Call us contrarians, but we Popdusters are convinced that M.I.A.'s /\/\/ \Y/\ has been sorely underrated this year.
Indeed, with its slick electro-pop hooks, its serrated digital-noise beats and its unabashed socio-political contradictions, M.I.A.'s third full-length might just be her most M.I.A.-ish yet.
Alas, the singer-rapper's brand-new WikiLeaks-inspired mixtape, Vicki Leekx, isn't quite as solid--even if it does feature the truly impressive rhyme of "tight jeans" and "mujahideen."
Grab the tape here for the low, low price of your email address.