Janelle MonÁe is hot! Her steamroller mix of dance, funk, soul, r&b, hiphop and afrobeat is simply stunning. Her act combines conceptual influences from BjŲrk, the atmosphere of James Bond, the androgyny of Prince and the moves of Michael Jackson, but is actually quite her own. Her second album 'The ArchAndroid' balances finely between retro and futurism, highlighted by 'Tightrope', one of the most adventurous songs of 2010. With crystal clear vocals, supersonic raps, a joyous horn section and four energetic dancers, this act will sweep you off your feet.
The ArchAndroid
Bad Boy Records/Warner
May 2010