So Much More (15th Anniversary Deluxe) [Limited Blue]
Brett Dennen is one of those artists who frustrate record store employees everywhere, such is the impossibility of categorizing his music.
One can put him in the same category as Rufus Wainwright or Ron Sexsmith, but, in fact, his music is so varied, so much a smorgasbord of everything, that it breaks free of the singer-songwriter label.
This artist has that quality, that undefined yet recognizable quality of someone who is special, someone who ought to be remembered. It almost seems like myth, an artist so new and so mature and an album of a dozen great songs that seems effortlessly put together, yet Brett Dennen and So Much More are here, coming to a record store near you. This fall he will open a tour headlined by John Mayer and Sheryl Crow. Something tells me while people are waiting for the more high profile acts, they’ll accidentally stumble onto this guy. And something tells me some of these people will never forget it.
Pop Matters, 2006