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Stockpile: Burial

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Burial, UntrueLonliness never sounded so good.

And London never had a better theme album since this guy came around. Every winter I fall into a state of needing seasonal music. And no, it’s not related to the holidays. When the sun becomes less and less prevalent (and I become more and more irritable), it’s nice to have music that is balanced. And slightly moody. Something to capture the essence of winter – cold, all encompassing and distant. And I can’t think of a better companion than Untrue.  Shallow drum and bass with 80’s R&B vocals spliced to sound like the very essence of council house living.Destitution in the midst of magnificence. It’s more urban than we Americans can fathom. Hip hop is tough because of it’s braggadocio, the need to fill a void with immensity. Burial is tough because of it’s emptiness. The soft fades. The empty promises. The unrequited love. I challenge anyone to listen to this album and not feel a little bit less than they were before. But not in a demeaning way. It’s the same feeling I got when watching Talk to Her – just because your heart is breaking doesn’t make it any less an amazing feat.

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November 4th, 2010 at 2:09 am

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