Frank Ocean’s LGBT Masterpiece: The Radical Queerness of ‘Blonde’

August 25, 2016 5:09 AM

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Frank Ocean’s second album refuses definition. It bends genre, time, and gender, all in the service of staying true to himself. Music is all the better for it.

Like many outsiders, Frank Ocean betrays an obsession with identities and objects just beyond his reach. In an excerpt from the Boys Don’t Cry magazine released last week alongside an album, Blonde, a visual album, Endless, and a music video for the song “Nikes,” Ocean writes about an image of a you...

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