I like metaphor, imagery and well-sustained conceit -so I read books.
Janelle Monae makes me feel lazy because I don't want to take the time to decipher the message behind her Android suites. Perhaps all it takes to enter her "Cybertronic Purgatory" is a bit of time researching her intent. Maybe reading a few interviews, or doing some Googling. It could even be in the liner notes. The thing is, I'm on the treadmill with 3 miles still to go, and you're asking me to identify the "Wolfmasters" and join them on their melodic "March."
Well Rihanna tells me exactly what a Rude Boy is, and why she wants one -so I think I'll switch to that playlist.