Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes the soundtrack to the film by the same name, which stars nearly every Hollywood star under the California sun — including Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Ashton Kutcher, Jennifer Garner, Jamie Foxx, the Taylors (Swift and Lautner) and the Jessicas (Alba and Beil). Appropriately, the soundtrack has an equally diverse roster, including Jewel, singing her new single Stay Here Forever, and Taylor Swift, singing her brand-new song Today Was A Fairytale (which has already marked her highest first-day sales to date by leaping to Number One on iTunes). The album also features Maroon 5 covering Frank Sinatra’s The Way You Look Tonight, along with tracks by Amy Winehouse, Willie Nelson, Gossip Girl Leighton Meester featuring Robin Thicke, and indie bands Black Gold and The Bird and the Bee.
Sade is back with Soldier of Love, a 10-song album named after its single. Says Sade, “I only make records when I feel I have something to say.”
Brooklyn’s Yeasayer follow up their well-received 2007 debut with Odd Blood.
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds offer up another live album, the 2-disc Live in Las Vegas.
Trip-hoppers Massive Attack releases Heligoland, which features cameos by Damon Albarn of Blur, Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Starr and Guy Garvey of Elbow.
London quintet Hot Chip is back with One Life Stand, which features a single by the same name.
Talking to You, Talking to Me is the latest offering from the Kentucky gals in The Watson Twins.
South Carolina country crooner Josh Turner releases Haywire