Hear Music and Starbucks have teamed up to deliver sounds of love in time for Valentine's Day. Sweetheart 2014 is the fifth in a series of albums in which Starbucks and Hear Music have invited leading artists to offer their own unique interpretations of their favorite romantic songs, and the 2014 edition includes a baker's dozen tracks that celebrate the most beautiful and mysterious of all human emotions. Selections include Beck performing John Lennon's "Love," Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings covering Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours," Jim James lending his voice to Bob Marley's "Turn Your Lights Down Low," Ben Harper singing Mazzy Star's "Fade into You," Brandi Carlisle doing Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain," and Vampire Weekend trying their hand at "Time to Say Goodbye (Con Te Partirò)," best known in its version by Andrea Bocelli.
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AllMusic Review by Mark Deming