🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 M.I.A.

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Garbage become the 250th name on the board:

Leaderboard
Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
A Tribe Called Quest 4.56
Kraftwerk 4.50
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Alice Coltrane 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
John Coltrane 4.37
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
The Temptations 4.32
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Boards Of Canada 4.28
Björk 4.27
Mogwai 4.24
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Fugazi 4.21
Tom Waits 4.20
Johnny Cash 4.19
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Four Tet 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Pavement 4.12
The Four Tops 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Cocteau Twins 4.11
Orbital 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
De La Soul 4.10
The Stooges 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Yo La Tengo 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
Simon & Garfunkel 4.02
Joanna Newsom 4.02
Mclusky 4.02
MF DOOM 4.01
Sufjan Stevens 4.01
The Knife 4.01
My Bloody Valentine 4.01
Run The Jewels 4.00
Sharon Van Etten 4.00
New Order 3.99
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Wilco 3.97
Low 3.96
Robyn 3.96
Grandaddy 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Janelle Monáe 3.89
Frank Ocean 3.86
Spiritualized 3.85
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Deftones 3.84
Future Of The Left 3.84
Siouxsie & The Banshees 3.83
Underworld 3.82
The Kinks 3.82
At The Drive-In 3.82
Guided By Voices 3.82
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The National 3.68
Paul Simon 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
Spacemen 3 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Mercury Rev 3.63
Blur 3.61
The Magnetic Fields 3.61
N.W.A. 3.61
Beck 3.59
Elvis Costello 3.59
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Eels 3.52
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
Roxy Music 3.51
Daft Punk 3.50
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Jimmy Eat World 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Teenage Fanclub 3.47
The Flaming Lips 3.46
Hot Chip 3.44
Bon Iver 3.43
Idlewild 3.42
The Fall 3.42
George Michael 3.41
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Queens Of The Stone Age 3.39
Big Thief 3.39
The Postal Service 3.38
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
TV On The Radio 3.37
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Dr. Dre 3.32
Hole 3.31
Squarepusher 3.31
Iggy Pop 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 3.29
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Vampire Weekend 3.26
Doves 3.26
Death Cab For Cutie 3.24
James Brown 3.23
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Hall & Oates 3.21
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
The Streets 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Pearl Jam 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Goldfrapp 3.14
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Lana Del Rey 3.11
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Iron Maiden 3.06
Placebo 3.06
The Charlatans 3.06
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
The Divine Comedy 3.04
Everything Everything 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
AC/DC 3.00
The Bee Gees 2.99
Weezer 2.97
Grimes 2.96
Garbage 2.96
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
Elbow 2.91
The Stone Roses 2.90
The Doors 2.89
Franz Ferdinand 2.89
The Mars Volta 2.89
Ariana Grande 2.88
Tool 2.88
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
Slipknot 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Miley Cyrus 2.73
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
The Verve 2.67
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
My Chemical Romance 2.54
Justin Timberlake 2.52
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
The Beautiful South 2.43
Meat Loaf 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Michael Jackson 2.39
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Coldplay 2.31
IDLES 2.29
Rancid 2.26
Guns N’ Roses 2.26
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Muse 2.20
Robbie Williams 2.20
Katy Perry 2.18
Bon Jovi 2.11
No Doubt 2.10
Christina Aguilera 2.09
The Offspring 2.08
Moby 2.06
Adele 2.05
Aerosmith 2.03
Kings Of Leon 2.01
The Libertines 1.99
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74
Kasabian 1.57
Ed Sheeran 1.29

Today, HGIM.I.A.R?

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  • 4
  • 5

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  • Arular
  • Kala
  • Maya
  • Matangi
  • AIM

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  • Galang
  • Sunshowers
  • Hombre
  • Bucky Done Gun
  • Bird Flu
  • Boyz
  • Jimmy
  • Paper Planes
  • Born Free
  • XXXO
  • Steppin Up
  • Teqkilla
  • Tell Me Why
  • It Takes A Muscle
  • Internet Connection
  • Bad Girls
  • Bring The Noize
  • Come Walk With Me
  • Y.A.L.A.
  • Double Bubble Trouble
  • Sexodus
  • Swords
  • Borders
  • Go Off
  • Bird Song
  • Freedun
  • P.O.W.A.
  • CTRL

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I think I only know Bad Girls but that is a fucking CHOOOOON!

Some of her music is profoundly annoying, but some is absolutely glorious. It’s easy to skip the annoying bits and Galang, Born Free, Paper Planes, $20 are all worth a 4 in anyone’s book. Glad she exists.

Reminds me I need to get around to that documentary…
4

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Hmmm, tough one. Gotta vote highly for those first two albums but the latter ones are so spotty.

It’s excellent and currently on Netflix

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The doc is really good, although it’s definitely seeing her through a certain lens (it’s made by a childhood friend). Made me appreciate how original she was musically, and how the industry was really stacked against her as an outspoken woman of colour.

BANGER just the remix cause why not on a Friday:

BANGER

BANGER

BANGER

When she is good there isn’t really many better. Her documentary is worth a watch even if it is just for the bit with the NFL proper, Thick Of It esque.

3 Likes

First two records were fucking brilliant and fresh and exciting, anything after that was a bit turds.

Liked Paper Planes never got into anything else.

First two albums are amazing. Some other later bangers mixed in with some proper naff stuff. Seen her live a few times and she was great. 4

I watched the documentary (which was ok but glossed over the fact she married a billionaire ) and tried to get into her music. It was largely not great imo. I believe it’s because she’s influenced so much of what has come after her, but other people have done it significantly better.

If I’m being generous it’s a 3 but I don’t actually enjoy listening to her so it’s a 2

4 from me. First 4 albums are all pretty good if uneven, her best handful of singles frankly rival anyone in the 21st century. Shame about her anti-vax idiocy.

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A solid 3 just for inspiring one of my favourite ever songs:

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Think I voted Kala my favourite album of the century in the poll on here the other year. At her best, she is better than basically everyone else. Not a subscriber to the idea of two good albums and then shite either - she has loads of tunes throughout her career. Battling the NFL, having contractions on stage at The Grammys, Tamil activism, her work in other media (coincidentally, I listened to Elastica’s second album just last night) - she is never not interesting (no thanks to the anti-vax stuff though :scream: ).

FIVE obviously :+1: :+1: :+1: :+1: :+1:

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Some really really good stuff, much more absolutely awful stuff.

3/5

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Oh FFS really?

Yeah she’s a 4

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A probable 5. Partially to balance out the inevitable “she’s shit” posts.