Dan Smith has such an unmistakable voice. It seems that whatever the song his vocals just lift it, whether its an upbeat 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!