Tag Archives: Frank Ocean

Best Music of 2016: #5-1

10-6 | 5-1 5) Solange “Cranes In The Sky” – A Seat at the Table “Got a lot to be mad about” Solange Knowles admits on her third and easily … Continue reading

January 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Blonde – Frank Ocean – album review

“Mind over matter is magic” confides Frank Ocean “I do magic.” It’s the sort of clever, hyperbolized turn of phrase employed by storytellers to heighten the tension within their tales. … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Magna Carta, Holy Grail – Jay Z – album review

Quality control has plagued Jay Z for a decade now, but rarely has the hype behind his product so vastly exceeded its actual worth. Hova’s twelfth and blandest album, Magna … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

Best Music of 2012: #5-1

 Honorable mentions | 20-16 | 15- 11 | 10-6 | 5-1 5) Japandroids “The House That Heaven Built” – Celebration Rock Japandroids’ galvanizing rock anthem “Young Hearts Spark Fire” revolved around … Continue reading

December 26, 2012 · 3 Comments

Channel Orange – Frank Ocean – album review

Art isn’t appreciated or interpreted in a vacuum; songwriters’ experiences and intentions when creating their music are inseparable from the songs themselves.  Sly Stone was fighting band members and doing … Continue reading

July 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

Best Music of 2011: #20-16

After 18 years of arranging songs on “best of  the year” mix tapes & CDs based purely on how good they sounded together, I finally gave in to the power … Continue reading

December 13, 2011 · 5 Comments

House of Balloons – The Weeknd – album review

R&B music has always been about those things that happen when the lights go out, and by things, I don’t mean bedtime stories. From early pioneers Bo Diddley and Sam … Continue reading

April 19, 2011 · 7 Comments