They say you should learn to love yourself before you can love another. In which case, the name at the top of your Valentine’s Day list should be your own! So show yourself mad love by filling your heart to the tippy-top with a few atria-warming tunes.
Baby, it’s cold outside. But you needn’t be frostbitten, kitten! Keep your chambers toasty.
Let’s round ’em up.
Republican Hair – High And Tight
Kings Of Leon fall asleep on their tour bus, wake up in 1981, and must impersonate a New Wave/power pop band at the high school dance in order to return to 2017. Unstoppable hooks.
Note: I’m cheating so hard on this one. All research points to the album coming out last October but I only discovered it last week, which happens to coincide with the band putting the album on YouTube with a 2017 copyright. Close enough.
Genre-defying doesn’t even begin. Just let your radio dial spin: The Congos, Talking Heads, psych-soul era Temptations, Junior Murvin, The Clash, Radiohead. On and on ’til the break of dawn.
Like electric-era Dylan and Donovan if they had come up in New York City in the 70s instead of the 60s, playing at Max’s Kansas City and CBGB’s instead of Gerde’s and The Gaslight.