To quote one of my old tweets ‘Channel Orange, 50 Shades of Grey&John Mayer all have one thing in common = OVERHYPED & BORING!!’
We got comments, we got emails – requesting that we review Channel Orange – Frank Ocean’s album which was released on July 10 2012. I hopped onto the Channel Orange wagon when it came out – as quickly as I’d hopped on, I was off it. After my first listening to the album my conclusion – it was lukewarm. I sincerely thought I was missing something from the hype my Twitter timeline, the music critics, the hiphop ‘gurus’ were giving this album, had I been listening to something else, maybe I had not been in the ‘right’ mood. Maybe I’d already been off the album because on the 4th ofJuly 2012 a blog written by Mr Ocean was all over the ‘innernets’ where he was being open about his sexuality. The ‘deep’ blog also got great admiration, oh how deep and philosophical many a people were and many a blogger became. I wasn’t phased – his sexuality shouldn’t matter to those who like his music – but hey hiphop is a different genre so I was reminded but I just saw it a PR work and ground work for the impending release of his album which was less than a week away. Taking all this into consideration I actually devoted time to listen to it again, my lukewarm became cold, I still liked one track off the album ‘Forest Gump’ and honestly because of an old inside joke with my brothers and well ‘Run Forrest Run’ has to be one memorable movie line. His music is beautifully written as in doing this post I had to also read the lyrics – so I could get why some were relating to him but I honestly give it a 1.59/10.
But in wanting to be fair to you our readers, I peeped what the streets were saying well the Twitter streets that is and here goes:
@mskkj Bad Religion, Pilot Jones & Thinking about you. Lyrics speak to me sha. I related :-).