Bastille are back with a brand new album – but what kind of a reaction has it been getting from critics?
NME: “Wild World is a triumphant pop record: unflinching in its ability to rouse listeners and unapologetic in its quest for a Number One.”
The Guardian: *** “Wild World is too wholesome to generate real thrills.”
Rolling Stone: *** “The band can feel hampered by its populist ambition, though, which means the best stuff here moves toward the intimate.”
Digital Spy: **** “There’s still that straightforward storytelling at its core, but everything around it feels more forceful.”
MusicOMH: *** 1/2 “Ultimately, Bastille’s second LP is a more than worthy follow-up, one that throws up a few interesting surprises along the way.”
Evening Standard:*** “Frontman Dan Smith shows a sure touch on anthems that borrow without being too blatant.”
Financial Times: ** “proficient, energetic but two-dimensional music.”
The Metropolist: *** “Wild World is worth serious time and affection – an album that makes you forget your troubles and lifts the spirit.”
The Times: *** “None of it is particularly groundbreaking or inspiring, but the songs have everyman appeal.”
Press Play Ok:*** “First, the good news: Wild World isn’t the worst thing Bastille have ever produced. It is, however, a world populated with familiarity at every corner.”
All Music: **** “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.”
Wild World is available to buy and download through Amazon now.