There’s a lot of talk about the new Janelle Monae album which is good but this Quadron album is at least as good, if not better. It’s more funky and sounds more groundbreaking to me. The problem I have with a lot of R&B is the smoothed out edges. They produce it all to sound similar with no instrument standing out. If you watch that Janelle Monae video from Letterman notice how the horns blast out from the rest of the sound at parts. On the album the horns are lower in the mix. The Quadron album doesn’t suffer from that same production which I think elevates the album to a different level opening it up to a different audience (such as myself as R&B is not something I follow at all typically).