Suddenly punk is alive as M.I.A. reinvigorates rock with the most intense in-your-face song in years. No compromise as she spits out lyrics over a sample of “Ghost Rider” by Suicide. The video is equally as powerful and profound. Rarely do videos enhance a song, but here it is a perfect adjunct and also stands on its own as a short film. Banned by YouTube. Not for the faint of heart, “Born Free” is the Song of the Day.

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“Born Free” by M.I.A.