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    M.I.A. - "Platforms (demo)"

    It feels like M.I.A. always has something up her sleeve. Often out of nowhere, she'll resurface and drop a bomb on fans. "Platforms" is one of those bombs, which, with the same speed that it hit us, it also mysteriously vanished from the Internet. In any case, "Platforms" is M.I.A. at her best—a carefully paced, glitchy production for her politically charged lyrics and simply infectious melody.

    M.I.A. called what she shared a demo, and "Platforms" is slightly rough around the edges. But it's a strong single even as a demo, and we hope it doesn't change too much by the time it officially drops.—Joyce