Here are the songs that I think are the finest that I had the opportunity to hear in 2012. If you want to see the other 10, go here.
I have been consistently underwhelmed by Frank Ocean – “Back” and “Novacaine” excepted – since he entered the public consciousness. His mixtape, Nostalgia, Ultra, felt unformed and pointlessly esoteric.
But if this is any indication of where he’s goin with his new material…
…then i’m in.