• Record Label: Daptone
  • Release Date: Oct 21, 2014
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. Dec 1, 2014
    80
    The Budos Band are the real deal, and Burnt Offering is quite a ride. For connoisseurs of heavy sounds, I can't recommend this highly enough.
  2. Q Magazine
    Oct 29, 2014
    80
    [A] terrific fourth album. [Nov 2014, p.102]
  3. Oct 23, 2014
    80
    While the album's roots are deeply embedded in the past, the band has never sounded more present tense.
  4. Oct 23, 2014
    80
    One imagines certain purist fans recoiling and dropping out while a host of newcomers discover ‘em.
  5. Oct 23, 2014
    78
    There are still irresistible dance grooves here, but also more segments that are likely to call for headphone introspection. It might even be safer than that out-of-control feeling on Budos Band III.
  6. Oct 23, 2014
    73
    Burnt Offering has its own kind of subtlety, and most of it is in the interplay between meter, genre, and mood.
  7. Magnet
    Dec 10, 2014
    70
    Burnt Offering resembles nothing so much as the soundtrack to a '70s exploitation flick. That's no dig. [No. 116, p.55]
  8. Uncut
    Nov 11, 2014
    70
    Recorded live: there's a twisting, doomy intensity to these 10 instrumentals. [Dec 2014, p.73]
  9. Under The Radar
    Dec 19, 2014
    65
    It's totally instrumental and unlike much else being but out today. [Dec 2014, p.90]

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