Masterpiece. This is the first thing that came to my mind after listening to Dirty Computer. I can’t remember the last time when my expectations for an album have been satisfied to such an extent. An album, which probably will have a similar cultural relevance as To Pimp a Butterfly or Lemonade. It’s a manifestation of blackness and sexuality while staying powerful, hyper-positive, and extremely entertaining. It’s an album that 2018 needed so much, and which 2017 did not provide. Musically excellent, aesthetically tasty, marvelously fun. Monáe’s best, her Sign o’ the Times. Don’t Judge Me is a song of the year.
Listen to: Take a Byte, Django Jane, Make You Feel, Don’t Judge Me