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Valentine’s Day Favorites: 5 Albums Inspired by Love

If you’re wondering why all your friends are suddenly listening to Spotify playlists that all have to do with love (or heartbreak), it’s because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. With the holiday just a few days away, we’ll only listen to music inspired by — you guessed it — love!

Here are five classic albums inspired by love that will never get old.

John Mayer – Room for Squares

Mayer’s soulful guitar and soft voice carry this melodic album about young love straight to the heart. Whether listening to album induces feelings of nostalgia or longing for a present one, John Mayer has a way of presenting these emotions through soothing sounds and honest lyrics. He ties it all together in a way that helps us forget our age and remember the days of young love long ago.

D’Angelo – Voodoo

With the recent release of his highly anticipated album — Black Messiah — D’Angelo is back on the music scene. But it’s his second album, Voodoo, released in 2000, that remains a classic. According to many in the music industry, D’Angelo is the second coming of Jimi Hendrix in many ways. His unique style and voice, his honest-yet-abstract approach, and his poetic delivery are all demonstrated perfectly on this album.

Adele – 21

A powerful voice, love-driven lyrics and a full ensemble of strings, drums, and keys bring together an amazing collage of sound on Adele’s sophomore album, 21. Lyrics about being in love, losing love, and dealing with both are sure to pluck at your heart strings.

Disclosure – Settle

An album driven by drums and synths, bass and rhythm, Settle shows us that the words “love you” can be danceable. Reminiscent of a previous era, Disclosure brings house music and R&B overtones to the altar for a beautiful marriage of musicality and lyricism for us to fall in love with.

Andre 3000 – The Love Below

For his first time stepping out of the Hip-Hop genre, Andre 3000 gives us his transcendent take on a love album. Never one to take the conventional route, 3000 teaches us how to say “I love you” in the most unpredictable ways, both sonically and lyrically.

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