AOTY 2023
Mazzy Star - Still
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
User Score
Based on 67 ratings
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June 1, 2018 / Release Date
EP / Format
- / Label
Dream Pop / Genre
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While the sound hasn’t changed much, neither has the impact of the music that they’ve mastered. 28 years later, Mazzy Star can still create a hell of a mood, their dark romanticism and California sounding anything but dated.

Under the Radar

Still EP brings forth a certain sense of familiarity and comfort for both long time Mazzy Star fans and newcomers alike.

Northern Transmissions

As far as being a standalone work, there isn’t much new on Still. Mazzy Star are as wispy, trippy without being overbearing, and dreamy as ever. But the EP stirs intrigue over what them revisiting past material might mean for their next LP.


The dream-pop legends breathe new life into old songs on a slight, unsurprising, but reliably lovely EP of dreamy desert blues.


Just a few seconds of the first song, around the time Sandoval's voice comes in, the listener will find the old familiar Mazzy Star feeling taking hold once again, just as bewitchingly strong as ever.

The 405

Still feels modern and reflective simultaneously along with Mazzy Star continuing to produce romantic songs fitting for long road trips or evening drinks.

Spectrum Culture

Unlike the full-lengths where you often find something to help carry the weight of the more challenging tracks, this EP doesn’t have anything which a listener can really get excited about.


Again another uneccessary EP from Mazzy Star and it's unfortunately the note they will forever leave off on after the death of David Roback. It can't even keep my attention and it shouldn't be hard with a band that has more then proven itself at times, but no this falls completely on its' face. Just a bummer this is the last thing we'll ever hear from one of the most unappreciated bands for its time.


Over 20 years after Mazzy Star's lengthy hiatus, the band adds a wonderful footnote to their all too short career. This EP contains some gorgeous new songs and offers new takes on some old songs. The result is a lovely EP which will definitely go down easy with fans.


While this EP had a little bit of a rocky start, it became very quickly another very solid notch in the long career of these Dream Pop legends. I mean, this is a pretty short EP that focuses mostly around Hope Sandoval, a piano, and occasionally some other very light instrumentals. But let me tell you, Mazzy Star show us confidently that that's all they need. It's dark, it's simple, it's hypnotic, and that's really all you need to know. And for a short EP it's strangely versatile too, with ... read more

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Added on: April 16, 2018