So. What if I told you that the coolest release of 2010 was a bizarre concept album about a far-future android visiting the present to lead an android rebellion… or something like that? I know, it sounds like an idea that Platinum Blonde rejected. Let’s just be thankful for the small things in life.

Janelle Monáe’s The ArchAndroid is like nothing else you’re going to hear. It’s kind of earnest and crazy in spots, but Monáe appears to be one of those artists who’s so ridiculously talented that she can get away with nearly anything. “Tightrope”, the first single from The ArchAndroid, is probably the most radio-friendly track on the album.