Gabe Vodicka’s No. 4 of 2016: Frank Ocean, Blonde

From now until Jan. 1, Flagpole Music Editor Gabe Vodicka is counting down his top 10 (non-local) albums of 2016. 

4. Frank Ocean: Blonde

Recalling Cody Chesnutt’s landmark The Headphone Masterpiece in sound and scope, Blonde dared to get small while thinking big, a hip-hop and R&B-leaning singer-songwriter record steeped in auteurish nuance. Plus: the best Andre 3000 verse in years.


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