Frank Ocean’s favourite songs revealed in Boys Don’t Cry zine

Listen to a playlist of Ocean’s personally curated jams

Frank Ocean has just come to the end of the most prolific period of his career thus far. After releasing Endless, a visual album, last Friday, he quickly followed that release with the long-awaited long-player Blond on Sunday, and handed out a zine, Boys Don’t Cry, from four pop-up shops in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and London to coincide with the release.

Lucky zine-holders (or rich ones) will already know that Boys Don’t Cry features a list of Ocean’s favourite songs, from The Cure to Nina Simone. See the full list below, and listen to a Spotify playlist of the tracks below.

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

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