Actors Who Sing: Minnie Driver
ALBUM Everything I’ve Got in My Pocket, 2004 (EW Grade: C+)
SOUNDS LIKE… A Starbucks-ready blend of Aimee Mann’s guitar and Sheryl Crow’s vocals, with a teaspoon of Norah Jones’ jazz sensibility and piano.
THE LOWDOWN Driver’s silky voice is above usual movie-star standards — but she bit off more than she could chew when she tried to cover Bruce Springsteen. Wrote EW’s Leah Greenblatt, ”her take on the Boss’ ‘Hungry Heart’ sounds less like real hunger and more like mild longing for a Zone bar.”
MEMORABLE LYRIC ”But karma has a certain charm/ My dad always used to say/ You never run up a tab, you don’t eventually have to pay.” (”Down”)
DOWNLOAD THIS If you close your eyes and listen to ”Everything I’ve Got in My Pocket,” you might swear you heard it on the Magnolia soundtrack.