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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It's Coachella weekend, which means that about a hundred thousand at-least-theoretical music fans are now converging on the California desert, waiting for the yodeling kid…
Tom Breihan | April 13, 2018 - 2:47 pm

More Janelle Monae stories

Janelle Monae – “I Like That” Video

Janelle Monae's suddenly imminent album and "emotion picture" Dirty Computer is premiering Thursday night in short-film form on MTV and BET before its official Friday…
Chris DeVille | April 23, 2018 - 12:15 pm

Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer Film Premiering 4/26 On MTV & BET

Back when Janelle Monáe announced her new album, Dirty Computer, she said that it would be accompanied by a 44-minute-long "emotion picture," also known to…
James Rettig | April 20, 2018 - 11:46 am

Janelle Monáe – “PYNK (D∆WN Remix)”

Last week, Janelle Monáe released "PYNK," a single from her new album Dirty Computer that features Grimes. We named it one of the best songs
James Rettig | April 18, 2018 - 3:31 pm

Janelle Monáe – “I Like That”

In a couple of weeks, soul-music futurist Janelle Monáe will return with her much-anticipated new album Dirty Computer. Thus far, all the album's singles have…
Tom Breihan | April 16, 2018 - 9:14 am

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

It's Coachella weekend, which means that about a hundred thousand at-least-theoretical music fans are now converging on the California desert, waiting for the yodeling kid…
Tom Breihan | April 13, 2018 - 2:47 pm

Janelle Monáe – “PYNK” (Feat. Grimes) Video

Janelle Monáe's new album, Dirty Computer, is due at the end of the month. It's her first since 2013's The Electric Lady, and we've already…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 10, 2018 - 11:47 am

Dozens Of Musicians Commemorate 50th Anniversary Of Martin Luther King’s Death In “The Dream Still Lives” Video

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination. To honor his memory and his work, which is still as relevant as…
Peter Helman | April 4, 2018 - 9:06 pm

Prince Worked On Janelle Monáe’s New Album

Prince and Janelle Monáe have a long history of mutual admiration, dating at least as far back as 2010 when Monáe performed at the BET…
James Rettig | February 26, 2018 - 2:43 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

If it made any real sense to put the Jimmy Kimmel Live parody of Drake's "God's Plan" video on this list, I probably would. It…
Tom Breihan | February 23, 2018 - 12:43 pm

The Week In Pop

Alice Merton Is Ruling Rock Radio. Is A Pop Crossover Next?

Do you remember where you first heard "Royals"? Almost any guess could be correct -- and not just because the song achieved the sort of…
Chris DeVille | February 22, 2018 - 4:09 pm

Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel” & “Django Jane” Video

Last week, Janelle Monáe finally announced that her first new album in five years would be called Dirty Computer and that it'd be coming out…
James Rettig | February 22, 2018 - 12:07 pm

Janelle Monáe Announces New Album Dirty Computer

It's been almost five years since Janelle Monáe's last proper album, 2013's The Electric Lady, and in that time she's been focusing more on her…
James Rettig | February 16, 2018 - 9:15 am

2017 In Review

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2017

In this space in past years, I've usually written about which music-video directors had the best years. It's a variation of the auteur theory, as…
Tom Breihan | December 18, 2017 - 11:23 am
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