14 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After two concept albums and a string of roles in Hollywood blockbusters, one of music’s fiercest visionaries sheds her alter egos and steps out as herself. Buckle up: Human Monáe wields twice the power of any sci-fi character. In this confessional, far-reaching triumph, she dreams of a world in which love wins (“Pynk") and women of color have agency (“Django Jane”). Featuring guest appearances from Brian Wilson, Grimes, and Pharrell—and bearing the clear influence of Prince, Monae’s late mentor—Dirty Computer is as uncompromising and mighty as it is graceful and fun. “I’m the venom and the antidote,” she wails in “I Like That,” a song about embracing these very contradictions. “Take a different type of girl to keep the whole world afloat.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After two concept albums and a string of roles in Hollywood blockbusters, one of music’s fiercest visionaries sheds her alter egos and steps out as herself. Buckle up: Human Monáe wields twice the power of any sci-fi character. In this confessional, far-reaching triumph, she dreams of a world in which love wins (“Pynk") and women of color have agency (“Django Jane”). Featuring guest appearances from Brian Wilson, Grimes, and Pharrell—and bearing the clear influence of Prince, Monae’s late mentor—Dirty Computer is as uncompromising and mighty as it is graceful and fun. “I’m the venom and the antidote,” she wails in “I Like That,” a song about embracing these very contradictions. “Take a different type of girl to keep the whole world afloat.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
703 Ratings

703 Ratings

Just Call Me Ricky ,

she did not come to play

she is ready to start her new era with a politically charged song and a bisexual anthem. all i can say is i got prince vibes and lauryn hill vibes. i am so excited to hear the rest.

Superjamthesidekick ,

Start a 😽Riot

Janelle has, is, and will always be ahead of her times. Every albums she makes tells such a beautiful articulate story. It’s meticulous, it’s magical, and provides a realm for POC to escape to. It’s fun, it’s strong, it’s relatable. That’s just from two songs and prior experience. I can only imagine how amazing the rest of this album will be.

KoalaWindon ,

DEPROGRAMMED, REPROGRAMMED, AND READY!! 🖤🙏🏾🖤

We here and ready for you, Jane!
🙏🏾

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