06. M.I.A., Arular (2005)
I guess this could count as one of the first times the blogosphere proved its worth. Pretty much coming out of nowhere, Arular was genuinely exciting with all of its hybrid sampling of Baile funk and Sri Lankan dubstep. Mia's sharp political wit and sexual energy (both intimidating and inviting) gave the album a unique identity that made it not only original but completely unforgettable.