2018 release from singer, actress Janelle Monáe
Gatefold double LP cut at 45 RPM!
Guest artists Brian Wilson, Pharrell Williams, Zoë Kravitz, and Grimes
"This record isn't a monument to His Royal Badness. It's one of the greatest artists of our time carrying Prince's baton into the new world." — NME, April 2018
The third LP (and first in five years) from Janelle Monáe, the actress and recording artist features appearances by Brian Wilson, Pharrell Williams, Zoë Kravitz, and Grimes, plus musical contributions from Prince just prior to his death.
Pitchfork writes that Monáe "has given us a pop record that feels gleefully youthful, perhaps even the album she wishes she could have had as a teen in Kansas City. The songwriting is precise if not always flawless. The reckless and joyful 'Screwed' embodies the occasional, devil-may-care nihilism experienced by queer people of color living under a surveillance state. It also contains one of the funkiest and technically impressive basslines you'll hear on an album already in awe of Chic and George Clinton."
"As an album, Dirty Computer is what happens when a prism is held to the blinding light of a free Janelle Monáe. Her status as an acolyte of Prince dovetails with her modern pop sensibilities uniquely, which is how we get a queer anthem like 'PYNK,' and its video brimming with defiant black women, saddled with a chorus that could slide neatly into most Taylor Swift records. It is why 'Screwed' sounds like a hedonistic Haim track.
"Dirty Computer affirms that we are never more naked than when we stand in our joy. The whole of it is a testament to inclusivity both verbally and sonically. And Monáe's love is liberation, for her and for us."
|01 Dirty Computer (feat. Brian Wilson)|
|02 Crazy, Classic, Life|
|03 Take A Byte|
|04 Jane's Dream|
|01 Screwed (feat. Zoë Kravitz)|
|02 Django Jane|
|03 Pynk (feat. Grimes)|
|01 Make Me Feel|
|02 I Got The Juice (feat. Pharrell Williams)|
|03 I Like That|
|01 Don't Judge Me|
|02 Stevie's Dream|
|03 So Afraid|