One of the most celebrated songwriters of his generation, Frank Ocean was introduced to the world via his debut mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra, and he was deemed a visionary when he released Blonde in 2016. But it was Ocean’s 2012 debut LP Channel Orange that made him a household name and icon to the internet generation. On this episode of Critically Acclaimed, host Jake Ramirez and Napa Valley sommelier Kyle Brindlinger talk the album’s cultural impact, Ocean’s conflicting SoCal/Deep South ideologies, and the role Channel Orange played as both a showcase and a touchstone for a generational talent.
Plus, Kyle shares a custom wine pairing for Channel Orange (1:05:00). Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime exclusive opportunity to experience Channel Orange the right way!
- Frank Ocean’s Tumblr
- Frank Ocean Can Fly | The New York Times
- Creating His Own Gravity | The New York Times
- Introspecting Celebrated in a Crowd | The New York Times
- Frank Ocean: On Channel Orange, Meeting Odd Future, and His Tumblr Letter | GQ
- 9 Great Songs You Didn’t Know Frank Ocean Wrote | Rolling Stone
- Frank Ocean, Thinkin Bout You (Saturday Night Live, 2012) | Vimeo
- Pyramids (SNL Season Premiere Performance) | Vimeo