MIA, 'Matangi' (11/5)
After nearly a year of release-date delays, the provocative Sri Lankan artist is finally finished with her latest set of hypercatchy electro-rap jams. Lead singles "Bad Girls" and "Bring the Noize" are wild future-funk anthems; other potential tracks for the new LP range from apocalyptic club grooves ("Universe") to tweaked R&B ballads ("Come Walk With Me," "Sexodus"). "The mood is a bit more playful," says Switch, who produced several tunes. "But there's deep stuff, as well."