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Doom Days


Doom Days

Third album from the London indie pop quartet led by frontman Dan Smith

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  1. 9.0 |   XS Noize

    For all its partying, Doom Days preaches unity and intimacy, and how in times like these, we as people should be coming together rather than letting our differences tear us—and the world—apart
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  2. 8.0 |   Clash

    Nostalgic, melancholic, worrisome and finally joyful, ‘Doom Days’ is a production that leaves you with optimism for a better tomorrow
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  3. 8.0 |   NME

    On their most inventive, boundary-hopping album yet, the London band attempt to party away political strife – but reality keeps catching up with them
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  4. 8.0 |   Q

    Simply put, it's a Bastille album, but better. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Covering their eyes and with fingers in their ears to ignore the dislocation of modern society, Bastille gloss through another edition of arena-worthy hooks on their party-esque third LP
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  6. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    When they tone things down, as on touching guitar ballad 4am, it adds enough depth to show that they are here to do more than score massive streaming numbers
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  7. 8.0 |   DIY

    They’ve built a conceptual world not all too different to the one we’re facing right now
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  8. 8.0 |   All Music

    Doom Days is easily the group's most cohesive album yet, but as they tighten their focus, they also expand their sound
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  9. 6.0 |   music OMH

    There is one saving grace: when a rave DJ inevitably gets hold of Doom Days and amps up the energy, the remixes are going to sound awesome. Till then… meh
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  10. 5.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Twin Peaks is notoriously difficult, obtuse, and it’s largely incomprehensible, and this quality is what fans love about it: It’s a private members club, a place where only the initiated receive maximum enjoyment. Put simply, you get out exactly what you put in. This, however, is precisely the main problem with Doom Days: the more you put into it, the less you get out
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  11. 4.0 |   The Music

    It would be a refreshing turn if these guys just shook it up a tad with something that rises above the same old, same old
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  12. 4.0 |   PopMatters

    On Doom Days Bastille falls into a sonic rut, but its best music gives us plenty of indication that this need not spell doom for what's to come for this still-young outfit
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