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Album Review: Janelle Monae-The ArchAndroid

Submitted by on May 13, 2010 – 12:57 PM18 Comments

By shelz.

Sometime during my early childhood, Giorgio Moroder took the film Metropolis and set it to the most horrifying 80

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  • […] Album Review: Janelle Monae-The ArchAndroid Album Review: Janelle Monae-The ArchAndroid. […]

  • Joe says:

    It’s Giorgio.

    And I’m disappointed with the album. : /

  • sorry sir.. on both counts. its fixed.

  • gladwell says:

    well written review–more sophisticated and insightful than most; as you have written, this music speaks for itself…enough said.

  • Greg says:

    This is a great review. However, you managed to give it a 4.5 out of 5, meaning that you believe it to need work at least somewhere. Did I miss it or were you just wary of giving it a classic status?

  • kajali says:

    great review. knowing the background information on “The ArchAndroid” make the listening experience so much more meaningful. Cant wait for the 18th!

  • Jason Lyric says:

    This album is phenomenal. No doubt about it. 5 stars all the way. I’m impressed in a way I haven’t been since the Mis-education of Lauryn Hill. Thank God for Janelle Monae and this new music.

  • Jeff Speaks says:

    @Joe, you’re disappointed?

    A comment like that automatically means your taste in music is questionable. The above review was spot on and reason enough for you to listen to this album again. It’s magical to say the least. If you don’t appreciate this art, I’m not really sure you’re alive. Go see your doctor stat.

    Congrats to Janelle Monae on a fantastic album – this is truly a work of art.

  • Stu says:

    Fantastic review and even better album. It speaks for itself indeed – love it. Will be album of the year.

  • Fresh Start says:

    INCREDIBLE.

    That’s all.

  • […] age where more ecletic R&B and Soul Music is wanted & accepted by the more of masses (see Janelle Monae) during an age of boring and martini dry releases, Tony Williams’ Finding Dakota Grey should […]

  • kristen says:

    @ joe why would you be the first on here and be negative? i’m so sorry that you didn’t enjoy the album. i wonder what you DO actually enjoy. probably simple beats with a repetitious hook looping throughout the song.

    at any rate, i heard previews of the songs and i am blown away. this girl can sing like none other and i am so impressed by the range in her vocals. she masters indie folk, to pop, to rock, to rap (yes rap. this chile can spit too)

    i encourage all to go out and support this project. don’t listen to joe. you will NOT be disappointed in the least!!!

  • howintheworld!!! says:

    i still can’t wrap my mind around how incredible her vocals are. i am so excited for the 18th. this project is epic!

  • david says:

    she is my favorite artist. i love her. can’t wait until the 18th. great review.

  • katrina says:

    i loved this review. janelle is phenomenal. i pre-ordered her album and i cannot wait until it arrives.

    support her. she is a knock out singer. may 18th!!!

  • morgana says:

    beautiful music!

  • Panda POP says:

    I have heard the snippets of the album and l am delighted to say the least. Her music is insightful,indepth powerfully and sturdy in its construction and bursting with colour,drama and opulent to say the least. As for the twit who said he was dissapoint by it needs a taste transplant.obviously u r neither open minded or intellegent enough to embrace this corner of black music which is neither booty shaking,bling swingin or hell bent on the pursit of usless material gain. A true triumph! Panda x

  • Panda POP says:

    I have heard the snippets of the album and l am delighted to say the least. Her music is insightful,indepth powerfully and sturdy in its construction and bursting with colour,drama and opulent to say the least. As for the twit who said he was dissapoint by it needs a taste transplant.obviously u r neither open minded or intellegent enough to embrace this corner of black music which is neither booty shaking,bling swingin or hell bent on the pursit of usless material gain. A true triumph! Panda x

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