Street Halo - Burial
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Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

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  • Summary: The vinyl-only three-track EP is the first solo music from Burial since 2007's self-titled album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 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.
  2. Apr 19, 2011
    84
    Street Halo shows his commitment to his music both by tweaking it and sticking to the formula. It still makes him capable of bridging the brutal and the delicate. Only experienced crisis negotiators can say that.
  3. Apr 19, 2011
    80
    With Street Halo, he continues to make beautiful, relevant, completely non-partisan music that stands outside ghettoising genre divides.
  4. Apr 19, 2011
    80
    Somehow, despite a sound bank that has long since become familiar, Burial keeps finding new ideas to animate his worn, mournful samples.
  5. Apr 19, 2011
    75
    Although a three-song offering that sounds like something scraped together using leftovers from a four-year-old album may seem a letdown, it's not, if only because, in those four years, many have tried to mimic Burial's sound but to no avail.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. Apr 22, 2011
    9
    Four years of silence doesn't matter. Burial remains brilliant. Especially Street Halo is somewhat revitalizing the Burial sound but NYC and Stolen Dog are familiar territory. Nevertheless Street Halo is enlightening and hopefully it gives a clue of the new direction Burial is aiming for. Expand
  2. Jan 4, 2012
    9
    Maybe the best EP of 2011, both 3 songs are amazing, deep and dark. It sounds like people crying, alone, sadness and rainy, cold days. Is amazing how you can transmit so much feelings with electronic music. Street Halo has a perfect mix of ambient, rhythm and the classic darkness of Burial tracks. Stolen Dog is in my opinion the best song of the EP, is really sad, the sampled vocals, the effects, the echo... While NYC is also an amazing song, perfect for any fan. In conclusion we have a mature Burial, but keeping the darkness we all love. Expand