Janelle Monae


#81

I’ve been walking around in the sun all day listening to it, totally brilliant.


#82

3-stars.

it has some moments, but it doesn’t really have enough meat for me, nor any outstandingly catchy tunes (Make Me Feel and Screwed are okay); I don’t think anything even as ear-wormy as “Yoga” let along anything like “Many Moons” for example.

And I don’t foresee spending nearly $400 for myself and the wife to see her live in July.


#83

Never fully got into Janelle before but I really like this, great timing for summer. The sequencing is a bit weird, feels like it doesn’t properly hit its stride until track 4 or 5, but from Django Jane onwards it’s pretty much all bangers. Pynk and I Like That are probably my early favourites.


#84

Still really loving this album. Only slightly disappointed because the singles are obviously the best songs. I don’t know why artists feel the need to release so many before the album these days, much better to hold a few bangers back to suprise people with the album.


#85

Yeah Crazy Classic Life and Take a Byte are the two weak ones for me. Choruses feel a bit forced or too simple or something. Kind of growing on me though.


#86

Roundhouse, Sept 11 - on sale Friday.


#87

And Manchester Academy on September 10th


#88

I moved to a new city about a week before this album came out, and had 3 weeks off during that glorious heatwave to wander round listening to it. Absolutely perfect.


#89

Just seen she’s playing at the 1500-cap former church directly opposite my new flat. What a lovely, lovely time that’s going to be


#90

Christ.


#91

These are going to go in seconds aren’t they. Hope there’s another one in the pipeline for the next day.


#92

Bah… 200 miles away, on a school night, the day after I come back from Barcelona. Think I may have to accept I’ll never see her live. :frowning_face:


#93

London pre-sale https://www.metropolismusic.com/shows/1159052/


#94

Nice one. Thanks


#95

Thanking you!


#96

got a ticket for the manc date in the presale last night :heart_eyes: little venue walking distance from my house, yes pls


#97

Cheers for the heads up, was pretty certain I’d have no luck on the general sale tomorrow!


#98

Bought too. Nice.

Not complaining, but Roundhouse seems a little small for her now - perhaps they’ll add a second date.


#99

Just announced:

Personally getting a bit sick of these second dates which are completely scheduled but announced after the fact.


#100

yeah. sell out the less eligible day then whack a better offer up.