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Dubstep moves on.

For all Burialís status as the leader of the dubstep pack, thereís something curiously old-fashioned about the follow-up to last yearís self-titled debut. With the introduction of vocal snippets, itís reminiscent of Massive Attack at their most emaciated, an angst-ridden urban aura that piles up concrete beats and hoses them down with washes of synths. Mysterious and unsettling, yet also soothingly narcotic, Burial has concocted a noir-ish sound thatís as powerful as it is atmospheric.


Steve Yates 08 November 07 rating of 4
Burial - Untrue, out now on Hyperdub.
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comment by sunsetbeach    Nov 24, 2007
The hog has a point; I listened to this album a lot, and I'm listening to it now, before I heard the first album. And I do love it.

It is beautiful. Haunting. Wonderful.

It's the only thing I've come across since I moved that has made me miss London. It is very London. It has that feel, that thing that no other city or town I've lived in can produce.

A soundtrack to a city, doubly so as I lived in south London where Mr Burial surfaces from. Walking down the mostly empty street very early in the morning to meet Ghani who was done in after a hard night's karaoke in the city, it sounded exactly like this.

Burial hits the spot. Best album I've heard this year, easy.
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comment by highonthehog    Nov 21, 2007
Good album for sure - but very similar to his first album - If you buy this without listening the first one then you will love it - but if you have listened the first one alot then i think this deosn't have the legs you'd hoped for.
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