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Album Review | POP

Cover songs with heart, soul on ‘Sweetheart 2014’

Right on time for Valentine’s Day soundtracks, “Sweetheart 2014” banks on a tried-and-true conceit: We love cover songs. And this collection, featuring various artists mostly from the indie-rock realm, is surprisingly effective at dismantling love songs and reimagining them in fresh contexts.

Too often artists who interpret songs treat the originals with so much reverence that they end up making carbon copies. Not so with this new compilation out on Hear Music, the Starbucks-affiliated label.

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