Watch Me Fall

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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
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  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. He has found his musical voice on Watch Me Fall, and while it may not be the best album of 2009, but it’s certainly one of the most enjoyable.
  5. Watch Me Fall’ finds him with space to show off the full genius of his songwriting, turning the fuzz down, the jangle up and taking the (for him) radical decision to throw in violins and even some pianos.
  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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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Sep 11, 2015
    10
    This is a great album. It feels a bit of a transition album, and it's unfortunate that we never got to see what Jay was transitioning to. It'dThis is a great album. It feels a bit of a transition album, and it's unfortunate that we never got to see what Jay was transitioning to. It'd be hard to find an album with a similar sound that is better than this one. Expand
  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. AngryJ.
    Sep 7, 2009
    9
    It's pretty awesome.
  5. ap1976prZ
    Oct 3, 2009
    8
    Great album!
  6. YSK
    Aug 20, 2009
    0
    This is unlistenable.