Wild World (album)

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Wild World
Wild World album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released9 September 2016
Recorded2014-2016
Length49:18
Label
Producer
Bastille chronology
VS. (Other People's Heartache, Pt. III)
(2014)
Wild World
(2016)
Other People's Heartache, Pt. 4
(2018)
Singles from Wild World
  1. "Good Grief"
    Released: 16 June 2016
  2. "Send Them Off!"
    Released: 30 September 2016[1]
  3. "Blame"
    Released: 15 December 2016
  4. "Glory"
    Released: 5 June 2017

Wild World (stylised as "WILD WORLD") is the second studio album by British indie pop band Bastille, released on 9 September 2016.[2] The album was co-produced by Mark Crew.[3] The lead single, "Good Grief", was released on 16 June 2016. The song "Send Them Off!" is featured on the soundtrack of the game FIFA 17. The cover photograph was taken at 30 Park Place, Downtown, New York City[4].

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic73/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[6]
Clash7/10[7]
DIY4/5 stars[8]
Entertainment WeeklyB[9]
The Guardian4/5 stars[10]
musicOMH3.5/5 stars[11]
NME4/5 stars[12]
The Observer3/5 stars[13]
Q4/5 stars[14]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[15]

Wild World received generally positive reviews, with Caroline Sullivan of The Guardian giving the album four out of five stars.[16] On Metacritic, the album received a score of 73 out of 100, based on ten critics - which Metacritic classes as "generally favorable".[5]

Accolades[edit]

Publication Accolade Year Award
NME NME's Albums of the Year 2016 2016
#31 Album of the Year[17]
NME NME Awards 2017 2017
Best Album[18]

Track listing[edit]

On 15 August 2016, Bastille used Snapchat to reveal the track names of the 19 tracks on the Complete Edition via Snapchat geofilters planted at significant sites around the globe.[19]

All songs were written by Dan Smith and produced by Smith and Mark Crew.

Standard edition
No.TitleLength
1."Good Grief"3:26
2."The Currents"3:24
3."An Act of Kindness"3:28
4."Warmth"3:49
5."Glory"4:41
6."Power"3:29
7."Two Evils"2:46
8."Send Them Off!"3:20
9."Lethargy"3:24
10."Four Walls (The Ballad of Perry Smith)"4:12
11."Blame"2:55
12."Fake It"4:04
13."Snakes"3:17
14."Winter of Our Youth"3:23
Complete edition
No.TitleLength
15."Way Beyond"3:19
16."Oil On Water"2:58
17."Campus"3:03
18."Shame"3:30
19."The Anchor"3:24
Japan edition and Target exclusive edition[20]
No.TitleLength
19."Final Hour"3:08
20."The Anchor"3:24
21."Send Them Off!" (Bunker Sessions)3:17

Personnel[edit]

  • Dan Smith – lead vocals, keyboards, piano, percussion, string arrangements, production, programming
  • Kyle Simmons – keyboards
  • Will Farquarson – bass guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Chris "Woody" Wood – drums, percussion on "Glory" and "Send Them Off!"

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[53] Gold 100,000double-dagger

double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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