Janelle Monae The Electric Lady
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ILJ
September 9th 2013


6867 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

" I'm going to hope that it'll be just like Suite III was for me, that one grew massively after a while even though I didn't dig it the first few times."



i was that way too, hoping it happens here too.

ChubButternickJr
September 9th 2013


5 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

the booty don't lie but it does tend to stink a bit. the interludes kill the momentum of the record. overall its just to close

to archandroids and kind of a let down for me.



3.5

WatchItExplode
September 9th 2013


4128 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I've been waiting for this album to come out. I really hope it's on par with suites II & III if not better. Janelle has the potential to put out a true classic imo.

Jade
Staff Reviewer
September 9th 2013


10619 Comments


I disagree about the interludes. They really add a sense of uniformity to the record for me



greg84
Emeritus
September 9th 2013


7545 Comments

Album Rating: 4.6

They are annoying when you listen to them for the nth time.

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Jade
Staff Reviewer
September 9th 2013


10619 Comments


ah, yes, i can understand that more

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
September 9th 2013


7510 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah the interludes are a little irritating here, but I'm liking what I hear otherwise.

dylantheairplane
September 9th 2013


2179 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

She is from my city, saw her at our art museum yesterday just down the street from my place.

botb
September 9th 2013


10241 Comments


i hate that every time a pop star uses an "alter ego" it's regarded as groundbreaking or something but it's such a beaten to death concept

Anthracks
September 9th 2013


5210 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Mmm, I think this is less ambitious and creative, but to each his own. This whole album kind of blends together, whereas ArchAndroid felt like such a motley medley. I'm not saying either design is superior or inferior, but I certainly prefer AA and would consider it more creatively ambitious.

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Anthracks
September 9th 2013


5210 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

^^Plus, no pop alter ego will ever compare to Kevin Barnes turning himself into a black transsexual prostitute.

wabbit
September 9th 2013


7057 Comments


Is this important right now?

TooLateToGoBack
September 9th 2013


1934 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Awesome, very excited to listen to this.

larrytheslug
September 9th 2013


1567 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

i wasnt completely sold on this until i found out that jm was actually the electric lady!!

Gwyn.
September 9th 2013


16632 Comments


didn't listen 5/5

Cygnatti
September 9th 2013


28765 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Agreed with anthrax. This feels bloated, and mushy compared to archandroid. Still dig it hard, tho.

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Cygnatti
September 9th 2013


28765 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

No sure if alter ego is even the right term here. It's not like she's superman or eminem/slim shady, where on minute she's janelle monae and the next she's condo mayweather. Slim and Em, and Clark and superman live in the same universe with one another. In the universe of this album, she's always cindi mayweather.

Cygnatti
September 9th 2013


28765 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

I don't really know lotta black people who like her but hmm.

Cygnatti
September 9th 2013


28765 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Ah. The only black gay guys I know listen to shitty house and scenecore. -_-

Cygnatti
September 9th 2013


28765 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Hmm. "I shall." - Decayingmajesty



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