Frank Ocean Shares His Favorite Songs in 'Boys Don't Cry' Zine

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Frank Ocean performs onstage at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on Sept. 24, 2012 in New York City.  

After the huge success of Frank Ocean's Channel Orange in 2012, then four years of virtual radio silence from the artist, fans were dying to get their hands on his sophomore album, Blonde, which was finally released Saturday after multiple rumored release dates and pushbacks.

Boys Don't Cry, the zine Ocean released in tandem with the album, wasn't as hotly anticipated, but the publication does serve up a few interesting features, including a love letter to McDonald's by Kanye West, along with a playlist of faves from the sadboi himself, Frank Ocean. Honestly, the playlist's mix of artists is what you would expect from a guy who credits David Bowie, Kanye West, Jamie xx, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, the BeatlesAndre 3000, Brian Eno and Pharrell among many, many others as contributors on Blonde

Frank Ocean's Favorite Songs

"Crosstown Traffic" – Jimi Hendrix
"How Insensitive" – Frank Sinatra "Scarborough Fair" – Simon & Garfunkel
"Alina" – Arvo Part
"I Feel Love" – Donna Summer
"To The Last Whale" – Crosby & Nash
"Prints Tie" – Bobby Hutcherson
"Jardim Dos Deuses" – Joyce Moreno
"Fade Into You" – Mazzy Star
"No More Shall We Part" – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
"I Never Learnt To Share" – James Blake
"One Mo Gin" – D’Angelo
"The Last One To Be Loved" – Gabor Szabo
"Shadows" – Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes
"Images Live In 1964" – Nina Simone
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" – Roberta Flack
"It’s Gonna Rain" – Steve Reich
"Stardust" – Willie Nelson
"Nós e o mar" – Tamba Trio
"$" – D.R.A.M.
"When I Die" – GoldLink
"The Man-Machine" – Kraftwerk
"Asiko" – Tony Allen
"Earth Bound Hearts" – John Mclaughlin feat. John Surman
"Simply Beautiful" – Al Green
"Mr. Bojangles" – Nina Simone
"Flamingo" – Todd Rundgren
"The Medley Of Praise" – Daryl Coley
"Claire De Lune" – Isao Tomita
"Calls" – Robert Glasper feat. Jill Scott
"Your Smile" – Chaka Khan and Rufus
"Bitch Please" – Death Grips
"Anthrax" – Gang Of Four
"I Am The Walrus" – The Beatles
"Jesus Children Of America" – Stevie Wonder
"Garden Of Linmiri" – Caustic Window
"Home (YouTube Rip)" – Kim Burrell
"Vibrate" – OutKast
"12 Aisatsana" – Aphex Twin
"Mis" – Alex G
"Right Down The Line" – Gerry Rafferty
"Anytime" – Ray J
"Jesus" – Curtis Mayfield
"Something About Us" – Daft Punk
"Your Daddy Loves You" – Gil Scott Heron
"Portrait Of Tracy" – Jaco Pastorius
"Rusholme Ruffians" – The Smiths
"When U Were Mine" – Prince
"Road To Nowhere" – Talking Heads
"Boys Don’t Cry" – The Cure

And here's a Spotify playlist that someone named Dean Gouskos made. Thanks, Dean!


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