Frank Ocean‘s Boys Don’t Cry zine is the gift that keeps on giving. First it was Kanye West‘s poem about McDonalds, then Tyler, the Creator‘s meditation on transportation. Now, the internet finally has its hands on the included list of Frank Ocean’s favorite songs.
The extensive list includes some left-field choices, as well as some unsurprising inclusions that dip into pretty much every genre across the board. Ocean kicks things off with icons like Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra, Simon & Garfunkel, and the late Prince before dropping in some of his favorite current artists including James Blake, GoldLink, Death Grips, D.R.A.M., OutKast, and Aphex Twin. Rounding out the whole list are artists like Donna Summer, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, and the Beatles.
After years of waiting and several apparent delays, Ocean has given us an extensive amount of new music and material this past week from his visual album Endless to the already critically-acclaimed Blonde, which is on track to debut at the No. 1 spot of Billboard’s Hot 200. Art cannot be rushed and it’s clear that Ocean’s art is proving to be more than worth the wait. If you still need more music to devour after all of his releases, a list of his favorite songs is not a bad place to go.
For your convenience, we’ve included a Spotify playlist of Frank Ocean’s entire song list. You can check that out below once you finally take Blonde off repeat and read our review of the new album here.