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M.I.A., Arular (2005)

M.I.A.'s typically eclectic debut album was widely hailed by critics but didn't fare too well with customers in the US, who were slow to buy the genre-busting album.

The Clash, Combat Rock (1982)

The Clash's final studio album, Combat Rock probably wasn't their best (or at least their most consistent work). Radio-friendly pop hits like "Should I Stay or Should I Go" sound a bit odd alongside edgier punk fare. The album does include, however, the song "Straight to Hell," a slow and heavy meditation on the plight of Third World immigrants; a sample from "Straight to Hell" forms the backbone of "Paper Planes."

M.I.A., Kala (2007)

M.I.A.'s sophomore effort included the radio-friendly hit "Paper Planes." The entire album is well worth a listen.

M.I.A., Arular (2005)

M.I.A.'s typically eclectic debut album was widely hailed by critics but didn't fare too well with customers in the US, who were slow to buy the genre-busting album.

The Clash, Combat Rock (1982)

The Clash's final studio album, Combat Rock probably wasn't their best (or at least their most consistent work). Radio-friendly pop hits like "Should I Stay or Should I Go" sound a bit odd alongside edgier punk fare. The album does include, however, the song "Straight to Hell," a slow and heavy meditation on the plight of Third World immigrants; a sample from "Straight to Hell" forms the backbone of "Paper Planes."

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