Mazzy Star :: I’ve Been Let Down

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Country charm downer via Mazzy Star’s oft-overlooked 1996 lp, Among My Swan – the third and final chapter of the band’s singular ‘90s run. While the record itself does not stray far from the gentle, twinkling shoegaze and desert highway blues of the band’s first two records, “I’ve Been Let Down” works as a gorgeous and infectious outlier of forlorn freight train blues. Lightly accompanied by acoustic guitar, harmonica, and an ever so subtle drum beat, Hope Sandoval sings of a stubborn resilience to heartbreak. Some of her most evocative lyrics committed to tape illuminate the unknown caverns unto which she plunges. Here, Sandoval’s greatest gifts – her hushed, delicate vocals and poignant expression of the human condition — are in full force. words / c depasquale

Mazzy Star :: I’ve Been Let Down

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