Mazzy Star  

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"Mazzy Star has some success with the single "Fade into You" (1994), becoming the biggest hit for dream pop in the mainstream."--Sholem Stein

"Webber's voice—bigger than that of Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval, less self-regarding than Lana Del Rey's, the closest analogue maybe Brit Marling's demeanor as the quietly terrifying cult leader in Sound of My Voice—hovers somewhere ..."--Real Life Rock: The Complete Top Ten Columns, 1986-2014 (2015), page 495, Greil Marcus

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Mazzy Star is an American alternative rock band formed in Santa Monica, California, in 1989 from the group Opal, a collaboration of guitarist David Roback and bassist Kendra Smith. Roback's friend Hope Sandoval became the group's vocalist when Smith left the band.

Mazzy Star is best known for the song "Fade into You" which brought the band some success in the mid-1990s and was the group's biggest mainstream hit, earning extensive exposure on MTV, VH1, and radio airplay. Roback and Sandoval are the creative center of the band, with Sandoval as lyricist and Roback as composer of the majority of the band's material.

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