The Sound of Valentine's Day: CD Playlist

Our playlist includes songs from the heart, both romantic and redemptive.
Wade Kwon

February may be the coldest month, but one holiday keeps it warm and tender. (Hint: not President?s Day.)

For the lovelorn and the lovin? spoonfuls, we present a collection of tunes to celebrate (or survive) Valentine?s Day. We asked Edward Jack at Central Square Records in Seaside, Fla., and Joshua Wright and Brad Santiago at Relative Theory Records in Norfolk, Va., for their expert picks.

Listen to our picks on iTunes, and pick up a few for you, a loved one or a secret crush.

And for more music coverage, check out our April issue. In it will be Soul of the South, a special guide to nightclubs, festivals and artists around the region.

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Tell us about your favorite Valentine's songs, from the mushy to the sublime, in our forums.