I, for one, couldn't bear the excitement, I loved all the the tracks I'd heard so far. I'll walk you through them:
First, back in February, we were given BirdFlu. The video on YouTube was a bit pixel-y, but still great fun. I love the little boy at the front of the crowd!
Straight away, M.I.A. set the tone - this wasn't going to be a polished, heavily produced album. This was street. As street as The Streets, and his copycats, from Lily Allen onwards. What makes it street is her use of dhol drums, bhangra beats, backing vocals from a bunch of kids, and choice of language in her lyrics. None of it will mean much to the pampered and privileged, who can take their overblown, tasteful, bland music and stick it where the sun don't shine, Birdflu is for the people.
The next track to assail my senses was Boyz, which I came across in June.