Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Album Review: Seasons of Your Day by Mazzy Star

I have essentially spent the last two months trying to think of what to say about this new Mazzy Star album. Seventeen years since their last album is a long time, but they manage to pretty much pick up where they left off. More 70's influences here and more country influences, but the basic sound and presentation is the same and it's a solid set of songs. If you were a big Mazzy Star fan you will be pleased with this album.

Or you will have the same reaction I had and be somewhat put off by the album. These guys were never the liveliest or upbeat band but there is a melancholy and a weariness to this album that makes me feel all seventeen of those years and quite honestly makes me feel my age a bit when listening to it. Music is in essence a gut experience and sometimes it is really hard to step away from that emotional reaction to something and listen to it from a more objective perspective.

Objectively it's a solid album with a solid set of songs. Subjectively it makes me sad to listen to it and so I don't.

Following the Rhapsody rating method I give it 2 out of 5 stars for Not Bad.


  1. I'm going to have to think about whether I'm going to listen to this.

  2. That's a Mazzy Star record right there.

  3. I really like the song "Into Dust," which turned up recently on one of my Pandora stations.