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A strong album from beginning to end, there isn't really a track I don't like and I've been playing it in the car for weeks without changing the CD. My 8 year old loves it too. I've read a couple of reviews in the press that don't rate Bastille, "too commercial", "not original", "more of the same" and I think that they are being unfair, Bastille's music is of a certain genre, but the tunes are strong, the topics are original and the production is excellent. If you like Snow Patrol, Kasabian, Coldplay or the Stone Roses then you are probably going to enjoy this.
Ever since I found it impossible for Pompeii to come on the radio without turning up the volume, I've known that I like Bastille's sound. The album features several more songs that refuse to be listened to only once, but I am ever so slightly kicking myself for not shelling out the extra two pounds to get the bonus edition, 'All This Bad Blood'. Well, that was because I only saw the bonus edition after I had ordered. Whichever one you choose to get, you will probably love, so long as you love music that plays on your emotions and stays with you long after the CD has finished playing!
I'd been waiting for Bastille to release an album for what seemed like an eternity and Bad Blood certainly did not disappoint at all! It's one of those albums where there isn't one bad song on it, not even the one where sometimes you're like "hmm nah can't be bothered with this one today". It's a truly brilliant album, well mastered with some songs such as Laura Palmer and Icarus having been remastered from their original releases. Totally worth a purchase, you won't be disappointed!
I usually don't like songs that repeat themselves and their whole album is made up of songs that does this, but for some reason their songs just work and I love the whole album! Each song offers something different, from the beat of the drumline, instruments used and the base line, to me it appeals to a wide audience which is probably why they are so successful at the moment.