Unsurprisingly, Frank Ocean Has Great Taste in Music and Movies

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Frank Ocean may be a master of mystery, but he is also a millennial — and what millennial can resist oversharing in list format? Ocean’s Boys Don’t Cry zine is many things — a book of fashion, cars, poetry, McDonald’s ads — but above all it’s an expansive look inside his mind, including the art he cherishes most. In it, Ocean listed both his favorite songs and films, which is essentially his way of saying, “Goddamn, I’m dope.” (We know, Frank.) Of course, his taste is impeccable; of course, Stanley Kubrick’s all over it; of course, so are most of Blonde’s collaborators and inspirations (James Blake, the Beatles, Kim Burrell, Alex G, Daft Punk, the Cure); and, of course, someone already put whichever of the songs are available on Spotify in a handy playlist for you. Dive into both lists, 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

Frank Ocean Lists Favorite Songs, Movies in Zine