Burial
Untrue


5.0
classic

Review

by Beachcoma USER (9 Reviews)
February 17th, 2012 | 55 replies | 2,821 views


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An album that will both motivate you and touch your soul the moment you hear it.

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

How many albums can you honestly say have captivated your ears the moment you plugged in your headphones? Or brought back powerful forms of nostalgia in which are basically indescribable in each in and every way known to man? For most inhabitants across the globe that listen to music daily, probably not much. Well, I’m positively certain there’s one of albums that give you a different perspective of the genre (such as non-crappy nu-metal) or enhances your music taste in a more ‘mature form’, but in its entirety, albums that you would foresee as “instant classics” or unquestionably alluring are, for the most part, obscure. However the second I heard ‘Archangel’ off of Burial’s remarkable long player ‘Untrue’, I just knew at the end it would construct a classic.

It shouldn’t come to a surprise that Burial’s ‘Untrue’ is ridiculously amazing; in both atmosphere and dexterity. Added onto passionate R&B samples, and frightening yet emotional beats that set in a distinctive mood for the outer world, ‘Untrue’ is outstanding. And to even throw in more flavors that this LP already possessed, William Bevan (Burial) threw in film and video game pieces. They were everything from David Lynch’s film Inland Empire, to mysterious ones like the video game Metal Gear Solid. But compared to his self-titled debut that brought incredible praise just like with this one (and even more, actually), it ultimately feels like Burial has matured immensely with the process of ‘Untrue.’ His production and originality of songs are kept under perfect pace, with no awkward or weird parts that seep in. And lets not forget about his amazingly crafted percussion sequences that are, without a doubt, his shining spot within ‘Untrue.’ I mean, ‘Burial’ had its moments with the scratchy percussions tearing away the songs, but ‘Untrue’ just seems like William Beval spent hours and hours creating this interesting patterns, and in the end paid off. The dark percussion strings are with what make this album outstanding, added onto the graceful atmospheres braided with the vocal samples.

‘Untrue’ is a journey that begins the moment when you hear it.

But with the man as of now reaching his full potential (with the already marvelous praise of Kindred) of his career, ‘Untrue’ has carried his path along. It’s the album everyone talks about when you mention Burial (well where I live seems to be the case). It’s the album that received extensive tunnels of bright light, with seemingly no end in sight, and is definitely the album that will captivate you the moment you hear it. ‘Untrue’ is Burial’s best, and as of today still is.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Beachcoma
February 16th 2012



526 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Wow, I thought this was longer, oh well.

Anyways, I absolutely adore this album.

Scoot
February 16th 2012



17681 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

kindred is better

Digging: Unjust - Glow

Beachcoma
February 16th 2012



526 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

lol good one

Scoot
February 16th 2012



17681 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

nobody's joking

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
February 16th 2012



14986 Comments


in mcdonalds is one of my favorite songs ever

kindred is good but i think not quite as good as people are saying tbqh

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
February 16th 2012



30873 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

And to even through in more flavors


Throw?

And let’s forget about his amazingly crafted percussion sequences that are, within doubt, his shining spot within ‘Untrue.’


I think you mean "and let's not forget" and "without a doubt"

But with the man as of now reaching his full potential (with the already marvelous praise of Kindred) of his career, ‘Untrue’ has carried his path along.


This is incredibly awkward

(well where I live seem to be the case).


*that seems to be the case where I live anyway

It’s the album that received extensive tunnels of bright light,


wut

with seemingly no ending,


*no end in sight

Separate album titles and song titles - album titles should be italicized

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Xenophanes
Emeritus
February 16th 2012



10585 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

great album

Digging: United Nations - The Next Four Years

Beachcoma
February 16th 2012



526 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I knew this was going to happen eventually

Xenophanes
Emeritus
February 16th 2012



10585 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

knew what?

Ire
February 16th 2012



41749 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

An album that will both motivate you and touch your soul the moment you hear it.


it's a raven review

Beachcoma
February 16th 2012



526 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

knew what?



The essay Deviant wrote for me. And yeah, this review came out lickety-split.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
February 16th 2012



30873 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

If you knew it was going to happen, then don't fuck up? idk

Beachcoma
February 16th 2012



526 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

so i'm guessing i fucked up hard on this one @Deviant

Beachcoma
February 16th 2012



526 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yeah i love the percussion

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
February 16th 2012



30873 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Not really

The question is: will you actually bother to edit this though?

Beachcoma
February 16th 2012



526 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Will, i'm responding to YOUR comment, isn't that how it's supposed to work out?

Beachcoma
February 16th 2012



526 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

deviant i edited it but the awkward sentences

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
February 16th 2012



14986 Comments


no one will ever know what thsi felt like listening to it back in 2008 when i got all my music from top-scoring albums on metacritic NO ONE

CaptainDooRight
February 16th 2012



28332 Comments


good review pos

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robertsona
Staff Reviewer
February 16th 2012



14986 Comments


2007*, jeeez life goes by fast



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