Posts tagged "frank ocean"

Album artwork of 'Blond' by Frank Ocean

Blond Frank Ocean

Blond flirts with indulgence but just about manages to stay grounded. It’s an account of slight thoughts, vague ideas, and delicate musings.

Album artwork of 'Channel Orange' by Frank Ocean

Channel Orange Frank Ocean

Shifting smoothly from ’90s R&B to psychedelic funk, Channel Orange is a liberation that Frank Ocean experiences as an artist as well as a man.

Album artwork of '22, A Million' by Bon Iver

22, A Million Bon Iver

22, A Million feels like a nondescript blur. It doesn’t deal in structure, but in loose clusters of peculiar sounds and imperceptible words. It’s a pretentious mess.

Album artwork of 'Songs in the Key of Life' by Stevie Wonder

Songs in the Key of Life Stevie Wonder

The jams are drawn out in a ceremonious manner, with hooks piled on top of other hooks; each chorus repeated enough for it to become a sing-along.

Album artwork of 'Flower Boy' by Tyler, The Creator

Flower Boy Tyler, The Creator

The album’s craft is a pleasure to experience, luring one's attention rather than commanding it. Listens through have the sensory, slow-motion quality of a dream.

Album artwork of 'Hive Mind' by The Internet

Hive Mind The Internet

The record stagnates into a smooth R&B mood, though admittedly a rather lavish one. It’s frustrating to hear an album so content with being unrefined.

Album artwork of 'Ventura' by Anderson .Paak

Ventura Anderson .Paak

Ventura is super consistent hip hop experience, but we can’t help but wonder what might have been achieved with the safety wheels off.

Album artwork of 'IGOR' by Tyler, the Creator

IGOR Tyler, the Creator

Tyler plays against his strengths and manages to push himself to make a good non-rap album. That in itself is pretty fucking fascinating.

Ellie Rowsell singing in front of a microphone

Our 10 favourite singles of the 2010s

The decade had some doozies. Here were our favourites.

By Marcus Lawrence, Michael Clark, André Dack & Frederick O'Brien

Photograph of members of the band Queens of the Stone Age playing pool

Our 10 favourite albums of the 2010s

The end of the 2010s is upon us, which means we are bound by obscure 16th century law to rank our favourite albums of the decade.

By Andrew Bridge, André Dack, Frederick O'Brien & Marcus Lawrence