Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Frank Ocean's ‘Blonde’ is set to sell…

With an estimated 225-250K units, Frank Ocean's new album 'Blonde' is set for a number one debut on the Billboard 200 chart.
Congrats to him. These are good numbers if streaming doesn't factor. While it's commendable that he tries to be deep and inventive with his music, nothing really stands out on my end. The Beyoncé assisted 'Pink+White' is cool, but the LP's lack of song structure, and mumbling spoken word is very hard to digest. I mean, his brand of creative just seems... overworked, but I'm glad he's seeing solid sales. The record serves as the follow-up to 2012's 'Channel Orange' which peaked at #2 on Billboard 200 and sold 131K in pure sales during the opening week.