Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews

Janelle Monáe

Dirty Computer (Atlantic)

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews

Janelle Monáe's sexually ambiguous roboticism comes into its own on her third LP. Featuring liquid-smooth pop funk, it sounds like something from the mind of the Purple One, who lent mentorship and a wah-wah synth line on "Make Me Feel." Hints of Michael Jackson's melodic moonwalking lace in the type of hip-hop ennui that will appeal to fans of Solange's A Seat at the Table, plus a sexy swagger of feminist liberation that screams 2018. Bottom line: Dirty Computer will turn you on. (4pm, American Express stage)

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