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American Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story

Kevin Abstract - American Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story
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Based on 470 ratings
2016 Ratings: #146
Liked by 13 people
November 18, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Brockhampton, EMPIRE / Label
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It kinda scares me how much this album clicked.
Kevin Abstract gives me everything I wanted from Frank Ocean's new album on American Boyfriend (Hell, there's even pictures of Kevin wearing a car racing helmet, very similar to the pictures of Frank which came out around the release of Blonde). Hip hop influenced pop/r&b with a slight experimental taste to it. There are no super impressive lyrics, none of the songs stray very far away from the central theme of love, and there are 0 features. What stands out to me the most on American ... read more
the second blonde? i would rather put it as “frank ocean’s prodigy that had nothing to do with him but liked his instagram photo”

american boyfriend is the second release from soon to be (at the time) indie-super star group we all know at this point, brockhampton. but kevin does something different on this album that really makes me love it as much as i do. other than the fact of this album helping me get through a hard part in my life, i never truley explained the true ... read more
Before Brockhampton blew up and achieve high success from certain big critics cough *melon head* cough,the leader of the group formally known as kevin abstract released a underrated album last year. American boyfriend:A Suburban love story is kevin abstract best solo album to date. This is one of the best alternative rnb album just behind frank ocean blonde that year and it was a shame that this didn't get the love and recognition.This album soundscape is very varied with a lot of indie ... read more
It's amazing that, even early in his career, Ian somehow finds a way of conveying his feelings so well that they could resonate with me later on. "American Boyfriend" is a beautiful, emotional record that tackles themes of sexuality and race with gorgeous production, smooth vocal performances, immaculate melodies and great writing.

Fav Tracks: Seventeen, Empty, Miserable America, Papercut, American Boyfriend, Blink, Yellow, Runner

Least Fav Tracks: The ... read more
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Track List

  1. Empty
  2. Seventeen
  3. Blink
  4. Friendship
  5. Tattoo
  6. Yellow
  7. Suburbian Born
  8. Kin
  9. Runner
  10. Flintridge
  11. Papercut
  12. June 29th
  13. Miserable America
  14. American Boyfriend
  15. Echo
  16. I Do (End Credits)
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Added on: November 5, 2016