Frank Ocean - Endless
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exception
73
I'm like, "eh"
BuffaloStaple
70
Attention people, please ignore all these dumb fucking music news outlets declaring this as the follow up to 'channel ORANGE' to get clicks and stuff because it's not, it's a visual album, a little video music art project Frank threw together. It's basically a long ass video where a bunch of Frank Ocean clones decide to build a staircase while listening to some tunes though some big ass fucking speakers, and those tunes happen to be some never before heard Frank Ocean songs, which apparently ... read more
Aoaystheory
NR
n dats how ya build stairs
Twelvanoff
97
This project is simply amazing.

The reverb is some of the best ever heard. This first track is one of the best ever. The drums are always on point. And his voice.... sweet Jesus...

This album just sounds lost in itself, it's its own universe, it's magical. Unique experience
goncalocouto
80
✅ Alabama | Mine | Wither | In Here Somewhere | Slide on Me
uralberk
75
elevator vibes yodeling through feelings

hottest mixtape of summer '16

(and Higgs)
EMR
59
A rather confusing and misguided project that was never meant to follow up 2012's channel Orange, but rather work on its own as a super-conceptual visual project that happens to feature some of Ocean's newly recorded music. The visuals are definitely not that interesting, but focusing on the music per se, it is hard to say that Endless makes up for an interesting listen. Sure, it certainly has its really beautiful moments (mostly on the first half), where the singer/songwriter displays his ... read more
max2k
90
Don't sleep on Endless just cause Frank sleeps on Endless.
devulxx
100
Endless is an album that can not be heard in parts, it takes you on a unique journey with different sounds experiments, all the vocal delivery and production here are touching, that is for sure a masterpiece

FAV TRACKS: EVERY SINGLE ONE
bertdrew
81
1. At Your Best (You Are Love) - 9.0
2. Alabama - 8.0
3. Mine -
4. U-N-I-T-Y - 8.5
5. Ambience 001: “In a Certain Way” -
6. Commes Des Garcons - 8.0
7. Ambience 002: “Honeybaby” -
8. Wither - 8.5
9. Hublots -
10. In Here Somewhere - 7.0
11. Slide on Me - 8.0
12. Sideways - 7.0
13. Florida -
14. Deathwish (ASR) -
15. Rushes - 8.5
16. Rushes To -
17. Higgs - 10.0
18. Mitsubishi Sony - 7.0
nize
69
Bloated and a little over the place, but doesn't take away too much of the enjoyment.
Ideekay
90
Frank Ocean goes weird, ambient and minimal on Endless and the results are nothing short of amazing.

FAVS: At Your Best, Alabama, Wither, In Here Somewhere
Sappy
85
Top Favorite: At Your Best (You Are Love)
Other Favorites: Higgs, Wither, Mitsubishi Sony
Least Favorite: Rushes To
lukassantiago3
90
Initially, "Endless" look like a bunch of short random songs, but in the end feels like a singular experience. "Endless" isn't deep and precisally personal as "Blonde" but has in essence personality and complexity being the best prelude "Blonde" could have.
83
YEP.
laz456
80
Stunning.
Claytastic
94
Please don't ignore this album like I did. At first I thought Endless was made just to create buzz for Blonde, and I passed it off as that. Oh, how wrong I was. This album is so beautiful, and still somehow one of the best of the genre, despite not even being Frank's best. Endless is a lot more artsy and experimental than it's follow up, Blonde, but it's still full of personality. There are some songs on here that have gone on to become some of my favourite Frank songs. If you can find it ... read more
Inglume
89
Honestly, I love the "Endless" experience more than the "Blonde" experience. Ignoring the fact that this is a "visual" album, it's a very unique approach to Frank Ocean's music. I think the ambient vibe that most of the record presents fits Frank Ocean's voice incredibly well. The tracks are very short but ultimately is what keeps the record from being stale personally. Don't care about the Device Control outro at all though.
asowersby
89
As good as Blonde maybe even better
ChannelBlonde
95
masterpiece.
almi
94
a true slowburner but with alot of subtle highlights. love how Frank provides these unique flows and how diverse the musical approach is.

best: U–N–I–T–Y
PatrickL0419
84
I was very perplexed by this release at first, liking only Comme Des Garcons and little else. I wrote it off as a B-sides collection with little artistic value, but on revisiting this album post-Blonde, the music reveals itself to be even more abstract and at times, even more beautiful than the ground covered on Blonde, offering greater insight into Ocean's creative process and musical philosophy. A sonic journey.

INITIAL RATING: 70
RE-RELEASE: 84
soflogemstone
94
updating my score because the CDQ is beautiful. It really may be better then Blonde, and that's coming from a guy who played Blonde everyday on repeat for MONTHS and nothing else.
zeyadreda
NR
The vinyl release is awesome 0.0
therawreviewer
90
favs: at your best, alabama, U-N-I-T-Y, commes des garcons, wither, in here somewhere, florida, deathwish, higgs, rushes to, mitsubishi sony
least fav: device control
ultimatemusic
68
After years of patiently (or impatiently) waiting, this album has dropped and certainly disappoint. I get there are a lot of instrumentals which are conveyed and could well possibly be interludes, but I think visually, and listening to it as one big piece, it makes sense, and listening to them piece by piece can sound a little messy, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing because the album is clearly not just for audio only, or maybe even visually, because I do believe we are witnessing a ... read more
aaron
88
88 - Grower

"talking to sleep at night"

This album was devastatingly impenetrable at first. On a strange video-loop, with each song stitched together by reverb, weird vocals and oddly placed textures.

It's therefore recommended to head to youtube or soundcloud and listen to the individual tracks. Without all the extra bits in the way, the individual tracks begin to shine, with many of these tracks being some of the best we've heard from Frank Ocean ever;

Wither,
Higgs,
Comme ... read more
Diosglosia
78
Tras semanas cortando leña en un streaming, Frank Ocean y Apple consiguieron lo que todo parecía apuntar que querían: crear hype por qué pasaría cuando terminase. Mucho, mucho hype. Y cuando este terminó lo que ocurrió fue la salida oficial de Endless. Endless, un álbum visual en el que, si se me permite, ignoraré toda su parte visual debido a que el cansancio provocado por toda la parafernalia de Apple lo único que me ... read more
CxAylward
55
its ok
JulianGomez974
75
Experimental and introspective it's what I can define this visual album. It doesn't have a properly story but it does contain stories about Ocean. The lyrics are strong in resonance but backed up with sweet vocals that let you feel the pain. It's not that this is a revolutonary album or anything, instead it makes you feel curious about what's going on in Ocean's mind. It's really disjointed in production but cohesive in telling what's coming next in his career. It feels more like a preview of ... read more
lemuriams
73
SOLO
thethirdverse
NR
FUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
55
Device Control starts off the album with a fun techno beat produced by Wolfgang Tillmans which really surprised me. I really enjoyed the new atmospheric synths played by James Blake on At Your Best that make it different from the version that came out in 2015. Sampha joins Ocean on Alabama with a great backing feature. Frank is known for his singing, but his rapping like the verse in U-N-I-T-Y should also be payed more attention as it's better than most rappers currently making music. There ... read more
45
Maybe boys should cry, this excuse of an album certainly makes me want to
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