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Songs Of Love And Loathing

Feb 6, 2012 — Valentine's Day only comes once a year, so you might as well take it slow. Turn down the lights and turn up this 67-song mix of soul and lovers' rock, curated by NPR Music's resident DJ, Cuzzin B.
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Feb 9, 2011 — This week on Alt.Latino, we ditch the lovey-dovey songs and listen to new and old music about missing, hating and escaping the one you love. For you hopeless romantics, don't worry: We also throw some good old-fashioned love songs into the mix.
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Feb 9, 2009 — Host Bob Boilen chats with Monitor Mix blogger Carrie Brownstein, All Songs Considered producer Robin Hilton and Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson about their favorite songs for love and heartbreak. Hear some of the lesser-known tracks by artists like Betty Davis, The Gerbils, Brian Eno, and Clem Snide, plus a few classic favorites.
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Feb 13, 2009 — Over the centuries, opera has covered and uncovered virtually every facet of romantic love. Here are five operatic moments that conveying everything from young love in bloom to the suspicions of fading romance.
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Feb 12, 2009 — Hip-hop heavyweights might not always show their softer side, but when their hearts get broken, they're not often shy about airing their woes. As LL Cool J revealed in the sensitive classic "I Need Love," there's a tender heart beneath the surface of even the brashest rapper. Here are five tearjerkers from a group of normally stoic tough guys.
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Feb 14, 2008 — Boleros are a form of love song that originated in Cuba in the 19th century, and the lyrics reflect themes of bittersweet, unrequited, betrayed, or eternal love. Not all of these songs are strictly boleros, but they all maintain the tradition — and, more importantly, the feeling.
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Feb 8, 2010 — Lovey-dovey romantic types get all the attention on Valentine's Day. But not everyone wants to be in love right about now, and some relationships just happen to be hitting their expiration date this very minute. Listen to five songs that are perfect for those looking to break someone's heart.
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Feb 12, 2008 — It's a fair bet that three-quarters of all songs have something to do with love, with maybe half of those coming out in its favor. Here are five lovesick tunes crafted by jazz legends, Broadway hitmakers, and new talents.
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Feb 12, 2008 — These five songs are for those wishing to wallow in Valentine's Day's sheer, soul-wrecking brutality. Each has been carefully selected to provide a vivid soundtrack for those moments when alcohol isn't even necessary, so drunk is the listener on his or her own misery.
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Feb 10, 2010 — Each year on All Songs Considered, we celebrate Valentine's Day with a mix of our favorite love songs. But this year, we decided to mix it up and feature breakup songs. On this edition of All Songs Considered, you'll hear songs of love and loathing from Beck, Flight of the Conchords, Justin Timberlake, soul singer Bettye Swann and more.
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