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AlmostAGhost’s Top Albums Of 2012: #26. Frank Ocean – channel ORANGE

Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE

all the peaches and the mangos you could sell for me

While I do think channel ORANGE is generally overrated–he’s hitting the top of many year-end lists–I still dig it, and respect Ocean’s brazenness. Any album brimming with this many ideas is bound to be worth a listen. It feels both classic and modern, timeless yet unique, innovative but standard. Different genres float in and out, all on a minimal bed of electro-sounding R&B. Though I won’t deny, some of it confuses me (a song about Forrest Gump? in 2012? wtf).

Frank Ocean “Pink Matter (feat. André 3000)”

Frank Ocean “Lost”

- almostaghost

AlmostAGhost’s Top Albums Of 2012: #28. Deep Sea Diver – History Speaks

Deep Sea Diver - History Speaks

watch your lips pulse to the beat

History Speaks is the debut record of Deep Sea Diver, the project mainly of Jessica Dobson and her minimal band. Jessica also moonlights as a guitar slinger for various artists (Beck, The Shins, Yeah Yeah Yeahs). Previously, a short Deep Sea Diver EP prior to History Speaks showed off her guitar skills and creativity. But History Speaks impressively expands on all that. More than just a great guitarist, Dobson’s voice sounds incredible, her songwriting varied and interesting and deep.

Here, I will share some of my favorites — a polyrhythmic Talking Heads-like jam called “You Go Running,” and the more moody title track. The rest of the album does not really sound like these two songs though, and that is why I like this album so much. These songs, just like this debut album, are surely just the tip of the Deep Sea Diver iceberg.

Deep Sea Diver “You Go Running”

Deep Sea Diver “History Speaks”

- almostaghost

Btrxz’s Haiku Reviews of 2010 Or Things We Over Look (in no particular order 18/18)

Artist: Sun Araw

Title: On Patrol

Label: Not Not Fun

Country: US, LA, CA

Genre: Ambient, Surrealist Sounds, Dark Dream, Drone

Date: 5-11-10

Sun Araw- On Patrol

Dead loops sing at night

Find lost things under nothing

Can you hear it now

Deep Cover

- Btrxz