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Frank Ocean performs during the 2014 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 14, 2014 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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There may finally be new Frank Ocean music, but there’s still more to discover on Frank Ocean watch.

Chief among the recent reveals (besides his studio album, Blonde, his visual album stream, Endless, and the lush, seductive music video for his song, “Nikes”) is the treasure trove of information hidden in his limited-edition zine, Boys Don’t Cry.

The zine has already blessed us with a poem about McDonald’s from Kanye West as well as some personal writing from Ocean, which includes his list of his favorite songs (under a photo of legendary music producer Rick Rubin’s living room, no less) — ranging from artists like Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Simon & Garfunkel to modern-day legends like Prince and perennial favorites Al Green and Donna Summer. The list even includes some of his contemporaries like James Blake.

Also included in this gem of a zine is another list of Frank’s favorites: movies. Like his expansive music taste, Ocean’s cinematic preferences have a range that spans genres and cultures; to wit: he has as much appreciation for David Lynch’s surrealist Blue Velvet as he does Quentin Tarantino’s notorious Django Unchained.

Listen to the complete playlist of Frank Ocean’s favorite tunes below (note that some of the artists are missing like Prince because they’re not available on Spotify).


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