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Friday Genius Ten “RIP, Jay Reatard” Edition

By Amanda Marcotte
Friday, January 15, 2010 14:25 EDT
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The death of Jay Reatard Wednesday morning was a blow, because not only was the garage rocker from Memphis beloved, but he was also only 29 years old. Unfortunately, it seems things might be getting more upsetting, as the investigation of his death has been assigned to homicide and police have suspects in mind. But right now, this will be a memorial Genius Ten for Reatard; leave your Genius or random ten in comments.

Original song: “See/Saw” by Jay Reatard

1) “All The Time”—The Vivian Girls
2) “Welfare Bread”—King Khan & His Shrines
3) “Drop Out”—Times New Viking
4) “So Bored”—Wavves
5) “Young Hearts Spark Fire”—Japandroids
6) “Shattered Shine”—Crystal Stilts
7) “Black Rice”—Women
8) “Wishing Well”—Love Is All
9) “Upon Viewing Brueghel’s ‘Landscape With The Fall Of Icarus’”—Titus Andronicus (I wish I didn’t like such a pretentious band, but I get a kick out of their music).
10) “Head Spins”—High Places

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Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a freelance journalist born and bred in Texas, but now living in the writer reserve of Brooklyn. She focuses on feminism, national politics, and pop culture, with the order shifting depending on her mood and the state of the nation.
 
 
 
 
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