The Edge’s Top Albums of 2013: #2


Bastille – Bad Blood

Released 4th March 2013, Universal Records

Bastille’s UK number 1 debut album, Bad Blood, was one of the ‘fan favourite’ albums of 2013. Although not as highly critically acclaimed as other records in our countdown, Bad Blood was adored by new and old Bastille fans alike. Hit single ‘Pompeii’ reached number 2 in the UK charts (and number 1 in Ireland and Scotland), and the record has now been certified platinum in the UK.


  • Most people ranked this as their favourite album (13% of contributors).
  • 37% included this record in their lists

The best album of 2013. Period.
– Megan Downing, Editor, ranked the album #1

This album is great, filled with songs that perfectly set a chilled out mood. Song after song is perfect and although some have argued that they all sound similar, this is fallacy. Bastille achieve a wonderful mixture of great singing and music, and heartfelt lyrics, like my personal favourite,’Icarus’. Definitely worth the top spot on my list.
– Andy Haywood, Edge writer, ranked the album #1

Other Accolades:

  • Ranked #3 in Digital Spy’s ‘top albums of 2013’ list
  • Ranked #22 in Popjustice’s ‘Top 33 Albums of 2013’ list


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