The Electric Lady

Janelle Monáe is hands down one of the most exciting and creative artists currently putting out music, and this latest album is a worthy addition to her repertoire. Slightly more focused on R&B than her last album, “Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady” constitutes the fourth and fifth suites (of a proposed seven) of Monáe’s epic saga of the world of Metropolis–the futuristic dystopian world of androids as seen through the eyes of rebel android (and Monáe alter ego) Cindi Mayweather. “Electric Lady” balances a thoughtful and probing social conscience with an uncontrollable toe tapping/body throbbing good time.