Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer album/film

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xpost hey maura the drake thing was me and to me her flow sounds exactly like drake, which may be more a testament to how influential he has become and how far his flow has really been incorporated into rap at this point.

I personally can't hear that flow and not think Drake but maybe others hear it different.

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 24 February 2018 15:56 (one year ago) Permalink

i blame Drake for everything

Nhex, Saturday, 24 February 2018 16:06 (one year ago) Permalink

framing womanhood and the vagina as inherently linked is kinda.... the opposite of being a trans ally....

― heliogabberlus, vendredi 23 février 2018 17:35 (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

God forbid the idea that someone with a different sexual/racial/gender experience can't identify with something different.

― Van Horn Street, Saturday, February 24, 2018 3:29 AM (thirteen hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

maura's otm but trans women shouldn't have the burden put on them to identify w afab women

lowercase (eric), Saturday, 24 February 2018 17:21 (one year ago) Permalink

Prince connection is legit, guys:

So it turns out that Prince did the music on the new Janelle Monae track, "Make Me Feel", according to his DJ, Lenka Paris :) pic.twitter.com/FqosHWK5MZ

— Casey Rain | S-Endz | The Neosoulja (@CaseyRain) February 24, 2018

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 25 February 2018 07:40 (one year ago) Permalink

:O

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 25 February 2018 13:26 (one year ago) Permalink

I heard this for the first time at the weekend and had to go hunting for what it was later, thought it might be her but wasn't sure. Think it's terrific, who cares if it sounds like 'Kiss'? The vocal line in the bridge is what really makes it, and that's new.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 23:03 (one year ago) Permalink

I’m sorry but I think it’s terrible...kinda has the same effect on me as Uptown Funk...leaves me cold...can’t hear the Kiss comparisons either...

X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 23:12 (one year ago) Permalink

c'mon

Number None, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 23:19 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm not a fan either, but it's clearly heavily indebted to Kiss

Number None, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 23:20 (one year ago) Permalink

It might be but I haven’t been able to get to the end...

X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 23:24 (one year ago) Permalink

so is this going to be a lock for pazz & jop #1 once it becomes her first mainstream hit? lol

dyl, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 02:51 (one year ago) Permalink

Well Carly Rae Jepsen does have a new album planned for this year...

MarkoP, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 03:43 (one year ago) Permalink

That's ILM's #1

Dangleballs and the Ballerina (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 03:47 (one year ago) Permalink

Maybe we'll see a tie.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 03:59 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

like Django Jane

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Saturday, 24 March 2018 03:43 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaYvlVR_BEc

collab with grimes(?), really great i think

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 16:19 (one year ago) Permalink

I don't love it. So far "Make Me Feel" is the only single from this record that's really worked for me. It's the guitars that ruin it.

But it could have been worse.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfbBqBOSXlU

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 16:27 (one year ago) Permalink

thanks for that

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 16:31 (one year ago) Permalink

it's like red but not quite

like æ duce says, smell my anvil vapre (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 16:38 (one year ago) Permalink

I like this one a lot.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 17:21 (one year ago) Permalink

Well as much as I like this new song, it certainly doesn't extenuate the critique heliogabberlus offered up-thread.

fragglerock, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 19:51 (one year ago) Permalink

I like the song, but the video is a masterpiece of queer art.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 22:00 (one year ago) Permalink

This is fantastic, and the vid is A+++ too <3

lilcraigyboi (Craigo Boingo), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 22:17 (one year ago) Permalink

This is my least favorite of the new ones, a little too cutesy for me.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 10 April 2018 22:20 (one year ago) Permalink

videos are all better than the songs, which makes sense i guess

Nhex, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 23:35 (one year ago) Permalink

this is so great

ufo, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:21 (one year ago) Permalink

just read a funny Grace Jones dis of JM that i'll link later if i'm really bored

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 02:27 (one year ago) Permalink

Video is A+ but something about the car/boulevard line that makes me think of Rebecca Black's "Friday".

Yerac, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 02:34 (one year ago) Permalink

lol Aerosmith got writing credits for this

ufo, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 16:38 (one year ago) Permalink

the song isn't great tbh

imago, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 16:46 (one year ago) Permalink

but all for this further-out-and-prouder vibe

imago, Wednesday, 11 April 2018 16:48 (one year ago) Permalink

Ha ha, holy shit, I had no idea it was actually borrowed from the Aerosmith song. I just heard the similarities and made the joke.

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 17:13 (one year ago) Permalink

surely that's a "getting ahead of ourselves" song credit. the verse melodies aren't dissimilar

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Wednesday, 11 April 2018 17:23 (one year ago) Permalink

The vocal line in the bridge is what really makes it, and that's new.

― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, February 28, 2018 5:03 PM (one month ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Exactly! The "little bit of tender" line is one of the most awesome uses of a descending chromatic scale since the Yes song "Then" from "Time and a Word".

Prefecture, Friday, 13 April 2018 00:06 (one year ago) Permalink

I hope Janelle and Tessa never announce they're dating and just keep making more elaborate music videos until they accidentally shoot Jodorosky's Dune

— rachel jane andelman (@rajandelman) April 11, 2018

^
Gets it

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 13 April 2018 17:26 (one year ago) Permalink

I would be ok with hearing this everywhere this summer.

Yerac, Friday, 13 April 2018 18:03 (one year ago) Permalink

This song is super easy breezy

Love it

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Friday, 13 April 2018 18:35 (one year ago) Permalink

I am going back and looking at the video for Make Me Feel and holy holy, JM is such perfection.

Yerac, Friday, 13 April 2018 22:19 (one year ago) Permalink

maura otm xposts ago. I was wearing peach shorts.

Yerac, Friday, 13 April 2018 22:22 (one year ago) Permalink

On relistening aside from Django Jane these two other singles are mediocre imo

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Saturday, 14 April 2018 15:11 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xAMnJgc3oA

this one's not on the same level as Make Me Feel or Pynk but still very nice

ufo, Monday, 16 April 2018 06:45 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah, this song just sounds like the bridge between two better songs on the album.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 16 April 2018 12:12 (one year ago) Permalink

(I don't know for sure that it is, but I hope it is.)

Johnny Fever, Monday, 16 April 2018 12:12 (one year ago) Permalink

Arch android is still her best work but I remain optimistic

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Monday, 16 April 2018 18:08 (one year ago) Permalink

i like that

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 16 April 2018 18:12 (one year ago) Permalink

into it

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Monday, 16 April 2018 18:24 (one year ago) Permalink

this is my favourite one from this campaign so far - understated and sexy

boxedjoy, Monday, 16 April 2018 20:59 (one year ago) Permalink

"pynk" is by far the best of these to me... the verses feel a little too understated to me which i assume is intentional given the chorus, but the payoff is really there i think

J0rdan S., Monday, 16 April 2018 21:44 (one year ago) Permalink

the understatement really works with the lyrics imo. i like how the chorus guitar feels p breezy indie-pop-ish the first time but when it returns in the next chorus it becomes feels v different tonally in the more filled-up mix despite not changing itself

lowercase (eric), Monday, 16 April 2018 21:52 (one year ago) Permalink

Dawn Richard covered/remixed "Pynk": https://soundcloud.com/dawn_richard/dark-pynk-cover

monotony, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 01:50 (one year ago) Permalink

Confirmed how pivotal religious music and culture was to her growing up which is all over this record but in monae’s unique spin

don piano (Ross), Wednesday, 23 May 2018 18:14 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

my favourite record this year

Y'all (Ross), Saturday, 30 June 2018 05:11 (eleven months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Saw her live for the first time this past Friday. Great show- strong vocals, dancing, backing visuals, good band and dancers. A fair amount of social and political commentary. While I have nitpicked her songwriting and vocal delivery in the past, those items didn’t bother me too much Friday. Had me reconsidering a bit.

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 12:45 (eleven months ago) Permalink

she is excellent live

Ross, Friday, 27 July 2018 17:13 (ten months ago) Permalink

She makes a couple appearances on the just-released Sorry to Bother You OST.

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, 27 July 2018 17:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

Saw her on Colbert last week too

curmudgeon, Saturday, 28 July 2018 04:16 (ten months ago) Permalink

thanks for the tip Simon

baby bird (Ross), Monday, 30 July 2018 15:54 (ten months ago) Permalink

man the Pharrell track really sounds like she's trying to do Fergie doesn't it

idk it might be my favorite song on here

frogbs, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 20:36 (ten months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Yes! Saw those. I think they first aired the night I was seeing her live

curmudgeon, Sunday, 26 August 2018 01:07 (ten months ago) Permalink


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