Bastille – Wild World

Dan Smith has such an unmistakable voice. It seems that whatever the song his vocals just lift it, whether its an Wild_World_album_coverupbeat dance track or lower key song.  Maybe its a result of Dan writing all the songs himself, a possible subconscious attitude with an air of positivity seeping into each one. Bastille have a great sound combining a synth sound with guitars and drums creating songs that are meaningful rather than just throwaway pop.  Some albums can sound too repetitive if the band has a particular style, but I don’t feel it with Wild World.  I didn’t know what I wanted to listen to today and just scrolled through my recently added albums, and it wasn’t a bad way to suffer the trains after a long weekend.

Standout track :  Good Grief, mainly for the “Weird Science” soundbites!