Critic's Notebook: Frank Ocean's Album Is Bigger Than 'he'

Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange' is getting attention for his singing about lusting for a 'he,' but that may be distracting from its overall beauty.With his decision to address lust for another man on his new album, "Channel Orange," 24-year-old Frank Ocean has become something other than one of the most dynamic R&B singers and songwriters of the last half-decade: He's become, for the moment, one of the first to challenge a genre known for its acidic intolerance of homosexuality.

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