Bastille Albums Ranked

Bastille (stylized as BΔSTILLE) are an English pop-rock band formed in 2010. The group began as a solo project by lead vocalist Dan Smith but later expanded to include keyboardist Kyle Simmons, bassist and guitarist Will Farquarson, and drummer Chris “Woody” Wood. The name of the band derives from Bastille Day, which is celebrated on 14 July, the date of Smith’s birthday. After an independently released debut single and a self-released EP, the band signed to Virgin Records. Their first studio album, Bad Blood, was released in March 2013 and entered the UK Albums Chart at number one and included the hit single “Pompeii” which peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart. The band was nominated for four Brit Awards at the 2014 ceremony, winning the British Breakthrough Act.[9] As of February 2019, Bastille has sold over nine million records worldwide. Here are all of Bastille albums ranked.

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5. Vs. (Other People’s Heartache, Pt. III) (2014)

“I absolutely LOVE this experimental EP. A bit different from “Bad Blood”, but similar to the extra tracts on “All this Bad Blood”. You have to listen to this CD expecting to hear a different Bastille, but that’s what makes it so great. I love the mash-ups. I’ve had this on repeat since I bought it! They played “The Driver” and “Bite Down” at their concert and they were even better live! Love this, highly recommend it!”

4. All This Bad Blood (2013)

“This is one of the rare albums that you can listen to all the way through without feeling the need to skip through songs. Dan Smith, the lead singer (and lyricist) is just amazing (as is the rest of the band). His vocal talent is phenomenal and he seems to have a knack for creating great melodies and intriguing lyrics. I’ve been listening to this album nonstop since purchasing it and can’t see that changing anytime soon.”

3. Doom Days (2019)

“This album is PHENOMENAL. I have listened to it back to back more times than I can count since it came out in June. The lyrics to these songs just move me in ways I can’t describe. I love them for that very reason. It is so rare today to find musicians capable of writing their own music with depth and feeling. I will agree with others that this album is more “poppy” than their previous two albums but I still think it’s absolutely amazing music.”

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2. Wild World (2016)

“Wild World is darn strong runner up to his other album, Wild Ones and that’s not taking anything away from World. The lyrics are strong here and the entire album feels more reflective and a bit more nostalgic than Wild Ones. Maybe not as peppy, but certainly sing along worthy with the windows down rolling through the West Texas deserts. I find myself listening to Fire and Flame often and Southpaw is excellent, paying homage to Willie Nelson’s eternally excellent “Pancho and Lefty” with great respect”

1. Bad Blood (2013)

“”Bad Blood” is a great pop gem of a CD. The breakout track “Pompeii” is so infectious that it’s hard to stay in your seat with Dan Smith’s lead vocals, “And the walls kept tumbling down in the city that we love.” “Things We Lost in the Fire” is the second track and starts morbidly slow for the first 30 seconds before bounding into full bounce mode, “I was the match and you were the rock — maybe we started this fire?” “Flaws” is another entrancing track with pounding energy, “You have always worn your flaws upon your sleeve; and I have always buried them deep beneath the ground.” “Laura Palmer” starts with a heartbeat and jets into a driving pop tune, “You ran into the night from all you had.”