- Summary: Love and life in Los Angeles is the theme of the debut release on Def Jam for Frank Ocean, who earlier this month posted online the liner notes for this album describing a relationship he had with a man.
- Record Label: Def Jam
- Genre(s): R&B
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Positive: 46 out of 46
Mixed: 0 out of 46
Negative: 0 out of 46
Aug 6, 2012Despite its faults, Channel ORANGE still marks Frank Ocean out as an intriguing and exciting artist. It's a contradiction in many ways: a far-from-perfect album that suggests a long and prosperous career; an artist without an exceptional voice who looks like he will instead become an exceptional voice.
Nov 24, 2013brings peace. Beautiful composition. This is a classic that I recently discovered after going on odd future' website and downloadingbrings peace. Beautiful composition. This is a classic that I recently discovered after going on odd future' website and downloading nostalgia/Ultra. Very strong debut from Ocean and I expect more great things from him in the hopefully near future. Highlights include "Thinkin Bout You", "Super Rich Kids", and "Pyramids".… Expand
Aug 18, 2016"channel ORANGE" is perfect! Frank Ocean's debut (excluding his mixtapes - by the way this mixtapes are perfect, too!) is masterpiece... A"channel ORANGE" is perfect! Frank Ocean's debut (excluding his mixtapes - by the way this mixtapes are perfect, too!) is masterpiece... A 2012's "To Pimp A Butterfly" by Kendrick Lamar, but in the styles of: R&B, neo soul, psychedelia, hip hop and electronica!
Frank Ocean shows this album, that he's a blend of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye (R.I.P. Marvin Gaye...) and Prince (R.I.P. Prince...) of our years!
This is the music that I loved! Perfect, Frank Ocean, perfect! I'm so proud of You!
All of this "small" masterpieces are from each other!
Thank You, Frank Ocean... Thank You!
Finally, my score for Frank Ocean's debut album, which is called "channel ORANGE" is 10/10!
Now, only remains to wait for "Boys Don't Cry"!!!
Jul 19, 2012The first real R&B album from a popular artist in at least 5 years. Excellent replay value and not a track worth skipping. Frank'sThe first real R&B album from a popular artist in at least 5 years. Excellent replay value and not a track worth skipping. Frank's storytelling ability in songs like Pyramids and Lost are incomparable to anybody else in music right now, and with the help of Malay, Pharell, and Tyler , Frank produces the entire album masterfully.… Expand
Jul 26, 2014This album does a fine job in both music production and lyric production as well. My favorite track of the album has got to be Super RichThis album does a fine job in both music production and lyric production as well. My favorite track of the album has got to be Super Rich Kids. I would recommend anyone to listen to this album.… Expand
Aug 9, 2012This album is nothing short of amazing.
Not immediately - it takes a while to fully appreciate.
There are little details in the productionThis album is nothing short of amazing.
Not immediately - it takes a while to fully appreciate.
There are little details in the production that are almost subliminal - people talking quietly in the distance, the sound of a woman turned on, etc. These details make the music exciting and rewarding to keep coming back to.
The style is so inventive - Ocean takes you on a journey similar to what I would think of Pink Floyd doing.
This music makes me so thoughtful and reflective - his emotions pour out in nearly all the songs. Favorites are Lost, Bad Religion, Thinkin Bout You and Forrest Gump. The whole album, however slow, possibly cliched and wandering at times, is an emotional and enthralling journey I would recommend to anyone with an open mind. I've been listening to Channel Orange nonstop.… Expand
Sep 11, 2012This style of music leaves me scratching my head. Maybe it is good, but for the life of me, I've tried, and I can't figure out why anyoneThis style of music leaves me scratching my head. Maybe it is good, but for the life of me, I've tried, and I can't figure out why anyone would think so… Expand
Published: January 8, 2013After weeks of voting, we finally have the results of our annual poll. Find out which movies, games, TV shows, albums, and songs ranked among our users' favorites (as well as the most overrated) of 2012.
Published: December 4, 2012Over the next two months (as we do every year), we'll collect the individual year-end Top Ten lists published by over 100 major music critics, websites, and other publications. Check back daily, as we'll update the overall standings whenever new lists are published.
Awards & Rankings
|The Beatles [White Album] [50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] - The Beatles|
|Music from Big Pink [50th Anniversary] - The Band|
|Electric Ladyland [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] - The Jimi Hendrix Experience|
|Appetite for Destruction: Super Deluxe Edition [Box Set] - Guns N' Roses|
|Room 25 - Noname|
|More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 14 - Bob Dylan|
|Imagine: The Ultimate Collection [Box Set] - John Lennon|
|Holy Hell - Architects|
|Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album - John Coltrane|
|...And Justice for All [30th Anniversary Expanded Edition] - Metallica|
|Honey - Robyn|
|Safe In The Hands Of Love - Yves Tumor|
|Chris - Christine and the Queens|
|El Mal Querer - Rosalía|
|An American Treasure [Box Set] - Tom Petty|
|Joy As an Act of Resistance - Idles|
|Cocoon Crush - Objekt|
|I Loved You at Your Darkest - Behemoth|
|You Won't Get What You Want - Daughters|
|Be the Cowboy - Mitski|