Bad Blood

~ Release group by Bastille

Album

ReleaseFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Bad BloodCD12
  • GB2013-03-04
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)CDV30975099972110720
Bad BloodDigital Media13
  • GB2013-03-04
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)5099972111055
Bad Blood: The Extended CutDigital Media18
  • GB2013-03-04
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)
Bad Blood: The Extended Cut (iTunes)2×Digital Media19 + 5
  • GB2013-03-04
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)
All This Bad Blood (iTunes)2×Digital Media12 + 13
  • US2013-03-04
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)602537612406
Bad Blood12" Vinyl12
  • GB2013-06-03
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)V30975099972110713
Bad BloodCD19
  • JP2013-07-03
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)TOCP-715894988006554245
Bad BloodDigital Media19
  • JP2013-07-17
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)602537478736
Bad BloodCD14
  • ID2013-09-03
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)CDV3097602537487691
Bad BloodDigital Media15
  • US2013-09-03
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)602537477340
Bad BloodCD15
  • US2013-09-03
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)B001891702602537478538
Bad Blood12" Vinyl12
  • US2013-09-03
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)B001891601602537478538
All This Bad Blood2×CD12 + 13
  • GB2013-11-25
Virgin EMI Records (division of Universal UK, post-Mar 2013)CDVX 3097602537608140
All This Bad Blood2×Digital Media12 + 13
  • GB2014-02-18
Virgin EMI Records (division of Universal UK, post-Mar 2013)602537612406
All This Bad Blood2×CD12 + 13
  • US2014-04-22
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)B002048202602537608140
All This Bad Blood (Target exclusive)2×CD12 + 15
  • US2014-04-22
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)B002048302602537791071
All This Bad Blood (Dutch edition)2×CD12 + 18
  • NL2014-06-06
Virgin EMI Records (division of Universal UK, post-Mar 2013)378 946-20602537894628
All This Bad Blood (Belgian edition)2×CD12 + 21
  • BE2014-11-13
Virgin EMI Records (division of Universal UK, post-Mar 2013)4710 084-7602547108470
All This Bad Blood (Belgian edition)2×Digital Media12 + 21
  • BE2014-11-13
Virgin EMI Records (division of Universal UK, post-Mar 2013)
Bad Blood: The Extended Cut (iTunes)Digital Media19
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)
Promotion
Bad BloodCD12
Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries)CDV30975099972110720

Relationships

artist & repertoire support:Nick Burgess
remixes:Remixed
associated singles/EPs:Bad Blood
Bad Blood
Flaws
Flaws (Bad Blood version)
Haunt
Laughter Lines
Laura Palmer
Laura Palmer (Bad Blood version)
Oblivion
Oblivion
Of the Night
Of the Night
Overjoyed
Overjoyed
Pompeii
Pompeii
These Streets
Things We Lost in the Fire
Things We Lost in the Fire
included in:Bad Blood / Haunt / Remixed
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/539793 [info]
https://www.discogs.com/master/679370 [info]
lyrics page:http://genius.com/albums/Bastille/All-this-bad-blood [info]
http://genius.com/albums/Bastille/Bad-blood [info]
http://lyrics.wikia.com/wiki/Bastille:Bad_Blood_(2013) [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/9r8r [info]
other databases:https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/bastille_f1/bad_blood/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0002486836 [info]
Wikidata:Q11756808 [info]

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From one-man band to frontman and creative fulcrum, Dan Smith has taken his time getting the Bastille debut together. It's been a good couple of years since tracks from Bad Blood started a buzz, but he may have chosen his moment well.

Much has been made of the dispiriting state of today's charts - apparently a swamp of Auto-Tuned vocals and joyless EDM synths, crying out for the salvation of a guitar or two. Bastille might not be the obvious antidote, but they offer a compelling alternative.

Neither explicitly synth-led nor crunchy with guitars, Smith and the band that adds flesh to the bones he wrought himself create something that's clearly pop but evades firm categorisation beyond that. It could stand apart.

Smith avoids vocal effects almost entirely, the one concession some warm Sparky's Magic Piano synthetic harmonies on leaving the club/leaving your senses closer Get Home.

Otherwise he's open and boyish, a gauche voice with traces of Chris Martin's glottal stops and Alt-J singer Joe Newman's tics and quirks. And left to his own devices, he has the space to deliver his stories.

Classical allusion separates Bastille from the crowd, whether Smith is painting a love story against the background of volcanic disaster in the tremendous Pompeii or admonishing a fast-liver on the softly funky Icarus.

He likes his metaphors, exploiting Twin Peaks for the tale of a lost soul on Laura Palmer and begging estranged friends to "let it dry" as Bad Blood threatens to drown them. But these words would mean little without the tunes to sustain them.

That's where Smith and Bastille really deliver, ranging earworm choruses across the album. There's something 80s about the heart-swelling melodies of Oblivion and the glorious Weight of Living, Pt. II, but only because they evoke a-ha and Tears For Fears in their determination to be both catchy and muscular.

And maybe that's the answer to all those woes. Bad Blood is a really gratifying debut that feels like a solution.