We now return to our regular holiday music programming. Thanks for indulging me.
POSTSCRIPT (12/15/12): The season of annual "best of" lists is upon us, and Frank Ocean's already racking up the gold (as it were). Both Spin and The Guardian have named Channel Orange their album of the year, and Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis of NPR's Sound Opinions each ranked Channel Orange at or near the top of their 2012 Best Albums list (Greg has it at #1, Jim at #3). You can listen to their insightful review of the album HERE. With any luck, Ocean will release some Christmas music in 2013 so we can write about him again.