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|0.0 ||VaxXi | April 27th 18|
Only reason Doof doesn't like Dirty Computer is because it reminds him there are women out there having a lot of sex he's not a part of and that makes them "whores"
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|0.0 ||Xenophanes STAFF | April 27th 18|
Just here to remind everyone that Doof is in his 40s.
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|3.5 great||Nazzadan | April 27th 18|
Lmao doof's soundoff reads like he calls women "FEMALES"
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|1.5 very poor||Winesburgohio STAFF | April 29th 18|
we've gone from OK Computer to Dirty Computers in twenty years and personally? i think porn is to blame,
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|0.0 ||someguest | April 27th 18|
It does have a Brian Wilson feature. She's at least trying to reach that Doof demographic.
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|0.0 ||Alex Stephenson | April 27th 18|
I want this album to never get reviewed so that the shitting on Doof can continue for the rest of time
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|4.0 excellent||TooManyFriends | April 28th 18|
how come whenever sputbros hear an album from a woman artist with opinions of their own they act like that
artist told them personally that they have a tiny dick
actually that would be hilarious
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|2.5 average|| | April 27th 18|
doof did nothing wrong lmaoooo
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|2.0 poor||JJKeys | April 28th 18|
Musically, it's acceptable but so sorely lacking in variation and identity that you can barely
differentiate tracks, let alone this album from the plethora of modern pop records it's so
desperately trying to sound like. PYNK is the most memorable track here just for being so
instrumentally minimal, though that's not saying I like it.
The concept is so diluted that it's barely noticeable, a feature that made Monae's last records so
compelling - and unlike ArchAndroid or Electric Lady, Dirty Computer lacks the soul, funk and
symphonic elements that made them so distinct, too.
Lyrically, it's pretty abysmal. That's not to dismiss the song's themes and messages, but the
lyrics are reductive or obscene to the point of undermining their gravity. Again, Monae's other
records handle the feminist and pro-black message with a greater weight and poignancy.
It's an okay pop album, but it feels that Janelle Monae has lowered herself to stay relevant in
the modern pop scene - but in 5 years, will people even care about this record anymore?
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|4.5 superb||Monheim | April 27th 18|
women r scary 0/10
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|2.0 poor||butcherboy | April 27th 18|
my nan used to say the word 'artist' like it was the worst insult you could fling at someone.. sometimes, i understand what she meant..
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|2.5 average||musicandoreo | April 28th 18|
Janelle abandons her brilliant cyndi mayweather concept with its clever undertones, masterful
genre blending and tributes to sci fi
and makes the album tumblr wanted her to make
still some good instrumentals and production though
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|4.0 excellent||Casus belli CONTRIBUTOR | April 26th 18|
very sexy release full of personality and flair, I dunno if she would refer to herself as a bad bitch but that's what I think when I listen to this, "this is one bad bitch"
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|2.0 poor||RhaegarHarp | April 29th 18|
Such embarrassing lyrics. Did Katy Perry sneak into her mind or...
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|0.0 ||Beautiful | April 28th 18|
ohhhhhhhhhhh myyyyyyyyyy, talk about damage
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|3.5 great||WatchItExplode | April 27th 18|
On Dirty Computer high concept has finally given way to what was always the most compelling aspect of Janelle Monae's Cindy Mayweather persona, her underlying humanity. It always felt like Monae was a burgeoning diva for an as-yet unrealized but tenable future. Here she paints her personal roadmap with swathes of funk and soul as she assumes the role she was always meant to play. Herself.
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|4.0 excellent||gryndstone | April 27th 18|
The Cindi Mayweather theatrics give way to something even more human and relatable than any other of Janelle's works. More than just the soundtrack to an 'emotion picture', Dirty Computer is the story of its artist finding herself during tumultuous times, and laying it *all* out the table - politics, injustice, sexuality - you name it, all to a sweet, sweet groove.
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|5.0 classic||cjbizzlebizzle | December 31st 18|
An absolute mammoth of a pop album that perfectly bridges the gap between extremely political and extremely approachable, addictive pop. In almost every song Janelle gets her message across while still being able to maintain the catchy, effortless accessibility that well made pop should have. R&B, soul, funk and hip hop vibes bleed into the music at almost every turn and this style separates Janelle from her contemporaries in the pop world, she basically is swagger. The consistency of tracks here is unreal and every single song has a key, memorable moment to draw back to making a full play-through truly magical. On top of that Janelle crushes it in so many different ways. Screwed is the pop anthem exuding sexual innuendo, dismal world views while being insanely catchy with the best hook of the year. Django Jane is one of the best rap sections of the year. Make Me Feels is perhaps the overall best track on the album and basically a perfect pop song. Beyond this Janelle can flat out sing displayed in the slower R&B centric tracks like Don't Judge Me, So Afraid and I Like That. The politics, LGBT and feminist vibes are sure to turn away plenty of people but in the end Janelle puts it all on the line here and musically this is the best pop album of recent times.
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|4.5 superb||TheManMachine | August 8th 18|
In a superior world Monae would be a pop star with as much attention as, oh let's say, The Chainsmokers. Alas, it's too electric, eclectic; too protestive+provocative for the prudes. In other words: "I'm always left to center and that's right where I belong / I'm the random minor note you hear in major songs". Thing is tho, these songs ARE major: hooky and momentous, confidently pumpin' out sex positivity and female empowerment and compelling modernity, bursting with fun funk and smarts and chuckles. It's incensed but always open for embrace; usually more elaborately than 'we're all screwed so let's all screw' but rocks that route too. Janelle is The American Dream who also happens to be naked in a limousine, inciting pussy riots in peppy packages, singing like a champ while spitting bars harder than most in recent memory. See "Crazy, Classic, Life" for a premium pop/hip-hop combo, "Django Jane" for said hard bars, and "Americans" for finale fireworks and satire for the ages. Prince would be proud.
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|3.0 good||Britch2tiger | May 2nd 18|
So bummed this wasn't a continuation of the Archandroid (in accordance to this album's Wiki page), maybe by the next album. Will be honest, the best tracks on this album are scarce and scattered on this album... Personally, tracks 5 (Screwed - power symbolism of sex & sects), 8 (Make Me Feel - accepted confusion [?] of sexual fluidity), 11 (Don't Judge Me - love w/ an image), and 14 (Americans - the CONCEPT of an intrinsic good nation) serve as the better tracks for their more elaborative lyrics. However, 14 is pretty "eh" aesthetically when compared to any song from Rage Against the Machine. Tracks 3 (Take a Byte - sexual power is a double-edge), 6 (Django Jane - brag transition to general power dynamics), 7 (PYNK - "pink is 'life' and everywhere"), and 9 (I Got the Juice - sexual restraint) mildly match the same status. Sprinkles of political activism are found all throughout this album, w/ 14 being a real dichotomous choice for most - they'll either love or despise the track. Other than that, a slightly above average album imo.
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|1.5 very poor||Rik VII (sound-off ratings out of 10) | July 22nd 19|
I understand that Monae felt that the political situation demanded a bold massage, an unambiguous statement. Sadly, to achieve that, she dumbs herself down from a lyrical and musical perspective alike. What once was multilayer is now "power is sex!!1!" (huh?). What once was well-crafted art pop is now dull radio music. While I agree with the album's general sentiment, it remains artistically ill-conceived and one of the most needlessly weak releases of the decade. - 3.0
|2.5 average||Viscotti | May 23rd 18|
incredibly disappointing. she wanted to stop hiding behind the persona of cindi mayweather
to make a more personal album. but what we got was basically the same things she was doing
in the last two albums but more modernized and watered down to hell.
it's still about a dystopian future, still about being a renegade and being special, someone
is still out to get the MC - so why depart from the original concept in the first place?
musically, it's more of a mixed bag than electric lady, but is significantly less focused
and effective in each individual song's goals. lyrically and musically, it tends to be
awkward and yet straightforward.
|4.0 excellent||meenwolf131 | May 7th 18|
seamless fabric of catchy funky playful pop vibes and edgy psychedelic layer of environment / various influences work with texture's soundscape, unique melodic dynamic energy, and her powerful topics
|3.5 great||Risodo | May 5th 18|
There are certain genres that are difficult for me both in the matter of absorption and to debate, since i feel dumb about it. This is the case of "Dirty Computer", for example. Judging by her voice, Janelle Monae shows that it can be said that this is another great album, presenting herself as visionary and well qualified in what she does. I just feel that this record has not evolved inside me yet the way it should be.
|2.5 average||Nolan D. | April 29th 18|
"Only reason Doof doesn't like Dirty Computer is because it reminds him there are women out there having a lot rof sex he's not a part of and that makes them "whores""rI'm imagining he's saying whoooores like Danny DeVito in It's always sunny and I'm ctfu
|0.0 ||Pajolero | April 28th 18|
"Just here to remind everyone that Doof is in his 40s."
Say what now
|4.0 excellent||Slex CONTRIBUTOR | April 25th 18|
With a smidge less ambition and a whole lot more, and very welcome, concision and consistency, Janelle Monae has released possibly her best album yet. Far from being an afterthought following the takeoff of her acting career, Dirty Computer shows Monae really can do it all.rTl;dr this fucker B O P S
|4.5 superb||McMegaMountain | April 25th 18|
She tones down the rock influences a tiny bit, but she's really knocked it out of the park here. Stellar release.
|4.0 excellent||Alex61 | April 19th 18|
These singles are fire so far.
EDIT - yeah some of the rapping parts are a bit iffy, but I'd put it slightly above The Electric Lady.
|5.0 classic||pannini | October 11th 19|
|5.0 classic||kb3984 | August 25th 19|
|4.0 excellent||Josh | August 25th 19|
|3.5 great||grello | July 21st 19|
|4.0 excellent||Malto64 | February 13th 19|
|2.5 average||dedex | January 20th 19|
|2.5 average||gschwen | January 16th 19|
|4.0 excellent||Faraudo | December 30th 18|
|4.5 superb||ARDCWE | December 29th 18|
|4.0 excellent||Sean H. CONTRIBUTOR | December 11th 18|
|2.5 average||PaabL | December 11th 18|
|4.0 excellent||hamblast | November 14th 18|
|2.5 average||artyzmu | November 6th 18|
|3.5 great||jaydtd | November 3rd 18|
|2.5 average||Coast | October 21st 18|
|3.5 great||kojpl | October 10th 18|
|4.0 excellent||Jrpuri2 | September 14th 18|
|4.0 excellent||NoSons | September 5th 18|
|4.0 excellent||zundza | August 29th 18|
|3.0 good||FelkFg | August 6th 18|
|4.0 excellent||Roomex | July 29th 18|
|3.5 great||YxxzY | June 29th 18|
|4.0 excellent||ARTV | June 23rd 18|
|3.5 great||Jadiel | June 20th 18|
|3.5 great||Rail | June 13th 18|
|4.0 excellent||LOE | May 29th 18|
|3.5 great||euro | May 4th 18|
|5.0 classic||Yay | May 4th 18|
|4.0 excellent||virpi | May 4th 18|
|3.0 good||neekafat CONTRIBUTOR | May 3rd 18|
|2.5 average||adr | May 2nd 18|
|4.0 excellent||iGuter | May 2nd 18|
|4.0 excellent||xuewen | May 1st 18|
|2.5 average||furpa | May 1st 18|
|2.5 average||Piglet | May 1st 18|
|1.5 very poor||Lucman | May 1st 18|
|3.0 good||Irving STAFF | April 30th 18|
|3.5 great||aroyp | April 30th 18|
|3.5 great||Gueero | April 30th 18|
|2.0 poor||Laymi | April 29th 18|
|3.0 good||Skoop | April 29th 18|
|4.0 excellent||scrappy | April 29th 18|
|3.5 great||Trebor. STAFF | April 28th 18|
|4.5 superb||bharry | April 28th 18|
|2.0 poor||Mort. CONTRIBUTOR | April 28th 18|
|4.0 excellent||greg84 EMERITUS | April 28th 18|
|3.5 great||tyler | April 28th 18|
|4.0 excellent||Handers | April 28th 18|
|4.0 excellent||jtswope | April 27th 18|
|4.0 excellent||ZBJE | April 27th 18|
|3.5 great||TwigTW | April 27th 18|
|5.0 classic||DJENNY | April 27th 18|
|3.5 great||Veldin | April 27th 18|
|4.5 superb||sncold | April 27th 18|
|4.0 excellent||Dean M. CONTRIBUTOR | April 27th 18|
|5.0 classic||H2okot | April 27th 18|
|4.0 excellent||Alexxx | April 27th 18|
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