CD Review: Watch Me Fall

Band: Jay Reatard
Label: Matador
Release: 2009

1. “It Ain’t Gonna Save Me” – 10.0
2. “Before I Was Caught” – 9.1
3. “Man of Steel” – 9.0
4. “Can’t Do It Anymore” – 8.7
5. “Faking It” – 8.9
6. “I’m Watching You” – 8.6
7. “Wounded” – 9.3
8. “Rotten Mind” – 8.7
9. “Nothing Now” – 8.4
10. “My Reality” – 9.2
11. “Hang Them All” – 8.9
12. “There Is No Sun” – 9.5

Comment: This album is quite like a lot of what Reatard has done in the past: fast paced, catchy garage punk, yet this time around it’s more accessible (though at some times a smidge more boring). “It Ain’t Gonna Save Me” is in the mix for best song of 2009, while “There Is No Sun” is an extraordinary closer.

Grade: 9.1

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