Asa Breed

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Asa Breed
Asabreed.jpg
Studio album by Matthew Dear
Released June 5, 2007 (2007-06-05)
Genre Electronic
Length 40:51
Label Ghostly International
Producer Matthew Dear
Matthew Dear chronology
Backstroke
(2004)
Asa Breed
(2007)
Black City
(2010)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 73/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club B−[3]
Drowned in Sound 6/10[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
NME 3.5/5 stars[6]
Paste favorable[7]
Pitchfork 7.9/10[8]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[9]
Resident Advisor 4.0/5[10]
Spin favorable[11]

Asa Breed is the third studio album by Matthew Dear. It was released via Ghostly International in 2007. The title comes from a character in the Kurt Vonnegut novel, Cat's Cradle.[12]

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Asa Breed received an average score of 73% based on 15 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Resident Advisor named it the 39th best album of the decade.[13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
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" (not included on vinyl edition) 3:31

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[14] 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Asa Breed by Matthew Dear". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  2. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Asa Breed - Matthew Dear". AllMusic. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  3. ^ Battaglia, Andy (June 5, 2007). "Matthew Dear: Asa Breed". The A.V. Club. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  4. ^ Diver, Mike (July 25, 2007). "Album Review: Matthew Dear - Asa Breed". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  5. ^ Burgess, John (July 6, 2007). "Matthew Dear, Asa Breed". The Guardian. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  6. ^ Naylor, Tony (July 12, 2007). "Matthew Dear". NME. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  7. ^ Howe, Brian (August 28, 2007). "Matthew Dear: Asa Breed". Paste. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  8. ^ Sherburne, Philip (June 5, 2007). "Matthew Dear: Asa Breed". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  9. ^ Raper, Dan (July 5, 2007). "Matthew Dear: Asa Breed". PopMatters. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  10. ^ O'Donoghue, Barry (June 6, 2007). "Matthew Dear - Asa Breed". Resident Advisor. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  11. ^ Boylan, J. Gabriel (July 5, 2007). "Matthew Dear, 'Asa Breed' (Ghostly International)". Spin. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  12. ^ Sande, Kiran (January 1, 2009). "Interview: Matthew Dear". Fact. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  13. ^ "RA Poll: Top 100 albums of the '00s". Resident Advisor. January 25, 2010. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Matthew Dear - Chart history - Top Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 

External links[edit]