’10 R&B Albums: #2 Janelle Monae The ArchAndroid

Janelle Monae is R&B’s dark horse. Although she’s backed by Big Boi and Diddy, she’s mostly remembered for her all black get up. Hopefully, ArchAndroid changes that perception. Janelle introduced the masses to her release last May with the oh-so funky, “Tightrope”. The video wasn’t bad either. She then kept the momentum going with righteous drum patterns on “Cold War”. But there’s life after two singles. The party continues on “Locked Inside” and she takes psychedelic trips on cuts like “Dance Or Die”, “Wondaland”, and “Mushrooms & Roses”. It doesn’t take artificial intelligence to appreciate good music.

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  • http://www.1200squad.com kidpotential

    yall just made up for that BS Nas shit from yesterday fam….good looks…this album was GREAT!!!….

  • Busby

    Wow….

  • http://meandmyradio.tumblr.com Lorin

    Best. New. Artist. Period. So glad that this project got the backing and exposure it deserved. She’s light years ahead of her counterparts on so many levels. Been hooked since “Many Moons.”

  • Word

    Hmmm, number one better be head and shoulders better than this project. This album was crazy good. Im satisfied with number 2 though

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  • Nathaniel

    trey songz? rihanna? usher?

    …don’t matter. ain’t nothin’ R&B wise more masterful than this out. this is timeless work. smh

  • Mook

    Love King needs to be #1!!!

  • Mook

    the-dream = slept on!

  • Joshua

    IF THIS WAS THE # 2 R&B OF 2010. I’M DUMB STRUCK AS TO WHO COULD BE #1. IT BETTER NOT BE USHER,JUSTIN “LEAVE IT TO”BEIBER OR TREY SONGZ

  • Dashing

    it’ll go to the dream but honestly let’s be real. There’s no way the dream or A. Keys or Ri-Ri made a better album than Janelle Monae. Maybe you’re trying to balance greatness and commercial success but this album is far and away better than any other R&B album. it’s actually bigger than r&b.

  • Ac@pella!

    Sooooooooooo, this is #2 when it should be #1?…smh…#1 better be a GREAT fuckin choice or I’m done with RR.

  • Black McJagger

    This without a doubt should be number 1 not only in R&B but overall. This is one of the best albums I have ever heard period and I honestly mean that. The best debut in years and maybe a decade

  • mac DIESEL

    GREAT ALBUM!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • http://wepluggodmusic.com dojo.

    i agree with everyone else – if this isn’t #1, then wtf is?

  • Vexed and Glorious

    this shoulda been #1. hands down. so slept on. smh.

  • UltraKid

    Janelle Monae isn’t an R & B artist….smfh at RR…..

  • Donn

    ALBUM OF THE YEAR!!!!!!!!!

  • http://hot97fm.com Fire

    it’s that fag! sydney margetson over at atlantic records & co., that didn’t promote this album. they too worried about sucking dicks and shit! how you doing!

  • Belize

    That was a good album. Nothing but respect for Janelle, hopes she keeps doin her thang and gets a Grammy or somethin. Well deserved.

  • UltraKid

    @Mook,
    Co-sign….B. Dot’s list sucks!

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  • http://errolgames.com Errol

    I thought her thing was black and white outfits not just all black

  • http://thehiltonburnellfiles.wordpress.com moneymakingjus

    BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH I SAID IT

  • e.T.

    this album will forever jam………..from now until way beyond 2719

  • Zj Beat Monsta

    One Of The Best Albums Of The Year… It Suck That The Grammy’s Didnt Give Her Enough Noms.

  • Noringtone

    This album needs to be #1. This is such bullshit. Best album of 2010 hands down.

  • the One

    Got to be the best album of the year… It’s art .

  • ZoomZoom

    I SWEAR TO GOD SHE WAS A RAPPER? ATLEAST SHE WAS RAPPING IN THAT GARBAGE TRACK “TYPO” RITE??????

  • Janelle Fan

    I hope she takes a grammy home ! LOVE YOU JANELLE!! Your music is REAL.. You definitely need to be #1!

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