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Channel ORANGE (album) by Frank Ocean 

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Channel ORANGE
Channel ORANGE by Frank Ocean (2012)
Overall rank: 347th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 382 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 2012 (3rd)
Top 20 albums of the 2010s (15th)
Top 500 albums of all time (347th)

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Channel ORANGE is ranked as the best album by Frank Ocean.

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 382 votes)
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From vinnid127 01/28/2014 10:53
I've been trying but this record has never really "clicked" for me. It's too inconsistent and many of the songs aren't particularly attention-grabbing. Not taking anything away from Frank Ocean though, he is obviously incredibly talented and brilliant songs such Thinkin' Bout You, Lost and Super Rich Kids show this well. But for now the album is a little bit of a let-down for me.
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From Precedent 01/28/2014 00:29
Inconsistent, but "Pyramids" is a classic.
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85/100
From Mophos 01/06/2014 12:50
An excellent album, and a grower.
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80/100
From DN02RZU 11/16/2013 20:18
Pyramids and Bad Religion are some of 2012's best tracks, and Andre 3000 working his magic on Pink Matter is awesome, but everything else on the album is pretty standard
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75/100
From 9999 11/05/2013 16:43
I liked it, but I think it was a little overpraised. The only thing that's really brilliant here is Pyramids. Thinkin bout you, Bad religion and Lost are very good too, but the rest was just OK for me.
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From rlang36 09/01/2013 03:55
Amazing Vocals. Soul. Sass. Class. This album has everything. Mr.Ocean may your vocals sooth the ears of the listener for many years to come.
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From ilovelctr 06/29/2013 12:33
Contrary to the popular belief that the second half is stronger than the first on this album, I think that Frank Ocean and his production team did a great job in uniformly scattering all the average tracks and great tracks all around here and there into this record, and you don't even have to tell their quality by the lyrics in them. Just take a rough glance at the melody and rhythm itself and you can get it really fast. I like how consistent this sounds due to its evenly distributed quality and uniform atmosphere!
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From yeahman8701 05/18/2013 15:48
Comfortably the best album of last year. Probably best of the decade so far, just edging out the Suburbs.
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70/100
From lostcontrol 04/15/2013 12:57
Frank Ocean is overly ambitious on this album, concidering how much filler there is on the album. Pyramids is one of the greatest songs released in a long time, Thinkin' Bout You is a soothing R'n'B tune and Lost's groovy beat gets me everytime, but over all the album seems overlong and uneven. It's good to see an ambitious young man here, but to the praise it has received has been a bit over the top. But he has definitely laid the foundation for a new wave of electronic hip-hop-R'n'B. But actually it bowels me that the album bacame so mainstream, because the structure of the songs and his lyrics aren't what you normally call approachable.
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