Burial
Untrue


5.0
classic

Review

by Sam Feldman's Rating USER (66 Reviews)
July 8th, 2010 | 52 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist


Whenever I listen to Untrue. Burial's 2nd full length voyage into dub step nirvana, I end up picturing a narrow cave with towering walls stretching to the blackest sky you can imagine. Above me there are storm clouds sending down lightning bolts that fluctuate between black and white and the air is completely still. This cave is always placed near a giant, vibrant city on an otherwise empty world; a city with subway rails that are hundreds of feet in the air, mostly empty except for those few passangers in the back, with eyes closed and dreaming of home. The city is covered with graffiti on stale buildings that ascend up to nothing. There are little patches of grass scattered throughout the streets, one flower in each patch and it's the purest red you have ever imagined. It's a symbol of hope in that though the end is near, we will be ok.

What makes this experience even more incredible is that Untrue sounds like it was actually made on the streets of that dark city. Gritty, stumbling beats give the feeling of being on a bumpy subway and the vital, astral ambience creates a shroud of ethereality that covers the whole album, like a black cloud over your lonely walk home.

Untrue is that rare and optimal moment where an album has the ability to completely transport you away to another realm. When I found out Burial has stated that not many people have heard that he even makes music, I pictured him as just another abandoned citizen of the city in my mind, in the back of a dim-lit subway, headphones on and drifting away.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
IAmInsect
July 9th 2010


3799 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

album rules so hard

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
July 9th 2010


15743 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

period where there should be a comma 1st sentence

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
July 9th 2010


15743 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

btw, nice soundoff

Baphomet
July 9th 2010


7364 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i just fail to see what's so great about this.

AbrahamLincoln
July 9th 2010


82 Comments


sucks

PuddlesPuddles
July 9th 2010


4787 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Like Abraham Lincoln has that shitty of a music taste gtfo

AbrahamLincoln
July 9th 2010


82 Comments


ok cya

Baphomet
July 9th 2010


7364 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The man got shot in the back, give him a break.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 9th 2010


31611 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Tbh I have never read a review (on this site, or anywhere else) that has managed to perfectly capture the sound of this album. This is a good (soundoff) review though

Digging: Theo Parrish - American Intelligence

AbrahamLincoln
July 9th 2010


82 Comments


^ tru

Spare
July 9th 2010


5448 Comments


good review. i like this album but not as much as i seemingly should i still don't really get it ("all the beats are the same!") but yeah i guess it's enjoyable or some shit idk FUCK

Digging: Forth Wanderers - Tough Love

Spare
July 9th 2010


5448 Comments


also some of the sounds aren't mixed properly and the obnoxious clicking etc

idk i just don't get it man!

Spare
July 9th 2010


5448 Comments


yeah i enjoyed that

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
July 9th 2010


31611 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Except this isn't that kind of dstep Guest

Spare
July 9th 2010


5448 Comments


yeah it's more

boosh chakkacha boosh boosh da chuk boosh chakkacha boosh boosh da chuk

AtavanHalen
July 9th 2010


17927 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

So I like reviews that talk about music

Dryden
July 9th 2010


13238 Comments


no you don't

AtavanHalen
July 9th 2010


17927 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

I know my own name

Jash
July 9th 2010


4244 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Album is super good, but it was a grower for me. Also, awesome review. Although it's short and doesn't directly touch on details of the music your description of the imagery created by it is spot on man, good stuff!

Yotimi
July 9th 2010


6570 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I can tell there's something there, I just can't get into this album yet.



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