With the recent release of DAMN, there has never been a better time to discuss Kendrick Lamar. I’ve had DAMN on repeat since release and am enjoying the album greatly. That said, I don’t think it is an “instant classic” like good kid or To Pimp a Butterfly. The album as a whole feels more commercial than his other projects, and while I enjoy it as a whole, I think it a little less ground breaking. I have a lot of opinions about DAMN, but don’t want this to come off as a DAMN centric post so I’ll end this initial message with my current rankings of his commercial albums (not including Untitled, Unmastered which I consider to be more of a B-sides EP)
good kid > Butterfly > DAMN > Section.80
Look forward to the ensuring discussion fellow KenFolk.