Saturday, December 24, 2016

top 10 albums of the year: #5


Blonde - Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean left behind a haunting vortex of tunes in 2016 on his album Blonde. Not as melody-friendly as his previous effort but every bit as profound, Blond is slack, mysterious and deep, invoking Karen Carpenter and vocordered ache.

"Sometimes I felt like you weren’t hearing enough versions of me within a song, ’cause there was a lot of hyperactive thinking. Even though the pace of the album’s not frenetic, the pace of ideas being thrown out is." -Frank Ocean

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