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Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
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Japanese pressing adds 4 Japan only bonus tracks 'Pull Up The People' (D`explicit Remix), 'Bucky Done Gun' (Dj Marlboro Carioca Remix), 'Bucky Done Gun' (Yes Productions Remix) and 'Bucky Done Gun' (Davinche Remix).


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All Artists: M.I.a.
Title: Arular
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Styles: Reggae, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Arular, Arular (Clean)
UPC: 667344413929


Album Description
Japanese pressing adds 4 Japan only bonus tracks 'Pull Up The People' (D`explicit Remix), 'Bucky Done Gun' (Dj Marlboro Carioca Remix), 'Bucky Done Gun' (Yes Productions Remix) and 'Bucky Done Gun' (Davinche Remix).

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Michelle B. (forensicpsych72) from TULSA, OK
Reviewed on 4/13/2007...
M.I.A. is a Sri Lanka surprise. Beautiful and talented, she is sure to catch you with her pop style. She is very political....listen closely to the words.....she hates war, guns and everything in between! I love this cd!

CD Reviews

Three Stages of Acceptance
Benjamin Norman | Washington DC | 04/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I first heard of M.I.A. through word of mouth and anticipating articles, I sort of formed this opinion of this interesting, yet ultimately disappointing electronic outfit.

I listened to the single, "Galang" and was very put off.

So...don't ask me why I decided to buy Arular when I found it had placed #2 on my store's top 10 dance albums. *Something* compelled me. So as I took it home and listened to it, I found I was seriously not in the mood for it. I wanted something melodic, and this album is anything BUT melodic. On top of that, her accent and the amount of violence really made me worry that I wasted my money.

Yet I found I couldn't put it away. It constantly finds it's way on my stereo, and then I started really listening to the tracks, and I found that I really do love this CD. It's seductive, it's sleek, it's sexy, and it's BLUNT. Another reviewer put it perfectly about the artist post 9/11. The first skit, "Banana Skit" had me captivated simply by the use of beats. That she's teaching us how to pronounce Banana only makes it better. "Pull Up The People" had a driving and seductive beat with an extremely relevant message. Actually I believe her entire album has a great message.

Bucky Done Gun uses a weird horn sample during the song which I actually can't wait to hear whenever I listen to the music.

All of the songs share the inventiveness, creativity, and desperation of an artist craving to express herself. This album isn't for everyone, but it should be."
The Real Story behind M.I.A.
earthling | Sri Lanka, Colombo | 07/07/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

First of all I'm a Sinhalese from Sri Lanka...
I told you guys this.... because there'll be some people saying this is a biased and a resist view..To hell with it.. I don't care.......This is specially for all the Sri Lankans... to get an idea about M.I.A. and her music...

I read in a review saying PLO is not a terrorist organisation...Its PLOT actually... PLOT is one of many organisational arms of the LTTE. And M.I.A.'s father was an active member of the PLOT.

For people who don't know what the hell I'm talking bout....
Sri Lanka is a country in Asia....(you may have heard about it or may have not...) And there are 3 major ethnic groups in Sri Lanka..Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim. A group of tamil Rebels calling themselves LTTE, wants to divide the country asking for a separate state. And We have been at war with these terrorists for about 17 years....Now we are on peace talks, but not sure if it will last or not..

The LTTE perfected the art of suicide Bombing, have killed thousands of innocent people, have massacred entire Sihhala & Muslim villages...I mean killing soldiears in a war is one thing but bombing buses & trains and killing innocent people by suicide bombings.....thats why countries call them terrorists..

M.I.A. real name Mathangi arulpragasam is a Sri Lankan Tamil... Her farther was an active PLOT member (PLOT is a another org of LTTE) killed by the Sri Lankan Army (Or still missing..amounts to the same thing) when attending to some terrorist activities.. M.I.A. stands for `Missing In Action'......she's also probably referring to her father's disappearance during the war.. If you go to her website you can see loads of LTTE logos (Ealam logos with the Tiger's head with two T-56 guns...this is why LTTE is also referred as Tigers)..and a map of the Area of Sri Lanka where the LTTE wants a separate state....I mean.........common...why do you want to put terrorist propaganda in your music website...? Just because her farther belongs to a terrorist group ...she doesn't have to take the same road...
In `Sunshinedown' vedio there is a scene where some girls dancing wearing the uniform of the Female LTTE guerrilla' the notes of making the vedio, she proudly says she employed some real female guerrilla's in that video.....................
Way to go MIA...................I read some saying MIA is original...of cause she may be the first artist who, employed real terrorists in a music video....

She openly supports LTTE, a terrorist group which is banned in many countries, including USA. Just check it out if you don't believe me... should be at the top of the list... maybe she's angry with Sri Lanka and Sinhala people..( where she express her views in "Pull Up The People" and "Fire Fire" -

Taken from Fire Fire-
Growin up, Brewin Up
Guerilla gettin trained up
look out look out
From over the Rooftop [reffering to ..LTTE Snipers.. a reall menace]

Competition coming up now
Load up,
Fire Fire,

"Row Da Boat - Straight to da ocean
Give 'im a run - A run at his own game"
[Sea Tigers (LTTE's sea fighters) constantly battle's with SL's navy.... She's talking bout kicking our navy's ass...yeah in her dreams maybe......]

She has a lot of LTTE propaganda in her music website...even promoting LTTE in music...WTF...

As a Sri Lankan opposing Terrorism I don't like her....But if I look at her music without a political view....the album is pretty cool