Composite Valentine’s Day Mixtape (With Apologies to 2015)

Since there is no V-Day mixtape from 2015, IHRTN decided to make up for it by posting favorite mixes by other bloggers/writers

A.V. Club

AVQ&A: Valentine’s Day Mixtapes

Q: What handful of songs would you put on a mix-tape for someone you love or are trying to woo?

Featuring: Adorable, Death Cab For Cutie, Superchunk, R.E.M. and more

 

Cultured Vultures

14 Anti-Valentine’s Day Songs

These songs are anti-love anthems, for one reason or another, and they are not suitable for Valentine’s Day!

Featuring: Misfits, The Vandals, Kelis, TLC and more

 

Echo Ocho

I Hate You With a Passion Baby, But Call Me

An eclectic, broken-heart mix of blues, shoegaze, soul, and more! Dig.

Featuring: Slowdive, Spiritualized, Tom Waits, The Monks and more

 

Entropy Mag

Valentine’s Day Mix 2015

With the Valentine’s Day Mix 2015 the goal is to ultimately give a personal take on what is a reflective, bleak time of year, in the dead of winter as the days grow long but never long enough.

Featuring: Beach House, Best Coast, Beat Happening, Broadcast, No Joy, Medicine, Marvin Gaye and more

 

Letters From a Tapehead

Love is in the Title 

Love is in the Title (Again…but not really)

Hearts and flowers, chocolates and ribbons, diapers and arrows. In recognition of today, I’ve selected a bunch of songs with “love” in the title. Now, will these songs completely embody the spirit of Valentine’s Day? No, I didn’t promise that.

Featuring: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Captain Beefheart, Black Flag, The Gun Club and more

 

Nerdist

Scream at a Wall: The Best Metal, Hardcore and Punk of the Week – Love Edition

Wipe the blood from your teeth, rub the lipstick from your collar, and get in the pit, because it’s time for a recap of this week’s best hardcore, metal, and punk rock. Grab your sweetheart, turn the lights down low, and freaking rage. Strap in, kiddies, it’s time to love. And rock, of course. Always rock.

Featuring: Graves at Sea, Eyehategod, Gadget and more

 

To Eleven

Valentine’s Day Mini-Mix Tape

Anti-Valentine’s Mix

Featuring: Pulp, The Mountain Goats, The Static and Murder by Death

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