Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Final Grade: A-
channel Orange is definitely one of the best albums I've heard this year. Frank Ocean has proven that he has his own style, but gives everyone a lil bit of what they already love. I think the first half of the album outweighs the second; "Thinkin Bout You" through "Super Rich Kids" is pretty flawless, and incredibly clever. Production throughout the album is on point, and serves to a wide demographic. Some would think that his "coming out" served only as a publicity stunt, but he's got the album to back him up, so the timing of his admittance should factor into no one's mind when they listen to this album. If Ocean keeps puttin out shit like this, he's gonna be a forced to be reckoned with in new music.