the economist loves M.I.A ... [and you thought lady gaga was great]

"Music videos are now back for several reasons, from the rise of the meticulously stylised pop icon to the fall in video-production costs. But the internet has made videos an increasingly powerful marketing tool for a band's brand, particularly as social-networking sites increase a video's viral potential. The M.I.A. video represents the latest example of a disturbing trend, whereby music labels cravenly chase eyeballs by creating ever-more shocking content." the

watch the music video @ and read more on the LA Times

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