Jay Reatard - Watch Me Fall

For his second solo studio album and proper Matador debut, Memphis prolific punk wunderkind Jay Reatard moved beyond his roots and recorded an album chock-full of irresistible melodies, the songs cascading with joyous hooks. He would not be Jay Reatard, however, if there wasn't a certain aggro negativity, and the song titles and lyrics do much to undercut the pop sensibility: "I’m Watching You," "Hang Them All," "Can’t Do It Anymore," "Wounded," "It Ain't Gonna Save Me." The perfect album for disaffected youth, Watch Me Fall is the last full-length released during Jay Reatard's lifetime - originally issued in 2009 as the follow-up to 2006's Blood Visions. Back in print on 120g vinyl courtesy of Matador Records.