On Janelle Monáe’s “Make The Bus,” Featuring Of Montreal, Though Really It’s The Other Way Around


Listen to it here. No “Tightrope,” but pretty lithe and groovy and weird. Super-weird. Topics: terrible fixations, androids dreaming of electric sheep, Peter Pan, Juicy Fruit. Great drum sound. (It’s no “California Gurls,” but what is?) Also: This is a straight-up Of Montreal song in which Janelle herself barely merits a “featuring.” She is entirely subsumed by Kevin Barnes’ titanic psych-pop otherworldliness: Best you can say is that their two voices here seem to merge into one really really high-maintenance androgynous diva android. This record (out next week) is gonna be 50 different kinds of just fuckin’ crazy.

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