MILES OF TRANE: YES. She disclaims the Neo-Soul label, so I'll call Erykah Badu Nu-Funk-Alt-R&B, and she can disavow that as well if she ever reads this blog. It's not my favorite style of music but she is so good that I don't care if I like it or not, I'm listening. She's got a lot to say and she says it with authority, controversy, and style. Read the pro reviews if you want the grit. Listen to the music if you want the art.
Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Erykah Badu: New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh 8.0/10.0
New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh reviews at Metacritic.com 84/100 "Universal Acclaim"
Official site, where you can see her controversial video made at Dealey Plaza.