The ArchAndroid (studio album) by Janelle Monáe

The ArchAndroid by Janelle Monáe
Year: 2010
Release date: 2010-05-18
Overall rank: 467th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 558 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2010 (13th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2010s (64th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (467th)
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The ArchAndroid is ranked as the best album by Janelle Monáe.

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The ArchAndroid track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 83 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 558 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.4/100, a mean average of 78.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.9.

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The ArchAndroid comments

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75/100
From 08/29/2021 06:48
Sprawling and extravagant futuristic concept album about a time travelling Android who fights an evil dictatorship and at the same time falls in love with a humanoid

Critically acclaimed yet still underrated

Simply incredible
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90/100
From 05/13/2020 04:31
An incredibly consistent yet varied album musically. One of the best of the 2010s for sure.
Janelle Monae is something special.
The only weak track here is Make the Bus
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80/100
From 02/06/2020 03:14
The ArchAndroid is the great Afro-futuristic musical that came to vinyl instead of the stage. Monae proves their skill with genre fusions and an impressive variety of vocal range. My main criticisms are the confusing nature of the narrative and the decline in quality in the B side. This thankfully does not stop the trip to Wondaland from being a good time.
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100/100
From 07/09/2019 15:49
This was so awesome. Explores different genres and Monae pulls them off well.

Favorites: Cold War, Come Alive (War of the Roses).
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From 04/29/2018 12:48
Sustained brilliance. A compelling variety of genres and complex melodies complete with interesting themes explored deftly with well-written lyrics, and of course expressive and downright excellent vocals by Monáe herself, all makes "The ArchAndroid" a modern classic. Easily one of the best albums of the decade.
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80/100
From 04/01/2017 03:21
Underrated neo-soul / funk with a psychedelic twist and great guitar sounds. So much good music on this at such a high level of output. Riding on the wings of Stevie Wonder, George Clinton, MJ, James Brown, Outkast, Lauryn Hill and Missy Elliot, she was able to do what a bit of what St. Vincent, FKA Twigs, Beyonce, Solange, Grimes, and Kendrick have all been since intensely praised for, yet half a decade earlier. It's as good as anything that's out this decade in this genre.
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95/100
From 09/02/2016 00:49
So good, I wish this had more exposure. Oh, Maker is just exquisite
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80/100
From 08/07/2016 11:06
A kind of r'n'b version of The wall, in it's delivery. Some great moments on here. Extremely enjoyable.
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70/100
From 06/24/2016 04:47
Mushrooms and Roses was probably my favorite track (probably because I'm a boring rocker). I do find this album tantalizing... but idk... just not that interesting. Good palate cleanser, but not a main dish?
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90/100
From 06/03/2016 18:33
This album is very important for the newer generation and for music culture
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