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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]
Dec 16, 2016Night Visions is amazing, it's hard to pick between Night Visions and Smoke + Mirrors, but they're both good in their own ways, the upbeatNight Visions is amazing, it's hard to pick between Night Visions and Smoke + Mirrors, but they're both good in their own ways, the upbeat music of smoke + mirrors is great, but the very slow and calm beats of Night Vision are very good, but then there's times when they don't go slow and calm, more like kinda down and very hard hitting, Like in Demons and Radioactive, and possibly It's time?… Expand
Nov 27, 2013Imagine Dragons have produced a true, raw, brilliant rock cd, and the fact that they are from my city, Las Vegas, makes me appreciate themImagine Dragons have produced a true, raw, brilliant rock cd, and the fact that they are from my city, Las Vegas, makes me appreciate them even more. I have loved the cd for awhile and I just saw them perform live on the American Music Awards, and I have to say, Imagine Dragons are the real deal, and so passiontae about their music and what they do so much respect for this Las Vegas band!!!!!!!!!… 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
Sep 17, 2013Debuting major album by the emerging star band of Imagine Dragons. Featuring many hit songs that have plastered radio stations and billboardDebuting major album by the emerging star band of Imagine Dragons. Featuring many hit songs that have plastered radio stations and billboard charts over the past year, it shows many great songs that are fun and easy to listen to it. Only major criticism is that you get tired of it quickly due to the large similarities between songs, they tend to just blend together. Good album overall… 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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