By Forever unsocial
I was expecting big things from this album given all the hype surrounding the project, especially from the egoistic man himself, Frank Ocean. The entire album is one big snooze fest, it's bland and boring and not even worth streaming for free, let alone paying hard earned money for it. Not a single song is a standout or even worth listening to more than once. Don't waste your time and money on this talentless man.
Better than Channel Orange
This album is better than Channel Orange, although you have to listen to it half a dozen times to see it. I chose to buy Blonde even though I have that Apple streaming music subscription service because Frank Ocean deserves my £8 and more. So worth the agonizing 4+ yr wait. This guy is a savant.
By Channel blonde
Mind-blowing, simply mesmerizing
excellent album for years to come!!!
Amazing sound,soul and vision
My personal favourites are:
Loved Channel Orange. There is a reason this album is sold as it is, without singles. Do you remember Terence Trent D'Arby's second album? Similar. Is it the drugs?
Having not listened to much of the rest of his catalog, I am hugely impressed by this. The unpredictable shifts in style halfway through songs are weird at first but when heard as a whole they blur the distincitons between songs. Nikes and Nights are both excellent. If this is R&B then it sucessfully shrugs off many of the aspects of that genre that can make it generic plastic pop. This is a far more interpid beast.
I wanted to love it, but it isn't music...random talking, horrible out of tune singing, and screams and stuff, just ruins the mood. A fine example is the song Ivy, which I have to say I love the start, but its ruined by its stupid ending.
By Sunflower 88
This is genuinely the best album I've heard this year. Wow it is so honest, creative and just amazing. This is my first time really listening to his music. I was missing out big time!
I love Frank Ocean 💜