Frank Ocean - nostalgia,ULTRA.
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Based on 6 reviews
2011 Ratings: #317 / 998
Year End Rank: #29
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2011 Ratings: #64
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This Frank Ocean guy seems promising, I shall follow his career with great interest.
Frank Ocean is the biggest name in music.

Okay, that’s not true, because there’s obviously artists like Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber, but think of when Frank (eventually) drops a project. It WILL be the biggest record in the world, no matter what happens. There could be no lead singles, no promotional tactics, not even a social media post hinting at it, and it would still be the year’s most streamed album, most purchased album… you get the point. However, there was ... read more
"Nostalgia, Ultra" is a very solid debut that shows a lot of Frank Ocean's potential. While there are one or two cuts that I didn't really care for and the samples can get a little overbearing at points, the songwriting, production and vocal performances are still great for a big chunk of the tracklist.

Fav Tracks: Novacane, Songs for Women, American Wedding, Strawberry Swing, Nature Feels, Lovecrimes, Swim Good, We All Try

Least Fav Track: There Will Be Tears

The title is hilarious because there really isn't much here to praise anymore, it's all nostalgia.
☆☆☆ 1/2

A little rough around the edges, especially when the tracklist gets a little faulty with the tracklist during the second half... but overall it's still a pleasant listen and a worthy inclusion in the Frank Ocean catalog.

BEST: Strawberry Swing, Novacane, We All Try, Songs For Women, American Wedding

WEAKEST: Swims Good
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