Raise temperature with three albums

By Carl Nadig

Fight the subzero temperatures by turning the sound up.

If you’re looking for help staying warm over these next couple of days, you need sensational, cheerful and lighthearted albums.

Here are three standout album suggestions for you to tap your foot, dance or sing along with and help you forget about the horrible weather.

“Everybody Got Their Something” by Nikka Costa

This funky record from 2001 will get your adrenaline pumping and prepare you for the wind chill.

Sizzling and provocative, Costa’s album begins with a sexy bass line and doesn’t look back after “Like A Feather.”

With a smooth vocalist, bouncing beats and guitar scales that sound like a milder Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Everybody Got Their Something” could distract your freezing earbuds.

“A Hard Day’s Night” by The Beatles

Way before the Fab Four recorded its avant-garde album, “Magical Mystery Tour,” and wrote lyrics about walruses going “goo-goo-goo-joob,” The Beatles had a concrete background. Even in 1964, “A Hard Day’s Night” was a critical album with enough warmth for everyone to soak up.

In the album’s center, Paul McCartney and John Lennon’s harmonies in “Can’t Buy Me Love” contrast George Harrison’s tangy solo. If you can’t find a song from this album on any of the radio stations, play this fantastic record in your car and the ice will melt right off.

“Voi-La Intruder” by Gogol Bordello

This hybrid of Eastern-European, gypsy and punk will get your body dancing.

Gogol Bordello’s debut album is full of dance-inducing polka beats that get your feet tapping. The album provides the virtuosity of what sounds like a young Jimi Hendrix on an accordion, only to realize the instrument keeps the zest throughout the album. Tracks like “Start Wearing Purple” will get you partying like it’s still 1999, when the album released.