Originally Posted by Literature
I'd only heard of Fiona Apple. I think I'm going to listen to her Idler album today.
I'm surprised Frank Ocean didn't make the Reaper list, considering how many accolades it's received. You have some 'splaining to do Reaper! What's your verdict?
Also, did you hear the new Dylan album, Tempest?
I think the Frank Ocean album is mostly boring. Most of the songs are disjointed to me. I like a few of the tracks, especially "Pyramids," but on the whole I think its musically undercooked. Plus, I don't think he's a very good singer. When he sings in a low register it sounds awesome. His falsetto is maximum-effort and strained, like a Byron Leftwich pass.
It's pretty compelling on a narrative level, and people lovelovelove his bisexuality coming-out story, and part of the album's reputation is based on that (in my opinion).
Mostly, I think that white people just like substandard R&B.
p.s. I did listen to Tempest
, of course. It didn't grow on my as much as I wanted it to.