Yeah, the track itself is fine, and I've always had a soft spot for Kevin Barnes and his band, Of Montreal. It's just that the rest of the album flows so steadily despite its unholy mishmash of genres and styles that when you suddenly, for all intents and purposes, get an Of Montreal track thrown into the middle of a Janelle Monae album, well, it sort of breaks the spell a little bit. Try listening to the whole album but skip Make the Bus sometime, just go straight to Wondaland from Neon Valley Street.
If Barnes appears at all in Suite IV, I hope it's just as back-up.
Originally Posted by CashNotCredit
Make the Bus is one of my personal favorites, but I get your point. I love how she can go from an acoustic, Beatle-y song like Oh, Maker, to making guitar impressions on Come Alive, to full-on James Brown-style funk on Tightrope in the blink of an eye. And it really pushed the boundaries for what pop music can be in the 21st century, 808 drums and horn sections and string ensembles combined. Anyway,enough talking, I have to find a way to pre-order Suite IV.