The Word On... Frank Ocean, Channel Orange


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"There are moments of assured clarity, juxtaposed with flashes of childlike shyness. What remains is a solid collection of pop-soul renderings through which Ocean tries to find himself." -

"Vivid imagery and complex melodies come together on the best moments in Channel Orange." -

"Swings from Stevie-style keyboard breeziness to 1990s bap&B to mystic psych rock to crunching 8-bit funk without thinking twice." -