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Pazz & Jop 2012 Winners

Every year, the Village Voice polls a shit-ton of music critics, ex-critics, part-timers, and bloggers for its annual Pazz & Jop music critics’ poll, soliciting top-10 lists of albums and singles. The poll isn’t as big a deal as it once was, since every publication has already run a list and since the Voice ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2013 - 11:31 am

Frank Ocean – “Pink Matter (Remix)” (Feat. André 3000 & Big Boi)

Frank Ocean orchestrates an OutKast reunion of sorts with this remix of “Pink Matter,” one of Channel Orange’s most melancholic tracks. While the song already featured a bleak-toned verse from André 3000, Big Boi hops on here in a bout of ‘Kast-fan service. It’s not the most stellar collaboration, as it seems like Big Boi… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 14, 2013 - 10:21 am

Hear AlunaGeorge Debut “Body Music” & Cover Frank Ocean On BBC 1Xtra’s Live Lounge

AlunaGeorge unveiled more music from their debut album, Body Music, today on BBC 1Xtra Live Lounge. Take a taste of the album’s title track below, as well as the band’s upbeat rendition of Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You.”… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 7, 2013 - 12:10 pm

2012 In Review: The New Wave Of R&B Comes Into Full Bloom

Throughout the course of my life I have not been what you would call an R&B listener. A brief history of my dabbling: I owned a cassette copy of Boyz II Men’s II because who didn’t? A year later I nabbed Mariah Carey’s Daydream on CD, mesmerized by the tree swing party that was the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 24, 2012 - 1:04 pm

Frank Ocean – “Wiseman”

Frank Ocean, the man behind your favorite album of the year, wrote a song for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained but it didn’t make the soundtrack. Here’s what the director said about it in a statement last month:

Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way, there… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2012 - 12:14 pm

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Albums Of 2012

Two weeks ago, we crowned Fiona Apple with the honor of Stereogum’s Top Album Of 2012. Today, you guys gave your award, the vaunted Best Album Gummy, to another. We could have seen it coming, given this week’s Mr. Indie Rock reveal. We also could have seen it coming since it’s been his year all… More »

By: Stereogum / December 19, 2012 - 2:13 pm

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2012

GUMMYS WEEK CONTINUES. So we’re all on the same page, let’s recap the results to date. Your Best Track is Japandroids’ “House That Heaven Built,” your Best Video is M.I.A. and Romain Gavras’s “Bad Girls,” your Best New Artist is DIIV.

And now, we look inside your hearts. Which, when it comes to… More »

By: Stereogum / December 13, 2012 - 2:19 pm

Watch Frank Ocean Cover Radiohead’s “Fake Plastic Trees”

Frank Ocean continues to own our soul. Last Thursday, the man played a short set at a press conference for Spotify. And during that set, he broke out a minute-and-a-half cover of Radiohead’s 1995 all-timer “Fake Plastic Trees,” using it to flex that buttery croon over luxuriant synth-pillows. It’s too short, it’s a crappy fan-made… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2012 - 9:32 am

Frank Ocean Nominated For 6 Grammys

Frank Ocean has had a pretty good year, and he’s closing it out in style, cleaning up on year-end lists and now, being nominated for Grammys in six categories: Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Best New Artist, Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and Best Short Form Music Video. The other… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 5, 2012 - 11:40 pm

Spin’s 50 Best Albums Of 2012

Here’s one of the big ones. Spin remains my favorite music publication of all time, and this year they joined Stereogum under the BUZZMedia umbrella. Spin’s top 50 is appealingly loony and all-over-the-place, and it’s the rare list that makes room for stuff like Taylor Swift alongside Chicago footwork compilations and stoner-metal lurches. You’ll find… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 3, 2012 - 12:51 pm

Watch Divine Fits Cover Frank Ocean

Divine Fits, the new Britt Daniel/Dan Boeckner/Sam Brown supergroup, have been working a few covers into their live shows recently. And at a Rhode Island show last night, they debuted a new one: Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange joint “Lost,” which, unsurprisingly enough, sounds a whole hell of a lot like a Spoon song when Britt… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 17, 2012 - 10:23 am

Bon Iver, Frank Ocean @ Angel Orensanz Center, NYC 9/24/12

Last night, Bon Iver and Frank Ocean performed at Manhattan’s gorgeous Angel Orensanz Center. It was the final installment in Vitaminwater and the FADER’s nine-city Uncapped series. The event was free — those interested in attending were able to RSVP online — and thus, as you might expect, the place was packed. Frank Ocean took… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 25, 2012 - 1:02 pm

Frank Ocean – “Blue Whale”

Last night, as he was performing at Fader’s final Uncapped event — more on that later — a new Frank Ocean recording popped up online, a song that Miss Info is calling “Blue Whale.” And for the first time since “Goldie,” Frank raps! And it’s totally great. Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 25, 2012 - 8:59 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

So this was a ridiculously great week for videos — great enough, even, that G-Dragon released yet another perfectly absurd slice of cartoonish awesomeness, one that would’ve topped the list either of the past two weeks, and I didn’t even list it. I can’t lie; it hurts a part of my soul that I’ve listed… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 21, 2012 - 11:49 am

Watch Frank Ocean Play SNL

Last night, Frank Ocean performed on the first episode of Saturday Night Live’s new season, which was hosted by Seth MacFarlane. If you’ve been dying to see John Mayer rip a solo on “Pyramids” while Frank fiddles with the on-stage arcade games, today is your lucky day. Watch the performances below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 16, 2012 - 9:09 pm

Frank Ocean – “Pyramids” Video (NSFW)

It was a big weekend for Frank, who, after performing on the season opener of Saturday Night Live, dropped a new, glossy clip for his R&B suite “Pyramids.” It’s one of those videos where it was hard to decide what screecap I should use; every frame of this thing is a good screencap. Nabil (Kanye… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 16, 2012 - 9:05 pm

Hear Flying Lotus’s Frank Ocean Remix

Late last night, bass music king Flying Lotus posted a new track, “Binge Eating Without You,” on his Soundcloud, adding a note that the track was unfinished and that he knows he’s never going to finish it. As it turns out, the track is a dizzy, slow-winding remix of Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You” that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 10, 2012 - 8:30 am

Watch Frank Ocean Play The VMAs

At least one of your Stereogum correspondents is so lame and old that he didn’t actually watch last night’s VMAs, for like the first time in decades, because he was watching some political convention on some other channel instead. But according to my Twitter feed, the indisputable highlight, unless you’re super into One Direction or… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 7, 2012 - 8:56 am

Stevie Wonder Attempts To Clarify Frank Ocean Sexuality Comments

Last week, writer Paul Lester asked Stevie Wonder about Frank Ocean. This should’ve been a pretty innocuous question, a chance for an elder statesman genius to say something nice about a young artist who’s doing great work while clearly staying under Wonder’s influence. That’s not exactly what happened. Wonder did say, “I like Frank,” but… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 4, 2012 - 9:48 am

Frank Ocean To Play SNL, VMAs

According to Entertainment Weekly, Frank Ocean will be the musical guest the 9/15 season opener Saturday Night Live. This comes on the heels of (less surprising) news that Frank will also perform MTV’s Video Music Awards, where he’s also nominated for Best New Artist and a few other things (that will air 9/6). If he… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 29, 2012 - 9:48 am