Burial

Burial - Burial
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2006 Ratings: #4 / 642
User Score
Based on 150 ratings
2006 Ratings: #30
May 15, 2006 / Release Date
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Hyperdub / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Tiny Mix Tapes

Burial is a genuine event, a coming-out party for a style of music that will probably have run its course in a year from now. It's also a record that stands to be remembered apart from its immediate context, one to be valued not as a subcultural apex but as a fully realized work.

100
The Guardian
You don't need to know a thing about London's dubstep scene to find this cryptic debut the most mesmerising electronic album of the year
90
Resident Advisor

Burial is most certainly not an album for the dancefloor – the most appropriate listening environment would be in a car driving through the city after dark whilst the rain pounds down and neon lights flicker outside.

80
Pitchfork

What prevents Burial from being quite as spectacular as its strongest moments promise is simply its inconsistency-- what we have here is a brilliant EP padded out with sketches and noble failures.

80
AllMusic

Burial is the first great dubstep album, legitimizing a style -- a generally dark, emotive, and faceless dub offshoot of 2-step -- that had thus far been confined to 12" vinyl and the underground club scene.

80
Sputnikmusic

It'll take work to get into for a lot of listeners, sure, but it's worth it ... this may not have been the best album of 2006, but it was definitely top 10.

Plats
80
While it will never reach the emotional heights set by his sophomore record, Burial's debut is still a very atmospheric and enigmatic future garage record with some great production, those distinctive percussion arrangements and gorgeous sampling.

Fav Tracks: Broken Home, Distant Lights, Prayer, Southern Comfort, Pirates, Night Bus, U Hurt Me

Least Fav Track: Spaceape

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rika_
75
untrue is slightly better but this is good too

fav tracks: pirates, prayer, spaceape
least fav track: ???
davecoop18
84
Can't unhear "whose farts?" on Broken Home.
MarkCooper
78
Favorite Tracks: Broken Home, Wounder, Prayer, Night Bus, Distant Lights, Forgive
Glitchy
85
while this album is great, and it honestly contains some of my favorite tracks from burial, i think the reason it falls short from being nearly as good as untrue is bc untrue sticks to one topic and explores it in-depth, as opposed to dipping its toes into different emotionally charged topics without fully committing like this album does. of course, that's bc this album was created over multiple years and is the result of being william's favorite songs he made up until that point, as opposed ... read more
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Track List

  1. Distant Lights 
  2. Spaceape 
  3. Wounder 
  4. Night Bus 
  5. Southern Comfort 
  6. U Hurt Me 
  7. Gutted 
  8. Forgive 
  9. Broken Home 
  10. Prayer
  11. Pirates
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