Frank Ocean

Brian Wilson’s No Pier Pressure Features She & Him And Kacey Musgraves, Not Frank Ocean And Lana Del Rey

Following the success of 2011's The SMiLE Sessions, Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson is releasing a brand new album in April. The artwork above is…
Caitlin White | January 29, 2015 - 11:58 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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…
Stereogum | January 23, 2015 - 5:01 pm
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Frank Ocean – “At Your Best (You Are Love)” (The Isley Brothers Cover)

Frank Ocean has given us precious little new music in the last couple of years, but he came through in the middle of the night…
Tom Breihan | January 17, 2015 - 2:50 am
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Frank Ocean Is In The Studio With Lil B

Lil B and Frank Ocean are both musical cult heroes with vaguely cloudy aesthetics and attitudes that sure appear to be warmly positive, but beyond…
Tom Breihan | December 29, 2014 - 12:29 pm

Frank Ocean Teases New Song “Memrise”

Frank Ocean teased a new song on his Tumblr last night called "Memrise" and shared the lyrics to the snippet that he provided. Details about…
James Rettig | November 28, 2014 - 11:06 am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 wikipedia.org/wiki/Defamation. UPDATE 2: Ocean has shared an…
Scott Lapatine | March 7, 2014 - 10:17 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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