Doom Days

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Doom Days
Bastille - Doom Days.png
Studio album by
Released14 June 2019 (2019-06-14)
GenreElectropop[1]
Length40:00
Label
Producer
Bastille chronology
Other People's Heartache, Pt. 4
(2018)
Doom Days
(2019)
Singles from Doom Days
  1. "Quarter Past Midnight"
    Released: 9 May 2018[2]
  2. "Doom Days"
    Released: 25 April 2019[3]
  3. "Joy"
    Released: 2 May 2019
  4. "Those Nights"
    Released: 4 June 2019[4]

Doom Days is the third studio album by British indie pop band Bastille, released on 14 June 2019 by Virgin EMI Records.[5] It was preceded by the release of four singles: "Quarter Past Midnight", "Doom Days", "Joy" and "Those Nights". "Those Nights" was premiered on Beats 1 with Zane Lowe on 4 June 2019. The band will play music festivals in the UK and across Europe from May to August in support of the album.[6]

Background[edit]

The album was described as a concept album about a "colourful" night at a party, as well as "the importance of escapism, hope and the preciousness of close friendships". The party was additionally described as having an atmosphere of "turbulent emotional chaos" and "euphoria, carelessness and a small dose of madness".[5] Each song is set at a specific time during this night; these times were also revealed through the Doom Days Society website.[7]

Promotion[edit]

In addition to its four singles, the album's track listing was revealed through the website Doom Days Society on 2 May,[8] where the band revealed each track in order with a short introductory video.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?6.8/10
Metacritic72/100[10]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[11]
Clash8/10[12]
DIY4/5 stars[13]
The Line of Best Fit5.5/10[14]
The Music2/5 stars
NME4/5 stars[15]
PopMatters4/10 stars[16]
Q4/5 stars[10]
The Skinny4/5 stars[17]
The Times2/5 stars[18]

On Metacritic, Doom Days received a score of 72 out of 100 from nine critics, indicating "generally favorable" reception. In a positive review, Rhian Daly of NME said "Doom Days is a vivid snapshot of humanity and an imaginative, adventurous levelling up from one of Britain's most influential bands."[15]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dan Smith.

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Quarter Past Midnight"3:19
2."Bad Decisions"
  • Crew
  • Smith
3:09
3."The Waves"
  • Crew
  • Smith
4:00
4."Divide"
  • Crew
  • Smith
3:52
5."Million Pieces"
  • Crew
  • Smith
  • Dan Priddy
4:11
6."Doom Days"
  • Crew
  • Smith
  • Priddy
2:18
7."Nocturnal Creatures"
  • Crew
  • Smith
3:52
8."4AM"
  • Crew
  • Smith
4:07
9."Another Place"
  • Crew
  • Smith
  • Priddy
3:31
10."Those Nights"
  • Crew
  • Smith
4:30
11."Joy"
  • Crew
  • Smith
  • Priddy
3:11
Total length:40:00

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[20] 21
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[21] 10
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[22] 5
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[23] 35
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[24] 30
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[25] 73
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[26] 8
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[27] 26
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[28] 9
Irish Albums (IRMA)[29] 18
Italian Albums (FIMI)[30] 41
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[31] 30
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[32] 14
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[33] 22
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[34] 22
Scottish Albums (OCC)[35] 6
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[36] 35
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[37] 45
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[38] 8
UK Albums (OCC)[39] 4
US Billboard 200[40] 5

References[edit]

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