JAY REATARD: Hammer I Miss You: 7” EP

Dude, the title track sounds—GASP!—radio friendly! Fret not, though, for although much of the mud and vitriol that fueled the Reatards is not readily apparent here, there’s enough edge in “It’s So Useless” and “All Wasted” to keep those fans who’ve been around longer than a week on their toes. Sounds like the man’s music is starting to get more sophisticated and, in his case, that doesn’t mean he’s starting that steady slide down into nether reaches of suckdom. The verdict? This is pretty fuckin’ good stuff.

 –jimmy (Goner)