Janelle Monae - Cold War

I love Janelle Monae and her newest CD, The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III), is quickly becoming one of my favorite albums of all time.  I would go as far as to call her a musical genius.  She mixes so many of my favorite influences together in a perfect blend of retro-futurism funk.  Her album has bits and pieces of Juan Garcia Esquivel, Martin Denny, The Beatles, Gnarls Barkley, Andre 3000 and many other eclectic artists.  She even mixes in bard's music, space age pop, lounge music, bossa nova...  she even throws in a brief few bars of my favorite song ever; "Clair de Lune".  Magnificent.  Go buy her album.  Listen to it three times.  After the third play-through, you'll know...  Via Wine & Bowties.

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