s known for, along with plenty of big ole beats to get the kids dancing. The shock value might not be there, but there’s a lot to be said for being expectedly badass, and there’s some ridiculously awesome songs to be found here.

MY JAMS: "Come Walk With Me" "Bad Girls" "Double Bubble Trouble" "Y.A.L.A."

[posted 2.25.14]


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