Channel Orange (album) by Frank Ocean

Channel Orange
Channel Orange by Frank Ocean
Year: 2012
Release date: 2012-07-17
Overall rank: 154th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,084 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2012 (3rd)
Award Top 20 albums of the 2010s (13th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (154th)
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Frank Ocean bestography

Channel Orange is ranked 2nd best out of 4 albums by Frank Ocean on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Frank Ocean is Blonde which is ranked number 123 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 14,106.

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Channel Orange track list

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 1,084 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 81.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.9.

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100/100
From 05/29/2020 17:29
Fav. Tracks: Pyramids, End/Golden Girl.
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95/100
From 04/23/2020 16:43
Favorite Tracks: Crack Rock, Pyramids, Forrest Gump
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80/100
From 01/18/2020 19:46
Initially dismissed because of the overhypedness, but it's not bad at all. I can't say it has a huge legacy as his fans want me to believe (hence the overhypedness), but it's not non-existent. All in all I think this album is rather proof of Kanye's 808s & Heartbreak's immense influence and how open to interpretation it is. A lot more R&B and Jazzy, which smells a bit of D'Angelo. Greatly produced, I would say overproduced if I believed that was a thing. The focus on making the sounds perfect reminds me a bit of Prince. But unlike a lot of people I see the ability to make a myriad of connections with big names in music history rather as proof that what I'm listening to isn't that special. The best thing he did was not ruin those things he was inspired by, and I think that's because of his great song-writing skills.

'Pyramids' is funny because it reminds you of the fact this was made in 2012 in the middle of the EDM craze.

All in all, an album with zero mistakes, but which leaves me asking "what's the point exactly?", like string theory (okay, the punchline here being that string theory is a beautiful theory in physics that works perfectly but doesn't render any new insights).
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80/100
From 01/07/2020 21:44
A great revitalization of R&B, Frank Ocean delivers personal, though universal lyrics filled with passion, uncertainty, and dreaminess. He has the best R&B voice since Usher, in my opinion. The interludes could have been a little more exciting, or at least added as the intros to some of the songs.
8/10

Best Songs: Thinkin Bout You, Super Rich Kids, Lost
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From 12/12/2019 15:55
Frank's voice is incredible on this album. Thinkin bout you display's Frank's skills perfectly.
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From 11/05/2019 22:21
8.9

Great lyrics and good compositions
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95/100
From 07/04/2019 17:47
95/100

Frank with this album revitalize pop music, nowadays a lot of catchy songs with no good music , lyrics or singing abilities, i like a lot this album from the first time a heard it

Must listen if you are a Pop , R&B Fan
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From 04/18/2019 01:28
Great album!
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From 04/14/2019 07:07
In line with his excellent mixtape "nostalgia ULTRA" but with a higher musical level, Frank Ocean signs a solar album and filled with nostalgia which makes it intensely beautiful. Odd Future's member is proving to be one of the most talented writers and performers of his generation. "channel ORANGE" is the best album I've heard in years, a personal and disturbing record that contains contrasting pieces of happiness and sadness, positive and negative, regret and nostalgia. A record that leaves admiring, especially that we must not forget one thing: it is only the first for Frank Ocean!

10/10

Best track: "Pyramids"
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From 03/15/2019 16:31
Overall: 9.3

Top Tracks: "Thinkin Bout You", "Pyramids", "Bad Religion"

Beautiful, alternatively smooth and stressful.
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