I havent heard anything from what he's done with Rancid, but on the first The Used CD I enjoyed some of his drumming. I especially liked the way that his snare drum always had that high pitched "crack" sound to it. I'd like to see what he can do outside of hardcore or punk.
Rancid's Life Won't Wait album is my all time favorite followed in close second by And Out come The Wolves. Don't have any clue what that has to do with liking Branden, but I do like him. The stuff I've heard sounds great. It's already been said, but I like that "crack" on his snare.
that's very cool, i didn't even realize he played a single pedal, but i've been trying to find that out for a while. his complete sound is amazing, i'm also a big fan of zildjian a mastersound hi-hats plus ocdp drums, so i love listening to him.