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July 11, 2012 | By Dana Moran and RedEye Sound Board
**** (out of four) It's impossible to review "Channel Orange," the epic solo debut Frank Ocean dropped early Tuesday, without also talking about what's happened in his life in the past week. That includes: an immediately legendary late-night performance and a much-discussed revelation about Ocean's first love. When talking about this bombshell of an album, the real-life and the recorded material can't be separated.   It's unclear whether the Odd Future member calculated that sort of bottleneck timing or whether he was just doing things on his own terms.
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December 13, 2013 | By Ernest Wilkins, @ErnestWilkins and RedEye Sound Board
Being Beyonce must be the best. You're married to one of the best rappers ever, you have a cute kid, you're directly responsible for "Get Me Bodied. "  Now, she can add "can drop a new album anytime I damn well please" to her repertoire.  That's right, Mrs. Carter just released an unexpected self-titled album exclusively on iTunes.   Consisting of 14 tracks (with a video for EVERY song, plus three bonus clips. Seriously.) Guests include Jay-Z, Drake, Pharrell, the remaining members of Destiny's Child, Frank Ocean and none other than DA GAWD Blue Ivy Carter herself.
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February 10, 2013 | By Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye
Criticize the Grammys if you must--I do frequently--but it's hard to deny the event remains music's biggest night ... at least when host LL Cool J reminds audiences of that constantly. Still, without an Adele-sized winner, Sunday's show belonged to Justin Timberlake, who didn't disappoint during his much-anticipated performance of the first two tracks from his upcoming "The 20/20 Experience" album. In other talkable news, Mumford and Sons unjustly won Album of the Year (Frank Ocean or Black Keys or Jack White, come on)
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August 19, 2013 | By Adam Lukach, @lucheezy and RedEye Sound Board
*** (out of four) John Mayer's new album "Paradise Valley"  sounds like anything but paradise. As the singer-guitarist continues down the folk-rock path he took on his last album (2012's "Born and Raised"), "Paradise" finds the former All-Star douche as something of a reformed romantic. His soundscapes are sweetly arranged, and Mayer's voice, following his throat surgery, sounds as inviting as ever. He still has a bit of a vindictive edge though, like the soft snipes towards (maybe/probably/hopefully)
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July 26, 2012 | Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
In about a week-and-a-half I'll post yesterday's very fun interview with"Celeste and Jesse Forever"star/co-writer Rashida Jones. For now, here's a snippet from the conversation that has nothing to do with the movie (opening Aug. 10) or anything else - just an enjoyable discussion about music with someone who, in my opinion, has quite good taste. Photographer Lenny Gilmore (to me): Did you listen to that new Passion Pit album? Me: Yeah, it's good. Rashida Jones: Passion fruit, what?
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August 29, 2012 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane will open the 38th season of "Saturday Night Live" on Sept. 15, with red hot R&B crooner Frank Ocean as musical guest. NBC revealed the hosts and musical guests for three episodes. On Sept. 22, Joseph Gordon-Levitt returns as host with Mumford & Sons. James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, will host Oct. 6 with Muse performing. Here's NBC's release: SNL enters its 38th season on September 15 with host Seth MacFarlane. The Emmy Award-winning comedian and "Family Guy" creator recently directed and lent...
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February 8, 2012 | Ernest Wilkins
YOU GUYS! HE'S BACK I THINK! Thebe Kgositsile, p.k.a Earl Sweatshirt is the one member of the LA rap collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (or just Odd Future..you know,if you're texting or something) that we haven't seen much of since the video "Earl"  (Don't watch that at work) that helped propel the Odd Future clan to meteoric heights over the past year.  Welp, he joined Twitter today with a promise to release a new song when he hits 50k followers. We caught that message at 6:32.
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February 19, 2013 | By Ernest Wilkins and RedEye Sound Board
 ***1/2 (out of 4) The densely textured debut full-length by L.A. duo Inc. is designed for one purpose: getting you in the zen-like mindset needed for an all-night sex marathon. If that doesn't sound like your cup of tea, may I recommend Carly Rae Jepsen? Bandmates and brothers Daniel and Andrew Aged honed their skills as session musicians for everyone from Raphael Saadiq to 50 Cent. As Inc., the Ageds take their shot at reinventing how the R&B genre sounds in the 2010s, continuing the mission recently championed by artists like The Weeknd, Frank Ocean, Solange, The Dream, and...
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December 13, 2013 | By Ernest Wilkins, @ErnestWilkins and RedEye Sound Board
Being Beyonce must be the best. You're married to one of the best rappers ever, you have a cute kid, you're directly responsible for "Get Me Bodied. "  Now, she can add "can drop a new album anytime I damn well please" to her repertoire.  That's right, Mrs. Carter just released an unexpected self-titled album exclusively on iTunes.   Consisting of 14 tracks (with a video for EVERY song, plus three bonus clips. Seriously.) Guests include Jay-Z, Drake, Pharrell, the remaining members of Destiny's Child, Frank Ocean and none other than DA GAWD...
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August 4, 2012 | By RedEye Sound Board
Best Frank Ocean, 9:45 p.m. at Google Play stage I've been steadily listening to Frank Ocean's work for more than a year, and to finally catch him live was amazing. Despite performing many songs from just a stool on stage, the R&B singer put on a great show. Killer voice, killer lyrics. Highlight of the fest for me. -- Emily Van Zandt The lucky few who caught Frank's show at Metro Friday night heard nearly the same set list at Saturday's show. That just meant a chance to appreciate his amazing ability to...
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August 19, 2013 | By Adam Lukach, @lucheezy and RedEye Sound Board
 ***1/2 (out of four) Listening to Earl Sweatshirt rap sometimes makes it easy to remember all of the garbage that came along with being a teenager. Earl, the youngest member of Odd Future--the one who suddenly disappeared to a Somoan boarding school when he was 16--has always been able to talk [bleep] with the best of them, but since his return early last year his lyrics have often veered toward the personal. Now 19, Earl has finally released his debut album "Doris," a melancholy collection of 15 songs with mood swings that fit the young emcee.
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March 8, 2013 | By Ernest Wilkins and RedEye Sound Board
Cody Chesnutt believes in taking his time. He earned widespread critical praise for his first album, the lo-fi, double disc “The Headphone Masterpiece” in 2002, when Chesnutt also lent his voice to the Roots' “The Seed 2.0”--a remake of a track featured on “Masterpiece.” Then, well … not much happened for a while. Short of an EP release in 2010, Chesnutt mostly vanished from the musical map. A marriage, two children and a decade later, he released his full-length follow-up, the livelier “Landing on a Hundred,” in late 2012.
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February 19, 2013 | By Ernest Wilkins and RedEye Sound Board
 ***1/2 (out of 4) The densely textured debut full-length by L.A. duo Inc. is designed for one purpose: getting you in the zen-like mindset needed for an all-night sex marathon. If that doesn't sound like your cup of tea, may I recommend Carly Rae Jepsen? Bandmates and brothers Daniel and Andrew Aged honed their skills as session musicians for everyone from Raphael Saadiq to 50 Cent. As Inc., the Ageds take their shot at reinventing how the R&B genre sounds in the 2010s, continuing the mission recently championed by artists like The Weeknd, Frank...
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February 10, 2013 | By Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye
Criticize the Grammys if you must--I do frequently--but it's hard to deny the event remains music's biggest night ... at least when host LL Cool J reminds audiences of that constantly. Still, without an Adele-sized winner, Sunday's show belonged to Justin Timberlake, who didn't disappoint during his much-anticipated performance of the first two tracks from his upcoming "The 20/20 Experience" album. In other talkable news, Mumford and Sons unjustly won Album of the Year (Frank Ocean or Black Keys or Jack White, come on)
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February 4, 2013 | By Matt Pais and RedEye Sound Board
Annual grumble: The Grammys refuse to nominate anything that's not already widely popular. Why? Why?!! OK, now that that's out of my system, I still have plenty of favorites and artists I root against, aside from the built-in interest of the show's many performances (the reason most people tune in to begin with). Here are 10 things I'd like to see this Sunday, none of them involving Chris Brown. 1.    Frank Ocean wins Best New Artist What a stunning spectrum of quality in this category: Ocean's brilliant “Channel Orange” should make him a...
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August 29, 2012 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane will open the 38th season of "Saturday Night Live" on Sept. 15, with red hot R&B crooner Frank Ocean as musical guest. NBC revealed the hosts and musical guests for three episodes. On Sept. 22, Joseph Gordon-Levitt returns as host with Mumford & Sons. James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, will host Oct. 6 with Muse performing. Here's NBC's release: SNL enters its 38th season on September 15 with host Seth MacFarlane. The Emmy Award-winning comedian and "Family Guy" creator recently directed and lent...
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2013 | By Adam Lukach, @lucheezy and RedEye Sound Board
*** (out of four) John Mayer's new album "Paradise Valley"  sounds like anything but paradise. As the singer-guitarist continues down the folk-rock path he took on his last album (2012's "Born and Raised"), "Paradise" finds the former All-Star douche as something of a reformed romantic. His soundscapes are sweetly arranged, and Mayer's voice, following his throat surgery, sounds as inviting as ever. He still has a bit of a vindictive edge though, like the soft snipes towards (maybe/probably/hopefully)
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2013 | By Adam Lukach, @lucheezy and RedEye Sound Board
 ***1/2 (out of four) Listening to Earl Sweatshirt rap sometimes makes it easy to remember all of the garbage that came along with being a teenager. Earl, the youngest member of Odd Future--the one who suddenly disappeared to a Somoan boarding school when he was 16--has always been able to talk [bleep] with the best of them, but since his return early last year his lyrics have often veered toward the personal. Now 19, Earl has finally released his debut album "Doris," a melancholy collection of 15 songs with mood swings that fit the...
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August 4, 2012 | By RedEye Sound Board
Best Frank Ocean, 9:45 p.m. at Google Play stage I've been steadily listening to Frank Ocean's work for more than a year, and to finally catch him live was amazing. Despite performing many songs from just a stool on stage, the R&B singer put on a great show. Killer voice, killer lyrics. Highlight of the fest for me. -- Emily Van Zandt The lucky few who caught Frank's show at Metro Friday night heard nearly the same set list at Saturday's show. That just meant a chance to appreciate his amazing ability to connect with an even larger crowd.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2012 | Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
In about a week-and-a-half I'll post yesterday's very fun interview with"Celeste and Jesse Forever"star/co-writer Rashida Jones. For now, here's a snippet from the conversation that has nothing to do with the movie (opening Aug. 10) or anything else - just an enjoyable discussion about music with someone who, in my opinion, has quite good taste. Photographer Lenny Gilmore (to me): Did you listen to that new Passion Pit album? Me: Yeah, it's good. Rashida Jones: Passion fruit, what?
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