Absolutely stunning - a true masterpiece!,
This review is from: The ArchAndroid (Audio CD)
5 stars, nothing less. Music does not come any better than this.
Mixes all kinds of styles, impossible to classify and defying description by me. It is not a Jack-of-all-parades, master-of-nothing affair; Janelle Monae is spilling over with ideas, but remains totally in control - she is a master of everything as she showcases on this album her very own and recognisable musical cosmos.
Effortlessly exciting, and so authoritative at her young age already; Janelle Monae is extraordinarily talented.
This concept album is majestic and breathtaking in scope and execution. There is very little out there of such breadth and depth, and so entertaining as well. No duff tracks or moments in my view.
It is quite an extraordinary treat, easily on par with the Gorillaz and Robyn offerings of this year. Gets better and better on repeat listenings.
What is she going to come up with next, I wonder!? She could become one of the greats of all time if she continues like that.
Tip: Get the first album as well, which is excellent too. However, the first album did not copy onto my iTunes due to some copy protection that I could do nothing about. Get the download which is quite a bargain at 2 or 3 quid.