This is the first album I've bought from Monáe and really the first time I fully listened to one of her songs. I listened to the whole album on a 15 hour road trip on the CD version my dad had left in the car. I replayed it at least three times to get a feel for each song and really, really loved the way she switches genres so effortlessly. There's mainstream pop, dance, something a little more hip hop/alternative R&B, some experimental psychedelic songs, rock and punk, folk songs, and my personal favorite, BaBopByeYa, a very jazzy song that sounds like a Bond movie theme.
Not all songs grabbed me as much as others, and I think that's due to the range of song genres present. But I'd say 14 of the 18 songs really, really wowed me, and the others were good enough to not be skipped. I was pleasantly surprised by her impressive range: for her to be able to sing each genre so successfully speaks only to the talent I never knew she had. I'd recommend this for anyone who likes variety and a damn good voice.