Watch Me Fall - Jay Reatard
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  • Summary: The Tennessee-born artist releases his latest solo album on the Matador label.
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 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.
  2. 'It Ain't Gonna Save Me'--inarguably one of the best tracks to date from the Memphis punk rocker born Jay Lindsey--seethes melodic vitriol with its breathless guitars and lyrics about shitting clouds. It's the high point of Watch Me Fall, but the rest of the record hardly slouches.
  3. Watch Me Fall isn’t evolution, but it is certainly maturation, the first physical testament of aging as a slog toward something better.
  4. A barnstorming, kiwi-pop-delicate album that is Reatard’s best album-length statement to date.
  5. Watch Me Fall, is an exhilarating ride of roaring highs that never let up.
  6. Reatard wants to do it all, and he comes pretty close.
  7. Watch Me Fall strives for but never achieves a more classic and accessible sound.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. AngryJ.
    Sep 7, 2009
    9
    It's pretty awesome.
  2. crumplecrap
    Aug 19, 2009
    9
    After the high expectations created by Blood Visions, this does not disappoint!
  3. LukasK.
    Sep 5, 2009
    9
    An infectious ride. And in no way unlistenable.
  4. ap1976prZ
    Oct 3, 2009
    8
    Great album!
  5. YSK
    Aug 20, 2009
    0
    This is unlistenable.