The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2013: #18 – Mazzy Star

When it comes to year-end lists, y'all know I don't mess around. I don't post my picks from the previous year for weeks after the next year has started. In 2013 there was a bounty of music that entered the world that made me deliriously happy to be blessed with the sense of sound. So I have pondered, marinated, and contemplated for weeks. Music from 2013 has been digested for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (and yes, even dessert). And now, friends, it's time. Time to share with you what I consider the cream of one heck of a crop indeed. You might see things omitted here that you think should be on a Best Of list. This list isn't what I think you want to read. This list is what I feel about last year. These are records and songs that really mattered to me for one reason of another. If it's not here, I either didn't spend enough time with it or just didn't love it quite enough. A big, big thank you to all of the artists who created the music on this list, the music that I fell in love with last year.

WHO: Mazzy Star

WHAT: Seasons Of Your Day

WHEN: September 2013

WHERE: Rhymes Of An Hour

WHY: When Mazzy Star release a record, it’s unquestionably going to be amazing. Hope Sandoval still has one of the most beautiful voices I’ve ever heard, all old soul coated in spun sugar and heartaches. She can penetrate souls with that breathy, velvety fragility of hers. Seasons Of Your Day is another phenomenal outpouring of sensational songsmithery, the songs allowing Sandoval’s voice to gently take the reins use her voice to transport you to a place of unparalleled sonic splendor. Unbelievably glorious.

MY JAMS: “California” “Does Someone Have Your Baby Now?” “Seasons of Your Day” “Lay Myself Down” “Spoon” “Flying Low”

[posted 3.18.14]


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