Download – Frank Ocean, Nostalgia Ultra
Frank Ocean – Strawberry Swing
[audio:http://www.thecouchsessions.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/02-strawberry-swing.mp3|titles=02 strawberry swing]
Frank Ocean – We All Try
[audio:http://www.thecouchsessions.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/04-we-all-try.mp3|titles=04 we all try]
Wow, Odd Future keeps winning.
Fresh off their successful East Coast tour and SXSW announcement, Odd Future is officially become the hottest thing in music at the moment. We already know about Tyler, the Creator and Earl (Free Earl!), but now an R&B-inspired mixtape from Frank Ocean? Good lawd.
If you’re scared off by OFWGKTA punk inspired “death rape rap” (exaggeration), then Frank’s Nostalgia, Ultra mixtape is definitely is up your alley. Not only does it showcase some of the best R&B projects I’ve heard in a minute, but it shows just how versititle this collective is and how they are most deserving of the hype.
My favorite track so far is the Coldplay-inspired Strawberry Swing, but there is plenty of heat on this project, and you can tell the production is inspired by The Neptunes and even Radiohead.
Right now, I’m in serious “Micro Machines gotta collect ’em all” mode when it comes to OFWGKTA releases, and this one is definitely one of the better releases.