Without a doubt, the constant use of iPhones and iPods is everywhere and not going away soon; whether listening on a bus ride, a walk, while working, or just trying to ignore the world around you. Thanks to this audio-revolution, the accessories that correspond have become just as crucial, especially in the metropolitan world where nothing can be more crucial than the ability to ignore the rush of crowds or traffic, and look damn fine doing it.
Frank Ocean’s debut album, channel ORANGE, is an artist falling into a surreal world of love, riches, drugs, and sex (not to be confused with love). The journey taken is purposeful on the album, as Frank weaves together each song with interludes and soundbites from films. The album is a whole, thanks in part to this effort, but also because of the surreal world’s direct placement inside the singer’s fascinating mind.