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The ArchAndroid

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Janelle Monae | COME ALIVE Janelle Monáe
Andrew Zaeh

The ArchAndroid

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Janelle Monae
genre:
Pop

We gave it an A-

This energetic singer’s debut comes with a narrative concept about robots. On The ArchAndroid, the real story, however, is her arrival as an uncontainable new talent. A protégée of both Diddy and OutKast’s Big Boi, she dives headlong into sounds including pop, funk, soul, rock, disco, and cabaret. Does every genre suit her equally? Of course not, but most of Janelle Monée’s mad experiments yield spectacularly catchy results. A?

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