The Electric Lady

by Shane Thomas I’ve written before about Janelle Monae. Writers such as Emily J. Lordi and Trudy from Gradient Lair have  reviewed Monae’s sophomore album, The Electric Lady, at length. My review will go through the record track by track, and see if it justifies its warm critical reception: 1) Suite IV: Electric Overture This… Read More

Janelle Monae’s Q.U.E.E.N, A Feminist Anthem?

by Shane Thomas I first heard of Monae when she guested on the Outkast song, “Call the Law”, from their most recent (and probably final) album, Idlewild. It was a track that I enjoyed, and put Monae in that radar of pop-culture trivia knowledge that might one day come in useful at a pub quiz.… Read More