In the song “Ribbons” by The Sisters of Mercy, Andrew Eldritch sings the line “Love is a many splintered thing.” Taking a cue from that sentiment, Justin and Ed have decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day by taking a look at some of their favorite love songs, and how each artist interprets the emotion. From lusting after a dream girl, to mourning a partner in decline, to partying with the, err, recently deceased, we’ll hear from bands like Funker Vogt, She Wants Revenge, Skinny Puppy, and more.
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1 – “Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)” by Type O Negative from the album Bloody Kisses (1993)
2 – “Obscure Pictures” by Funker Vogt from the album Survivor (2002)
3 – “Winterborn (This Sacrifice)” by The Crüxshadows from the album Ethernaut (2003)
4 – “Cult” by Skinny Puppy from the album The Process (1996)
5 – “Dead Girls” by Aurelio Voltaire from the album Almost Human (2000)
6 – “So Alive” by Love and Rockets from the album Love and Rockets (1989)
7 – “Sister” by She Wants Revenge from the album She Wants Revenge (2005)
8 – “Care for You” by Wolfsheim from the album Casting Shadows (2003)
9 – “Vera Blue 96/69” by Chemlab from the album East Side Militia (1996)