Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Songs of the Day

So after a bunch of gigs, I'm back to this Frank Ocean album.  Don't go thinkin I forgot about it!  Quite the opposite, it's been on straight repeat.  So, it's the end of the album I'm covering today: "White," "Monks,""Bad Religion," "Pink Matter," "Forrest Gump," and "End."  This album definitely has a strong ending, which only continues the impressive theme going on.  "Bad Religion" sticks out to me the most of these final songs, which is probably why he performed it on Jimmy Fallon with The Roots.  I like what the organ adds to the track, and that it's organ in a non funk setting; it's still got that church feel to it.  "Pink Matter" has a cool vibe to it as well, and he successfully made a song about a vagina that doesn't sound vulgar.  See people - it is possible.  I especially like the weight of the bass that comes in about 2/3 of the way through the song, before André 3000 makes a much appreciated appearance.   The other tracks are pretty solid as well, much respect.

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