Apr 24, 2013Being surrounded by the attention of reputable producers and recorders helps make an album like Night Visions find its place on the charts. But leave room for the twinge of disappointment that comes from the lack of that Imagine Dragons edge that made them stand out in previously heard singles.
Q MagazineApr 24, 2013It takes alt-rock drama and boy-band syrup and bolts on some fun.-size arena-singalong choruses. [May 2013, p.103]
Feb 19, 2015This album is absolutely fantastic. It's this album that got me really into Imagine Dragons, because this is exactly what I like --This album is absolutely fantastic. It's this album that got me really into Imagine Dragons, because this is exactly what I like -- alternative pop-rock. It also blends influences from all over the EDM/pop/R&B generes. If you like OneRepublic, Bastille, Simon & Garfunkel, Arcade Fire, The Killers, Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Neon Trees, WALK THE MOON, Foster the People, or Fun., check out this group. If you're tired of ridiculously synthesized sounds interspersed with random men yelling about sex, check out this group. If you can... you now what? Just check out this group. Go stream the album.… Expand
Mar 5, 2014This album literally saved my life. I was in the throes of depression and thinking of a second attempt at suicide. Thank god that Nothing LeftThis album literally saved my life. I was in the throes of depression and thinking of a second attempt at suicide. Thank god that Nothing Left To Say/Rocks came over my iHeartRadio, sung by a band that I never heard of at the time, Imagine Dragons. After hearing this song and its relatable message at the time, I dug down deep into finding who Imagine Dragons was, and I bought their album right off the bat. The music and lyrics in this album are real things, real emotions that I've felt over the years. I'm happy to have discovered this band, and that they put this album out there. The messages in every song are real, and even the sad songs can make you feel happy and so much better. I'm going to my second Imagine Dragons concert for this album next week. The music contained within is timeless.… Expand
May 10, 2013Apparently Metacritic only gathered the mostly negative reviews of this album. However, you will not hear anything quite like ImagineApparently Metacritic only gathered the mostly negative reviews of this album. However, you will not hear anything quite like Imagine Dragons. They manage to blend everything from rock to hip hop to folk to pop with such ease that the listener doesn't have a chance to fully realize how much thought has gone into each and every moment. Night Visions is a well-crafted, challenging and exciting debut album from a band that should be around for quite some time.… Expand
Aug 1, 2014Radioactive (9.25) This is a really great lead track on Imagine Dragons debut album. The chorus is the most powerful part of the song, not toRadioactive (9.25) This is a really great lead track on Imagine Dragons debut album. The chorus is the most powerful part of the song, not to mention this song has elements of the topic of Socialism when it talks about 'painting it red' and 'raising a flag.' The track slows down later in the song which was interesting even though I think the music video is a little sick.
Tiptoe (9) This is a really great track I think because of how it has positive vibes. The chorus/hook and the part before the chorus are really good I think and incorporates the idea of being sneaky like a ninja. I really love the line 'nobody else can take me higher' and the instrumentals associated with it. Imagine Dragons uses great bass drums and other unique types of percussion within their music and I can relate to that because I played the bass drum in middle school band.
It's Time (9.25) I was in the psyche ward when this song came out and the dark overtones along with the unique guitar really makes it great I think. The whole line of 'I'm never changing who I am' as well as 'giving the academy a raincheck' really identifies with me. The main reason why I gave this song a solid 9.25 is the Jailbreaks remix Imagine Dragons did to supplement the original. I sometimes like that one better than the original, and sometimes vice versa.
Demons (9) This song I can relate to because I have horns on my forehead for whatever reason like in the book of Revelation. I took the picture down off my Google+ but I will show anyone them if they ask. What I really like about this song is the music video that it is associated with struggles and insecurity and I think everyone deals with that to a degree. The instrumentals are good and I think it was great Imagine Dragons did a tribute to one of their fans at the end of their music video that is no longer with us.
On Top Of The World (8.5) I think the whistling in this song is really cool and the chorus has a great message especially if you feel like if you feel like you are on top of the world. Overall, the song has a great little jingle sound like it's more advanced Beatles especially since the music video is 50's and very early 60's themed.
Amsterdam (8.5) This song is good I think because you can kind of hear an accent in his voice. It talks about a really interesting city named Amsterdam even though the city has been going through some changes. I think when he starts singing about rain and the sun is the best part of the song which is why I switched this song to an 8.5.
Hear Me (7.5) This song has some interesting tones I thought. It's got a nice little conservative beat with good electric keyboard in the background. The chorus is fine but nothing really stood out to me and doesn't really give me anything special in my ear.
Every Night (8.75) This song really picks the album track and is a really great love song. This song is really great to me because of the delivery of vocals in the song. This guitar incorporates a really great instrumentals later in the piece and gives the listener a really positive vibe.
Bleeding Out (7.5) This song really messes with my head for alot of reasons because of the whole message of the song and how it's delivered. The technoesque sound when the song picks up is interesting I thought. If he wasn't talking about killing himself over someone I would have given this song a higher score because the instrumentals are definitely there.
Underdog (8.5) This song takes the album in a brand new direction witch electronica elements. I really can identify with this track because I've always cheered for the underdog and The Underdog on the Jeezy mixtape Trappin' Ain't Dead is a good joint. The track is very harmonious and really helps the album pick up.
Nothing Left To Say (9) I really love the length correlated with this track and the sound in the beginning. The interesting sounds are really great and unique. The violins and the choir sounds are the sounds that really stood out to me. Imagine Dragons did a great job closing out the album on this track.
I was really upset that I had to give this album an eight. If the last song would have be a 9.25 I would have given them a nine barely because of how the last song was mostly one tone on the points that stood out to me. I don't think Imagine Dragons should be mad because this is their first album and I know they will improve on their next one unlike how Linkin Park is doing the exact opposite on purpose to let their fan base know they are about done I think. Not to mention Radioactive is hinting Socialism, and it is one of my theme songs because I am Socialist.… Expand
Aug 26, 2014Music is cool as it's raunchy with some distinct styles and diverse. Some of the songs like "On Top Of The World" are happy but then in aMusic is cool as it's raunchy with some distinct styles and diverse. Some of the songs like "On Top Of The World" are happy but then in a sudden turn have a dark mood as in "Radioactibe". The vocals for the most part are clear but can sometimes get a liitle "crispy." I do though like the production and lyrics but the audio is just bad.… Expand
Oct 22, 2013Starts off rather good but fades as the album goes on. Overall though, It features quite a few like-able tracks and that alone makes it worthStarts off rather good but fades as the album goes on. Overall though, It features quite a few like-able tracks and that alone makes it worth listening to.… Expand
Oct 30, 2013Here is an example of band that tries to take every single trend in music, throw it together on a canvas, and see what happens. There'sHere is an example of band that tries to take every single trend in music, throw it together on a canvas, and see what happens. There's dubstep, arena rock, emotional lyrics, chorus chants. Problem is that none of it works. Night Visions quickly becomes tiresome to listen to, and was a chore to finish. People claim this band is original, but how original is really taking Mumford & Sons lyrics/emotional wringing, Florence & the Machine's rhythm, and hip hop beats and seeing if it works as a whole?
Everything in modern day radio is either a hollow gesture of personal introspection or something danceable. Both styles are tiresome, and Imagine Dragons gives us the worst of both worlds. Radioactive is just silly, what with an unnecessary guitar intro, unnecessary dubstep effects, and esoteric, generic lyrics. The vocal verse melody for demons is just atrocious. The latter half pushes for more anthems, but it's all the same without any surprises. One album that the critics generally nailed.… Expand
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