Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Wednesday morning dream pop

Mazzy Star, Fade into You

Hope Sandoval looks like she's being held up by a rod stuck up her back, just standing at attention at that microphone whispering the lyrics into it. She looks like at any moment she might bolt from the stage and go curl up into a ball somewhere dark and quiet.

-- Badtux the Music Penguin


  1. This is totally new to me. I haven't followed pop music in decades. Nice song, but it would be twice as good if it were half as long. It's too simple and repetitious to go on at that length.

    Wow - Hope is stunning. I had to go on a Google search to find pix where I could see her face.

    JzB the always Hopeful trombonist

  2. "Dream pop" is pretty much pop Muzak, intended to put you into a sleepy mellow mood. It goes down best with some B.C. bud, or as f**k music while you're with your loved one in bed. Yeah, Hope is hiding behind her bangs here, only occasionally opening her eyes and looking around in panic as if seeing the audience and saying, "oh f**k, they're still here!". She's yet another one of those artists where you wonder, "if she's so scared of performing, why did she go into music as her profession?!"

    - Badtux the Music Penguin


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