album review: janelle monae
  • MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010

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Janelle Monae's The ArchAndroid opens with the all the theatricality expected of someone with such gravity defying hair, someone whose stage antics rivaled those of Of Montreal when she opened for them on their 2009 tour. The drama doesn't die after the first track, but carries through into the second track, which without notice merges into the third, which in turn becomes the fourth. Sadly this chain of metamorphoses cannot continue forever. By this point my hopes had risen dangerously, to the extent that I expected the entire album to be one cohesive piece, a fierce hip-hop robot's take on narrative classical music (a la Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf) but this dream was ruined by a string of soul-sinking studio fades.

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