Music Review: 'The Dream That Stuff Was Made Of' | EW.com

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The Dream That Stuff Was Made Of A tight, bright string section and some buoyant pop tunes — particularly the whistled ditty ''The Bandit'' and the creepy, catchy ''Blinded by...The Dream That Stuff Was Made OfPop A tight, bright string section and some buoyant pop tunes — particularly the whistled ditty ''The Bandit'' and the creepy, catchy ''Blinded by...2000-10-06

A tight, bright string section and some buoyant pop tunes — particularly the whistled ditty ”The Bandit” and the creepy, catchy ”Blinded by You” — drive the first half of the Norman, Okla., quintet Starlight Mint’s debut The Dream That Stuff Was Made Of. And while Dream at times plays up a too-pervasive Pixies influence (as in the familiar surf-guitar flurry of ”The Twilight Showdown”), these Mints can be quite refreshing. C+