MIA the next big thing? No.
[color:purple] I guess everyone can stop pretending like MIA is the next big thing now, considering that despite her tremendous amount of hype she didn't even manage to sell 10,000 copies of Arular in her debut week. I mean I hate to be a hater, but fuck it I am. I'm so sick of music critics trying to shove bullshit down my throat and hipsters who are completely disconnected from reality trying to dictate what the next big thing is. I mean shit, you have an article in every music magazine (and like 8 features in the village voice) and you've got the internet going nuts and you sell less than Purple City Byrd Gang? What gives? This all serves to bolster my belief that these blogs are an incestuous circle-jerk that only matters to other bloggers or people who wish they had blogs. This is NOT meant as a dis to anyone on here, I just never got this girl's hype and I still don't get it, and frankly I don't think anyone else outside of a tiny little circle really gets it either. Maybe this album will have a slow burn rise to the top, or maybe Interscope will put a huge amount of force behind it. But if all of the hot gas that has already been expended on her behalf made this tiny impact, why even bother? [/color] the numbers don't lie