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

    • Posted by:

    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.

    ...keep reading...


    * * * * * * * * * * * *
    MP3: "Shutterbug"
    Janelle Monae on Myspace
    Hot Baeble Videos
    exclusive interview

    exclusive interview

    Be Somebody ft Nicky Romero and Kiiara

    Be Somebody ft Nicky Romero and Kiiara

    Larkin Poe live at Baeble HQ

    Larkin Poe live at Baeble HQ

    XXX 88 ft Diplo

    XXX 88 ft Diplo

    All My Friends

    All My Friends

    Taki Taki ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna, Cardi B

    Taki Taki ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna, Cardi B

    translucent

    translucent

    Girls Like You Ft. Cardi B

    Girls Like You Ft. Cardi B

    Situation

    Situation

    BonBon

    BonBon

    © 2018 Baeble Media. All rights reserved.