Niki Tehranchi
by Niki Tehranchi

My latest musical obsession is M.I.A.'s Space Odyssey.  When she had her huge hit Paper Planes, I honestly did not care for it that much.  I don't know why people get into a tizzy every time a female rapper comes on the scene.  With Space Odyssey though, it is such a throwback to those amazing trip hop groups I was so enamored of in the 90s, Portishead, Tricky, Massive Attack, Bjork and so many others.  Though I have left my pot smoking days well behind me, this kind of song and especially the video that goes along with it (and which only cost $100 to make!) actually made me nostalgic for those carefree days when I could just sit back, tune out, and enjoy the $hit out of these beats.

Please to enjoy M.I.A.' Space Odyssey:


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I don't care for her weird rantings either

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whether on politics or when she makes catty digs at her colleagues in the music business.  Seems like a pretty shallow, rude, person, based on what I have read from her in interviews, tweets or what have you. However I enjoy her music most of the time, probably in no small part because she gets to work with really good producers and collaborate with seasoned musicians and singers.  As JJ has written in his blog, sometimes artists, even the ones you enjoy and admire, can be jerks! 


simple and nice video & track

by Monda on

Niki jan, MIA songs were some of the reasons why I liked Slumdog Millionnaire.  She's also really good live. But I watched her interview with Jon Stewart, she didn't have much passion in her views about the human rights issues in her homeland. I still like her, but not as much as when my daughter first played her 4 years ago.

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Thanks, I used to, anyway

by Niki Tehranchi on

Now it's all mostly about "the Kukaburra bird" and the "ABC" song *sigh*


Thanks Niki

by Sabzi_Polo on

That is a great video. I am already an M.I.A. fan but this video is new to me and I thank you for the rec. You have good taste in music.