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  • Summary: The second full-length studio release for the British indie pop band led by Dan Smith was produced with Mark Crew.
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  • Record Label: Capitol
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival
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Good Grief
So, what would you little maniacs like to do first? Watching through my fingers Watching through my fingers Shut my eyes and count to ten It goes... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 8, 2016
    80
    Guitars feature more heavily than on the debut album, further blurring the line between Bastille and fellow over-thinkers Coldplay, but Bastille have the edge in terms of unfeigned emotionalism.
  2. Q Magazine
    Sep 8, 2016
    80
    Wild World is the right album at the right moment. [Oct 2016, p.112]
  3. Sep 12, 2016
    80
    Wild World proves that Bastille can build on their success with style. They're the kind of band that sounds better as they get bigger, and their thoughtful lyrics, jaunty melodies, and huge choruses could fill a Coldplay-shaped hole in listeners' hearts.
  4. 75
    While Bastille’s expansion of influences is admirable, the whole album runs more than an hour in length and the sonic whiplash can be tiring. It’s cool they’re trying on many different styles, but truly killer albums have laser-sharp focus.
  5. Sep 9, 2016
    70
    Ultimately, Bastille’s second LP is a more than worthy follow-up, one that throws up a few interesting surprises along the way.
  6. Sep 12, 2016
    60
    Wild World is too wholesome to generate real thrills.
  7. Sep 14, 2016
    50
    Bastille is only two full-length LPs into its career, and in that time its world has gotten bigger. It’s a shame that it hasn’t gotten any wilder.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Sep 12, 2016
    10
    I've been listening to Bastille's music since the beginning of their career so I had confidence they'd be able to make another hit likeI've been listening to Bastille's music since the beginning of their career so I had confidence they'd be able to make another hit like "Pompeii", but this new album... Wild World just f—ing blew my mind to bits! All the 19 songs here are nothing but beautiful and tantalizingly poetic. Production was handled to perfection and the songwriting was GODLY! it's like they have produced an album full of "Pompeiis". I couldn't be any less grateful for that... Indeed, it was a money well-spent. Expand
  2. Oct 6, 2016
    10
    I'll be honest, I wasn't expecting Bastille's album to be NEARLY this good. When I pressed play for the very first time, however, I wasI'll be honest, I wasn't expecting Bastille's album to be NEARLY this good. When I pressed play for the very first time, however, I was immediately taken aback by the vocals, lyrics, and beats all intertwining to make 19 incredible songs. I'll be seeing them in concert next May, and I can't wait to see their creations being performed in front of me. I've always loved Bastille, but this album rekindled my love and made it even stronger. If you haven't listened to it or feel skeptical about it--- LISTEN TO IT!!! It's a music experience you wont regret :)) Expand
  3. Sep 12, 2016
    10
    This is the best album 2016 ! I Iove the songs. Es gibt in diesem Album so viele Ohrwürmer. Es ist einfach toll geworden. I can only recommendThis is the best album 2016 ! I Iove the songs. Es gibt in diesem Album so viele Ohrwürmer. Es ist einfach toll geworden. I can only recommend to buy it. Expand
  4. Dec 20, 2016
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I love almost all songs inside this album. You really have to check this out because its really good. I could give you 10 star just if you sell your album in Indonesia. Expand
  5. Sep 9, 2016
    9
    I'm not a habitual listener of Bastille. Before this album I loved maybe 1-3 songs by them, but this album is absolutely fantastic! I wasI'm not a habitual listener of Bastille. Before this album I loved maybe 1-3 songs by them, but this album is absolutely fantastic! I was blown away at how amazing this album is. I starred 8 of the 19 songs on Spotify, and enjoyed the 11 others. There isn't a bad song on the album. Give it a listen, and if you're a Bastille fan...well you're in for a real f*$%in treat! Expand
  6. Oct 1, 2016
    8
    I can't say I was ever a fan of Bastille before, but WOW is this album good. It's fun, upbeat, feel-good pop music from start to finish. TheI can't say I was ever a fan of Bastille before, but WOW is this album good. It's fun, upbeat, feel-good pop music from start to finish. The hooks and melodies are catchy and clever, and there are a lot of really good songs on this album, especially Good Grief, An Act of Kindness, Power, and Send Them Off! There a moments when Wild World feels a bit too mainstream, so it's not quite a perfect album, but it's definitely way better than what I was expecting from Bastille and one of the best pop albums of 2016! Expand
  7. Apr 24, 2017
    0
    Really big fan of their last album but this is just ..... no no no no.................................................................................

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