Watch Me Fall 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… Watch Me Fall 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… 2009-08-18 Jay Reatard Indie Rock
Music Review

Watch Me Fall (2009)

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EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Aug 18, 2009; Lead Performance: Jay Reatard; Genre: Indie Rock

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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Originally posted Aug 12, 2009 Published in issue #1061-1062 Aug 21, 2009 Order article reprints
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