Burial - Kindred
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
User Score
Based on 113 ratings
2012 Ratings: #6
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Drowned in Sound

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

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.


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

Beats Per Minute

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

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.

The 405

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

Consequence of Sound

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

The Needle Drop
The elusive London-based electronica producer, Burial, drops a stellar set of new tracks on his latest EP
Nov 11, 2017
Burial's previous EP, Street Halo, was a dark, moody, and just plain haunting set of three tracks that began brightly and just slowly became darker and darker. It was an interesting set of tracks that made for some of Burial's best material on an EP, and a hint that great things were to come. Listening to Kindred, it has truly become apparent that great things came after Street Halo.

While Kindred is still heavy on the atmosphere that make Burial's projects so enthralling to begin with, this ... read more
Nov 5, 2017
Kindred puts more spirit into the songs themselves rather than the atmosphere it brings, which is why I think it's achieved so much praise from critics and fans. It's Burial at possibly his most immediate.

Favorite Track: Loner
Aug 7, 2016
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Burial at his best.
Jul 28, 2016
too long for its own good but still excellent
Nov 20, 2014
Tom Simmons
Fav Tracks: Kindred, Loner, Ashtray Wasp
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Added on: February 13, 2012