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Beautiful and technically brilliant
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 27/10/2011 18:11:55
Just a great sound, depth and emotion. He should have won the Mercury prize for this.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 05/07/2011 23:04:31
Well what can i say the dogs bo----ks love it love it buy it NOW !!!!!!
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 18/05/2011 23:50:51
I played this a couple of times and was unsure. I then made a spliff...need I say more.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: MrMellow on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 11/06/2009 21:01:10
'Untrue' denotes the night time, the city, the English weather, the English attitude. The track titles, the drizzle of electronic static surrounding each rhythm, the unsure vocals, chopped and pitch-altered. Burial certainly knows how to make an atmosphere; he keeps it relevant, unique, and it is very impressive.
But, peel these soundscapes back, and the music beneath impresses too. He doesn't mix up the formula much: these are straight-up dub rhythms, vocals that sound lost beneath, little blasts of noisy bass, no drastic changes in the duration of each track. But he's skilled at what he does, and my hat's off to anyone who can make all the imagery I mentioned above sound accessible. Openers 'Archangel' and 'Near Dark' can get even the most stubborn foot tapping, whilst cut/paste vocals repeat such lines as 'I can't take my eyes off you / I envy you, girl' or 'Couldn't be alone...'
'Etched Headplate' and 'Untrue' keep the formula ticking past the five minute mark, and have more of an upward slope, a start-middle-end structure, than the shorter tracks. Burial is at his best, however, when he leaves his comfort zones; when he leaves the rim-shots and sub-bass entirely in the (too short) breathers like 'Endorphin' and 'U.K', and, in contrast, going all-out in the closing track 'Raver' which brings allthe album's components into five minutes of gorgeous dance.
Untrue, ironically, is the type of music you'd hear thumping in the boot of a boy racer's car, but it's the ghost of dance music: gritty, echoing, subdued, dull. Enjoyable from start to finish.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: CWesto on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
awesome slice of dark, dubby twisted soul
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 13/03/2008 19:09:52
The only reason I don't give this 5 stars is because, unless you know you love dark, dubby instrumentals, you'll be at a loss as to the point of the album.
I would urge anyone to just buy it because if you give it the right time of day and mood then this album will really come alive.
Unashamedly electronic but, somehow, one of the most emotive and soulful pieces of music I heard in a long time thanks to the twisted, warped and filtered vocals that become barely instruments themselves rather than full songs.
A definite grower if you give it a chance
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: dynamokev on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
The future is now...
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 29/11/2007 12:17:55
I had never heard of Burial until I read a few reviews of this, his second LP, and I was immediately intrigued. The rave reviews in the press declare Burial to be an underground genius. After listening to this album practically non-stop for the last few weeks I am in no position to disagree. The sounds here are definitely unique - there are echoes of the Aphex Twin, Massive Attack and early DJ Shadow, but overall the album is different from anything I've ever heard before. It washes over the listener in sonic waves, every listen reveals something new, a sound or echo you had not heard before, a voice or emotion. To be honest it is almost impossible to describe his music. All I can say is that if you are a fan of serious electronic music, and want to experience something beautiful and "now", then this album is it. Possibly my favourite album of the year, of the last few years even, check it out...
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Very much the 'Blue Lines' of this decade!!!
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 20/11/2007 10:59:39
truly an amazing album, not a massive fan of garage/dub step genre, but this really reflects what is obviously bubbling nicely underground within the London music scene...Obviously cannot be compared musically with Blue Lines but in terms of what it represents in 2007/8 I can see why people are saying this....
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: DORSETMARK on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Staggering, moving and utterly of our time.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 08/11/2007 10:58:01
A deeply moving, wonderfully produced and fantastically creative work which affected me more in one listen than i ever have been in thirty years of listening to music.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: midlander on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 06/11/2007 19:16:33
Exceptional album. It's already being described as the Blue Lines of the 00's. You *have* to own this record. 5 stars is not enough.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: kjruane on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
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