Jet Fuel Jukebox: “Queen Monáe” Edition

Well, Kanye West has returned from his long slumber and been making headlines recently. Some of the reasons are cool, but a larger number of those are not so cool. Starting with the good stuff, he’s got a solo album coming in June alongside a separate side project with Kid Cudi, as well as some production credits that include a new Nas record.

However, in the past week, Ye’s also released two incredibly underwhelming “singles,” and been saying some intolerable stuff on Twitter. Most recently, he appeared in an interview with TMZ, and it’s quite an…interesting watch, to say the least. Suffice to say, it will be fascinating to see what comes of all this Kanye news in the coming months.

Moving on from Kanye, I want to give a shoutout to Janelle Monáe’s new album, Dirty Computer, which I’ve listened to non-stop since its release on Friday. I’ve included one of my favorite tracks from the album, “Screwed,” as the opening song on this week’s playlist, so you too can enjoy this masterpiece. Elsewhere, we have included tracks from Hall and Oates, The Internet, and Katy Perry.

— Michael Lane, Blog Editor

Michael’s Picks:

  • “Screwed (feat. Zoë Kravitz)” – Janelle Monáe
  • “City Looks Pretty” – Courtney Barnett
  • “Losing You” – boy pablo
  • “2% Chest” – Nnamdi Ogbonnaya
  • “Roll (Burbank Funk)” – The Internet
  • “Walk The Walk” – Gaz Coombes
  • “Old Town” – Say Sue Me
  • “Between the Breaths” – Mitski, Xiu Xiu
  • “Being Here” – Vacationer
  • “Dreams Tonite” – Alvvays

Jake’s Picks:

  • “Say You Love Me” – Jessie Ware
  • “Rich Girl” – Daryl Hall & John Oates
  • “Back Pocket” – Vulfpeck
  • “Take Care” – Drake, Rihanna
  • “Faded Love” – Tinashe, Future
  • “Softens” – Wet
  • “River Wider” – Tall Heights
  • “WALLS” – Kings of Leon
  • “No Tears Left To Cry” – Ariana Grande
  • “Love Me” – Katy Perry

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