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The ArchAndroid

The ArchAndroid This energetic singer's debut comes with a narrative concept about robots. On The ArchAndroid, the real story, however, is her arrival...The ArchAndroidPop This energetic singer's debut comes with a narrative concept about robots. On The ArchAndroid, the real story, however, is her arrival...2010-05-12
Janelle Monae | COME ALIVE Janelle Monáe

COME ALIVE Janelle Monáe (Andrew Zaeh)

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The ArchAndroid

Genre: Pop; Lead Performer: Janelle Monae

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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