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The Best Janelle Monáe Albums, Ranked  

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We're ranking the best Janelle Monáe albums of all time. One of the best artists of 2019, Janelle Monáe's discography features eight Grammy nominations and several popular songs, like "Yoga" and "Tightrope." What is the greatest Janelle Monáe album ever?

From her debut album The ArchAndroid to her 2018 album Dirty Computer, this list of Janelle Monáe albums also includes her 2013 album The Electric Lady, which features singles "PrimeTime" and "Q.U.E.E.N."

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The Electric Lady is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Janelle Monáe Albums, Ranked
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1. Suite IV Electric Overture
2. Givin' Em What They Love (feat. Prince)   
3. Q.U.E.E.N. (feat. Erykah Badu)
4. Electric Lady (feat. Solange) 
5. Good Morning Midnight (Interlude)
6. PrimeTime (feat. Miguel)
7. We Were Rock & Roll
8. The Chrome Shoppe (Interlude)
9. Dance Apocalyptic
10. Look into My Eyes

Pitchfork score: 8.3

Release Date: 2013

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The ArchAndroid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Janelle Monáe Albums, Ranked
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1. Suite II Overture
2. Dance or Die (feat. Saul Williams) 
3. Faster
4. Locked Inside
5. Sir Greendown
6. Cold War
7. Tightrope (feat. Big Boi)
8. Neon Gumbo
9. Oh, Maker
10. Come Alive (The War of the Roses)
11. Mushrooms & Roses

Pitchfork score: 8.5
 

Release Date: 2010

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Dirty Computer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Janelle Monáe Albums, Ranked
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1. Dirty Computer (feat. Brian Wilson) 
2. Crazy, Classic, Life
3. Take a Byte
4. Jane's Dream
5. Screwed (feat. Zoë Kravitz)  
6. Django Jane
7. Pynk (feat. Grimes) 
8. Make Me Feel
9. I Got the Juice (feat. Pharrell Williams)  
10. I Like That
11. Don't Judge Me
12. Stevie's Dream
13. So Afraid
14. Americans

Pitchfork score: 7.7

Release Date: 2018

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