The Electric Lady

The Electric Lady

Music CD - 2013
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Publisher: [New York, NY] : Bad Boy Records, p2013
Branch Call Number: CD PR MON E10
Characteristics: 1 sound disc (68 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in


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SJPL_JessL Apr 13, 2020

This album absolutely rocks. Listen to this one without shuffle to get the full effect of the continuing story of Cindi Mayweather, Janelle Monáe 's alter-ego. Monáe's mix pulls from a multitude of styles and sound that can only be described as her's. The love songs are sweet, the pop songs are popp'in.
Get up and dance, then be prepared to bring it down as you fall in love with The Electric Lady (2013).
Absolute Favorite Tracks: Electric Lady, Q.U.E.E.N., Dance Apocalyptic, Primetime, Givin' 'Em What They Love, and Can't Live Without Your Love.

Jun 18, 2019

The hits don't stop with Ms. Monae. If you listen to her music, you ask "where have I been?" A truly masterful voice with awesome music to accompany her.

Nov 30, 2018

Fun & irrelevant album. Doens't feel slick at all.

Sep 10, 2016

GOOD 2013 CD by talented singer. The production covers a LOT of styles, some of which worked better (for me) than others. Glad I gave it a listen.

Jan 08, 2015

Best of 2013, indeed. Love it! The music is just brilliant. Love them all.

Dec 27, 2013

The best album of 2013.

Absolutely adored this brilliant follow-up to 2010's The ArchAndroid. Several tracks are immediately catchy, and some need a few listens to grow on you, but ultimately each is a fresh and creative piece. Higlights include the tracks Electric Lady, We Were Rock n' Roll, Victory, and What an Experience, which needs to be listened to all the way through. So much fun.

Dec 02, 2013

As the year draws to a close, expect to see this on a lot of best of lists. I think this tops her last album; an intoxicating, fresh and danceable stew of 21st century R&B, rock, pop, jazz and funk. Guests include Prince, Solange, Miguel and Eryka Badu.


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Santa Monica Staff Jan 04, 2014

"I started thinking about a new 21st-century breed of women," Janelle Monáe says of the process that led to her second album, The Electric Lady. "How does she make love? What are her feelings regarding politics, sexuality, religion, oppression? These questions led me to a portal into the future." The past was pretty important, too – she cites Bo Diddley, Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone as key inspirations. The disc also features a festival-worthy guest list, with spots from buddies Erykah Badu, Solange and Monáe's "musical icon and mentor," Prince. "Prince doesn't just appear on anybody's album," Monáe says. "To have him be a part of The Electric Lady was incredible – I'm still in disbelief."

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