Frank Ocean: Channel Orange (7/17/12)

Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
Fake computer crashes dining
Cloning while they're multiplying
Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson
Courtney Love, and Marilyn Manson
You're all fakes
Run to your mansions
Come around
We'll kick your ass in

Postby hyperbole man » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:17 pm

frank had been on my radar because i dug nostalgia, ultra, but for whatever reason channel orange didn't get its hooks into me the way it did for my friends (and for critics, the board, etc.). when blond came out i listened to it out of a sense of obligation, but then was totally floored and became obsessed with it.

i was dating someone for the first time after a long stretch without any romantic intrigue in my life at all, and i had fallen pretty hard for him, which wasn't really reciprocated. it had been such a humid and sweltering summer, which was rough for my anxiety. i remember faking sick from work on what turned out to be the first cool, almost fall-like day in late august, and i spent the afternoon into early evening just wandering around my neighborhood listening to blond 2 or 3 times, letting it suffuse me and calm me and carry me. i think i posted something to facebook like "i didn't love channel orange, but blond is changing my life tonight," which was kind of a silly thing to say but still feels true to that moment writing it out again now.

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Postby joymonger » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:52 am

2016 was a bad year for me. i separated from my wife the year before and my self loathing was at an all-time high, feeling ashamed of the person i was, but also in a new-ish relationship with a girl who was/is extremely good to me. most nights, my thoughts bounced between wanting to just break it off, thinking the foundation was shit and couldn't possibly sustain a real relationship, or just wanting to cease to existing. it felt like i hardened myself so much to weather through the long, drawn out divorce process, that i was incapable of receiving and giving love anymore. it's an issue i still feel like i struggle with, but blond came along at a time where i was just so tired and beaten down, that i believe that it was integral in my healing. i remember listening to the record over the course of several days, not really connecting with it, until the "i brought trees to blow through, but it's just me and no you" line in "solo" hit me, and it just brought with it so much of the burden i'd been carrying with me, the loneliness, the guilt i'd been feeling. but also that healing and comfort.

it was honestly a lesson in empathy for me. listening to this person struggle with their own isolation and fuck ups, expressing their desire for their own healing and comfort in such a beautifully presented way kind of made me stop thinking about myself for a bit and feel for someone else.
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Postby joymonger » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:56 am

thank you, frank.
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Postby danno » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:09 am

lots of beautiful posts

hearing the elliott smith quote on seigfried for the first time was particularly emotional for me, it was like this weird time loop where this record who would be so important in making me feel a little less alone with my doubts and worries at 24 suddenly morphed into the one that did when I was 14

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Postby ripersnifle » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:43 am

^wow yeah.
steakspoon wrote:sorry if sounds corny fellas but i'll always remember where i was when i heard my first big star song..the internet.
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Postby warmjets » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:03 am

hyperbole man wrote:frank had been on my radar because i dug nostalgia, ultra, but for whatever reason channel orange didn't get its hooks into me the way it did for my friends (and for critics, the board, etc.). when blond came out i listened to it out of a sense of obligation, but then was totally floored and became obsessed with it.


My feelings exactly. Blonde is a masterpiece, one of my favorite albums from the last 10 years.
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Postby loaf angel » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:04 am

lotta these posts are just ripersnifles steakspoon quote sig
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Postby ripersnifle » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:44 am

loaf angel wrote:lotta these posts are just ripersnifles steakspoon quote sig
lol
mine was totally
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Postby madness and chaos » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:53 am

need new frank
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Postby Beaver King » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:40 pm

I think we're gonna see some new frank this year
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Postby The Emperor's Son » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:00 pm

i trust and hope he takes his time
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Postby Ankh » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:01 pm

hurry the fuck up frank!!!
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Postby The Emperor's Son » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:11 pm

maybe my favorite thing is how he's removed himself from the artist fulfillment and expectation narrative cycles
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Postby cruiserbob » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:15 pm

my favorite thing is his music
and that's that.
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Postby The Emperor's Son » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:23 pm

i think he recognizes how it helps him create his music
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Postby loaf angel » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:26 pm

I hope he rushes it and it's really bad so we can reminisce in 2 years where we were when frank broke our hearts
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Postby loaf angel » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:27 pm

I don't think you could remove yourself from artistic fulfillment and expectation more than by releasing an album of terrible music
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Postby bongo » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:42 pm

The Emperor's Son wrote:maybe my favorite thing is how he's removed himself from the artist fulfillment and expectation narrative cycles


totally. well this and the music
yeaaaaaaaaaaaa american nostalgia love it suburban living civilized families this could be my life
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Postby The Emperor's Son » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:46 pm

pretty okay w/ him just releasing a nice song whenever he makes one forever
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Postby Ankh » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:51 pm

hoping though that his "if you liked 2017 you'll love 2018" hint, and how quiet he's been so far this year, means he's accumulating stuff for a release later in the year
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Postby cooly » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:01 pm

can't wait for black friday when there's a box set of nostalgia channel orange blond endless and a new one on sale for 50 bucks and i pick that up
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Postby bongo » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:12 pm

yeah that’s gonna own
yeaaaaaaaaaaaa american nostalgia love it suburban living civilized families this could be my life
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Postby Ersaph » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:18 pm

Provider is one of my favorite songs
And I feel like this year is really about, just the year of realizing stuff.
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Postby pez viking » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:21 pm

cooly wrote:can't wait for black friday when there's a box set of nostalgia channel orange blond endless and a new one on sale for 50 bucks and i pick that up

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Postby Ankh » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:30 pm

Ersaph wrote:Provider is one of my favorite songs


it's incredible that all of the 2017 tracks were grade A
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Postby madness and chaos » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:49 pm

just realized I've never once spun nostalgia
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Postby madness and chaos » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:49 pm

and endless less than 10 times, to save it for when I really need some frank
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Postby bongo » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:27 pm

madness and chaos wrote:just realized I've never once spun nostalgia


jealous of hearing we all try for the first time
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