Burial (UK dubstep)

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Legal name: William Bevan


William Emmanuel Bevan, known by his recording alias Burial, is an electronic recording artist from South London. Drawing inspiration from 90's UK rave music and pirate radio culture, Bevan was the first artist to sign to Kode9's electronic label Hyperdub. Initially remaining anonymous behind his pseudonym, he first received widespread recognition for the release of his eponymous debut album in 2006; it was awarded album of the year by The Wire in addition to garnering accolades from the wider music press.

Burial's second album, Untrue, was released to critical acclaim in 2007, and was the second-highest rated album of that year according to aggregate site Metacritic. In 2008, Bevan's identity was revealed by The Independent. In recent years, he has gone on to collaborate with artists such as Four Tet, Massive Attack, and Thom Yorke in addition to having released a series of acclaimed long-form EPs.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Burial Burial 4.65 5
2007 Untrue Burial 4.9 5

Album + Compilation + DJ-mix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 2010-09-09: Mary Anne's Send Off Show: Burial & Kode9 Mix Burial & Kode9 / Mary Anne Hobbs 4 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Moth / Wolf Cub Burial + Four Tet 5 1
2011 Ego / Mirror Burial + Four Tet + Thom Yorke 4.5 1
2012 Nova Burial + Four Tet 4.5 1
2015 Temple Sleeper Burial 2

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Shell of Light (Shlohmo remix) Burial 4 1
2011 Four Walls / Paradise Circus Massive Attack vs. Burial 4 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 South London Boroughs Burial 5 2
2006 Distant Lights Burial 5 2
2007 Ghost Hardware Burial 5 2
2011 Street Halo Burial 4 2
2012 Street Halo EP / Kindred EP Burial 5 1
2012 Kindred Burial 4.5 2
2012 Truant / Rough Sleeper Burial 5 4
2013 Rival Dealer Burial 4.5 3

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