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Give Me The Future


Give Me The Future

Fourth album from the London indie pop quartet led by frontman Dan Smith and executive produced by Ryan Tedder

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  1. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    Bastille has always been good at wielding humanity in their work, but this record shows them upgrade to masterful
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  2. 8.0 |   Clash

    The production and arrangements are imaginative and interesting, with a creative use of techniques from different genres and eras. Their fourth album showcases their ability to evolve and adapt in order to remain relevant, while still maintaining that distinctly Bastille sound
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  3. 8.0 |   NME

    Album four is about finding joy, whatever your surroundings. Or as the band put it: “Who knows what the future holds? Doesn’t matter if I got you"
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  4. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    This boundary-less body of work is sure to impress
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  5. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It’s Riz Ahmed’s more pessimistic contribution on spoken-word interlude ‘Promises’ that sits at the record’s mid-point that says it best, though: “The world’s burning, but fuck it”
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  6. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    This concept piece about a technology takeover is at its best departing from the theme
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  7. 8.0 |   The Independent

    The record itself functions like an escape pod. When confined within Bastille’s catchy hooks and imaginative, era-spanning production, what lies ahead suddenly isn’t so terrible. The future is bright – for 30 minutes’ worth of bops, at least
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  8. 7.0 |   All Music

    This is music for and of its moment, with a mix of ambition and pop concision that's unmistakably Bastille
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  9. 7.0 |   DIY

    Bastille’s choral, digestible power pop DNA is present, but grittier than usual
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  10. 7.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    For a soundtrack to a post-pandemic, tech-driven apocalypse, it surprisingly isn’t lacking in optimism
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  11. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Riz Ahmed pops in for a minute-and-a-half long word-flow, slow-dancing towards the apocalypse
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  12. 4.7 |   Pitchfork

    The pop-rock superstars attempt a concept album about virtual reality that is almost perverse in its inability or unwillingness to develop its premise beyond the most basic and obvious elements
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  13. 4.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    The UK-based pop band Bastille has soaked up their fair share of the limelight while steadily releasing one alliterated album after another, but Give Me the Future changes course, delivering a batch of manic rants processed through a ‘80s-themed filter
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