Summer Mixtape, Track 8: "Paper Planes" - M.I.A.
Who were the geniuses who decided to release M.I.A.'s "Kala" on Aug. 21 of last summer? If any album was meant to be blasted at full volume during the hottest and most humid days of the year it was Ms. Arulpragasam's world-tour-de-force. As it was, it was almost an entire summer wasted. Songs like "Bamboo Banga" and "Bird Flu" get me sweating even in the confines of my freezing office, but I keep coming back to the trippy, gunshot-ringing, Clash-sampling "Paper Planes."
I'll admit my love of the song has been renewed since it has been used in the trailer for what will hopefully be the funniest movie of the summer. But even before it got the Rogen bump, this was the song most likely to blow out the crappy sound system on my Elantra.
By David Malitz |
July 9, 2008; 4:47 PM ET
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