/\/\ /\ Y /\

Release date
7 Jul 2010
Running length
12 tracks
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1 The Message 0:57 113,899
2 Steppin Up 4:02 92,660
3 XXXO 2:57 168,164
4 Teqkilla 6:20 95,584
5 Lovalot 2:50 93,671
6 Story to Be Told 3:32 84,587
7 It Takes a Muscle 3:00 103,726
8 It Iz What It Iz 3:29 75,885
9 Born Free 4:08 121,201
10 Meds and Feds 3:09 79,238
11 Tell Me Why 4:11 87,838
12 Space 3:08 78,227

About this album

/\/\ /\ Y /\ (also referred to as Maya) is the third studio album by British-Sri Lankan recording artist M.I.A., released in July 2010 on her own label, N.E.E.T Recordings, through XL Recordings and Interscope Records. Songwriting and production for the album were primarily handled by M.I.A., Blaqstarr and Rusko. M.I.A.’s long-time associates Diplo and Switch also worked on the album, which was mainly composed and recorded at M.I.A.’s house in Los Angeles.

The album’s tracks centre on the theme of information politics and are intended to evoke what M.I.A. called a “digital ruckus”. Elements of industrial music were incorporated into M.I.A.’s sound for the first time. Several tracks from the album were made available online prior to its release, including “Born Free”, which generated controversy due to its graphically violent music video.

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  • rihadam

    @actually_GIOS *slaps you* S2BT is perfect!

    4 Apr 2014 Reply
  • VitorZombie

    I really love a lot

    8 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Actually_GIOS

    This album it's a fucking underrated masterpiece (without It Iz What It Iz & Story to be Told) this album gives me LIFE #TeamSteppinUp4Life

    3 Feb 2014 Reply
  • tibetandra13

    Believer and space are my favourite from the album

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • amazingmisha

    this is my favourite m.i.a. album for sure

    23 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Digaummad

    for me it's her best;

    19 Oct 2013 Reply
  • vesituli

    I think I prefer it to Kala too, which seems to be something that not many people think. There are some properly awesome moments on this record, for example in Steppin Up, with the "East London, yaaaa" or whatever it is, lol :P Awesome! Lovalot has great sounds going on too. Tell Me Why is so enjoyable too, especially the vocal line. I don't really get why a lot of people don't really like it, although on this page people do seem to which is nice.

    23 Sep 2013 Reply
  • primaconnor-

    i think i prefer it to kala.

    18 Jun 2013 Reply
  • iamqueef

    2010's finest.

    25 Apr 2013 Reply
  • DelgadoRenny

    XXXO excess sex 'o'

    28 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Ivyxxo

    I loved this album when it came out, and I still do now [2]

    27 Feb 2013 Reply
  • ohsolucky

    I loved this album when it came out, and I still do now

    9 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Saraiva-kun

    Just can't comprehend how come Pitchfork gives 4.4 to this album... Once she recorded this album, M.I.A. is fucking genius.

    1 Nov 2012 Reply
  • xperfume

    omg... how did I not hear this sooner!!

    9 May 2012 Reply
  • Fox_Genetrix

    Fuck, this is becoming my favourite by her :') [2]

    5 May 2012 Reply
  • PabloRH

    Fuck, this is becoming my favourite by her :')

    5 Apr 2012 Reply
  • EricValeev

    XXXO ..

    20 Mar 2012 Reply
  • CharlieLeGrand

    I love every single track of this album

    22 Feb 2012 Reply
  • CheezyNoodles

    I like this album a lot. Wow . . . :)

    6 Dec 2011 Reply
  • esquelet

    This album will be in me forever. ∞

    15 Oct 2011 Reply
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