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Janelle Monáe - The Age of Pleasure

I am obsessed with pretty much everything Janelle Monáe does at this point, but ‘The Age of Pleasure’ really is something special. Pure, feel-good hype music, this album celebrates queerness, sexuality, self love and black joy in a deliciously rich musical package. It’s a non-stop party for 32 minutes, with each song flowing into the next to ensure the energy doesn’t cease for a second. Even with the high expectations set by Monáe’s creativity throughout her career, I was taken aback by ‘The Age of Pleasure’ - it is impossible not to want to dance the negativity away while listening to this music. LT

Out now on Atlantic