it has a wider spectrum of moods than i expected, and as a debut, i wish more major label debuts could be as cohesive as this.
Yeah, I think this is pretty spot on. Oddly, I've seen some people claim that all the tracks sound more or less the same - something that maybe was applicable to the mixtapes (which I really liked), but definitely not this.
I've probably listened to it more or less all the way through at least 20 times by now. In contrast, I generally ignore the 2nd half of the Kendrick Lamar album.
And I actually think there are a lot of great lines (even "Cooler than a cooler"...which at first sounds kind of shit, but I like now).
Kobe is my favourite track atm.