Vicki Leekx - M.I.A.
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  • Summary: The 19-track mixtape which features new versions of several tracks from MAYA as well as new tracks, was released as a download.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Whether she's singing it for her penniless sisters or her affluent self is impossible to tell. That's why they call her provocative. Also, um, controversial.
  2. Feb 2, 2011
    78
    In its brief onslaught of sneery fun, Vicki Leekx only occasionally reaches the dizzy pop heights of Arular and Kala. But it does give us an M.I.A. who, once again, seems to be having a blast doing what she's doing.
  3. Feb 2, 2011
    70
    This is the sound of an artist throwing ideas at a wall and seeing what sticks, and what makes ViCKi LEEKX exciting is just how damn sticky some of those ideas happen to be.
  4. Feb 2, 2011
    70
    This 36-minute mixtape, released for freebie download on New Year's Eve, proves that the industrial-noise diddling of M.I.A.'s 2010 album, Maya, was no fluke.
  5. Feb 2, 2011
    70
    With this mixtape, M.I.A. has made great strides toward liberating her music from herself.
  6. 60
    This isn't a mixtape that you're going to be bumping in your crib for months to come, but it is one that is contextually very important to her career. It warrants at least one listen for that reason alone (plus it's 100% free.)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jan 30, 2012
    10
    This mixtape is really good. MIA is an amazing artist. If you love mia you would love this mixtape. I think everybody should download it. I like the way the songs sounds on the mixtape an amazing electro-dance mix. Look forward for more stuff similar to this from Mia. Expand
  2. Feb 26, 2012
    10
    Not a huge fan of R&B or Rap, but I found this remix to be really good. The whole thing flows nicely and it made me want to dance... This is the first thing Ive heard of MIA's, made me want to go get all her other stuff. Expand
  3. May 6, 2013
    10
    This mixtape can be divided in two parts: when you hear and say: "Wow, M.I.A. made a good work on this, it sounds perfect", and when you say: "This is boring." If this had just twenty minutes, maybe was better. Expand
  4. May 16, 2011
    9
    This mixtape is really good. MIA is an amazing artist. If you love mia you would love this mixtape. I think everybody should download it. I like the way the songs sounds on the mixtape. an amazing electro-dance mix. Look forward for more stuff similar to this from Mia. Expand
  5. Jun 29, 2011
    8
    This was released on New Years Eve 2010, NOT 2009. But anyway I really like this mix because it sort of moves away from the beautiful chaos/ruckus that was ///Y/ and she incorporated sounds from Kala. The only thing is I think there should've been more material, or at least some of the tracks should've been a bit longer. Expand
  6. May 20, 2012
    7
    It's a really enjoyable, danceable listen and sort-of return to form, with Arabic-tinged clear highlight "Bad Girls" raising expectations for her next album. However, while it works as a mixtape and could be an important turning point in her career, it doesn't deliver as a cohesive, full collection of songs quite as well as either Arular or Kala. As a free download, I'd definitely recommend it to all fans of her other material, but try to look for a version that divides the songs up into separate tracks. Expand
  7. Aug 9, 2013
    6
    M.I.A. is one of my favorite artistss, but this is my least favorite albums of hers. It has good songs like "Marsha/Britney", but most songs are repeatative like "Super Tight". Expand