Album Snippets: M.I.A. – ‘/\/\/\Y/\’

/\/\/\Y/\

M.I.A.’s third studio album /\/\/\Y/\ (pronounced Maya) opens with the clicking of a keyboard and ends with the sound of a dial-up Internet connection. The 12-track disc, heavily inspired by the World Wide Web, features production from Rusko, Blaqstarr, Diplo, and Switch. Preview one-minute snippets from the Oscar nominee’s latest effort before its release on July 13.

“If you’re an M.I.A. fan and you buy a new M.I.A. record, you want to hear something you’ve never heard before. This record gives you that,” Rusko told Billboard.

The Hype Williams-directed video for “XXXO” will debut later this month. M.I.A. is also scheduled to appear July 13 on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and the following night on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”

1. “The Message”
2. “Steppin’ Up”
3. “XXXO”
4. “Teqkilla”
5. “Lovalot”
6. “Story to Be Told”
7. “It Takes a Muscle”
8. “It Iz What It Iz”
9. “Born Free”
10. “Meds and Feds”
11. “Tell Me Why”
12. “Space”
13. “XXXO (Blaqstarr Dirty Mix)” [Bonus]



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25 Comments

  1. Will

    This album is crazyyyyy. Im buying this album july 13. WOW!!!!

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  2. mesouth

    that’s what I call hotness.I already preordered the limited edition.

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  3. mike

    i like XXXO, It Takes A Muscle and Tell Me Why, the rest is crap

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  4. mesouth

    @mike

    I always read ur comment and talk ish on M.I.A. can u please tell me who are ur fave singers?

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  5. GETEM'

    OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG……HER CD IS OVERWHELIMG….NEVER HEARD SUCH A GOOD ALBUM IN MY LIFE LITERALLY!!!!!!

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  6. ed

    uhhh loveallot=loveallah

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  7. Infamous1

    I LIKE THIS. ITS VERY DIFFERENT. IT ALMOST HAS THIS FUTURISTIC VIBE ABOUT IT. MIA HAS 2 BE THE MOST CREATIVE WOMAN IN MUSIC.

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  8. kanYe

    That’s garbage!

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  9. UltraKid

    @Infamous1,
    So true and Kanye West is definitly the most creative man in music. If those two dated the would make the perfect couple.

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  10. @LoveShaniqua

    She’s dope!

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  11. GangsterA

    Hot hot hot i cant belive it i will buy 2 copies

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  13. noWAY

    sorry, but this album is gonna flop. a little less fl overdose and a lil more real melodies next time, please. there isnt even a song on it,that could possibly be catchy enough to be the next single.
    MAJOR-FAIL!

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  14. Zayus

    Try listening to an M.I.A. album every once in a while, moron.

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  15. Tommy

    do you think Mike is “please believe me under this name” for Diplo?

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  16. Tommy

    Oh yes, and this album is gna be HUGE!

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  17. kev

    just curious how some of you are claiming that this album is “crazy” or “crap”, after hearing 13 out of the 44 minutes of the whole thing?

    lol, doesn’t seem to make sense

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  18. LaraLove

    Like the GOD Nas said “Her sound is the future.” & like She said “M.I.A coming back with POWER POWER” blasting fakes, jakes and snake Bitches!

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  19. MeLissa

    yesssssss, love M.I.A cant wait to cop this for real though!

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  20. humberto

    This is REAL futuristic music, man!
    M.I.A. is the truth!

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  21. Kyle

    People who label M.I.A as “crap” or “garbage” simply don’t understand her music. Anyway, the album sounds so good, but I think it’s gonna be hard to top the masterpiece that was “Kala.”

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  22. Clif

    Album of the year. Hands down!
    And Kyle, yes, maybe it won’t top Kala, but it is at least as amazing as Arular (which was a 9 out of 10 for me). 3 huge albums like this in a row… How many artists have done that? I can count them with my 2 hands only. She’s a goddess.

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  23. dave

    Top: 4
    1. Born Free
    2. lovalot
    3. Steppin’ Up
    4. Meds and Feds

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  24. kani k.

    Sounds great you know . a bit indie-rock-psychedelic than her previous album though.

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  25. LUV DIS SHYT

    to the assholes sayin there isnt a hit on it, obviously the only song u liked on the last album was paper planes…. its not that radically different in terms of radio-friendly compared 2 her last albums so suq it

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