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  • Summary: The debut album for the 23-year-old rapper from the suburbs of Philadelphia.
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. 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.
  3. That's the thing about Asleep In The Bread Aisle, it's all about promising potential, rather than the delivery of it.
  4. Roth's tight, witty debut lives up to the Internet hype that has swirled around him for months.
  5. The hook aspires to nothing, and so its nothingness is an anthem for do-nothing/think-nothing slacker types we like to imagine were listening to the Beastie Boys and Nirvana in 1994, but were probably listening to the aforementioned Dave Matthews.
  6. 50
    After that promising start [with 'I Love College' and 'Lark on My Go-Kart'], however, Asher loses focus. He floods the Bread Aisle with a series of interesting pop concepts ruined by bland choruses.
  7. Asleep feels less like an album of music meant to entertain than an assumption that you can actually bump a marketing plan in your cars and house parties.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Feb 8, 2012
    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 the bread aisle does not show Asher's ability at all. As I Em, Lark on my Go Kart, and Fallin are my faves. Expand

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