Written by | December 18, 2012 0:09 | No Comments

I will take James Brown on The One and no melody or I will take Smokey Robinson and melody to die for, but I don’t get either with Frank Ocean (or the Weeknd or Miguel…). Instead I get an excellent falsetto and a good vocal range and an atmospheric mood music so constantly downcast it is like pall upon the songs

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Written by | July 28, 2012 0:10 | No Comments

Vocally, Frank is great, his range is really wide and his top end glorious, the songs are either great or not great and too much of it drags, but on stage that is much less a problem. The introspect eccentric rock star image is friendlier on stage, and he gave a good performance

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Written by | November 19, 2011 0:03 | No Comments

Next year Frank Ocean will break big. The r&b soul man is not only a friend of Odd Future (his “She” with Tyler, The Creator, is a single of the year), he has two tracks on Watch The Throne, has two excellent singles and a mixtape floating around and instantaneously sold out two nights at Bowery Ballroom.

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