Facebook and Google are tools by which the government can keep tabs on us. The internet, mainstream news media, and technology in general have been hijacked by the powers that be, and have weaved their way into every facet of our lives, purporting to bring us together while actually moving us further and further away from one another, as well as our true selves.
That, in a nutshell, is the gist of M.I.A.’s fantastic new album ///Y/ (or MAYA). And while the specifics may be a bit of a stretch, her message is still fascinating, thought-provoking, and undoubtedly vital. MAYA is essential.