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So who else thought Gustavo moved to Gotham City and became Two-Face?
I feel weird that R.A.P. Music and Kitty Pryde’s…thing…came out in the same general scene.
I was totally down with Tom Gabel’s decision. Very respectable. Something about Frank Ocean’s whole deal just bugs me though.
Well that’s not fair. I don’t think anyone claimed that Lana del Rey can’t sing. We were mad that she tried to trick us.
You speak as if I think every gay person coming out of the closet is an act of publicity. Nope. Just Frank Ocean. And apparently the blogs think so to, because every Frank Ocean article as of July 4th discusses his sexuality. And there were rumours floating around about his sexuality, so what? I’ve already made my arguments about his music, now I’m making them about his business scheme.
And I’m sorry that it’s apparently not my place to say my opinions on people in the public light, but I’m still going to do it.
Well, no, you’re right — there isn’t one way you’re *supposed* to do it. But Frank Ocean’s way doesn’t work regardless.
Wait, so because I think that Frank Ocean is taking advantage of the love and support of his fans, LGBT or otherwise, by dropping this heartfelt and brave and loving story before the debut of a new record makes me homophobic? I don’t give a fuck if he’s gay, and you shouldn’t either. In a perfect world, coming out of the closet shouldn’t even be a big deal.
I think I’m going to have to disappear from music blogs for a bit.
” Instead the parallel that makes the most sense is Channel Orange‘s strongest competition for album of the year: Fiona Apple’s The Idler Wheel…”
Saying The Idler Wheel…is competition for Frank Ocean makes Fiona Apple seem worse. Don’t you dare treat Fiona Apple like she’s come cog in your hype machine. And I think that Frank Ocean’s voice not making a big deal out of big deals is my main reason for not enjoying his music. Fiona Apple’s voice will sharp and flat and crack and strain when she’s desperately trying to reach us, and that’s how you’re supposed to do it.
I listened to Nostalgia, Ultra. I felt that it was dull, and tried to reach lengths that Frank wasn’t quite ready for. Apparently every else didn’t agree with me, because afterwards he was featured on one of the most grandiose records of last year and managed to snag a Coachella booking.
Frank Ocean is right in the middle of everything else in the genre. He makes “cool kid” R&B because he’s a “cool kid”. He’s trendy, current, and garners a mountain of hype, and that’s lame. This is making me miss Tyler the Creator being constantly in the news.
Why do you people have to obsess over everything? Has Frank Ocean cast some love spell over the entire Internet? He came out, good for him, but people, this is going too far. All of this buzz is making me think his decision was meticulous, and wasn’t entirely sincere. Frank Ocean is still phoned-in trendy “cool kid” R&B even if he likes dudes.