In the notes for futuristic soul diva janelle Monae's debut LP (out May 18), she cites the following as inspirations: Princess Leia's cinnamon buns hairstyle, Fela Kuti's cigarettes, Jack White's mustache. The oddball influences make more sense within the anything-goes context of the album, which flies from Afrobeat to psych rock to James Brown funk to Fantasia-soundtrack whimsy across its 18 tracks. You could call it a trip.
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