„The record is a shambling mess (…). Without compelling tunes, the obnoxious public antics, dubious political messages, and thin voice that had grated on her naysayers have become impossible for even dedicated fans to ignore. It’s as if everything that was great about M.I.A. has been stripped from this music, leaving behind only the most alienating aspects of her art and public persona. (…) Lead single „XXXO“ sounds unfinished, as if everyone involved figured they may as well wait around for someone else to make a better remix. (…) This cacophony doesn’t signify much of anything, aside from perhaps a desire to seem confrontational and daring. There are moments of interesting noise, but in the absence of appealing grooves or memorable hooks, it barely matters.“
(Pitchfork über das neue M.I.A. Album)
Mit Dank an Daniel!