Reatard, Jay / Matador Singles '08
Album: Matador Singles '08   Collection:General
Artist:Reatard, Jay   Added:Aug 2009
Label:Matador Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-08-16 Pull Date: 2009-10-18
Week Ending: Oct 18 Oct 11 Oct 4 Sep 27 Sep 20 Sep 13 Sep 6 Aug 30
Airplays: 3 1 2 3 4 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 05, 2015: The Fishbowl
Always Wanting More
4. Mar 28, 2013: Daydream Disaster
Painted Shut
2. Nov 21, 2013: Stringless Balloon
An Ugly Death
5. Dec 05, 2012: Meow After Midnight
Trapped Here
3. Jun 05, 2013: GuRLz rUL3 !
Flurorescent Grey
6. Nov 29, 2012: A Family Affair
You Mean Nothing To Me

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2009-09-01
Big sounding punky power-pop from Mr. Reatard (Lost Sounds, The Reatards, Winter Coffin, et. al). The title’s self-explanatory – all singles he did in ’08. Dig this if you're into anything from Sparks to Cheap Trick to the Dickies.

(((((1)))) Loud & infectious power pop with nice backing chorus.
(((((2))))) Fast strummy guitars, nerdy punky vocals with poppy choruses.
((((3))) Acoustic and electric guitars with call & response vocals some cool drum & chord breaks, too.
(((((4))))) 60’s psych intro with 70’s punk mixed with very addictive shouted out 80’s new wave-y/power pop choruses. Hellva chorus, too.
(((5))) Pixies-ish rocker by way of a few Dino Jr. & Cheap Trick moments (that is the chorus is a rip of “Surrender”).
((((6)))) Lo-fi strum with handclaps and neat little new wave keyboard with mandolin (!?). Rather good female & male choruses, too.
((7)) Annoying chorus, sounds like a Cheap Trick goes new wave” reject.
((((8))))) More Pixies-ish, minimal power-pop with a funny but unforgettablely weird chorus of “rel-ax, rel-lax…my little victim…my little Hitler.”
(((((9))))) Punky & loud, bombastic but still very catchy. Kinda Dickies-like but not as fast.
((((((10)))))) Fast “Bloodstains/Killed By Death” style punk with hints of keyboards & hard punctuated breaks. Short & to the point.
((11)) Mellow acoustic, slightly lo-fi with distorted vox. So-so at best.
(((12))) More acoustic mellow-ness but a bit more character. Sounds like one of his electric tunes set to “sleepy time” tempo.
(((13))) (FCC “Cunt” @ 1:07) 60’s-ish moog, acoustic/electric strummy pop with simple drumming. Dumb & creepy lyrics.

Track Listing
1. See Saw   7. Flurorescent Grey
2. Screaming Hand   8. Trapped Here
3. Painted Shut   9. Hiding Hole
4. An Ugly Death   10. Doa
5. Always Wanting More   11. No Time
6. You Mean Nothing To Me   12. You Were Sleeping
  13. I'm Watching You