Reuben Cox
Simon Vozick-Levinson
August 12, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Watch Me Fall

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Jay Reatard
genre
Indie Rock

We gave it an A-

Funny story: A guy with one of the worst stage names in music (born Jay Lindsey) also has some of its sharpest melodic instincts. The dozen brief, ridiculously infectious tunes on Watch me Fall come wrapped in arrangements that run from frenetic punk to bouncy Britpop to wistful balladry. It’s a bravura performance that ought to win this blog favorite the widespread recognition his songcraft deserves. A?

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