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The Best Janelle Monáe Albums, Ranked

Updated May 15, 2019 74 votes 28 voters3 items

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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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  • Dirty Computer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Janelle Monáe Albums, Ranked
    Photo: Bad Boy, Wondaland, Atlantic

    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
    23
    9
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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
    18
    6
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  • The Electric Lady is listed (or ranked) 3 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
    14
    4
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