Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

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Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Postby BleuPanda » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:15 pm

Apparently people want to see this back.

The basic idea is to rank the tracks off the album each week to see how each track compares to each other. It's an excuse to go back to classic albums and a way to gauge the best and worst tracks of the most acclaimed albums. Simply rank all the tracks from your favorite to your least.

I plan to go in cycles of decades with the 1950s and 2010s once every other cycle. I will go with the top album of each respective decade, but I might skip questionable albums (I doubt anyone wants to rank the tracks of 69 Love Songs, no matter how great the album is). Next week will be Elvis Presley's Elvis Presley.

Currently, I have no plans to revise previous albums. I've lost all the old files and don't feel like remaking everything. I might in the future, but only rank the tracks of the current album for now.. Please don't bump previous threads. I'd like to keep everything in the current topic and the result topic.

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Channel Orange:
1. Start
2. Thinkin Bout You
3. Fertilizer
4. Sierra Leone
5. Sweet Life
6. Not Just Money
7. Super Rich Kids
8. Pilot Jones
9. Crack Rock
10. Pyramids
11. Lost
12. White
13. Monks
14. Bad Religion
15. Pink Matter
16. Forrest Gump
17. End
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Postby TimmyWing » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:25 pm

BleuPanda wrote:Channel Orange:
1. Thinkin Bout You
2. Sierra Leone
3. Sweet Life
4. Super Rich Kids
5. Pilot Jones
6. Crack Rock
7. Pyramids
8. Lost
9. Monks
10. Bad Religion
11. Pink Matter
12. Forrest Gump
13. End

(I have cut out interludes)


:O I love Fertilizer though!

I mean Start and Not Just Money, fair enough. But hey, you've got that John Mayer solo track too! I might be being a pedant here but I think it's inconsistent to leave in End and take out the other short tracks. I feel it'd be better to let people place them where they please.
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Postby Nick » Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:56 pm

It's going to be hard to rank this album with the interludes included, as they aren't really great "songs", but they do add a lot to the atmosphere of the album, and I'm glad they're where they are.

That being said.

1. Pyramids
2. Thinkin Bout You
3. Sweet Life
4. Lost
5. Bad Religion
6. Pink Matter
7. Super Rich Kids
8. Monks
9. Forrest Gump
10. End/Golden Girl
11. Crack Rock
12. Fertilizer
13. Sierra Leone
14. Pilot Jones
15. White
16. Not Just Money
17. Start

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Postby Honorio » Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:46 pm

5. Sweet Life
11. Lost
10. Pyramids
2. Thinkin Bout You
15. Pink Matter
4. Sierra Leone
14. Bad Religion
9. Crack Rock
7. Super Rich Kids
13. Monks
16. Forrest Gump
3. Fertilizer
8. Pilot Jones
17. End/Golden Girl
12. White
1. Start
6. Not Just Money

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Postby luney6 » Fri Jul 10, 2015 4:40 pm

1. Pyraminds
2. Forrest Gump
3. Pink Matter
4. Thinkin' About You
5. Crack Rock
6. Sierra Leone
7. Lost
8. Fertilizer
9. White
10. Start
11. Sweet Life
12. Super rich kids
13. End
14. Not Just Money
15. Pilot Jones
16. Bad Religion
17. Monks
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Postby BleuPanda » Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:05 pm

1. Pyramids
2. Thinkin Bout You
3. Bad Religion
4. Pink Matter
5. Lost
6. Sweet Life
7. Super Rich Kids
8. Forrest Gump
9. Crack Rock
10. Sierra Leone
11. Monks
12. Pilot Jones
13. Fertilizer
14. Start
15. White
16. End
17. Not Just Money

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Postby TimmyWing » Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:11 pm

Thanks for reminding me what an emotional and meaningful album this is.

1. Pyramids
2. Pink Matter
3. Bad Religion
4. Sierra Leone
5. Sweet Life
6. Monks
7. Thinkin Bout You
8. Super Rich Kids
9. Pilot Jones
10. Fertilizer
11. Not Just Money
12. Crack Rock
13. White
14. Lost
15. Forrest Gump
16. Start
17. End

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Postby Nick » Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:21 pm

As a side note, "Fertilizer" might be one of my favorite interludes on any album, ever. It says something when "Fertilizer" is able to outrank some of the songs proper on "Channel Orange".

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Postby notbrianeno » Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:49 pm

Frank Ocean's channel ORANGE, my favorite album of 2012, my 7th favorite album of the decade, and my 18th favorite album of all time.

10. Pyramids
2. Thinkin Bout You
14. Bad Religion
5. Sweet Life
8. Pilot Jones
15. Pink Matter
4. Sierra Leone
9. Crack Rock
7. Super Rich Kids
11. Lost
13. Monks
3. Fertilizer
12. White
16. Forrest Gump
17. End
1. Start
6. Not Just Money
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Postby whuntva » Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:56 pm

My #126 album.

It was special in that the album is a dying format, with a larger and larger focus going to singles. But to have someone this young put one out was very refreshing.

Thinkin' Bout You
Pyramids (While I feel this is the more experimental and musically significant track, I enjoy "Thinkin' Bout You" more)
Pink Matter (Majinn Buu reference FTW!)
Forrest Gump
Sweet Life
Pilot Jones
Lost
Crack Rock
Monks
Sierra Leone
White
Fertilizer
Not Just Money
Start
Super Rich Kids
End
Bad Religion

Most of the songs blend together and I would hesitate to call them among my "favorites", but Frank Ocean is a man on a mission and for that I really respect him.
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Postby ordinaryperson » Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:14 pm

1. Pyramids
2. Thinkin Bout You
3. Bad Religion
4. Super Rich Kids
5. Sweet Life
6. Pilot Jones
7. Crack Rock
8. Monks
9. Pink Matter
10. Forrest Gump
11. Sierra Leone
12. Lost
13. Fertilizer
14. White
15. Not Just Money
16. End
17. Start

Channel Orange is one of my favorite albums of all time but I don't know what number I would rank it at.
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Postby BleuPanda » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:38 pm

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Postby Maschine_Man » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:19 am

Pyramids
Super Rich Kids
Crack Rock
Fertilizer
Bad Religion
Pink Matter
Monks
Lost
Pilot Jones
Sweet Life
Thinkin Bout You
Forrest Gump
Sierra Leone
End
White
Not Just Money
Start

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Postby Bruno » Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:38 am

1. Pyramids
2. Thinkin Bout You
3. Sweet Life
4. Lost
5. Bad Religion
6. Pink Matter
7. Super Rich Kids
8. Monks
9. Forrest Gump
10. Crack Rock
11. Sierra Leone
12. End/Golden Girl
13. Fertilizer
14. Pilot Jones
15. White
16. Not Just Money
17. Start

What a album!!

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Postby Craig » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:35 pm

10. Pyramids
2. Thinkin Bout You
5. Sweet Life
7. Super Rich Kids
14. Bad Religion
11. Lost
9. Crack Rock
16. Forrest Gump
15. Pink Matter
13. Monks
4. Sierra Leone
1. Start
3. Fertilizer
6. Not Just Money
8. Pilot Jones
12. White
17. End

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Postby GucciLittlePiggy » Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:01 am

2012: #2
2010s: #7
All-time: #13

Pyramids
Lost
Super Rich Kids
Sweet Life
Thinkin Bout You
Forrest Gump
Crack Rock
Bad Religion
Sierra Leone
Pilot Jones
Monks
Fertilizer
Pink Matter
White
End
Start
Not Just Money
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Postby stone37 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:43 am

1- Bad Religion
2- Forrest Gump
3- Thinkin' About You
4- Sweet Life
5- Pyramids
6- Monks
7- Lost
8- Super Rich Kids
9- Pink Matter
10- Sierra Leone
11- Golden Girl
12- Crack Rock
13- Pilot Jones

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Postby The Rug Rat » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:18 pm

Monks
Not Just Money
Sweet Life
Pyramids
Forrest Gump
Sierra Leone
White
Thinkin Bout You
Crack Rock
Bad Religion
Pink Matter
Lost
Pilot Jones
Fertilizer
Super Rich Kids
Start
End

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Postby notbrianeno » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:29 pm

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Postby The Rug Rat » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:32 pm

notbrianeno wrote:Welcome to the forum!


Thank you.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Postby jamieW » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:04 pm

10. Pyramids*
11. Lost*
15. Pink Matter
5. Sweet Life
7. Super Rich Kids
2. Thinkin Bout You
13. Monks
12. White
14. Bad Religion
16. Forrest Gump
17. End
9. Crack Rock
4. Sierra Leone
3. Fertilizer
8. Pilot Jones
6. Not Just Money
1. Start

Personal favorites *
Overall album rating: 6.57

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Postby IllumiThottie » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:33 pm

1. Pyramids
2. Thinkin Bout You
3. Pink Matter
4. Lost
5. Super Rich Kids (feautring Earl Sweatshirt)
6. Pilot Jones
7. Forrest Gump
8. Sierra Leone
9. Crack Rock
10. Bad Religion
11. Sweet Life
12. End
13. White (featuring John Mayer)
14. Monks
15. Fertilizer
16. Start
17. Not Just Money

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Postby krendler » Fri May 26, 2017 6:28 pm

10 | Pyramids
02 | Thinkin Bout You
14 | Bad Religion
11 | Lost
05 | Sweet Life
07 | Super Rich Kids
15 | Pink Matter
09 | Crack Rock
16 | Forrest Gump
08 | Pilot Jones
13 | Monks
04 | Sierra Leone
12 | White
01 | Start
03 | Fertilizer
17 | End
06 | Not Just Money

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Postby Listyguy » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:38 pm

2. Thinkin Bout You
7. Super Rich Kids
10. Pyramids
11. Lost
5. Sweet Life
9. Crack Rock
13. Monks
12. White
3. Fertilizer
15. Pink Matter
8. Pilot Jones
16. Forrest Gump
14. Bad Religion
4. Sierra Leone
6. Not Just Money
17. End
1. Start

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Postby FrankLotion » Thu May 10, 2018 7:58 pm

I know this thread is ancient now but obviously by my name I’m a pretty big fan of Frank. I can’t easily recall another album that has resonated with me the way channel ORANGE has. Almost 6 full years since this dropped and I still come back to this pretty regularly, I honestly cherish most of these songs.


1. Thinkin Bout You
2. Crack Rock
3. Pyramids
4. Pink Matter
5. Super Rich Kids
6. Sweet Life
7. Forrest Gump
8. Golden Girl (IMO a seriously essential and unappreciated hidden track)
9. Pilot Jones
10. Bad Religion
11. Lost
12. Monks
13. Sierra Leone
14. Fertilizer
15. White
16. End
17. Start
18. Not Just Money

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Postby Honorio » Sun May 13, 2018 7:41 am

Welcome to Rank the Tracks, FrankLotion!
I assigned the points of your vote for "Golden Girl" to "End," since "Golden Girl" was not considered an individual track when babydoll made the thread and the previous voters voted accordingly (I hope).

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Frank Ocean's Channel Orange

Postby bonnielaurel » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:37 am

10. Pyramids
7. Super Rich Kids
14. Bad Religion
15. Pink Matter
2. Thinkin Bout You
5. Sweet Life
4. Sierra Leone
8. Pilot Jones
13. Monks
9. Crack Rock
16. Forrest Gump
11. Lost
3. Fertilizer
6. Not Just Money
12. White
1. Start
17. End
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