Album
Channel Orange
Critic Reviews
User Reviews
Artist
Frank Ocean

Channel Orange by Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
CRITIC SCORE
92
Based on 21 reviews
2012 Ranking: #1 / 708
MUST HEAR
USER SCORE
84
Based on
222 ratings


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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
A.V. CLUB

Snubbing nearly every contemporary radio trend, it positions itself instead as the latest in a line of revelatory, late-period neo-soul albums

100
PRETTY MUCH AMAZING

Channel Orange’s scale and scope are impressive to behold.

95
PITCHFORK

The 24-year-old has quickly proven himself to be among the most gifted singer-songwriters of his generation; he's got the type of voice, wit, charm, smarts, and ineffable humanity that's always hoped for, but never promised.

91
BEATS PER MINUTE

Frank’s strengths are his versatile voice, the breadth of his songwriting capabilities, the way he mixes and matches old aesthetics and ends up with strange new combinations

90
MUSICOMH

As Channel Ocean reaches its end, every emotion associated with it can be traced back to one: fulfilment. 

90
UNDER THE RADAR

No expectation could have prepared listeners for how good this album is.

90
DROWNED IN SOUND

Beyond genre lines, racial lines, sexuality lines, any lines you can think of, it's that all-too-rare gem: a universal story you'll come back to long after the hype's been and gone.

87
PASTE

Restraint is key to the execution of Channel Orange, a neo-R&B album that, for all its layered beauty, never overwhelms.

80
POPMATTERS

channel ORANGE finds Frank Ocean rising to the challenge with a class unlike anyone in music these days.

70
NO RIPCORD

With a few notable exceptions, Channel ORANGE is solid rather than spellbinding

USER REVIEWS

86

Really love the production in this album. This genre of music is new to me so I was entertained throughout this whole album. The second half definitely where this album shines.

Best songs: Pyramids, Bad Religion, Forrest Gump

90

Man!!! Hmmm hmmm hmmm this boy,immo fallo him all his albums

90

Great stuff, brilliant lyrics from Frank, along with some deliciously smooth singing.

92

Channel Orange is engrossing with original and demanding flavor from the superb and talented new kid on the block, Frank Ocean. 2012's best? Without a doubt.

95

This album is a travel between the earth of R'n'B and VOcals and the moon of adventurous music and genious lyrics!

#2
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DETAILS

RELEASED: July 17, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Def Jam
GENRE: R&B
WEBSITE: frankocean.com
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 1 - A.V. Club
# 2 - AllMusic
# 19 - American Songwriter
# 2 - BBC
# 4 - Beats Per Minute
# 3 - Clash
# 25 - Cokemachineglow
# 1 - Consequence of Sound
# 5 - DIY
# 2 - Exclaim!
# 16 - FACT Magazine
# 2 - FILTER
# 2 - Gigwise
# 16 - Gorilla vs. Bear
# 2 - MOJO
# 1 - musicOMH
# 3 - NME
# 6 - No Ripcord
# 5 - Obscure Sound
# 1 - Paste
# 1 - Pazz and Jop
# 2 - Pitchfork
# 1 - PopMatters
# 2 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 2 - Rolling Stone
# 1 - Slant
# 1 - SPIN
# 2 - Spinner
# 2 - Stereogum
# 6 - The 405
# 3 - The Fly
# 1 - The Guardian
# 5 - The Line of Best Fit
# 45 - The Wire
# 12 - Tiny Mix Tapes
# 5 - Uncut
# 11 - Under the Radar
TRACK LIST
  1. Start 
  2. Thinkin Bout You 
  3. Fertilizer 
  4. Sierra Leone 
  5. Sweet Life 
  6. Not Just Money 
  7. Super Rich Kids (feat. Earl Sweatshirt) 
  8. Pilot Jones 
  9. Crack Rock 
  10. Pyramids 
  11. Lost 
  12. White (feat. John Mayer) 
  13. Monks 
  14. Bad Religion 
  15. Pink Matter (feat. André 3000) 
  16. Forrest Gump 
  17. End
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Added on: June 8, 2012