>both Konnie Huq and M.I.A. are 40
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BAD GIRLS DO IT WELL
I think MIA is objectively untalented and makes bad music. Her fans are liberal lefties who like her "message".
She is SJWcore.
>mfw I served konhuq at an old job and she's very rude. As was Charlie 'bloated' Brooker.
Seriously tho, how can anyone with taste gel with this sjw shit?
It doesn't matter what ethnicity she is, or even where her terrible lyrics fall on the political spectrum, I just don't understand how people can listen to such pure idiocy without balking. The lyrics and delivery make her sound very very stupid.
You can support this nonsense?
Borders, while easily read as a call to dissolve boundaries and welcome refugees, is far more complex than that. It questions fundamental assumptions in an ever changing age - and also the new formed behavior patterns of the Internet age. Rather than microwaving up a hot take, this haunting, hypnotic and slyly catchy gem wants the listen to sit back and question everything. M.I.A. might impudently ask "what's up wid dat?", but the subtly chilly beat invites the listener to drown out the background noise, quiet the impulse to snap to judgement and, instead, simply reflect. On the refugee crisis sure, on what a border truly means (if anything) in 2015, but also on ourselves. The way we dress, what we consider important and how we find definition in an increasingly individualistic and atomised age. These deep questions are asked in the shallowest (and therefore) least loaded way. She might not change the way you think, but this sumptuous creeper invites quiet reflection.
Jesus, is this from the Guardian? They are the only assholes who could over intellectualise blatantly lazy and uninformed lyrics like this.
No, it's just over intellectulised waffle.
I guess Future's Tony Montana is actually a scathing deconstruction of America's aggressive deportation of capitalist philosophy, and Young Thug's stoner is a witty youth driven critique of the failure of the war on drugs?
If Miley Cyrus or even Rihanna put out the exact same song it would be laughed at, but MIA has somehow hoodwinked the lefty music press into believing she is in fact not lazy or untalented, but incredibly smart, observant and political. She was married to a very rich Jewish entrepreneur ffs, she's not exactly trying to "smash the system" and liberate the poor from their financial shackles, imposed by a racist eurocentric capitalist death machine. Btw, I don't care if he's Jewish, but pro Palestinians do.
M.I.A. has some massively critically acclaimed work behind her, and has been exploring such issues since the beginning of her career. So you'll forgive people thinking of her a bit more highly than Miley Cyrus, and reading into her work beyond that of a top 40 banger.
You seem to want political art to come in the form of a well reasoned, well sourced thesis. That has never happened and will never happen. Don't treat a song like an essay.