[11] M.I.A., ‘Bad Girls’

M.I.A.

Can’t help thinking M.I.A. has found her song and is sticking to it BUT I LIKE IT. I think I like it because of the reaction it draws out of Junior – she pulls the buffalo stance and a lightning flurry of rude boy gestures. Doesn’t M.I.A. do just that to all of us? She’s a Neneh with haphazard politicial bearings, and her songs are the Guardian Guide gone audio.

All this and “it sounds like a bad girl’s voice”. So Junior and I agree Maya talks it like she walks it.