I would give it a 4.5 if I could but I think I like some of these songs more than anything she's done before, even if I do love almost all her songs. I wish this album was perfect. the last 3 songs aren't good and if at least the last 3 songs were amazing (or she didn't put them on the album), it would have probably gotten 8-9 on Pitchfork. I think M.I.A is so talented and unique and I really respect her. but next time if she could make all the songs amazing. it is kind of painful to listen to but in a good way. it's actually some of the best stuff I've heard this year from anyone. I haven't heard anything like this. it's so unique and amazing. I think her next album could be really amazing. she has lots of potential and she is one of the most original artist right now. I can't wait to hear her next album. If you have any doubts you should buy this album! cause it's amazing even if the last songs aren't, the first couple ones are so good it makes up for everything else! so go buy it if you can! and I saw her in concert this year and it was life changing even if I was sick, she has such an amazing stage presence.