The R&B Blog thought this album review by Ebony Magazine was a stellar depiction of what we felt upon first listen to The Electric Lady. Take a look:
Janelle Monáe’s The Electric Lady is a musical otherworldly experience. This audio space odyssey, crafted by the ArchAndroid and her Wondaland Arts Society, actually does pay homage to Jimi Hendrix in some ways, as the title suggests. But there are also hints of ’60s soul, and even disco and funk. Fans are already familiar with “Q.U.E.E.N.,” her funky ode to rebellion featuring Erykah Badu, and the slow and sexy “Primetime,” featuring Miguel.
What makes this album so good is the musical versatility displayed—from the “Suite V Electric Overture” that almost makes you think of Isaac Hayes’s brilliant Shaft soundtrack, to Monáe’s operatic-style singing on “Look Into My Eyes,” to the easy breezy nature of “Dorothy Dandrige Eyes” (with Esperanza Spalding). Much of the album plays like the soundtrack to an equally hypnotic film about a beautiful heroine who pulls no punches and makes no excuses about living life on her own terms. The Electric Lady is a must in any music aficionado’s collection.
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