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And like that, you can hear the record you’ve been reading reviews of since May. M.I.A. is streaming her third LP at MySpace right now in advance of its release next Tuesday– we’re partial to Diplo’s faux-reggae on “It Takes a Muscle,” Sleigh Bells’ “Meds and Feds,” and the gauzy, goofy Blaqstarr duet “Iz What It Iz.” That edit, of course, skips over almost entirely the album’s all-compassing technophobia (“XXXO”), hater-baiting (“Tell Me Why”), and insanely abrasive production (“Steppin Up”), we know, but it’s been a long few months doing battle out in that arena, can you blame us for wanting a break? [M.I.A./MySpace]