Wild World

Bastille - Wild World
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2016 Ratings: #402 / 905
User Score
Based on 153 ratings
2016 Ratings: #378
Liked by 4 people
September 9, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Virgin / Label
Synthpop, Pop Rock / Genres
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It’s getting harder to deny that Bastille are anything but stadium-bothering pop superstars. But with this second album, they’re still offering an exciting, engaging alternative to pure chart pop, and they do it so bloody well.


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.


Bastille’s second LP is a more than worthy follow-up, one that throws up a few interesting surprises along the way.

Rolling Stone

Their second proper LP marries 20th-century rock songcraft and EDM-pop vernacular with an eye on stadium rocking and dance-floor remixes.

I definitely prefer this to "Bad Blood". The songwriting is a lot stronger, the hooks are great and "Wild World" manages to be more cohesive overall. It's not perfect, the production can be a little overdone, but it's still a strong sophomore record that I had a lot of fun with.

Fav Tracks: Good Grief, Send Them Off!, Glory, Power, Blame, Four Walls (The Ballad Of Perry Smith), Two Evils

Least Fav Track: Winter Of Our Youth

Very Good
I feel this deserves at least a 70 on here, I feel this is a very strong release. I used to be a bastille mega fan a year or two ago. Going back to this and Bad Blood every once in a while is always nice, as they're both very strong albums, in my opinion, I prefer this over Bad Blood personally. Most of the tracks on here are very good. They're definitely danceable tunes, the lyrics are insightful at points, and can be touching at occasions. There are attempts at political statements in this, ... read more
Bastille's sophomore effort shows evidence of expanded sound, and entering an arena-sounding debut is tough to follow up and expand with clearly misfiring. While it won't win hearts with many due to its overdone monologue and exhausted choruses, the shamelessness and confidence helps bolster the album.

Favorite tracks: Warmth, Send Them Off!, Glory
Bastille's sophomore record is safe in new ideas but it's a step forward for them in finding a distintive sound. I was actually kind of surprised about the lyrics, I like them, maybe a little too pretentious and eye-rolling, but still fine for keeping the album as its most cohesive, almost like a concept one. The production stays practically that same as Bad Blood, even though sometimes they do put some weird sounds in the mix... and it's not that bad. My biggest complain would be that even if ... read more
Simplesmente perfeito! Fiquei meio desanimado com o single de estreia fraquinho, mas o hino Fake It me fez recuperar as esperanças, depois da excelente Send Them Off, sabia que o álbum seria ótimo, mas excedeu as minhas expectativas! Estou completamente obcecado por essa obra-prima maravilhosa. HINÁRIO DA PORRA!
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Track List

  1. Good Grief
  2. The Currents
  3. An Act of Kindness
  4. Warmth
  5. Glory
  6. Power
  7. Two Evils
  8. Send Them Off!
  9. Lethargy
  10. Four Walls (The Ballad of Perry Smith)
  11. Blame
  12. Fake It
  13. Snakes
  14. Winter of Our Youth
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Added on: June 30, 2016