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Valentine's Playlist: We Select New Release Tracks To Soundtrack Your V-Day Night

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Barry White, "Let the Music Play" from Let the Music Play (Expanded Edition)

Does it even matter what Barry is singing? Let the Music Play, originally released in 1976, isn't Barry's sexiest stuff, but the man could sing the ingredients listed on a cereal box and it would inspire action. The record sees re-release today, but skip the remixes of the title track at the end of the disc and focus on the remastered quality sound of the original running order. Put it on while you make dinner because you blew it on a reservation.

Tennis, "Dreaming," from Young & Old

You know, despite that review, we actually don't hate Tennis that much. This track, from their new record Young & Old, featuring everything we like about the band, with swooning melodies and excellent production. Wouldn't sound terrible during a makeout session on the couch, right?

Phenomenal Handclap Band, "The Right One" from Form & Control

Let's hope you're spending Valentines Day with "the right one." (See what we did there?) Cheap jokes aside, this kind of a electro-pop thing can get real boring, real fast, but accompanied by this video, we don't mind it much at all.

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.