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For my money, the best non-Fargo show on TV right now is You’re The Worst, the FXX comedy about two deeply fucked-up people trying to figure out how to be in an adult couple, mostly because they know they’d be doomed if they were on their own. Aya Cash, the show’s female lead, plays a… More »

We’ve been waiting all year for new albums from some of pop music’s biggest names, and it’s looking like many of them will finally arrive this fall. Probably. Maybe? Whether or not Q4 turns out to be Yeezy Season, it should definitely be blockbuster season for the music industry if all goes according to plan. More »

As Chris cannily noted in his last The Week In Pop, “the TV-shows-about-the-music-industry industry is booming,” even as the music industry itself melts deeper into Pompeii-level hot messiness. It is ironic: 10 million people every week are watching a TV show about a record company, but nobody is buying records. So yeah, the machine appears… More »

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Frank Ocean’s Father Sues Russell Simmons

Frank Ocean's father has been absent most of his life, and Ocean has been open about what kind of effect it had on him. Back…
James Rettig | September 14, 2014 - 11:52 am

Frank Ocean, J. Cole Share Thoughts On Michael Brown Tragedy

On Sunday afternoon, a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri shot the unarmed 18-year-old black man Michael Brown, and witnesses say that Brown had his hands…
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2014 - 11:04 am

New Brian Wilson Album May Feature Lana Del Rey, Frank Ocean, Zooey Deschanel

In the 10 years since Brian Wilson finally released Smile, the Beach Boys maestro has mostly stuck to passion projects like What I Really Want
Chris DeVille | June 11, 2014 - 9:37 am

Don Henley’s Still Pissed At Frank Ocean, And Okkervil River, Too

Two years ago Don Henley threatened to sue Frank Ocean for performing "American Wedding," the altered version of "Hotel California" that Ocean included on his…
Chris DeVille | June 4, 2014 - 12:22 pm

Indie Rock’s R&B Movement Reaches Its Saturation Point

A few years back, a critical mass of musicians started making R&B steeped in the sort of art-damaged signifiers indie rock has traditionally claimed as…
Chris DeVille | April 30, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Frank Ocean’s New Album Is Almost Finished

Frank Ocean has something of a history of making announcements via Tumblr, and today, he appears to have used his Tumblr to announce that his…
Michael Nelson | April 9, 2014 - 5:52 pm

Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, & Diplo – “Hero”

The biggest Frank Ocean story Friday, before news broke that Chipotle is suing him, was the impending arrival of a new Converse-sponsored collaboration with Diplo…
Chris DeVille | March 10, 2014 - 9:06 am

Chipotle Sues Frank Ocean

UPDATE: Frank Ocean has responded to the controversy with a Tumblr post that simply links to UPDATE 2: Ocean has shared an…
Scott Lapatine | March 7, 2014 - 10:17 pm

Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, & Diplo Write A Song For Converse

Converse do a good job of integrating their brand among music types. If you’re at SXSW next week, for instance, you will see no shortage…
Michael Nelson | March 7, 2014 - 11:32 am

The 10 Biggest Music Beefs Of 2013

As time-tested album cycles are discarded and abandoned, so too is an artist's traditional publicity window. In 2013, the best way to stay in the…
Michael Nelson | December 27, 2013 - 11:38 am

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be.
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

Beyoncé Just Released A Surprise Album

Bey just surprised everyone by releasing her self-titled fifth solo album exclusively on iTunes. The BEYONCÉ "visual album" includes 14 songs -- featuring musical collaborations…
Scott Lapatine | December 13, 2013 - 12:31 am

Shearwater – “Novacane” (Frank Ocean Cover)

Last month, I gave Album Of The Week to Shearwater's Fellow Travelers, on which the Texan band played sweeping, filigreed covers of songs from bands…
Tom Breihan | December 12, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Earl Sweatshirt – “Sunday” (Feat. Frank Ocean)

Doris, the rabidly anticipated new album from the fresh-out-of-boarding-school Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt, finally arrives next week, and it's already yielded a ton of…
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2013 - 8:59 am

John Mayer – “Wildfire” (Feat. Frank Ocean)

Frank Ocean and John Mayer are friends. OK? We're just going to have to deal with it. In the "Pyramids" video, Ocean gave Mayer the…
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2013 - 10:46 am

Watch Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Cover Frank Ocean In Philly

This past Thursday, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah hit the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia in support of their recent Little Moments EP. During…
Elliah Heifetz | August 7, 2013 - 12:29 pm

Frank Ocean Disses Chris Brown On “Versace” Remix

When counting down the least boring moments of this year's Grammys, Tom noted Chris Brown's "theatrical sulking" -- mainly that he stayed seated when Frank…
Claire Lobenfeld | July 25, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Watch Frank Ocean Debut “Pray” In London

Following up on those untitled new songs he debuted for a Munich crowd the other week, what's-a-king-to-a-god Frank unveiled another new one, the spiritually intoned…
Amrit Singh | July 10, 2013 - 12:55 pm

Watch Frank Ocean Debut New Songs In Munich

Thus far, we've heard pretty much no information on a possible follow-up to last year's instant-classic Frank Ocean album Channel Orange. Ocean has made noises…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2013 - 9:20 am

Yeezus Credits Revealed

When Kanye West's ferocious new album Yeezus leaked to the internet, it wasn't clear which of Kanye's army of collaborators helped out on which songs,…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2013 - 11:19 am