Asa Breed

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Asa Breed
Studio album by Matthew Dear
Released June 5, 2007
Genre Microhouse
Length 40:51
Label Ghostly International
Matthew Dear chronology
Backstroke (2004) Asa Breed (2007) Black City
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Almost Cool (7.75/10)[2]
The A.V. Club favorable[3]
Drowned in Sound (7/10)[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
NME (7/10)[6]
Pitchfork Media (7.9/10)[7]
Soundsect.com 3/5 stars[8]
Stylus Magazine B+[9]
Village Voice favorable[10]

Asa Breed is the third LP released by Matthew Dear under his given name. The work is notable for the Dear's transition to shorter, more lyrical songs than his previous works. The title references a minor character in the Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. novel Cat's Cradle. It was named the 39th best album of the decade by Resident Advisor.[11]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fleece on Brain" - (4:15)
  2. "Neighborhoods" - (3:10)
  3. "Deserter" - (3:55)
  4. "Shy" - (3:44)
  5. "Elementary Lover" - (3:19)
  6. "Don and Sherri" - (3:25)
  7. "Will Gravity Win Tonight?" - (2:41)
  8. "Pom Pom" - (2:39)
  9. "Death to Feelers" - (2:47)
  10. "Give Me More" - (2:41)
  11. "Midnight Lovers" - (4:28)
  12. "Good to Be Alive" - (3:47)
  13. "Vine to Vine" - (3:31)
    • Hidden track

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ "Almost Cool review". Almostcool.org. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  3. ^ Battaglia, Andy (2007-06-05). "The A.V. Club review". Avclub.com. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  4. ^ Drowned in Sound review[dead link]
  5. ^ John Burgess (2007-07-05). "The Guardian review". London: Music.guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  6. ^ "NME review". Nme.com. 2007-07-12. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  7. ^ Pitchfork Media review[dead link]
  8. ^ "review". Soundsect.com. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  9. ^ "Stylus Magazine review". Stylusmagazine.com. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  10. ^ Dave Segal (2007-06-05). "Village Voice review". Villagevoice.com. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  11. ^ "Top 100 albums of the '00s". Resident Advisor. January 25, 2010. Retrieved March 19, 2010.