The Roundtable

Ocean makes waves

By Nicholas Everest, Editor

October 11, 2016

Four years after the release of his debut album “Channel Orange,” Frank Ocean returns a changed man. The raw lyrics and rich emotions on “Blonde” give the feel that he wrote this piece more for himself than anyone else. Listeners looking for “Channel Orange 2” are going to be disappointed when they hear “Blonde” for the first time. Ocean’s return sounds exactly like what you’d...