Album Stream: Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’

Listen to the hotly anticipated return of Frank Ocean in full, a week before release!

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud

After a week of high drama over the total non-issue of his bisexuality, singer/producer/artist Frank Ocean has released his long awaited major label debut Channel Orange for streaming an entire week early.

Head over to Ocean's Tumblr page right now to listen to the album in full, and then head to iTunes to lock up a preorder. 

 

Ocean, a member of the polarizing band Odd Future, has worked with the likes of Beyonce, Kanye West and Jay-Z. A buzz-frenzy inducing blog post revealed last week that Ocean was in a past relationship with a man, and his honesty drew industry support from figures including Russell Simmons and Beyonce, who responsed with a post on her own site, writing, "Be fearless / be honest / be generous / be brave / be poetic / be open / be free / be yourself / be in love / be happy / be inspiration."

With or without Beyonce poems, this album is pretty damn solid.