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Frank Ocean releases album early, streams on Tumblr

Frank Ocean has released his album a week early, and put a stream of it up on his Tumblr

Last week Frank Ocean achieved a huge amount of free publicity by announcing (cue shock, youtube outrage, peoples worlds tumbling apart etc etc) that he had been in love with a man in his teens. This week - and call us cynical, but this comes as little surprise- his album Channel Orange has been rush released, and is available to buy on iTunes as of now. For those of you who don't want to cough up for Frank's highly anticipated debut you can stream the lot on Ocean's tumblr.

Having given the record a quick listen, two things become apparent:

1) The running order is designed for maximum controversy, with the first lovelorn track now clearly addressing Ocean's male companion.

2) Regardless of the controversy- manufactured or not- on first listen this sounds like a great album. Which is all that should matter really...


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