Click Track: M.I.A


Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/06/2012

M.I.A., a trip through The Post archives

From revolutionary swagger to muddled messages.

By David Malitz  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Archive | Tags:  M.I.A.

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Madonna halftime show: 10 lingering questions

It was great, but it also left us wondering...

By Allison Stewart  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  Madonna, M.I.A., Cee Lo Green

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Madonna releases new video, says tickets will be very expensive; Black Sabbath drummer might sit out reunion; Courtney Love killed her daughters pets

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  10:17 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Madonna, M.I.A., Nicki Minaj, Black Sabbath, Lana Del Rey, Courtney Love, Dave Grohl

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Jack White announces solo debut album; M.I.A. confirms Super Bowl appearance, releases new single

The White Stripes frontman’s first solo album is due in April.

By David Malitz  |  10:18 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Jack White, M.I.A.

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Singles file: M.I.A., e-dubble, Ume

By Allison Stewart  |  11:16 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  M.I.A., e-dubble, Ume, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Curren$y, Meat Puppets

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Quick spins: Tinie Tempah, Thee Oh Sees, Mia Doi Todd

New albums from British electro-rapper Tinie Tempah, Bay Area garage rockers Thee Oh Sees and neo-folk singer Mia Doi Todd.

By Allison Stewart, David Malitz and Bill Friskics-Warren  |  01:10 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quick spins | Tags:  Tinie Tempah, Thee Oh Sees, Mia Doi Todd

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 01/03/2011

Chuck Berry falls ill at concert; Jazmine Sullivan has had enough (for now, maybe); Kim Kardashian debuts single

Chuck Berry, performing here at the 2008 Virgin Mobile Festival, had a minor health scare over the weekend. (Sara L. Voisin/TWP) - Rock-and-roll founding father Chuck Berry fell ill at a Chicago concert on Saturday night. The 84-year-old singer of...

By David Malitz  |  10:15 AM ET, 01/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Chuck Berry, Jazmine Sullivan, M.I.A.

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 12/30/2010

Jazz legend Billy Taylor dies; WaPo Style section declares who's in/out for 2011; Daft Punk's helmet history revealed

Billy Taylor's storied career spanned almost 70 years. (Helayne Seidman/FTWP) - Washington-raised jazz artist, educator and ambassador Billy Taylor has died. Read the Post's obituary here, and read the Washington City Paper's appreciation here. - More sad news: Bobby...

By Chris Richards  |  10:15 AM ET, 12/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Backstreet Boys, Billy Taylor, Bobby Farrell, Boney M, Daft Punk, Florence and the Machine, M.I.A., New Kids on the Block, Robyn

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 12/22/2010

Lists: Five things in 2010 that turned out worse than we thought

It wasn't easy being M.I.A. in 2010. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) In Part One of Click Track's Great/Not So Great 2010 moments, we discussed some of 2010's most pleasant surprises. In Part Two, we look back at some of the year's biggest...

By Allison Stewart  |  02:15 PM ET, 12/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Band of Horses, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, M.I.A.

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 10/21/2010

Be specific: Rusko on working with M.I.A.

Dubstep's breakout star has kind things to say about M.I.A. (Photo courtesy Windish Agency) By David Malitz Might dubstep be the electronic music genre that finally hits it big in the U.S.? If the wobbly, bass-heavy style does take hold,...

By David Malitz  |  11:45 AM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Be specific | Tags:  M.I.A., Rusko

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 10/12/2010

Singles file: Rye Rye f. M.I.A., La Sera, CFCF

Rye Rye gets some help from her mentor M.I.A. on her latest song. (Katherine Frey/TWP) By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... Rye Rye featuring M.I.A.: "Sunshine" It's at least three months late, but...

By Allison Stewart  |  11:37 AM ET, 10/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Band of Horses, CFCF, La Sera, M.I.A., Rye Rye, Snoop Dogg, YG

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 09/23/2010

Taking sides: Will M.I.A. win us back at FreeFest?

Will M.I.A. bounce back at FreeFest? On Click Track, 2010 might be remembered as the year that M.I.A. pushed our buttons, broke our hearts, pumped us up and let us down. We've dedicated a whole lotta keystrokes to Ms....

By Click Track  |  01:30 PM ET, 09/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  M.I.A.

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 09/23/2010

FreeFest overlap: Who will you see?

You can get with this, or you can get with that. LCD Soundsystem and M.I.A. perform at FreeFest on Saturday. (Jake Walters; AP Photo/Jim Cooper) By Chris Richards When a cornucopia of pop music is dumped on a sprawling festival...

By Chris Richards  |  11:40 AM ET, 09/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., Neon Indian, Pavement, Sleigh Bells, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Yeasayer

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 08/18/2010

Riffs: Our top five Britney Spears dream collaborators

Britney just needs to the right collaborator to set her free. (Linda Davidson/TWP) By Allison Stewart If Christina Aguilera is a voice, and Lady Gaga is an aesthetic, Britney Spears is pretty much just an idea. With Spears, there is...

By Allison Stewart  |  01:30 PM ET, 08/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  Beth Orton, Brandon Flowers, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Colbie Caillat, Dave Longstreth, Derek Miller, Dirty Projectors, Dr. Luke, Drake, Emily Haines, James Murphy, Kara DioGuardi, Kylie Minogue, LCD Soundsystem, Lady Gaga, Le Tigre, Lily Allen, M.I.A., Madonna, Metric, Pharrell, Rodney Jerkins, Rusko, Sia, Sleigh Bells, Stuart Price, Timbaland, the Neptunes, the Weepies

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/12/2010

Kanye West teams up with Beyonce; M.I.A. drops "XXXO" video; George Michael charged with drug possession; R.I.P. Catfish Collins

By Chris Richards - If every phrase that Kanye West tweets qualifies as news, does that make every song he leaks super-news? Ye posted a new song from the forthcoming-album-formerly-known-as-"Good Ass Job," yesterday. It's called "See Me Now" and...

By Chris Richards  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Beyonce, Bootsy Collins, Catfish Collins, George Michael, James Brown, Kanye West, M.I.A., Parliament-Funkadelic

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/22/2010

Taylor Swift to drop concept album in October; Critics heart Arcade Fire; Eminem lingers

Will Taylor Swift's new concept album be as strong as her previous efforts? (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post) By Chris Richards - So you're a game-changing 20-year-old pop-country uber-star who made your name singing about the ups and downs of...

By Chris Richards  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Eminem, M.I.A., Taylor Swift

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/20/2010

Polls: Are you psyched for Virgin Mobile FreeFest?

M.I.A. is coming! M.I.A. is coming! (AP Photo/Jim Cooper) By Chris Richards Considering last year's line-up felt a little "meh," today's Virgin Mobile FreeFest line-up announcement was a super-stoker. So many great acts! And for zero dollars! Whether your favorite...

By Chris Richards  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Chromeo, Die Antwoord, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Jimmy Eat World, Joan Jett, LCD Soundsystem, Ludacris, M.I.A., Matt & Kim, Pavement, Sleigh Bells, T.I., The Temper Trap, Thievery Corporation, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Yeasayer

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 07/20/2010

M.I.A., LCD Soundsystem, T.I., Pavement to perform Virgin Mobile FreeFest

M.I.A. will perform the Virgin Mobile FreeFest on Sept. 25 at Merriweather Post Pavilion. (By Jaime Martinez) By Chris Richards Virgin Mobile FreeFest has announced a line-up that’s sure to delight both pop-omnivores and text message enthusiasts. M.I.A.! LCD! T.I.!...

By Chris Richards  |  11:30 AM ET, 07/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local news | Tags:  Chromeo, Die Antwoord, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Jimmy Eat World, Joan Jett, LCD Soundsystem, Ludacris, M.I.A., Matt & Kim, Pavement, Sleigh Bells, T.I., The Temper Trap, Thievery Corporation, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Yeasayer

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 07/15/2010

Taking sides: Is the M.I.A. backlash a result of truffle fry angst or crummy songs?

Why is everyone down on "/\/\/\Y/\?" (Photo courtesy of N.E.E.T. Recordings) It's been a whiplashing week for M.I.A. Her new album, "Maya," was released on Tuesday to lukewarm reviews. Bummer. But the Brit rapper bounced back that very evening...

By Click Track  |  04:00 PM ET, 07/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  M.I.A.

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/15/2010

Political folkies Baez and Earle team up; Hard L.A. canceled; indie bands shuffle lineups

Joan Baez comes to town this fall. (Bill O'Leary/TWP) By David Malitz - Two generations of outspoken folkies will share a bill at Strathmore Music Center on Oct. 27 as Joan Baez and Steve Earle team up for a...

By David Malitz  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Beach Fossils, Best Coast, Joan Baez, M.I.A., Sleigh Bells, Steve Earle, Vivian Girls

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 07/14/2010

Five questions we're asking ourselves after seeing M.I.A. storm late night television

By Chris Richards If you missed M.I.A.'s incredible performance of "Born Free" on Letterman last night, give thanks for the miracle of YouTube and watch it above. It features a crew of M.I.A. lookalikes and some righteous keyboard slashing...

By Chris Richards  |  10:30 AM ET, 07/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  M.I.A., Suicide

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 07/13/2010

Album review: M.I.A., "/\/\ /\ Y /\"

Third time is not a charm for M.I.A. By Chris Richards M.I.A.'s new album opens with the familiar clickity-clickity of fingertips keystroking a laptop. Then come much scarier monsters: noxious sirens, nail-gun percussion and chainsaw synthesizers intent on cutting your...

By Chris Richards  |  11:30 AM ET, 07/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews | Tags:  M.I.A.

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 07/12/2010

Week ahead: Laurie Anderson comes to the Birchmere; new single from Panda Bear;

Laurie Anderson tours behind her first album since 2001. )Leland Brewster) If you go to one concert this week, make it: Performance artist, musician, all-around oddball Laurie Anderson at the Birchmere. She rarely plays proper nightclub concerts anymore; try to...

By David Malitz  |  05:00 PM ET, 07/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Future days | Tags:  Laurie Anderson, M.I.A., Panda Bear

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 07/09/2010

92Q boosts Baltimore's signature club sound

K.W. Griff in the 92Q studios in Baltimore. (Evy Mages/TWP) By Chris Richards All is calm in the studios of 92Q. Radio personalities Johnny "Porkchop" Doswell and Mike "Squirrel Wyde" Squirrel are click-clacking away at their computers. In the adjacent...

By Chris Richards  |  05:00 PM ET, 07/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In today's Post | Tags:  92Q, Blaqstarr, K.W. Griff, M.I.A., Porkchop, Rye Rye, Wye Oak

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 07/02/2010

Sleigh Bells: Summer fling or in it for the long haul?

Tonight the massively-hyped New York duo Sleigh Bells performs a sold-out show at Rock & Roll Hotel. (Read a Q&A with guitarist Derek Miller.) The loud-Louder-LOUDEST party anthems on the band's debut album “Treats” are no doubt serving as...

By David Malitz  |  12:45 PM ET, 07/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  Justice, Lily Allen, M.I.A., Passion Pit, Sleigh Bells, Vampire Weekend

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 06/11/2010

M.I.A. releases new song, remix with Jay-Z; Pavement drummer Gary Young plays a reunion gig; The World Cup kickoff concert was probably really fun

Transmissions from Brentwood: A new M.I.A. song and remix debuted yesterday. By Ally Schweitzer - Two songs from M.I.A. are making the rounds: a new track from her forthcoming album "/\/\Y/\" and a remix of the lead single "XXXO" featuring...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  09:10 AM ET, 06/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Amadou & Mariam, Jay-Z, Juanes, M.I.A., Pavement, Shakira, Tinariwen

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/01/2010

M.I.A. addresses New York Times article; Celine Dion pregnant with twins; Go-go legend Little Benny dies

She'll have fries with that: M.I.A. is beefing with Lynn Hirschberg on her blog. By Chris Richards - After an unflattering New York Times profile of M.I.A. made the rounds last week, the British rapper has fired back at reporter...

By Chris Richards  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Celine Dion, Little Benny, M.I.A.

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 05/27/2010

Timeline: M.I.A. vs. Lynn Hirschberg of the New York Times

By Chris Richards It's been a tweeting frenzy ever since reporter Lynn Hirschberg's less-than-flattering New York Times Magazine profile of Brit-rapper-provacateur M.I.A. landed online yesterday. For a moment, it seemed like the whole thing might blow over, but today,...

By Chris Richards  |  02:20 PM ET, 05/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  News | Tags:  M.I.A.

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/29/2010

Taking sides: Four days later, is M.I.A.'s new video still too much?

M.I.A. goes NSFW. We've had four days to mull it over, but the video for M.I.A.'s new single, "Born Free," is still tough to sit through. In it, riot gear-clad cops swarm the streets of Los Angeles, rounding up red-haired...

By Chris Richards  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  M.I.A.

Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 04/26/2010

M.I.A.'s got a new track; Vandals get sued again; James Murphy says talent is overrated

By Ally Schweitzer - M.I.A. has a new track, "Born Free." It's her singing vaguely political lyrics over Suicide's "Ghost Rider." Yeaahhh... so... how much does Suicide get paid for this? - Punk band the Vandals have been sued...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  06:45 AM ET, 04/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., The Vandals

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 04/21/2010

Metallica soldiers on through European tour; new releases from M.I.A., Kylie Minogue, others

Metallica's Kirk Hammett says the band hasn't traveled in a bus for nearly 25 years. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis) By Ally Schweitzer - Metallica is plowing through obstacles-- both natural and emotional-- to continue their European tour. With flights still hard...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:50 AM ET, 04/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Big Boi, Hanson, Kylie Minogue, M.I.A., Metallica, Outkast, Paul McCartney

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/08/2010

Taking sides: Is M.I.A. speaking the truth about Lady Gaga or just being bratty?

M.I.A.: Troublestarter. As you read in today's morning news, M.I.A. had a few words to say about Lady Gaga. "None of her music’s reflective of how weird she wants to be or thinks she is. She models herself on...

By David Malitz  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Lady Gaga, M.I.A.

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 04/08/2010

M.I.A. goes after Gaga; Usher beats Bieber, Nicki Minaj drops off Rihanna tour; Wilco gets its own fest

M.I.A. does not care for Lady Gaga. Not that you asked. - "She's not progressive, but she's a good mimic." That's M.I.A. talking about Lady Gaga in a recent interview with NME. She wasn't directly asked about Gaga but a...

By David Malitz  |  08:25 AM ET, 04/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Justin Bieber, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, M.I.A., Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Usher, Wilco

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 02/25/2010

Taking sides: LCD or M.I.A.? Whose album will be better?

James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and M.I.A. will release two of 2010's most anticipated album. (Jake Walters; AP Photo/Jim Cooper) For music mega-nerds who are already fussing over Excel spreadsheets labeled "Best Albums 2010" (i.e. us), big news splashed across...

By Chris Richards  |  03:00 PM ET, 02/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A.

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/25/2010

Morning click: New albums from M.I.A. and LCD Soundsystem; U.S. tour for PiL

It's hard to decipher M.I.A.'s tweets, but a new album may be ready in June. - We will deal with letters in today's news. First, the next great global pop music icon, M.I.A., may have a new album ready in...

By David Malitz  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., Public Image Ltd.

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/13/2010

Morning click: M.I.A. has a new video (we think), Guyliner abounds on the "Alice" soundtrack

M.I.A.: Unambiguous hater of the Times; ambiguous creator of mysterious music video. - After a busy week of attacking the New York Times via Twitter, caps lock-loving British pop artist M.I.A. has revealed what appears to be a new music...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Lloyd Banks, M.I.A., Pill