Music for lovers and haters

[Photo courtesy of Mother Fools in Madison]

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner—and depending on who you are, you could see this as exciting, or depressing, or just another day! Whether you’re in a relationship or not, we have some Valentine’s Day music picks for your playlist.

Songs of Love and HateSongs of Love and hate
Leonard Cohen

“Something for everyone. The swelling strings, arpeggiated acoustic guitars, and Cohen’s crooning allow the album to fit well into any romantic candle-lit scene until you decide to pay attention to what he’s singing.” – Marc

Lady in SatinLady in Satin
Billie Holiday

“Still a little more often sad than romantic, but for people who feel a bit of both it can make for a great evening.”
– Andrew

Gregory Isaacs

The Millennium Collection
Gregory Isaacs

“Some lovers rock from the cool ruler Gregory Isaacs is perfect for Valentine’s Day. Plus his songs are backed by the amazing Roots Radics band.” – Kayla

Lovers Rock

Lovers Rock
Sade

“Amazing, seductive vocals.”
– Matt

Music for Valentine’s Day ♥

First off—Happy Valentines Day from the Murfie crew! We love y’all!

In honor of this arguably tacky day, we thought we’d share some music that’s perfect for the occasion—whatever your plans are!

Lost Blues and Other Songs
Palace Music

“Will Oldham singing ‘It’s Valentine’s Day, and I’m catatonic’ is the perfect accompaniment to lying on the floor staring at the ceiling.”
—Jeff

Lovers Rock
Sade

“The title of the album is ‘Lovers Rock’. Need I say more?”
—Matt

 

Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By
Lovage

“While the title and album art may be more of a joke than anything else, Lovage is a really cool one-off project by Dan the Automator (of Dr. OctagonDeltron 3030Handsome Boy Modelling School), Mike Patton (of Mr. BungleFaith No MoreFantômas), Kid Koala and others. Lovage is an excellent, unique combination of talents stitched together by Mr. Automator, and it’s great fun. Runners Up: Everybody Loves You by Kaki KingLoveless by My Bloody ValentineA Flower is a Lovesome Thing by the Vince Guaraldi Trio.” —John

The Full Monty
Various Artists

“Whether getting ready to go out with friends or staying home with your sweetie, it is impossible to listen to Hot Chocolate‘s ‘You Sexy Thing’ and all the other great 70’s classics on this album without dancing or at least smiling.” —Tiffany

Boys & Girls
The Alabama Shakes

“Not only is this a fantastic rock album, but Boys & Girls covers the full range of emotions associated with love — from the simple, honest, and blissful ‘I Found You’, to the wailing, angst-ridden ‘Heartbreaker’. Top it all off with a track called ‘Be Mine’ and I can’t help but make this my V-Day pick!” —Leah

Take Care
Drake

“Drake knows a thing or two about being extremely emotional.”
—Adam

 

Chances Are
Bob Marley & the Wailers

“‘Mellow Mood’ is one of the best songs for romance. This album is perfect to listen to at home with your date or by yourself!” —Kayla

 

There’s always music to fit the mood. One of these picks might be right for you tonight! Xoxo!