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RIP: Jay Reatard

It is with great sadness that I post news about the death of modern-day punk (or garage rock) legend Jay Reatard. Jay made my Best Albums of 2008 list and no doubt had potential for a lot more brilliant albums and songs.

Jay was born Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr and was born on May 1st, 1980. He died yesterday, January 13th at his home in Mephis.

Reatard has an extensive discography, but of the more recent records, I’d recommend Matador Singles ’08. Other career highlights are the self-titled album from Bad Times, his solo debut Blood Visions, as well as the Reatards’ Live LP.

Watch ‘I’m Watching You’ live in Brooklyn:

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  3. Best Albums of 2008: Countdown 40-31
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