How is this considered mu-core?
I do not find anything good in this album. I honestly think it sounds like something that an H&M store would play. Can anyone explain why this is now considered mu-core
Sorry you have no taste anon. It's a 10/10 perfect album and if you disagree then all of the following must be true:
>has never ridden a night bus home
>has never been to a mcdonald's after midnight
>has never left a club early and sat outside on the pavement trying to work out what song is playing and whether it's worth going back in or just going home
>has never been to south london
Do you guys even have a decent audio system? A subwoofer? Something to properly play the low end?
If not, that's probably your problem, most electronic music and hip-hop seem boring and pointless with shitty speakers.
I don't know either. I love it and there's hardly anything else like it out there, but out of all the /mu/-core albums Untrue gets shit on the most, so I'm guessing /mu/ have just moved on from this album like they did with Hospice.
>>has never ridden a night bus home
>>has never been to a mcdonald's after midnight
>>has never left a club early and sat outside on the pavement trying to work out what song is playing and whether it's worth going back in or just going home
>>has never been to south london
>tfw all of these are true
>tfw you think burial is 10/10
TFW when someone plays music on shitty speakers then bitches about it not sounding good.
Burial is pretty much the only thing that comes close to this man.
Burial makes the best loner anthems.
Nothing feels quite as right to listen to when it's dark, you're alone, wandering amongst the other people of the night and you feel absolutely no connection to anyone or anything.
people hate untrue because they think all the songs sound the same and then they get bored because they have low attention spans because they are dumb
this album is a very personal experience.
at first I thought every song sounded the same, and I laughed at the vinyl cracks.
let it grow on you, or don't, and move on.
/mu/ is all about headphones, so >>61799997 has a point
lol obviously in the context of a world where trip hop already existed, it wouldn't. he's saying that if if untrue came out during that time they would've lumped it together with the whole movement, which i see.
>people hate untrue because they think all the songs sound the same and then they get bored because they have low attention spans because they are dumb
Never before have I seen a post so clearly written by a 12 year old.
All of this for me, except the London part. This album reminds me of the nights I'd grab a coffee at 3 AM, drink it with a smoke in a completely empty. It was freezing outside. I didn't want to go home to my shitty at-the-time gf. At the same time, I didn't want to talk to the stray tweakers that were wandering by occasionally. The moment I heard this album, I thought of those times. I've never heard anything else capture that feel.
I felt the same way when I heard it the first few times superficially. But after a while .... Its best listening on a city night walk with decent headphones. Its an album that has its own unique mood you cant get anywhere else. I don't think it's dubstep, really, One of the best of this century so far.
When I think of dubstep I think of bass wobbles and super processed beats /snares, like Taylor Swift Trouble. That's probably not how dubstep started but that's not much like Untrue is it.
Unrue is also great night driving.
You know what fucking faggot? You make an album that is better than this, i will give you till the end of Jan. to produce it and if you dont then this stays /mu/ core forever
you fucking idiot
people fuck with your bins if you keep them outside bruh just keep them in ur garage and roll em out (in toronto we have mandatory official garbage bins that have wheels) when the trashman comes to pick up
also i don't know much if anything about uk garage i was just making a joke (because garage is one letter away from garbage)
untrue is an alright album but you definitely need to be in one of the situations listed by >>61798443 to properly enjoy it
YOU get a wew! And YOU get a wew! EVERYONE GETS A WEW!!!
people never fuck with my bins but i dunno, maybe it's a regional thing.
> but you definitely need to be in one of the situations listed by >>61798443 to properly enjoy it
not really. it's strange to me that it's known as a headphone album when imo it plays much better on speakers (save the ambient bits)
>it's strange to me that it's known as a headphone album when imo it plays much better on speakers
probably because while it may sound better on speakers it can be enjoyed quite a bit as a sort of "soundtrack to your life" if it's the right day and you go certain places (i find it very enjoyable on grey days that are cold as fuck but it isn't snowing)
oh yeah, for sure - i understand and agree. i just think the album stands on it's own merits and musicality, and while it may resonate more it certain situations (rainy weather, on a bus, etc.) i certainly don't think those are the only ways you can properly enjoy it.
This. Also perfectly captures an aesthetic as an album. Like all of the techniques are so distinctive it gives the album this vibe, this mood which is so unique. Reminds me a little bit of the bleak industrial landscape depicted in the film Stalker as well.
Yeah I remember reading about how burial made his early tracks in Soundforge (I can relate, I made sound collages in Soundforge in the 90s using samples ripped from Microsoft Encarta). He'd arrange the drum samples until they resembled a fishbone and that was good enough for him.
Honestly that fucking narrative of "You can only listen to it on a bus in London while it's rainy and foggy after a night alone in McDonald's!!!" has become such a stupid meme for this album
Just listen to it on decent speakers or headphones lmao. It's a great album on it's own despite what the feels posters say.
I actually like the idea of burial but hate almost all the tracks on his albums. The whole formula and concept is generally good, but it always seems so underwhelming. I do like his four tet collab tracks though
What other garage albums/tracks would give me the feels?
I'm always surprised when I meet anyone outside London who likes this album. It is distinctly London, I can't imagine it translating into any other place's experiences.
>trw Jamie xx, Burial and Fourtet all went to the same school in South London
The foundation of all the rhythms and sounds come from genres formed and developed in the south London club and pirate radio scene, and then there's the "he's got a lot of love in him" sample, which is from an interview with some London hood rats mum.
It's funny that they (burial, Fourtet, xx) all went to a v prestigious school in London, especially all the fairly heavy musical links in their projects to Jamaican music. Putney one of the more affluent parts of the city. I know this as I live down the road and see the school fairly often. They are upper middle class kids, as are most the producers in that scene.
he means that the whole beat-driven, noir-ish, urban style with ghostly diva vocals is extremely trip-hop-like and that had it been released in the 90's, garage would have been associated with trip-hop due to untrue's similarities with the genre
+ there's adding to the fact that burial has sampled massive attack and collaborated with them, all in all christgau ain't too wrong here
>Trip hop is a genre that originated in the early 1990s in the United Kingdom, especially Bristol. Deriving from later idioms of acid house, the term was first used as a way to describe the more experimental variant of breakbeat emerging from the Bristol Sound scene, which contained influences of soul, funk and jazz.
>UK garage is a genre of music originating from the United Kingdom in the early 1990s. The genre usually features a distinctive syncopated 4/4 percussive rhythm with 'shuffling' hi-hats and beat-skipping kick drums. Garage tracks also commonly feature 'chopped up' and time-shifted or pitch-shifted vocal samples complementing the underlying rhythmic structure at a tempo usually around 130 BPM
Gee, I wonder which Burial is.
>The genre usually features a distinctive syncopated 4/4 percussive rhythm with 'shuffling' hi-hats and beat-skipping kick drums. Garage tracks also commonly feature 'chopped up' and time-shifted or pitch-shifted vocal samples complementing the underlying rhythmic structure at a tempo usually around 130 BPM
That's simply not true.
Untrue is literally the best album that's considered /mu/-core, anyone who thinks otherwise is either dumb or just doesn't like the genre, which is fucking fine, but just leave it the fuck alone if that's the case, how hard is it, jesus christ.
Burial has a strong garage influence, but it's definitely not garage. Like metal has blues influences but could never be mistaken for blues. Listen to so solid crew and tell me that burial sounds the same.
listen to this garage tune and tell me it ain't burial before burial
come back when the genres you listed have clear dance/hip-hop-esque rhythms and then we'll talk