At least once a month since like October of 2016, I’ve found myself listening to Frank Ocean’s album blonde in its entirety. It’s just one of those albums that I feel like I’ll never fully get over, and that is a really good thing. It’s an outstanding album that sounds so unique to me that I don’t know if anything could ever replace it. I don’t know that anything will ever do what blonde does as well as it does. blonde makes me feel nostalgic, relaxed, remorseful, inspired, guilty, liberated, and at peace all in a single album. It’s such an overused term, but blonde really is some deep stuff. I’m sure there is some subgenre out there that sounds an awful lot like blonde but I haven’t found it and frankly, I doubt anything in this hypothetical genre can match the quality of blonde. The best comment I’ve ever heard about blonde that I think really sums up the album is that it’s like looking out the window on a long road trip reminiscing about the incredible journey you’ve just been on.
I really don’t have much else to say about it. I don’t want to just sit here and pummel you with reasons I think you should listen to this album. I just think you should. If you just want to take a sample of it I’d start with Siegfried, then immediately go and start the album from the start and listen to it uninterrupted. Later.