By Hass :: March 31, 2005 @ 06:54 AM
I just discovered the U.K. artist of Sri Lankan descent, M.I.A. and her new album Arular. It's impossible to categorize, and even harder to stop humming. And it seems to have a tangy political message too.
Last fall I also "discovered" John Mayer and put him on frequent ipod rotation. It felt great to have found an exciting new indie artist that nobody else had ever heard of. It was some months later that I found out he had been a "pop-star" for a couple of years and even won a "grammy."
We'll have to see how long it is until I find out M.I.A. is really just another pop icon that completely slipped under my public radio listening, non tv watching radar.