Janelle Monáe

BEST ALBUMS OF 2013

 

Here are my top picks for best albums of the year.

Did any of YOUR favorite albums made it to our list? Do you agree with our pick for the top spot? Let us know! Comment below or via our Facebook page.

Janelle-Monae-Electric-Lady

30. Janelle Monáe – The Electric Lady

 

mia-matangi-cover-400x40029. M.I.AMatangi

 

John_Newman_Tribute.jpg 28. JOHN NEWMANTribute

 

hurts-exile27. HURTSExile

 

Charli_XCX_-_True_Romance26. CHARLI XCX True Romance

 

goldfields_blacksun25. GOLD FIELDSBLACK SUN

chvrches24. CHVRCHESThe Bones Of What You Believe

 

alpine-a-is-for-alpine23. ALPINE A Is For Alpine

 

Little_Boots_Nocturnes22. LITTLE BOOTSNocturnes

 

cloudz21. MAJICAL CLOUDZImpersonator

 

james-blake-overgrown20. JAMES BLAKEOvergrown

 

dm19. DEPECHE MODEDelta Machine

 

ms-mr-secondhand-rapture-400x40018. MS MRSecondhand Rapture

 

Disclosure_Settle17. DISCLOSURESettle

 

Frankmusic_between16. FRANKMUSIKBetween 

 

Rudimental_Home15. RUDIMENTALHOME

 

the-197514. THE 1975The 1975

 

alunageorge-bodymusic13. ALUNAGEORGE Body Music

 

Kanye-yeezus12. KANYE WESTYeezus

 

glasser-interiors11. GLASSERInteriors

 

Bastille-bad-blood10. BASTILLE Bad Blood

 

The_Weeknd_Kiss_Land9. THE WEEKNDKiss Land

 

arctic-monkeys-am-cover8. ARTIC MONKEYSAM

 

haim-days-are-gone-400x4007. HAIM Days Are Gone

 

St-lucia-when-the-night6. ST. LUCIAWhen The Night

 

SkyFerreira-NightTime5. SKY FERREIRANight Time, My Time

 

london-grammar-if-you-wait4. LONDON GRAMMARIf You Wait

 

lorde-pure-heroine-4103. LORDEPure Heroine

 

MayaJaneColes_comfort2. MAYA JANE COLESComfort

 

VV-Brown-Samson-Delilah1. VV BROWN Samson & Delilah


Janelle Monáe – Q.U.E.E.N. Featuring Erykah Badu

 

Janelle Monáe and Erykah Badu join forces to deliver Q.U.E.E.N. the first single from Monáe’s upcoming studio album, “The Electric Lady.

The petite funky diva announced the collaboration a few weeks back on her website via this clever teaser.

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 Well, Q.U.E.E.N has finally arrived and is fantastic! The empowering anthem is a funky fusion of old-school R&B, Jazz with a touch of a Big Band flare. The funky divas sing and rhyme back-and-forth about intolerance, religion, cattiness and the right to be a freak. “THE BOOTY DON’T LIE”

“This song is inspired by private conversations she and I have had and continue to have,” Monae told Billboard backstage at Coachella earlier this month. “She’s a great friend to me; she’s like a big sister and it’s a song about private dialogue that she and I have had.”

 Q.U.E.E.N is available now via iTunes!

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Janelle Monáe – “Tightrope” [Oliver Nelson Remix]

 

Janelle Monáe’s funkadelic (with extra pulp) R&B tune, “Tightrope” from the highly praised, The ArchAndroid gets a groovy and equally funky electronic remix by Sweden’s Oliver Nelson.

When we play this remix we feel just like Janelle Monáe says on the track: “We gettin funky on the scene, Yeah you know about it, Like a star on the screen-ahhh—-Now put some voodoo on it”

Loving this remix. Take a listen!

Janelle Monáe (iTunes)

Big Boi – Featuring Janelle Monáe

Check out the latest video for “Be Still” from Big Boi (OutKast) featuring the beautiful and talented Janelle Monáe. I really like this song. It has a great groove, great lyrics and positive message. The video has a comic-book visual style that I really dig a lot, and it could have been stellar if it wasn’t ruined by the typical hoochies in the video. Thankfully, Janelle is also featured in the video and she adds a much needed soul and grace to the picture.