i'm getting ready to go back east for a six week trip. i have so much to do before i leave, all the little annoying stuff one has to do before they take off. i'm pretty low energy, i mean who wants to go buy stamps, sort bills and get keys cut? BORING. so i've been listening to the new M.I.A. album KALA to get me excited. wow is all i have to say. it has been the perfect cd! it's pretty frenetic, and i mean that in the best possible sense. the album artwork represents the actual album so well, it's fantastic, crazy, fun, colorful. there is so much going on w/ this album.
as i listened to it today i was consumed w/ all the mixes and samples. it's the perfect mid-summer/pre-holiday soundtrack. it almost feels hot and muggy just listening to it. it's exciting, hot and sexy. i mean, just check out M.I.A., she is so beautiful and stunning it's only natural that magnetism would spill out, into and all over this album. the beats and singing are super intense as well. i was really excited w/ all the guest appearances, including three 6 mafia and missy elliot. there are many great tracks on the album, so many clever samples such as paper planes which has straight to hell by the clash. one of my favorite tracks is 20 dollar in which M.I.A. sings the chorus to "where is my mind" by the pixies, a boston band, thank you very much. perfect re-entry song, and perfect album to get my energy up and ready to go!