|Stars & Satellites||5:20|
|Cold Dark River||4:29|
|How To Be Good||4:47|
|King Without A Queen||4:04|
|Coming Back To Life||6:17|
|Love Is Love||1:10|
|478 0436 DH||Minnie Driver||Seastories (CD, Album)||Decca||478 0436 DH||Europe||2008|
|01143-1087-2, none||Minnie Driver||Seastories (CD, Album)||Zoë Records, Trampoline Records||01143-1087-2, none||US||2007|
|01143-1087-2||Minnie Driver||Seastories (CD, Album, Club, BMG)||Zoë Records, Trampoline Records||01143-1087-2||US||2007|
|DINT0171, 478 0436||Minnie Driver||Seastories (CD, Album, Promo)||Rounder Records, Decca||DINT0171, 478 0436||UK & Europe||2007|
Seastories (CD, Album, Club, BMG). Zoë Records, Trampoline Records. Seastories (CD, Album, Promo). Rounder Records, Decca.
Minnie Driver is hardly the first starlet to dive into pop music, but on her second album she stretches out for Americana credibility-and only partially succeeds. Writing every song on the album (with just a few musical assists from producer Marc "Doc" Dauer), she positions herself somewhere between Suzanne Vega and Sheryl Crow, getting help from alt-country and roots-rock illuminati Jonny Polansky, Neil Casal, Eric Heywood, Ryan Adams, and Rami Jaffee. The album has a wafting, acoustic-pop ambience, with a few country rockers driving home her serviceably sexy vocals. There's not a dud in the collection. Seastories" is like a refreshing walk through lush, green fields on the most perfect summer night imaginable. True to the title, it also conjures flavors of carefree days spent along the coastline, absorbing warmth and sunlight.
Which means that Seastories rests comfortably in the realm of the decent, the kind of thing whose pedal steel-laden riffs might strike you at some point, whose layered guitars and sometimes-reverby studio work might actually seem appropriate, whose repeated references to blue eyes might actually seem poignant, though more often these things will not rise above their very ordinariness.
Driver is clearly one of the few Hollywood luminaries with a reservoir of genuine musical talent. She brings considerable skills to the table with "Seastories. Reminiscent of Norah Jones crossed with the dreamy atmospherics of Chris Isaak, Driver has crafted a top quality alt-pop album. Her voice is beautiful; crystalline smooth with phrasing that's always on-target
Minnie Driver (born Amelia Fiona J. Driver; 31 January 1970) is an English actress and singer-songwriter. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting, as well as for an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for her work in the television series The Riches. Driver was born to parents of English, Irish, Scottish, Italian and French descent.
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