Burial – “Rival Dealer” // A discussion on the divisiveness of the EP, and the social issues that it presents

It seems that every time Burial releases a new song, it is either hailed as the greatest release of his career so far, or the worst track he has ever made. Such divisiveness is a rare occurrence within music fandoms, where opinions usually meet at the median, but Burial is different. From his first release he was a voice in establishing a new movement in garage music and in dubstep, and by the timeĀ Untrue released in 2008, he solidified himself as one of the most important innovators of the 21st century. The sounds that he creates have been mimicked, dispersed, deconstructed, and reinvented since he first made waves in 2006, but even still it is incredibly easy to differentiate a Burial track from any of his imitators.

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