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Hopefully more than a few votes here. I've included everything from the two albums (minus interlude tracks), the 3 EPs and a couple notable compilation tracks... and yes there's a ton of unreleased stuff, mixes, etc. but I had to draw the line somewhere. Vote and discuss, please.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
"Archangel" - Untrue track 2 17
"Raver" - Untrue track 13 12
"Unite" - Box of Dub comp. track 8
"U Hurt Me" - Burial track 7 5
"In McDonalds" - Untrue track 7 3
"Forgive" - Burial track 9 2
"Night Bus" - Burial track 5 2
"Untrue" - Untrue track 8 2
"Broken Home" - South London Boroughs B1, Burial track 10 2
"Southern Comfort" - South London Boroughs A2, Burial track 6 2
"Shell Of Light" - Untrue track 9 1
"Etched Headplate" - Untrue track 6 1
"Near Dark" - Untrue track 3 1
"Shutta" - Ghost Hardware B1 1
"South London Boroughs" - South London Boroughs A1 1
"Nite Train" - South London Boroughs B2 1
"Prayer" - Burial track 11 1
"Distant Lights" - Burial track 2 1
"Pirates" - Distant Lights B1 0
"Versus" - Warrior Dubs comp. track 0
"UK" - Untrue track 12 0
"Homeless" - Untrue track 11 0
"Dog Shelter" - Untrue track 10 0
"Spaceape" - Burial track 3 0
"Wounder" - Burial track 4 0
"Gutted" - Burial track 8, Distant Lights B2 0
"Endorphin" - Untrue track 5 0
"Pirates" - Burial track 12 0
"Exit Woundz" - Ghost Hardware B2 0
"Distant Lights (Kode9 Rmx)" - Distant Lights A1 0
"Distant Lights" - Distant Lights A2 0
"Ghost Hardware" - Ghost Hardware A, Untrue track 4 0


ilxor, Monday, 16 March 2009 14:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

I've liked a lot of his tracks, but it never really got better than South London Boroughs for me.

Although Unite is a close second.

mr. anephric (the anephric project), Monday, 16 March 2009 15:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

Archangel. I also would have Unite as my second choice.

chap, Monday, 16 March 2009 15:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

Unite is my vote but it's a close one. Runners up include Raver, Archangel, and a bunch more.

pipecock, Monday, 16 March 2009 17:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

Forgive.

I am using your worlds, Monday, 16 March 2009 17:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

unite

jed_, Monday, 16 March 2009 17:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

Raver

Hard House SugBanton (blueski), Monday, 16 March 2009 18:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Etched Headplate"

Alex in SF, Monday, 16 March 2009 18:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

Unite is my vote but it's a close one.

Ditto. One of the most interesting artists of the decade, IMHO.

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 16 March 2009 18:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

^^^^
Potentially. He needs to diversify a little if he wants to maintain that interest.

chap, Monday, 16 March 2009 19:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

I think he already has.

ilxor, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 05:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

I haven't heard everything here, but I'm picking "Raver".

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 07:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

'in mcdonalds', for the incredible moment when the aaliyah sample comes in

lex pretend, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 07:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

Are people not voting for "Archangel" because it's too obvious?

the next grozart, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 08:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Prayer", which demonstrates his versatility. Second album seems a bit hackneyed compared to the first. Still waiting for "Stairwell" to come out, a year after it was slated for release.

Discordian, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 11:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

I shouldn't vote cus I'm only familiar with Untrue
but from that set of songs I have to second grozart's question

turtles all the way down (Face of Wolf), Tuesday, 17 March 2009 11:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

i did vote for archangel, I think it's the best track on Untrue, but there's a lot of competition here, especially from things on the, superior imo, first album.

Blackout Crew are the Beatles of donk (jim), Tuesday, 17 March 2009 12:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

I just slightly prefer Headplate. Archangel would be second. Raver third (things drop off steeply on that second record after that though.) Unity fourth.

Alex in SF, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 12:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

I just prefer Unite to Archangel. Like Alex, Archangel would be second for me.

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 17 March 2009 12:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

Untrue's definitely quite flabby - I've made a seven track edit of it which works much better IMHO.

chap, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 12:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

The first album is too, frankly, just the highs aren't quite as high for me as the seconds.

Alex in SF, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 12:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

I could hear an argument that Boroughs was the best thing he did, just cuz it's the only thing that's not chock with filler. "Nite Train" is really quite nice too.

Alex in SF, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 12:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

i can understand burial being a gateway for people into dubstep but i do hope a lot of the converts make the effort to step through that gateway...

lex pretend, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 12:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

i'm still not fully indoctrinated into dubstep, just a little bit of flirting now and again. would like to know more, but admittedly burial is the main flex and archangel seems to be the "obvious" choice. need to get down to stink like sock in cambridge and experience it really loud. i saw some warm up act who came on before public enemy at primavera last year - don't remember their names but chuck d was going mental about them. sounded quite different from any uk dubstep i'd heard. is there even a scene in the US?

the next grozart, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 12:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

untrue is really not that good compared to the earlier stuff.

Yellow Carded (titchyschneiderMk2), Tuesday, 17 March 2009 12:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

Hey Lex (or indeed anyone), can you recommend any albums in the genre beyond Skream/Burial/Benga/Vex'd? I've got a few comps and shit as well.

chap, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 12:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

i saw some warm up act who came on before public enemy at primavera last year - don't remember their names but chuck d was going mental about them.

this was actually The Bomb Squad DJs

Hard House SugBanton (blueski), Tuesday, 17 March 2009 13:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

and they were playing all UK dubstep. it was surprising.

Hard House SugBanton (blueski), Tuesday, 17 March 2009 13:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

Hank Shocklee was going on about DMZ and shit in some interview last year and played a night with them in New York iirc.

Blackout Crew are the Beatles of donk (jim), Tuesday, 17 March 2009 13:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

also he djed dmz.

Blackout Crew are the Beatles of donk (jim), Tuesday, 17 March 2009 13:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

cheers for clearing that one up steve. so are they actually brits then?

the next grozart, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 13:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

no.

Blackout Crew are the Beatles of donk (jim), Tuesday, 17 March 2009 13:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

i believe they are Irish

Hard House SugBanton (blueski), Tuesday, 17 March 2009 13:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

it's not really an album genre, i'd recommend this soul jazz comp as a primer, and appleblim's dubstep allstars mix, though

lex pretend, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 13:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

Thanks, I'll check those out. I think it has the potential to be more of an album genre than, say, DnB.

I've been torrenting a few random dubstep packages, and they tend to be full of cheesy wobwobwob stuff.

chap, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 13:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

2562's Aerial is quite good, and the upcoming album by Martyn (Great Lengths) sounds like it'll be pretty good.

mr. anephric (the anephric project), Tuesday, 17 March 2009 14:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

dont bother with the albums. just go to getdarker or google a bit for old rinse fm sets. those are best.

also, bomb squad are vietnamese.

the mixes on their myspace are kinda cool tho its a bit warmer than uk dubstep and has more of a 90s vibe in places.

Yellow Carded (titchyschneiderMk2), Tuesday, 17 March 2009 14:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

I've just DLed a load of Skull Disco stuff. Spooky!

chap, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 14:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Archangel" easily. And check the amaaaaaaaaaaazing 8-Bits Simple Re-Mix to hear how perfectly it discos.

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 14:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

i relistened to the first ep this morning (thru pc speakers admittedly) and am surprised the massive attack-type crowd caught on so slowly.

Yellow Carded (titchyschneiderMk2), Tuesday, 17 March 2009 14:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

How long did it actually take? The first album was pretty big new IIRC.

Alex in SF, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 15:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

Both Round Black Ghosts comps are pretty good too, chap (second I guess got a bit of a bad name for including a slew of older tracks, but that won't matter to you.) Kode9's album/Dubstep All Stars 4 might be also be your cup of tea if you can tolerate Spaceape.

Alex in SF, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 15:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

This poll makes no sense to me because, other than "Archangel", I can't tell his tracks apart.

The Reverend, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 22:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

Raver is the one with the 4-4 bdrum

Hard House SugBanton (blueski), Tuesday, 17 March 2009 22:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

Forgive is the one that sounds like My Bloody Valentine

I am using your worlds, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 23:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

one of these:

Southern Comfort

U Hurt Me

Untrue

mark cl, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 23:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

Forgive is the one that sounds like My Bloody Valentine

???

ilxor, Wednesday, 18 March 2009 13:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

Bumpity bump.

Please vote! Thank you everyone!

ilxor, Sunday, 22 March 2009 09:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

'Raver', without a single doubt

Gerard (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 23 March 2009 10:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

broken home.

resolved, Monday, 23 March 2009 10:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

great poll, fascinating read, ilm still goin on strong w00t

r|t|c, Monday, 23 March 2009 12:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

I created the poll and I still haven't voted...

ilxor, Monday, 23 March 2009 14:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

unite

ABSOLUTELY NO SCRUBS WHATSOEVER, Tuesday, 24 March 2009 08:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 29 March 2009 23:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh man. Need to vote.

ilxor, Monday, 30 March 2009 05:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 30 March 2009 23:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

The only confusing placement is "In McDonalds" but that aside... nice!

ilxor, Monday, 30 March 2009 23:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Wow, no votes for Gutted or Pirates?... I reckon Loner and Ashtray Wasp would both place in the top 5 (top 3?) if this poll were done today.

azaera, Saturday, 3 November 2012 18:30 (five years ago) Permalink

what about 'street halo'? it's the only burial tune i've ever heard played out in dj sets (and for me it's pretty close to perfect).

have a sandwich or ice cream sandwich (Jordan), Saturday, 3 November 2012 18:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Wow, no votes for Gutted or Pirates?... I reckon Loner and Ashtray Wasp would both place in the top 5 (top 3?) if this poll were done today.

i prefer kindred

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 3 November 2012 19:03 (five years ago) Permalink

i'd vote for kindred if the poll were done today

Anime Mann (diamonddave85), Saturday, 3 November 2012 19:03 (five years ago) Permalink

That ep may be the best thing he's done.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Saturday, 3 November 2012 19:07 (five years ago) Permalink

https://twitter.com/GrimeySimey/status/14680206786

^^^

r|t|c, Saturday, 3 November 2012 20:05 (five years ago) Permalink

True. 'Kindred' (the track) is also excellent, as is 'Street Halo'. I think that EP definitively put to rest this notion that he only had one trick up his sleeve (which was never really true to begin with). Also, I don't understand how some people think 'Archangel' is his only good track. Nonsense.

azaera, Monday, 5 November 2012 07:55 (five years ago) Permalink

last couple of minutes of ashtray wasp constitute some of the best, uh, "electronic" music i've heard in years

monotony, Monday, 5 November 2012 07:59 (five years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

Untrue is 10 years old now! and it's still great

josh az (2011nostalgia), Monday, 6 November 2017 06:33 (one week ago) Permalink

burial soothes the soul

"nova" w/four tet

"playground circus" w/hope sandoval

two favs

Week of Wonders (Ross), Monday, 6 November 2017 06:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Prior to its release I was fairly sad about the state of texturally focused and experimental electronic music. Much of what I loved from the ambient and IDM scenes in the 90's and early 00's dissolved either into smug glitch heavy esoteric masturbation, or cross genre experiments into indie/folk/world music/hip hop. Much of the electronic music that I was enjoying at the time was from the electro revival and a lot of nu disco.

Then the first two Burial albums dropped, within about a year at that (!!), and it felt like finally texture, atmosphere and lush melancholy was back and being painted with entirely new brushes. I'll never forget how this record inspired me to explore and discover a whole new wave of psychedelic beats and led me to many great discoveries and creative results.

Crazy it's been ten years already.

octobeard, Monday, 6 November 2017 08:19 (one week ago) Permalink

'Ghost Hardware' got robbed.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Monday, 6 November 2017 16:24 (one week ago) Permalink

Burial has released some great music but none of it since the albums, and much as it's not his fault he has legions of imitators, there is a lot of hacky blubstep stuff still being churned out that just leaves me numb now.

boxedjoy, Saturday, 11 November 2017 19:01 (one week ago) Permalink

Am I alone in thinking the S/T album is both better and "more important" than Untrue? I get that Untrue is Burial in sui generis mode and was an important crossover moment which set the template for so many subsequent producers (not to mention legions of imitators), where the first album is more "Burial does dubstep", but to me the impact of the latter felt so much bigger.

ed.b, Saturday, 11 November 2017 23:01 (one week ago) Permalink

we need a "Burial vocal samples" poll some day

trying to figure out / remember where the "take me to the dream world" sample is from on the new one

mh, Monday, 13 November 2017 18:12 (six days ago) Permalink

is "loverboy" / "all night long" a concatenation of mariah carey?!?

mh, Monday, 13 November 2017 18:13 (six days ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et5B-zfAIIo

Week of Wonders (Ross), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 04:42 (five days ago) Permalink

kindred through to rival dealer is his peak

ufo, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 05:22 (five days ago) Permalink

yes, i was just going to say that with respect

Burial has released some great music but none of it since the albums

is definitely not correct

monotony, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 05:35 (five days ago) Permalink

burial soothes the soul

"nova" w/four tet

"playground circus" w/hope sandoval

two favs

― Week of Wonders

You mean Paradise Circus? I’ve only heard the Gui boratto remix and I love it haven’t heard the burial one.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 07:33 (five days ago) Permalink

Young Death is one of my favourite Burials.

nashwan, Tuesday, 14 November 2017 10:38 (five days ago) Permalink

Moka, yeah "Paradise Circus". Burial's mix is pretty sublime, like an aural tranquilizer.

Week of Wonders (Ross), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 13:50 (five days ago) Permalink

His two new tracks are some of my favorite things he's done period.

It's way too much to expect someone to change the face of their genre with every release, just because it happened once (or twice!!) before.

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 14 November 2017 15:06 (five days ago) Permalink


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