Burial - Kindred
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
User Score
Based on 248 ratings
2012 Ratings: #9
Liked by 7 people
February 12, 2012 / Release Date
EP / Format
Hyperdub / Label
Future Garage / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Drowned in Sound

If future EPs are as solid as this, he can keep that third album under the grill forever.

90
No Ripcord

The grid of his computer screen is less rigid, and consequently, there is less access into the song's core because there are multiple cores, each a little world onto itself, a degree zero, an island.

87
Pitchfork

Never before has his music possessed this much majesty, this much command, this much power

86
Beats Per Minute

It’s as much of a technical, puzzle-piece spider-web as it is an emotionally exhausting workout.

80
FACT Magazine

It’s a kind of clotted and autistic facsimile of dancefloor communion – not quite the elegiac mourning of rave that Burial’s supposedly known for, so much as a deeply alienated re-interpretation of it.

80
The 405

Every bit as atmospheric and idiosyncratic as his previous output, Burial showcases his diversity on Kindred but hones in when needed.

80
Consequence of Sound

Kindred as a whole is easily the most exciting Burial release since Untrue redefined dubstep way back in 2007.

WhatTheFunk
85
"Kindred" is Burial's laconic return in 2012, the return of the man who revolutionized the English sound. Since 2006 and the fundamental "Burial", William Bevan no longer lives at the same pace. Not a lot of electro albums had such an influence on how to apprehend time/music, even build songs. "Kindred" manifests an evolution in Burial's music. The song that illustrates this evolution is undoubtedly "Loner" with its techno rhythm and some sounds that ... read more
Plats
98
"Kindred" brings detail more into the forefront than any other Burial release. The result is his most cohesive and intricate EP to date!

Fav Tracks: Ashtray wasp, Kindred, Loner

Least Fav Track: None

Score:
9.8
Amazing
Cyan
90
Did you know that humans have 400 different emotions?

Listen to this album to experience them all.
Malneezy
80
I pretty great EP from my first listen to Burial. Always loved this sound and what it can bring.

Favorites: Kindred, Loner, Ashtray Wasp
GABRIELinHELL
90
Excellent
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Added on: February 13, 2012