Five String Serenade
Label: Capitol Records
Nobody crystallizes the sound of romantic longing better than Mazzy Star, and the dream pop heroes fully realized their distant, dreamy sound with their second LP. Imagine the reluctant resistance of star-crossed love, worn down by tides of red wine and inescapable desire, and you begin to understand the power of "Fade Into You." If Mazzy Star had a hit, that would be it; "Five String Serenade" is another example of the knockout blow Hope Sandoval's quietly sensual, reverb-soaked voice can deliver.