You have to believe me when I say I'm not caught up in the hype making this statement, but I honestly find it better than channel ORANGE. While I loved the funky moments on Ocean's previous record, his minimalist approach now works in favor of his songwriting. Blonde isn't dull because of it, it's just slowly-built. Smooth. Silky. Creamy. Synonymy.
I just hope all this exclusivity amongst streaming services dies down so I can hear it here on Spotify.
EDIT: As for Endless, that's just B-sides, you can skip it. Sounds alright though.