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Primavera Sound 2017 Lineup Announced: Frank Ocean, The xx, Bon Iver, Arcade Fire

If you're in Barcelona, or are planning on being there next spring, consider checking out the long-running festival Primavera Sound, whose 2017 lineup was announced today.
Andy Cush / November 30, 2016

Frank Ocean Is Getting Ready to Play His First Shows in Three Years

Update: Turns out Ocean's first tour dates will actually take place in the States. He'll headline the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL on May 19-21, and well…
Brian Josephs / November 29, 2016

If Frank Ocean Dies, He’s Taking All His Unreleased Music With Him

Last month, Frank Ocean gave brief comments at the White House State Dinner—the only interview he'd done in almost three years. Now, The New York Times has published the…
Brian Josephs / November 16, 2016

Kanye West Says He Won’t Attend the Grammys If Frank Ocean Isn’t Nominated

Speaking during a performance in Oakland last night, Kanye West inserted himself into this week's music industry mystery: Why didn't Frank Ocean submit his albums Endless and Blonde for…
Anna Gaca / October 23, 2016

Maybe Frank Ocean Didn’t Submit Blonde for Grammy Consideration Because the Grammys Always Get It Wrong

Next year's Grammys will be great because there's no longer the possibility that Blonde will be snubbed as Album of the Year. Billboard reports that Frank Ocean's mythical album and…
Brian Josephs / October 18, 2016

Jay Z, Kanye West, and Frank Ocean Did Not Steal “Made in America,” Court Finds

A lawsuit claiming that Jay Z, Kanye West, and Frank Ocean ripped off another artist's song for their own collaborative track has been dismissed. As Pitchfork…
Kyle McGovern / October 11, 2016

Report: Def Jam Released Frank Ocean From His Contract Early

Last month, Frank Ocean released two new albums back to back: Endless and Blonde. Blonde was the standalone portion of the project, and since Endless was only available…
Anna Gaca / September 17, 2016

Car Seat Headrest Covered Frank Ocean’s “Ivy” Last Night

Car Seat Headrest played St. Louis' Ready Room last night, where the set list included a raw-edged cover of "Ivy," the mesmerizing second track from Frank Ocean's new…
Anna Gaca / September 6, 2016

Frank Ocean’s ‘Endless’ Is Ineligible for the ‘Billboard’ Charts

Frank Ocean's primary new album Blonde is expected to debut at number one on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart, but its immediate predecessor Endless doesn't qualify, the…
Anna Gaca / August 27, 2016

‘Don’t Try to Be Someone Else’: On Voicemails and a Mother’s Love on Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’

The album skit is supposed to be over. What was once an essential hallmark of hip-hop and R&B LPs is now a disposable flourish; WAVs and MP3s…
Brian Josephs / August 24, 2016

Review: Frank Ocean’s Blond on ‘Blonde’ Is Pledging Its Goddamn Time

Frank Ocean fixed "Wolves." No, really: Kanye was onto something when he called The Life of Pablo a "living album," because — while he’s on…
Dan Weiss / August 23, 2016

Inside Frank Ocean’s ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ Magazine: Another Version of ‘Blond’ and a Poem by Kanye West

New information is coming to light as the internet continues to parse Frank Ocean's long-awaited new album Blond and its companion magazine, Boys Don't Cry. (The spelling of the title appears to be intentionally inconsistent:…
Anna Gaca / August 21, 2016

Stream Frank Ocean’s New Album ‘Blond’ Right Now

Endless, it seems, was only the prelude. Elusive singer Frank Ocean has released (another) new album, Blond. The new project, long expected to be called Boys Don't Cry, was posted…
Anna Gaca / August 20, 2016

Frank Ocean’s Elegant (and NSFW) ‘Nikes’ Is a First Look at His Next New Album

Update: Frank Ocean has announced the locations of four pop-up shops, where fans can presumably purchase the magazine associated with his forthcoming album. The pop-ups are located in New…
Anna Gaca / August 20, 2016

Frank Ocean’s ‘Endless’: SPIN’s Impulsive Reviews

Frank Ocean returned last night with Endless, a new "visual album" available exclusively through Apple Music. The 45-minute piece isn't the only new material the…
SPIN Staff / August 19, 2016
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