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YAES! I cannot fathom the fab. Can't wait for ArchAndroid to drop!
Here's the article from VIBE
Murphy's Law: Janelle Monae > Lady Gaga;
Janelle Monáe makes Lady Gaga sound like an Idaho high school talent show contestant. I was ready to dismiss the pompadour wearing, bobby sock saddle shoes rocking, back-to-the-future singer-songwriter as a hype-fueled gimmick. But after hearing Monáe's upcoming big label debut The ArchAndroid last week, I can say without hyperbole that it's an early contender for album of the decade. Yeah, I said it. Let's see if a public weaned on a predictable, bland steady diet of Alicia Keys will find a place for a risk-taking artist who possesses some of the most versatile (and pitch perfect) vocal chops around and pens songs that sound like Fela Kuti leading a space age tribal funk band on Mars ("Dance or Die"); Michael Jackson if he were produced by Giorgio Moroder ("Locked Inside"); James Brown going new wave ("Tightrope"); and a Broadway musical on acid ("Sir Greendown"). Wow.
——Keith "Murph" Murphy, VIBE