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By DAVID THORPE  |  February 15, 2013
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Frank Ocean | Channel Orange

Since the ’80s, when R&B began to lean more heavily on the candid bling-and-booty-centric tropes championed by its plain-speaking hip-hop cousins, the music’s subtlety, nuance, and imagination have faded.
Def Jam (2012)
By ANDREW GRAHAM  |  July 27, 2012
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Frank Ocean | Nostalgia, Ultra

If anyone's earned the right to bitch about the limitations of being slotted "R&B," it's Frank Ocean.
Self-released (2011)
By DAN WEISS  |  July 29, 2011