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Who’s Shawn Mendes? You’re About To Find Out, Whether You Like It Or Not

Imagine you are a precocious teenage dreamboat from Toronto who got famous covering Justin Bieber and other pop stars on Vine -- so famous that…
Chris DeVille | September 22, 2016 - 1:25 pm

The Week In Pop

The Long Journey Of “Fast Car”

Take a look at this: …
Chris DeVille | September 8, 2016 - 4:58 pm

The Week In Pop

Fall Pop Preview: Does 2016 Have Any Blockbusters Left In It?

In 2016, a new event album seems to materialize out of nowhere every few weeks, seizing the zeitgeist for a few precious weeks (or days!)…
Chris DeVille | September 1, 2016 - 3:26 pm

More Frank Ocean stories

Reports Describe Label’s Difficulty In Working With Frank Ocean

After Frank Ocean released two albums within 48 hours of each other last month -- the chart-ineligible visual album Endless via Def Jam followed by…
Chris DeVille | September 16, 2016 - 5:16 pm

Watch Car Seat Headrest Cover Frank Ocean’s “Ivy”

"Ivy" is one of the most immediately gratifying songs on Blonde -- it's beautiful and catchy and deeply, deeply sad, which is basically all anyone's…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 6, 2016 - 12:23 pm

Frank Ocean’s Blonde Projected To Debut At #1, Endless Ineligible For Billboard Chart

Frank Ocean's new album Blonde is set to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 -- yet another Apple Music exclusive! -- but Billboard reports…
Peter Helman | August 27, 2016 - 7:04 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Over the weekend, we received a gift from not-a-god Frank Ocean: a long, complicated, beautiful LP called Blonde. We thought we lucked out with Endless,…
Stereogum | August 26, 2016 - 4:48 pm

Sounding Board

3 Reasons History Will Look Fondly On Blonde

Blonde, the official follow-up to Frank Ocean's instant-classic debut album Channel Orange, finally made its grand debut Saturday night, putting an end to four years…
Chris DeVille | August 26, 2016 - 1:22 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I watched Frank Ocean's "Nikes" video for the first time on a borrowed phone, on a playground, on Saturday morning, keeping half an eye on…
Tom Breihan | August 26, 2016 - 10:33 am

Will Frank Ocean’s Blonde Switcheroo Get Him Sued By Universal?

Frank Ocean released about as much music over the past week or so as he had in his entire career up to that point. In…
Collin Robinson | August 24, 2016 - 6:42 pm

Universal Reportedly Bans Its Artists From Any More Streaming Exclusives

A couple weeks ago, Chance The Rapper's manager, Pat Corcoran, talked to Billboard about the Chicago rapper's decision to release his recent mixtape, Coloring Book,…
Michael Nelson | August 23, 2016 - 7:08 pm

Watch Joey Bada$$ Recite Kanye West’s McDonald’s Poem

Among the many gifts included in Frank Ocean's Boys Don't Cry zine is a poem that Kanye West wrote about McDonalds. It's inspired many great…
James Rettig | August 22, 2016 - 5:32 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Frank Ocean Blonde

Back when he made Channel Orange, Frank Ocean had a secret weapon, and that secret weapon was Christopher Breaux. The version of Ocean who made…
Tom Breihan | August 22, 2016 - 3:25 pm

Read Kanye West’s Poem About McDonald’s From Frank Ocean’s Magazine

Last night, some dude named Frank Ocean released an under-the-radar little album called Blonde. You should check it out! The Boys Don't Cry zine that…
Peter Helman | August 21, 2016 - 11:42 am

Frank Ocean Blonde Comment Party

After a seemingly endless series of teases, but not at all long after Endless, Frank Ocean has really, truly, honestly delivered The Album Formerly Known
Chris DeVille | August 20, 2016 - 7:09 pm

Frank Ocean – “Nikes” Video (Feat. A$AP Rocky)

After Frank Ocean released his extremely low-key new visual album Endless, reports circulated that another album -- his proper follow-up to Channel Orange, the project…
Chris DeVille | August 20, 2016 - 8:55 am

Frank Ocean Was Still Working On Endless 3 Weeks Ago

If you've heard Frank Ocean's new visual album Endless, you've noticed the album begins with an electronic track called "Device Control" by Wolfgang Tillmans and…
Chris DeVille | August 19, 2016 - 3:48 pm

Proper Frank Ocean Album Out This Weekend But No Longer Titled Boys Don’t Cry

We've been waiting for four years since Channel Orange, and now it looks like we're getting two Frank Ocean albums. Last night, Ocean shared Endless,…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2016 - 9:20 am

Frank Ocean Releases Visual Album Endless

It's here. Or, at least, something's here. After finally finishing that damn staircase and debuting new songs on his mysterious livestream, Frank Ocean has released...a…
Peter Helman | August 19, 2016 - 12:19 am

Frank Ocean Debuts New Music On Livestream

We've been waiting for something substantive to happen on Frank Ocean's livestream since he first launched that mysterious carpentry project weeks ago, and now it's…
Peter Helman | August 18, 2016 - 11:40 pm
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