Despite the acclaim it's getting from critics and fans, I think the general public will find it to be polarizing. Not to sound pretentious, but GKMC was a great blend of accessibility and social conscious themes. TPAB doesn't really have great radio songs like Backstreet Freestyle, Swimming Pools, Poetic Justice, and ***** Don't Kill My Vibe.
Doesn't really matter to me though, I love the album and it will be in my rotation for a long time.
Right, TPAB is more of a story-telling experience than GKMC, you need to listen to the songs in order to get the best experience. I feel like the "radio" songs on TPAB are The Blacker the Berry, King Kunta, and How Much a Dollar Cost.
Most of the general audience actually hated the album, saying that it didn't feel like Kendrick at all, and that they "expected an actual rap album". The Jazz/Funk element that he incorporated was just genius.