Last weekend, Frank Ocean finally released his highly anticipated album, Blonde. This body of work has been five years in the making, but reviews have already been pouring out the wazoo. (Our eyes were burned by this flaming piece of trash.)
To exist at the same time as a creative genius like Ocean is truly something special, so we had to do our part and come up with something almost as special as the 366-paged Boys Don’t Cry zine. Instead of rushing to review, we called on individuals from the creative community to share their thoughts and feelings on the album. Critics are important, but the opinions of fans matter too—a detail that the media world often overlooks in the grand scheme of things.
While it’s hard to measure up to Kanye West’s poem about McDonald’s, this condensed collection of responses comes pretty close. Read all of these insightful and heartfelt reactions to Blonde in the gallery, below.