Sunday, February 17, 2008




I must admit that even with all the critical acclaim it garnered, I only liked a few songs off M.I.A's KALA album. But these few songs were absolutely amazing. Jimmy is one of those songs that grab you from the first listen and do not let go. The song is a complete paradox. Musically, it is so upbeat and happy. Yet, the lyrics combine the traditional decades old Indian folklore song with some serious stuff like the start of the song:

'When you go Rwanda Congo, Take me on ya genocide tour,

Take me on a truck to Darfur, Take me where you would go'



M.I.A - Jimmy (Dan Carey Radio Remix)

M.I.A - Jimmy

Of Montreal - Jimmy (very interesting & cool mellow cover)

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