Janelle Monae The Electric Lady
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beefshoes
September 10th 2013


3886 Comments


I like Omaha's avi.

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Omaha
Staff Reviewer
September 10th 2013


10203 Comments

Album Rating: 4.3 | Sound Off

still good enough.

See, it's just hard for me to say that about Janelle. She's clearly capable of making some incredible music, and the fact that this record feels so fledgling towards its end really rubs me the wrong way. Suite III may have been a bit drowsy in some parts, but at least Monae ended it with Say You'll Go and ByeBopByeYa, two of her most comprehensive and satisfying tunes.

Granted, this is only after a single listen so my opinions will likely change a bit. I'm just hoping it grows on me.

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kingsoby1
Emeritus
September 10th 2013


4950 Comments

Album Rating: 4.1 | Sound Off

both of her LPs are bloated. Still doesn't beat her EP (chase suite). This is definitely a step up from archandroid though.

greg84
Staff Reviewer
September 10th 2013


7391 Comments

Album Rating: 4.6

Suite V is more retrospective, stripped-down, and certainly less immediate. There's more poignancy there (in comparison to Suite IV) that unravels with multiple listens, though.

Ah yeah, I really dig her EP. Sincerely Jane may be still my favorite song of hers.

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Cygnatti
September 10th 2013


21352 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

idk why, I've never been impressed by her EP. I'll have to give that more spins, then.

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PenisforPenis
September 10th 2013


17 Comments


wats yr legit rating for this

Cygnatti
September 10th 2013


21352 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

3.5, why?

PenisforPenis
September 10th 2013


17 Comments


curious

weedblunt
September 10th 2013


558 Comments


suite IV > V

Ire
September 10th 2013


41780 Comments


her ep rocks

haven't heard her albums

dylantheairplane
September 10th 2013


2170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The jackson 5 cover on the deluxe version is really good.

Gyromania
September 10th 2013


15712 Comments


what an experience

ILJ
September 10th 2013


6670 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

This is not better than ArchAndroid

Cygnatti
September 10th 2013


21352 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

THANK YOU

botb
September 10th 2013


9674 Comments


"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. "

...so like beyonce with sasha fierce. yeah seems pretty groundbreaking

Cygnatti
September 10th 2013


21352 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

I never said that it was groundbreaking or original. In fact, the concept did draw me in, however, because it immediately reminded me of deltron 3030, which I'm frankly very surprised people other than me have yet to acknowledge that.

asaf
September 10th 2013


885 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

what an enjoyable read! you really pin point everything very well. just as soon as I was going to mention the interludes, you dismiss them so convincingly (although I deleted them from my track listing so it'll get through to the hits quicker). really nice work!

I think there's so much music here that it's almost impossible to embrace completely with its ridiculous run time at first listen, and I think this guy ^^^ is bullshit.

Valixous
September 10th 2013


52 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ArchAndroid was amazing. This is a step up in my opinion, it's somehow even better. Suite IV: Electric Overture, Ghetto Woman and Sally Ride are standouts on an overall amazing album.

Gwyn.
September 10th 2013


15096 Comments


finally getting this fuck yessss
gonna jam archandroid all the way until it's done

Gwyn.
September 10th 2013


15096 Comments


what i'm reading that there's a pop punk song is this shit for real or is wikipedia being dumb again



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