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|1.5 very poor||Sobhi Youssef EMERITUS | April 21st 09|
Mario Kart, munchies, Madden, suburbs, Sublime-posturing, pre-pubescent socio-political musings… Asleep in the Bread Aisle has all the ingredients for anthemic frat-party bro-hop. Raised in the suburbs (the far-outlying suburbs to be precise) of Philadelphia, Asher Roth paints a picture one would expect from homogeneous experiences and a biblically allusive name. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, especially when delving into the metaphysical or even the mildly interesting. Even then, some artists excel at making light, care-free party music – see pre-808’s/ Louis Vitton Kanye for a good example. The thing is, Roth tries to do both here – but is by no means a renaissance man; instead, he recreates the very essence of Wonderbread through music.
2 Bumps | Bump
|1.5 very poor||Jared Floryan | November 23rd 14|
A white man that can't jump tries to make up for his lack of momentum through means of crafting Aslep in the Bread Aisle, Asher Roth's debut album that brings jazz and hip hop music together. As it turns out, he can't necessarily rap either, though you can tell he's trying his hardest. Asher makes partying seem like the most mundane activity in the entire world, and everything on this record seems too overproduced.
|2.5 average||Jones | July 26th 11|
It's nothing too bad or nothing too great. He has a decent flow and the instrumentations competent. Nothing I'd rush back to listen to though, okay for a casual listen on the bus or train now and again.
|3.0 good||Cracker Jack | October 13th 09|
As a frat boy with a part time job that involves rapping over used beats, Asher Roth takes his job not very seriously, and it clearly shows on “I Love College”. His music is very superficial in the way that it is very shallow and not hard at all to understand and get, which is good for the casual music listener. Honestly, anyone who rates this based on how lyrical it is, than they should have their brain checked out. I mean, sometimes even his flow manages to bore like on “Blunt Cruising” and “She Don’t Wanna Man”, but mostly this is a fun-filled poppy rap album for buzzed out college dudes with beats and flows that manage to keep listeners entertained, just don’t look for depth.
|4.5 superb||mastershmiddy | April 23rd 09|
Lol you guys are going way too hard on this. I'd give it a 3-3.5, but I gotta make up for all the people that call it awful before even hearing it. That's just stupid.
Was every track on Tha Carter III like Lollipop? No. The same applies to this and I Love College.
Review had some really, really good points. IMO, I love most of the production, and versatility in the lyricism and subject matter adds to the depth. Sometimes it comes off like a marketing tool, though, and the rhyming gets a little lazy. I liked Greenhouse effect better, but I'll take this over 95% of the major label shit that's out today.
|3.5 great||zjb25 | December 17th 13|
|2.0 poor||Hoppip | December 23rd 12|
|2.0 poor||HiLion | November 22nd 11|
|1.0 awful||endtell | November 10th 11|
|2.0 poor||gervin | October 4th 11|
|4.5 superb||Dvase1 | May 25th 11|
|1.5 very poor||T0rr35 | April 20th 11|
|2.0 poor||Adeem | April 2nd 11|
|1.0 awful||Shawn | January 21st 11|
|1.0 awful||iemona | January 4th 11|
|3.0 good||Cadda | May 2nd 10|
|2.5 average||bryn | March 27th 10|
|2.5 average||Michael | January 22nd 10|
|1.5 very poor||Groink | November 30th 09|
|1.0 awful||Ross22 | November 29th 09|
|1.0 awful||CarterF | November 29th 09|
|3.0 good||lerdo | November 18th 09|
|2.5 average||BSX | August 22nd 09|
|1.0 awful||Fenty | June 9th 09|
|1.5 very poor||GBJ | May 31st 09|
|3.0 good||Mach | May 30th 09|
|1.5 very poor||Zeedub | April 24th 09|
|1.5 very poor||mrfixit | April 24th 09|
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