6 de julho de 2010

Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid

192 VBR - 68m length - 89 Mb
Janelle Monáe is an American singer, songwriter and dancer. An amazing perfomer, she did one of the greatest albums of the year (in my opinion): creative, beautiful, with a very strong history on it, as explains Wikipedia:
In a November 2009 interview, Monáe revealed the title and concept behind her album, The ArchAndroid. The album was released on 18 May 2010. The second and third suites of Metropolis are combined into this full-length release, in which Monáe's alter-ego, Cindi Mayweather—also the protagonist of Metropolis: The Chase Suite— becomes a messiah-esque figure to the android community of Metropolis. [...] The Metropolis concept series draws inspiration from a wide range of musical, cinematic and other sources, ranging from Alfred Hitchcock to Debussy to Philip K. Dick. However, the series puts Fritz Lang's 1927 silent film Metropolis, which Monáe referred to as "the godfather of science-fiction movies," in special regard. Aside from sharing a name, they also share visual styles (the cover for The ArchAndroid is inspired by the iconic poster for Metropolis), conceptual themes and political goals, using expressionistic future scenarios to examine and explode contemporary ideas of prejudice and class.
Give it a try, it really deserve, and I'm pretty sure that you also will be enchanted by this cute young girl who has a powerful voice and dances really well haha!

You can buy it here and here.

  1. Overture II
  2. Dance or Die (feat. Saul Williams)
  3. Faster
  4. Locked Inside
  5. Sir Greendown
  6. Cold War
  7. Tightrope (feat. Big Boi) [video] [live video (you MUST watch this one)]
  8. Neon Gumbo
  9. Oh, Maker
  10. Come Alive (War of the Roses)
  11. Mushrooms & Roses
  12. Overture III
  13. Neon Valley Street
  14. Make the Bus (feat. of Montreal)
  15. Wondaland
  16. 57821 (feat. Deep Cotton)
  17. Say You'll Go
  18. BapbopbyeYa