Metascore
88

Universal acclaim - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Despite its short length, Kindred provides as much of an experience as Untrue. And commendably, it's a different one.
  2. Mar 29, 2012
    84
    If dubstep is dead, then Burial is some magnificent tower of dust and light built on the remains.
  3. 100
    The attention to detail Bevin is known for sounds invitingly open on Kindred and the ending fruition is a thrilling success.
  4. Feb 21, 2012
    90
    Will Bevan's done the unthinkable in managing to both appease and pull the rug out from under his fans.
  5. The six tracks divided evenly between his 20-minute 2011 return and his 30-minute 2012 stride forward, cohere almost seamlessly as the album they become when you don't have to turn any plastic over.
  6. Mar 16, 2012
    90
    The most noticeable difference from his previous work is that the three are symphonic, they have parts, and those parts are distinct, either marked by a certain loop, bass ostinato, drone, or tempo.
  7. Feb 15, 2012
    87
    Never before has his music possessed this much majesty, this much command, this much power.
  8. Mar 27, 2012
    85
    It's the sound of a composer showing just what can be done with a sampler in the right hands. Hip-hop producers should take notes.
  9. Feb 15, 2012
    90
    It's almost certainly the producer's most ambitious and most vital work since Untrue.
  10. Feb 15, 2012
    90
    Like a pang of guilt does he sample his former self, like a torch carried to its final flicker of illumination. And to hear all that, to be able to almost feel that happening, is to bear witness to an artist working at the apex of his talent.
User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Feb 16, 2012
    10
    Burial brings the intensity and attention to detail that made Untrue brilliant and creates an ambitious EP. Wielding two 10+ minute monsters, the Kindred EP presents the most triumphant and powerful classic Burial track yet in "Kindred," builds upon the minimal house leanings of "Raver" in "Loner," and breaks all of his previous restraints in the stunning, swirling "Ashtray Wasp." A standout and a beautiful sign of what's to come. Full Review »
  2. Feb 19, 2012
    10
    It's truly brilliant work of young British with Dubstep. Music enjoyable to analyze, this EP demonstrates the creativity and ambitious minimalism. Fantastic! Full Review »
  3. Oct 4, 2012
    10
    A beautiful blend of sounds. Truly mesmerizing and relaxing. I really hope I see more of this artist in the future. Still my favorite song is Forgive.