Since there is no V-Day mixtape from 2015, IHRTN decided to make up for it by posting favorite mixes by other bloggers/writers
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
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
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
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
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
Valentine’s Day Mini-Mix Tape
Featuring: Pulp, The Mountain Goats, The Static and Murder by Death