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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

PARTYNEXTDOOR Is Boring

PARTYNEXTDOOR's P3 somehow becoming one of the summer's most talked-about albums is a noteworthy achievement, especially when you consider how much the singer/producer had to live up to after…
Brian Josephs / August 19, 2016

Frank Ocean’s New Album ‘Endless’ Is Out Now

Update 2: Rolling Stone is now reporting that while there is another "proper" Frank Ocean album coming this weekend, it's not called Boys Don't Cry…
Kyle McGovern / August 19, 2016

No Frank Ocean Album Yet Today, So Let’s Listen to the Cure’s ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ 15 Times

Those who woke up today with the excitement of Christmas morning (or who stayed up last night trying to catch Santa in the act) were…
Andrew Unterberger / August 5, 2016

Thinking ‘Bout Forever: Frank Ocean and Time Travel

On "We All Try," a carefully made declaration from Frank Ocean’s breakthrough mixtape, nostalgia, ULTRA., the enigmatic singer proclaims: "I don’t believe in time travel."
Paul Thompson / August 4, 2016

Frank Ocean’s New Album ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ Is Coming on Friday

Pinch yourself: Frank Ocean's new album is coming this week. According to the New York Times, the long-awaited follow up to channel ORANGE will be…
Anna Gaca / August 1, 2016

Frank Ocean Is Livestreaming… Something

Update 2: The FADER has discovered that the boombox in Frank Ocean's livestreamed video is actually a piece by artist Tom Sachs. According to the FADER,…
Rachel Brodsky / August 1, 2016

Frank Ocean and Young Thug Star in Calvin Klein’s Fall 2016 Campaign

A Calvin Klein campaign isn't a new Frank Ocean song, but any sighting of the man-turned-mythical figure is a noteworthy moment. Just days after hinting at…
Brian Josephs / July 6, 2016

Could There Be a New Frank Ocean Album Coming This Month?

Update: It is 10 a.m. ET on July 31, 2016, and Frank Ocean has not released a new album. We have the strangest sense of…
Anna Gaca / July 2, 2016

Frank Ocean Shares Moving Personal Statement About Orlando Tragedy

A little more than a week after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history took place at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, R&B star Frank…
Andrew Unterberger / June 21, 2016

Frank Ocean Pays Tribute to Prince in a Heartfelt Tumblr Essay

Frank Ocean is one of the hundreds of artists Prince inspired throughout his astonishing career. The Purple One's influence is obvious on channel ORANGE: Look at the…
Brian Josephs / April 21, 2016

Here’s What You Missed Inside Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3 Show Yesterday

Shortly after 4 p.m. EST on Thursday, Kanye West dimmed the lights at New York's Madison Square Garden and premiered his new album, The Life of…
Brennan Carley / February 12, 2016

Tonight Is the Super Bowl, Frank Ocean’s Album Is Still Not Out

You might be asking yourself, "What time does the Super Bowl air tonight?" The answer is clear, of course: Super Bowl 50 will air before Frank Ocean…
Brennan Carley / February 7, 2016

Frank Ocean Sends Love to Paris, Calls Out Donald Trump on Tumblr

Frank Ocean has sent out love to residents of Paris, and anyone who has been the victim of "evil anywhere in this world,"  on his…
Harley Brown / November 14, 2015
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