I'm clearly late to this.
I'll be listening to this album for a while. Rolling Stone reviews this album saying, "M.I.A.'s long-awaited full-length debut, Arular, is every bit as stunning as "Galang": weird, playful, unclassifiable, sexy, brilliantly addictive." No, I don't understand all the lyrics, but the beats are amazing. If you see a cleric in his new Honda Civic listening to loud beats [the windows will be closed, I promise], this is the album in his CD player.