Purchased this CD not having purchased Janelle Monae's previous album (Archandroid) and I find that its like starting to watch a movie from the middle, so now I must buy her first album! Allot of people are saying this is a concept album(...or something like that) and you really need to listen to it from the beginning to follow her story line. Nonetheless, " The Electric Lady" album has you hooked right from the beginning! Her voice is so pure and powerful and the lyrics are so beautiful and deep. I love every single track! She has some great features and tracks with "Prince" Erykah Badu, and Miguel! I would definitely recommend this! A beautiful and energetic album!