Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

Channel Orange

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jcbal97
80
My rating was initially 70 but then "Pyramids" came up and, damn.
AndreManfre93
95
My God, 600 followers! I am so grateful to each of them... it's been a long way to arrive here, but I hope that users of AOTY appreciate my honesty and fairness in giving ratings (and possibly my kindness towards everybody :) ).

In order to thank you, I would like to share the review of one very special album, "Channel Orange" by Frank Ocean, THE BEST ALBUM OF 2010s in my humble opinion.

The question may arise spontaneously: why Frank Ocean? After all, R&B has experienced other ... read more
Toasterqueen12
100
Im my opinion Channel Orange > Blond. Don't get be wrong, Blond is great. But there's something about Channel Orange. Maybe it's the way it handles so many emotions gracefully. Or how different all the songs sound. But Channel Orange always feels like an emotional journey.

Great for late night cry sessions 100/100!
RakkSmells
88
[Genre: Alternative R&B]

I feel like there's just something that separates Frank Ocean from a lot of R&B artists I've heard. Maybe it's his voice. (It is) Maybe it's the vibrant, fun and amazing production. (It is) Maybe it's because every song on this album slaps. (It is) Every song on this album is sort of its own journey. Their own channel, I guess you can say.

There are several different songs I'd say are some of the best R&B songs of this decade, some just straight up in the ... read more
redbded
100
250 FOLLOWER SPECIAL!!!
10 - MASTERPIECE
REDO REVIEW #7

So we did it boys. Thank you so much for 250, I’m still in shock that this is even where I am at on the site, and I cannot thank you all enough.

Because of this taking place, today, I am going to do a track by track review of one of my favorite R&B albums of all time, Frank Ocean’s Channel ORANGE. It’s no secret that I am a huge Frank Ocean fan, I mean I gave this, Endless, and Blonde tens, so I thought it would ... read more
morningsbell
89
A potato flew around my room and told me to bump my score for this album higher
Inglume
67
This is such a gorgeous album. Channel Orange is so thoughtful, well-arranged and well-conceived that it's very difficult to replicate an rnb album like it this decade.
TehSniper_143
85
10 Day Album Swap (w/ @theryanhimself)

Day 1

Frank Ocean is a name that's been on my queue-list for a long time, and now that I listened to "Channel Orange", I can def see the appeal. His voice is amazing as hell, truly bordering on that soulful/sexy side of RnB, which honestly brings a lot of these tracks to greater heights. Production was absolute fire, was a little spotty near the beginning, but at the 2nd half, specifically on and after "Pyramids" (best track on the ... read more
exception
93
EDIT: Still think this is an amazing album. Honestly, I can't see anything topping this in pop or r&b within this decade. There's pretty close to nothing wrong with Channel Orange, but god I really wish Fertilizer was a full track. It has such an infectious and upbeat melody and terrific production. Frank had the potential to be this generation's Michael Jackson, but unfortunately that never came to fruition. He's still one of the most talented pop artists of the 2010's though, and ... read more
Dabzilla
75
You either a die hero or live long enough to see yourself agree with one of Melon's unpopular opinions.
lemuriams
100
NOTHING CAN BEAT THIS ALBUM

Edit - The Needle Drop is a funny guy (7/10 to this)
bmet2901
91
I like this better than Blonde, but I recognize that Blonde is artistically the better album.

Best Song: Pyramids
Favorite Song: Sweet Life
Other Favorites: Thinkin Bout You, Super Rich Kids, Lost, Bad Religion
Least Favorites: Pilot Jones, Monks
CheapandLethal
0
The Worst
Laserheart
94
π–π„π„πŠπ‹π˜ π€π‹ππ”πŒ 𝐒𝐖𝐀𝐏 #πŸ’ 𝐰𝐒𝐭𝐑 @theryanhimself

Welp, I certainly underestimated this guy.

I've heard the name of this artist countless amount of times. Whether it's his material being often called masterpieces, or he being often referred as one of the greatest musicians of the past decade, or fucking Car Seat Headrest being actively Ocean stans, this guy has been everywhere, but I haven't really shown much interest in checking out his ... read more
ibrokemylefttoe
98
I felt it with my prized family orange, passed down through one and a half generations, that THIS here was going to make me finally consume it. When I finally tore straight into that delicious, juicy fruit I discovered that I'd rather just be gay for Frank Ocean than eat fruit. So I decided that I'd do exactly that. Fuck you nutrition, here's to a life of hot men!
bornunderpunch
85
Clicked after a relisten. Sweet life is a great song, and so is Pyramids. The work feels romantic and very personal, often times you could even hear Frank putting all his emotions into a song. I don't think anything will top this album this decade in terms of RnB.
upd 387436589473: 90+ albums are masterpieces (my rating scale). this is now one of them.
upd 387436589474: actually no
bEn1
100
Edit: Lemme just do a song rating list:

Thinkin Bout You 100
Sierra Leone 92
Sweet Life 100
Super Rich Kids 100
Pilot Jones 85
Crack Rock 97
Pyramids 100
Lost 100
Monks 94
Bad Religion 100
Pink Matter 100
Forrest Gump 100

And at the end of the day the skits do correspond well with the theme soooo yeah. This album is pretty much perfect, 100.

Edit: This has grown on me a lot. 90~>95

To me, this LP has songs that sound like they're from Nostalgia Ultra and Blonde. It feels like a blend ... read more
Quet
90
Frank Ocean’s debut studio album carries an arc for every emotion as well as a perfectly rough coming-of-age.
Jallen2035
98
The best debut of the 2010s.
Pio
82
I just always feel like frank needed more experience before he released an album and is why I feel that blonde is slightly better. With frank, experience to his music is more important to him than the lyrics themselves and I just didn't feel like he was speaking for himself on this album. Apart from that, this album is extremely pretty and I like it a lot, there are some 'filler' tracks that don't hit as hard in my opinion though

Have a good day AOTY and stay safe!
HoodieBraden
80
I certainly think some of Frank's other projects have aged better than this but Channel Orange is still a stellar R&B record loaded with enjoyable tracks

Decent 8/10
smallpeeble
82
lovely, frank.
TopiK
90
R'n'B is not one of my favorite genres. Yes there are artists that make good R'n'B music, but no one has ever made me want to delve deeper into it, except Frank Ocean.

And i am not someone who has been listening to music and exploring it's depths for a long time, but one of the first albums that really sparked my love for music was Blonde.

So coming from Blonde to this, well i didn't like this as much as i liked it. i've had this record at 75, but after the new single i decided i should ... read more
MasterCrackfox
82
I have meant to cover Frank Ocean a little more for a while, recognizing how successful and well received his two albums are up to this point.

Channel Orange is an incredibly mature debut, with Ocean flexing his impressive vocal range throughout that not only shows great control but also an ability to incorporate his charisma and personality into his voice. The lyricism also supports this maturity, with Ocean revealing himself with great vulnerability and candor. To think this maturity and ... read more
VPads
100
Eu não achei que eu ia gostar tanto desse álbum como eu gostei do Blonde, mas aqui estamos com mais uma nota 100 para o Frank Ocean.

Channel Orange é brilhante, e ótimo em todos os quesitos. Estando a frente de seu tempo, o álbum tem inúmeros destaques dentro dele que o deixa perfeito do jeito que é. Desde as ótimas interludes, comi Fertilizer e Start, como o álbum num geral mesmo. A sonoridade do R&B contemporâneo me ... read more
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