Monday, 9 September 2013

The Electric Lady, Janelle Monae - A Review


We seem to have found our next continuous repeat album here at FixMyWeave.  Its funky, super sassy and if smoking vocals as smooth as silk were currency, Janelle Monae would be Queen of F**cking Everything. Already a star in the US, Janelles popularity is slowly but surely growing in the UK.

The Electric Lady is her second album and suffers from none of the infamous 'second album syndrome'. This could well be as its been under development for 3 years, since the release of her critically acclaimed debut concept album, The ArchAndroid, back in 2010.

The album is awesome. Firstly the whopping Single 'Electric lady' featuring another under rated songstress Solange has just the right amount of funk, big band punch and tight harmony to make us want to crank it up and risk a noise abatement order.

Other favourites include the beautifully slow and dreamy duet 'Primetime' featuring Miguel, these two artists combined are a tremendous pleasure to listen to. Sit back relax and float on a river of audio gold as it meanders on by. 

'Givin Em What They Love' is a strutting peacock of a track, featuring the king peacock himself Prince. Meaty, sleazy and with vocals like a cat of nine tails it whipped the crap out of us, applying salve to our wounds before another attack!

The Electric Lady positively drips class, its combination of soul, funk and Rnb is a winner, transporting styles and sounds from across a number of decades. If you haven't bought the album yet then we implore you, no we beseech you, hit the internet and buy that bad boy like your life depends on it!

Rated a 4 out of 5 Stars its definitely a welcome addition to anybodies collection!

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