Jay Brannan – Goddamned


20080825 Jay Brannan – Goddamned

歌手姓名:Jay Brannan

不知道为什么运气这么好 没有国语听的时候老让我发现这么对胃口的好声音
我今晚又要失眠了 这个声音太柔了 听着实在是舒服
看着这么Man的封面 真没想到他的声音是这种干净抓人的 是Jason Mraz那种声音
民谣就该是这样吧 一把好声音 朴素的歌词 配上简单不多修饰的编曲
编曲的部分基本是用吉他 钢琴加小提琴完成的
印象最深的是第七首 专辑的同名主打《Goddamned》和第九首《Bowlegged & Starving》
《Goddamned》的前半部分是那种安静的很沉的感觉 尤其是配合低回的提琴声
但没想到在第二段副歌之后还有个小小的爆发 似乎是一种压抑之后的宣泄 挺特别 没想到这歌有这么长的
《Bowlegged & Starving》有一点唱诗班圣歌的感觉 贯穿始终的钢琴流动是这首歌最舒服的地方
然后就是Brannan在副歌部分真假声的游移 这张专辑真的是非常对我胃口的一张 强烈推荐吧!


Goddamned is a stripped down record filled with Brannan’s silky smooth voice and acoustic guitar (not to mention the strings that pop up periodically). It’s a brutally honest, instantly relatable album full of some amazing songs about love, heartbreak, living as a gay man, dating, and sex. It’s probably one of the best albums by a gay artist that I have ever heard. Jay Brannan puts feelings that we’ve all felt one time or another into his songs and it makes it almost like he is singing about you. There are universal songs here that anyone, gay or straight, can relate to.

It’s a flawless record. Not a bad song among the 11 tracks. Jay Brannan’s lyrics are just amazing. In Bowlegged and Starving he sings, “I have my laptop for pleasure and my guitar for pain…” there is just something about the way he sings that line that just hits home.

One of the highlights of the album is the title track. It’s about as epic as possible for an acoustic folk album. It’s a song about the state of the world and its religions. It is the kind of song you just want to close your eyes and absorb. Listening to this song isn’t enough. You need to feel it. He sings, “Mary and Muhammad are screaming through the clouds for you to lay your goddamned arms down, rip your bigot roots from the earth and salt the goddamned ground.” To call it an intense song is a mild understatement. He sings it with such passion you can’t help but be affected by it.

With Goddamned, Brannan has given us a pure album untouched by corporate influence and it is a dream album. It’s an album that I have not been able to stop listening to since I received it. Powerhouse artists like Alanis Morrisette and Coldplay cannot come close to making an album like this. This is an album Rufus Wainwright wishes he could have put out.


1. Can’t Have It All
2. Half-Boyfriend
3. American Idol
4. A Death Waltz
5. At First Sight
6. Housewife
7. Goddamned
8. Home
9. Bowlegged & Starving
10. On All Fours
11. String-A-Long Song