Boys Don’t Cry: Recommended Albums If You Like Frank Ocean

Above: Frank Ocean has the entire music world waiting for his next release.
Above: Frank Ocean has the entire music world waiting for his next release.

It’s July, 2016. That means we haven’t heard new Frank Ocean music in four long years. That means it’s been 1460 days since the release of the incredible, Channel Orange. Even worse, we’ve had to suffer through months and months of hints at new music. Some of those teases have been coming from the man himself. We’ve received a few features, a terrific cover, but still, we’re all waiting for the next one.

The release of Boys Don’t Cry is becoming more and more imminent, and in the meantime, we’re slowly driving ourselves insane. To help combat the drought, we’ve thrown together a few R&B projects that we love and strongly recommend. If you love Frank Ocean, give them all a listen. Together, we can get through this.


Miguel’s third studio album is a terrific departure from his pop-oriented sophomore, Kaleidoscope Dream. Armed with some steamy, Prince-inspired vibes, Wildheart includes assists from Cashmere Cat, Benny Blanco, and Raphael Saadiq. Miguel even threw shade at Frank last year, claiming that he “makes better music”. We can’t prove that right now, but Wildheart is terrific, and it’s definitely worth a listen.

Prev1 of 7
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan is a writer from Toronto. His favourite things in the world are music, movies, and mini dachshunds. Give him a follow on Twitter at @aidandaoust, where he’ll also accept your mixtape submissions.

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>