- Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: The entire Rival Dealer EP.
- Ear Worm - "Etched Headplate," "Archangel," "Near Dark," and even "Street Halo." Really, Burial has a lot of these, even though the catchy melodies in question are usually placed in very sad or bleak context (and the lyrics rendered incomprehensible).
- Hype Backlash - Pretty inevitable, considering his popularity in a genre that's largely underground. Seems to have faded as of late.
- Magnum Opus - Generally agreed to be Untrue, sometimes considered to be Kindred.
- Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped - The Rival Dealer EP is about as subtle as a two-by-four to the head, but dammit, it works. It's a great message and it's presented beautifully.
- Tear Jerker - A lot. "NYC," "Raver," "Ashtray Wasp," and "Gutted" are just a few examples.
- Untrue gets referred to a lot as being 'ghostly,' but "In McDonald's" takes the label as literally as possible- at the very end, there's a snippet of Aaliyah's voice, used to haunting effect.
- "Truant." "I fell in love with you..."
- Vindicated by History: It's pretty weird to think that he used to be incredibly divisive.