An Album I Care About Today: ArchAndroid

Written by Rizoh. Posted in Music

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Published on May 21, 2010 with 6 Comments

I’m thoroughly enamored of Janelle Monáe’s ArchAndroid (Suites II and III of IV). I haven’t loved an album in a while, but lawd knows Monáe’s debut is something like a sugar rush. That said, I have one minor complaint. The sequencing is a gift and a curse. On one hand, she attains musical continuity by allowing each song to bleed over to the next track. It’s one of those albums you can play while doing your Saturday cleaning. Having a house party? No problema. Press play, throw back, and watch DJ Monáe dictate the mood.

On the other hand, the album’s splintered structure makes it tedious to navigate. Once your ear adjusts to this initial hump, though, you’re in for a thrilling ride to Wondaland. ArchAndroid is definitely an early candidate for Album of the Year. [Amazon]

TRU

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  1. Very good debut album – I like some of the genre-bending experiments more than others, but overall, it’s a pretty intriguing project. She came out guns blazing in terms of the wide scope and her sprawling ambition.

  2. Very good debut album – I like some of the genre-bending experiments more than others, but overall, it’s a pretty intriguing project. She came out guns blazing in terms of the wide scope and her sprawling ambition.

  3. It’s a nice album cover… It look like she got inspiration by Ms. Badu album cover.

  4. It’s a nice album cover… It look like she got inspiration by Ms. Badu album cover.

  5. I put this up with the Stimulus Package and the Broken Bells album for AoTY category.

  6. I put this up with the Stimulus Package and the Broken Bells album for AoTY category.

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