Label: New Rounder
Why do some of us instantly want to hate on a film stars who decide to record music? Admit it, when you first heard that Keanu Reeves played bass in a grunge band called Dog Star, you were not stoked. Minnie Driver's dreamy Americana pop is hardly hate worthy. Joined by Ryan Adams, Liz Phair and Rami Jaffee of the Wallflowers, Seastories is as good as (if not better than) past and present works by any contemporary, charting singer/songwriter. "Beloved" is wrapped in ribbons of sonic textures like backwards guitars, acoustic arpeggios and vintage reverb.