Asleep In The Bread Aisle

Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. The effortlessly cool beats, hooky choruses, and above all, his witty, super-fast flow indicate this skinny blond to be a genuinely talented star.
  2. After being the first white guy to grace the cover of a Gangsta Grillz underground mixtape ("The Greenhouse Affect" with Don Cannon & DJ Drama), this buzzed-about MC proves that suburban rap has finally arrived.
  3. Roth never floats sham tales of suburban hardship here. Instead, he just wants to have a good time--and for the most part, he provides one as well.
  4. With beats provided largely by newcomer Oren Yoel that are more hit than miss, Asleep in the Bread Aisle is that new kind of 2009 hip-hop you either have to learn to live with or jump off the bandwagon altogether.
  5. The quality of Roth's rhymes varies wildly, from sophomoric to inspired, but when the two collide, as on the funky rant 'Bad Day,' he hits the sweet spot and the funny bone.
  6. That's the thing about Asleep In The Bread Aisle, it's all about promising potential, rather than the delivery of it.
  7. The album isn't completely charmless. 'Lark on My Go-Kart,' the Cee-Lo aided, 'Be by Myself' and 'I Love College' reveal a breezy affability. But far too often, Roth's quest for relatability reeks of redundancy.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Ben
    Apr 27, 2009
    0
    This CD is terrible. He rhymes a bunch of random things together that makes absolutely no sense at all. He doesn't sing or rap, he just This CD is terrible. He rhymes a bunch of random things together that makes absolutely no sense at all. He doesn't sing or rap, he just talks to terrible "beats". No talent at all. Most of all, he has no flow or rhythm. Full Review »
  2. A.H.
    Apr 22, 2009
    8
    Asher's album is out as of 4/20 The lyrics are relatable, real, creative, but lacking at time, his hooks/chorus' didn't do him Asher's album is out as of 4/20 The lyrics are relatable, real, creative, but lacking at time, his hooks/chorus' didn't do him too much justice.. though he uses experimental approaches i find interest in [blunt crusin]. Was hoping for some higher named features[kanye? pharrell?]. You can hear his appreciation for the music witch I admire[His Dream/The Reading] Has a good live concert vibe to a lot of them [She Don Full Review »
  3. Feb 8, 2012
    6
    I have mad respect for Asher Roth. The Greenhouse Effect, Seared Foie Gras and Pabst & Jazz are all classics in my book. And asleep in theI have mad respect for Asher Roth. The Greenhouse Effect, Seared Foie Gras and Pabst & Jazz are all classics in my book. And asleep in the bread aisle does not show Asher's ability at all. As I Em, Lark on my Go Kart, and Fallin are my faves. Full Review »