12 Songs, 51 Minutes





Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
213 Ratings
213 Ratings

Talented Songwriter with Exceptional Voice

Eugene Charleston

Brannan's lyrics are straight to the point and straight to the heart. This album deserves more attention than it has gotten to date. A lot of his music is about love gone wrong and should not be labeled as music for a narrow demographic. He sings for anyone who has made a (or many) bad choice about romance but keeps on trying. Some of his songs are not for children or anybody with a closed mind. It is music for free thinkers who are not afraid to hear sad tales told well. His voice is remarkable and unique. He does not try to sound like anyone else and certainly should never try. His best work lifts your spirits like the Blues can cure the worst case of them. Brannan is listed as a folk artist. Perhaps, 21st century white southern blues would fit him better, if there was such a category.



Jay just keeps making great albums!!! His voice and playing are perfectly paired.
I love his honest lyrics!
BUY THIS ALBUM..... you will love it! (especially Half-Boyfriend!!!)



Goddamned remains one of my favourite albums. It's title track has amazing lyrics and is one of my favourite Brannan songs. I would definitely recommend everyone to get this album. It blows me away.

About Jay Brannan

Texas-born singer, songwriter, and actor Jay Brannan's angelic voice and folky acoustic approach may make him appear like a garden-variety contemporary singer/songwriter, but his musical sensibility brings him closer to hard-to-fit-in-a-box female artists like Ani DeFranco, Lisa Loeb, Sinéad O'Connor, and Liz Phair, and he sounds like nothing so much as a male version of Joni Mitchell at times. Brannan appeared as Seth in John Cameron Mitchell's 2006 film Shortbus, and his song "Soda Shop" was featured prominently in the film's soundtrack. Brannan released a limited-edition four-song EP called disasterpiece (it has also been listed as Unmastered) featuring "Soda Shop" that same year, amending it with two additional songs for a second 2008 edition of disasterpiece in 2008. Later that year he finally released a full-length effort, Goddamned. In 2012, Brannan returned with Rob Me Blind, featuring the single "Greatest Hits." Inspired by his travels while on tour, he recorded an ambitious EP of international cover songs sung in six different languages called Around the World in 80 Jays, which was released in 2013. A year later, a new LP of all original acoustic-based songs called Always, Then & Now appeared. ~ Steve Leggett

March 29, 1982




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