Channel ORANGE

Channel ORANGE

Music CD - 2012 | Edited version
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Publisher: [S.l.] : Def Jam, [2012]
Edition: Edited version
Branch Call Number: BLUES OCEAN CHANNEL
Characteristics: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.

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Oct 12, 2019

Channel ORANGE by Frank Ocean is a terrific album. This album came out in 2012, and I still love it (and it is almost 2020!). Channel Orange by Frank Ocean is a very soothing album. I love Frank Ocean’s voice because it is very calming, and his style of music is unique. R&B is honestly the best genre of music because it is almost a mix of hiphop and indie at the same time. Some of my favourite songs on this album include Sierra Leone, White, Super Rich Kid, and End. The album is a little over an hour long, so it is perfect for a short commute. I personally adore this album because I used to listen to it on airplanes and it was very calming! I would rate this album a 5/5! @Montgomery of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Its not easy going on to review an album like this. Frank Ocean is not just another ordinary music artists. He has founded a place in the upper tiers of this generation’s music. Channel Orange is one of the most cohesive and innovative R&B albums in years. Frank had his hands in the production process and had help from a variety of big acts including Sa-ra and Andre 3000. There was a heavy emphasis on atmosphere throughout the project which contributed to how the lyrics and music itself could capture such incredible moods. This album expands time and distance—from tracks sounding and singing like they’re coming from a warm tuner radio in a ski lodge while other tracks are reminiscent of vacation getaways to mega city casinos. My favorite tracks are Sierra Leone, Forrest Gump, Pink Matter, Pyramids, Monks, Sweet Life and Super Rich Kids. This album was recorded in a state of mind that can’t be ever replicated. The devotion of two years birthed this beauty. Rating 5/5.
@fullbloom02 of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Channel ORANGE is one of my absolute favourite albums in this decade. Frank Ocean, with his minimum appearances, social media appearances, minimal performance, outings and more, has still managed to shape a generation. This album will make one dig deep into their emotions the second they hear the intro of the first song 'Thinkin Bout You'. The cultural impact this album has been inspirations for many future projects of artists from SZA, Zayn Malik and Kehlani. This album being Frank Oceans first official album has been a collection of perfection as he has wasted no time in fitting an aesthetic. Static radio play, (which is used heavily in 'Fertilizer') tape recorders, and 80's sitcoms — giving the root of the album a nostalgic feel while converging with modern-day techno RnB. His sultry relaxing voice puts you in a comma and drifts off into another world. This album even got a Grammy for 'Best Urban Contemporary Album' back in 2013, where Frank barely had started his career. It deserved the praise it got, and the projects Frank continues to put out gets better and better while still holding the relaxing RnB from channel ORANGE. Personal favourites are Sweet Life, Fertilizer, Super Rich Kids, Pyramids, Lost and Bad Religion. 5/5 stars
@moonlightbae of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

EvaELPL Jun 28, 2017

This album is evocative, ground-breaking, and a work of musical genius -- enough so that it hasn't left my regular rotation since it came out several years ago.

VaughanPLAlyssia Dec 23, 2016

Revisited this album now that he’s finally released his follow up, and I’ve definitely come to appreciate Channel Orange more with time. I didn’t love it back in 2012 (thought it was too tedious and overhyped), but over the years I found myself going back to it again and again. There’s something about it that hooks you. Ocean’s songwriting stands out in particular; every line is poignant and carefully crafted. The songs I always go back to are Thinkin Bout You, Bad Religion, and Pyramids.

julianallen88 Dec 30, 2012

Between Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, and Miguel my top 25 playlist is infused with all three. Definitely had to support these artist.

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jhwendland
Nov 25, 2012

Sort of a fusion of Stevie Wonder circa Talking Book and Kanye West circa Late Registration.

bnavas Sep 01, 2012

I usually listen to folk music and singer/songwriter stuff. So I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed this album. Great album and artist! Enjoy!

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