@ZackTeibloom Is it Jack White time yet? Apparently it’s not until tomorrow, but I do think Frank Ocean has a great chance of upsetting him if he can get past Oberhofer. Brad Oberhofer named his band after his last name and clearly wants to be the focal point. Christopher Breaux just went ahead and changed his name to Frank Ocean and branched out from Odd Future to acclaim from all kinds of music fans. Even though Oberhofer is my favorite break-out artist of the year, I don’t think they have much of a chance against the people’s breakout artist in Frank Ocean. After missing Oberhofer at ACL, Caitlin and I got to see them open for Matt & Kim and watched them blow those two over-rated self hype machines out of the water. Oberhofer is still unpolished at this point, but the song-writing is so strong, they feel like a band on the way up. After a batch of Grammy nods and loads of year-end mentions, Frank Ocean’s already up there.
@AndyShore If Zack and I began listing our favorite music genres, R&B would take a while to come up. However, it would probably be sooner than it would be for Zack to get to Aerosmith on bands he’d want to play as on Guitar Hero (remember when that was a thing?). This song is a slow burner in every sense. It’s not the catchiest or flashiest song on this list by a lot. In fact, it took me seeing Frank Ocean perform it live on an award show to fully get the song. I finally saw/heard it. This is just a captivating song, with a lot of emotion poured into it. Ocean’s falsetto is perfect as well.
@ZackTeibloom Oberhofer is great at everything except spelling song titles. “Away Frm U?” No “o” in from? U? Is this a text from an 11 year-old? It shows a little immaturity of the band, but while they have some growing up to do, this debut album is pretty brilliant. Caitlin burned me a copy for my car and it has barely left the stereo since. It’s a great driving record and sounds just as good on vinyl. With catchy chorus’ and driving guitars, I can’t get enough of these guys.
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