“Illy Girl” (Video)

     

    It’s been a busy 24 hours for M.I.A. videos: First was “XXXO,” and now comes “Illy Girl,” a mess of a clip that is not recommended for anyone who might get motion sick. I actually had to look up that this was indeed on /\/\ /\ Y /\ because it’s one of those tracks that begs to be skipped; the harsh synths, the atonal shouting, the vague lyrics about Bruce Springsteen, everything. I guess there’s some nobility in punting an album as hard as M.I.A. did with this one, but damn.