Valentines Day is coming up, and what better way to materialize the romantic vibe in the air than to listen to some really romantic, sentimental, heartfelt music? This isn’t only true for those of us lucky enough to celebrate this day of love with their significant others, but also for the ones like us who’ll be riding this day out solo, lone-wolf style. So throw your tacky chocolate boxes out the window and make room for some feverish, wholehearted, tenderhearted, love-sick, and very much sick-of-love tunes.
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Let Love In
“Do you love me / Like I love you?” Is how Nick Cave opens the acclaimed Let Love In. The question is simple enough; the rest of the album, composed of nine twisted, menacing, heartfelt songs, is not. It isn’t always pretty either: Nick Cave delves deep into the recesses of a feverish, nightmarish love, exposing its depraved landscape as if his heart were actually driving him insane. To let love in is to be possessed, to give yourself to something which isn’t, strictly speaking, yourself, on the off-chance that nothing will come out of it.