August 29, 2016


2016 Fall Music Preview: The 31 Albums You Need to Hear

#1M.I.A., 'A.I.M.'

Release Date: September 9

Why We're Excited: Whether or not it really is the singer-rapper's last album—she's teased retirement multiple timesA.I.M. looks ready to bring M.I.A. to a new high point and bring together different cultures and sounds like she did on her seminal debut Arular. Lead single "Go Off" brings Maya's politically driven raps with beats from EDM prince Skrillex and Baltimore producer Blaqstarr, while Zayn Malik, Diplo and more on board too. Jeff Benjamin