Janelle Monáe ‎– The Archandroid

Bad Boy Entertainment ‎– 512256-1, Wondaland ‎– 512256-1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

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A1 Suite II Overture 2:31
A2 Dance Or Die
Featuring – Saul Williams
A3 Faster 3:19
A4 Locked Inside 4:17
A5 Sir Greendown 2:15
B1 Cold War 3:25
B2 Tightrope
Featuring – Big Boi
B3 Neon Gumbo
Arranged By [Additonal Guitar Arrangement] – Rj, Rekrap SillekBacking Vocals [Voodoo Doo Wopping] – Sknuks EhtComposed By, Arranged By – Rednow "Tekcor" EtanGuitar [Guitar Howls] – Rekrap OdnillekLead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Eánom EllenajLyrics By [Rebel Underground Lyrics] – Eánom Ellenaj, Gninthgil KcuhcMellotron, Organ [Pipe Organ], Organ [Hammond B-3], Whistling, Synthesizer [Moog], Bells [Tubular], Drums [Nuclear Drumming] – Z RetsamflowPiano [Phantom Piano] – Nworb EcnerretStrings [Vincent Price Strings] – The Wandaland String Ensemble
B4 Oh, Maker 3:47
B5 Come Alive (The War Of The Roses) 3:23
C1 Mushrooms & Roses 5:41
C2 Suite III Overture 1:42
C3 Neon Valley Street 4:12
C4 Make The Bus
Featuring – Of Montreal
C5 Wondaland 3:37
D1 57821
Featuring – Deep Cotton
D2 Say You'll Go 5:59
D3 BabobbyeYa 8:47

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Recorded At Wondaland Studio, Atlanta, GA.

Creative & Art Direction for Blak Milk, Inc. & WISM

Very special thanks to Max Sterllings and The Palace of the Dogs Archives.

Gatefold sleeve with double-sided printed insert.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 075678924606

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7567-89898-3 Janelle Monáe The ArchAndroid(CD, Album) Bad Boy Entertainment, Wondaland 7567-89898-3 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
7567-89898-3 Janelle Monáe The ArchAndroid(18xFile, AAC, Album) Bad Boy Entertainment, Wondaland 7567-89898-3 Europe 2010
512256-2 / 7567-89898-3, 7567-89898-3 Janelle Monáe The ArchAndroid(CD, Album) Bad Boy Entertainment, Wondaland, Warner Music Argentina 512256-2 / 7567-89898-3, 7567-89898-3 Argentina 2010 Sell This Version
2-512256 Janelle Monáe The ArchAndroid(CD, Album) Wondaland, Bad Boy Entertainment 2-512256 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
512256-2 Janelle Monáe The ArchAndroid(CD, Album) Bad Boy Entertainment, Wondaland 512256-2 US 2010 Sell This Version


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September 28, 2018
edited 2 months ago
I think there are two different pressings for the US release. The first one was done by United Record Pressing (as shown by the test pressing in the database). But I just purchased a new copy and while it has the US copyright info on the back cover, the vinyl is an EU pressing (by Optimal Media). This pressing sounds quite good - minimal surface noise, no warping - it's also very dynamic and crankable. The other reviewer may have the pressing done by URP, which would explain the poor quality.


February 15, 2016

Does anybody feel the highs are rolled off on this LP album? After several listens on my stereo and with my headphones (GMP 8.35D) I realized that the the upper frequency spectrum is highly attenuated on some tracks.

I don't want to obsess about this but the audio quality of this pressing is quite low for a modern pressing: low audio level, lots of surface noise, warping.

I'll order the CD at some point to make a compassion, although given the theme of the album I think that they tried to give an overall "LO-FI" character. The dynamics are great though and from the CD I expect some more compression, which is not always desirable.