- Nostalgia, Ultra.

Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra.
CRITIC SCORE
75
Based on 6 reviews
USER SCORE
81
Based on
158 ratings

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Amazon
Jan 22, 2017
dyelir
79
If Channel Orange was Frank Ocean's pop breakthrough a la Lil Wayne's Tha Carter 3, then Nostalgia, Ultra. is Frank's Da Drought 3, due to its hype-building off of covers of other artist's material. Here, when Frank isn't turning modern rock classics like "Hotel California" and "Electric Feel" into songs about sex and partnership, he's churning out better new material. "Novacane" and "Songs for Women" are just as likable now as they were in 2011.
Sep 5, 2016
Justin
NR
The mixtape that introduced me to radiohead and R&B music in general.
Aug 24, 2016
76
A great mixtape from Frank Ocean. It may not be as atmospheric or expansive as his newer material, but he still offers intimate, albeit a bit cringey, lyrics, and great vocals. The clear standouts are Novacane and Songs For Women. Lovecrimes and There Will Be Tears are the worst songs on here, but they are still listenable. A nice sample of Hotel California on American Wedding too.
Aug 23, 2016
GratedStraws
90
What a marvelous songwriter
Jul 28, 2016
80
glorious. better than CO in about every way tbh
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February 18, 2011 / Release Date
Mixtape / Format
Self-Released / Label
R&B / Genres
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# 4 - Billboard
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Track List
  1. Street Fighter 
  2. Strawberry Swing 
  3. Novacane 
  4. We All Try 
  5. Bitches Talkin' 
  6. Songs For Women 
  7. LoveCrimes 
  8. GoldenEye 
  9. There Will Be Tears 
  10. Swim Good 
  11. Dust 
  12. American Wedding 
  13. Soul Calibur 
  14. Nature Feels
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