Rating Frank Ocean’s Album “Channel ORANGE” 

Laurel Davis, Staff Writer

The album “Channel ORANGE” by Frank Ocean is a pop album from 2012. This album consists of 17 songs and lasts for 56 minutes. The longest song on this album, “Pyramids,” runs for 9:53 minutes and the shortest, “Fertilizer,” runs for only 40 seconds. 

Album cover for “Channel ORANGE” (Credit: Frank Ocean)

This album has a somewhat retro theme as most of the songs have audio clips from older television shows. The songs on this album just give off the general vibe of a retro summer. 

My personal favorite song on the album is “Sweet Life.” This song is an example of how not everything in life is given to you. It describes the difference between privilege and actually working for things you want. 

My least favorite song on the album is “Pink Matter.” Don’t get me wrong, every song on this album is amazing, this song just isn’t my favorite out of them all. The reason I don’t like this song is that it just puts me in a different mood than the rest of the songs on the album. The other songs have more of an upbeat vibe, but this song is slower and sadder. 

As I said, “Sweet Life” is my favorite song on the album, but “Lost” is a close second. “Lost” can be vaguely described as a love song. The subject of the song is a woman who got so caught up in her job that involves international trade, and now she’s lost in her profession. The subject now poses a threat to the singer Frank’s job, but he can’t bring himself to withdraw her from said job. 

All in all, I would give this album a 9/10. It’s a very well written album, with beautiful songs that all contain deep meanings. These songs can range from happy to upset while still covering serious topics like depression. I would recommend this album to anyone who wants to be reminded of summer by just listening to music.