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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Las Vegas rock band features production from Alex da Kid, Jayson DeZuzio, John Hill, Joel Little, and Mattman & Robin.
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Believer
First things first I'mma say all the words inside my head I'm fired up and tired of the way that things have been, oh-ooh The way that things have... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jun 22, 2017
    60
    EVOLVE feels very much like the digital zeitgeist of 2017: good intentions aside, its bold, colorful textures elbow aside any notions of introspection or reflection.
  2. 60
    This latest effort might represent a small progression, but it’s far from an evolution.
  3. Jun 26, 2017
    50
    There’s not enough quality across the whole of Evolve to convincingly make the case that Imagine Dragons actually have, or to attract an audience of new listeners. Evolve is a good idea, but in practise it turns out that it doesn’t really work.
  4. 40
    Evolve involves mostly devolving back into the hoariest of tired rock cliches (including what sounds like roto-toms), and plodding grimly towards the summer’s festivals.
  5. Jun 23, 2017
    40
    Their [producers Mattman & Robin's] spacious productions are an odd fit for Dan Reynolds' tortured dude-isms.
  6. Jun 22, 2017
    40
    Evolve sounds, almost impressively so, as though it’s been created with telly music coordinators in mind--and few others besides.
  7. 30
    They’re aiming for a rockier sound--Walking The Wire has a guitar solo that could conceivably be influenced by U2 if you stick your head under a pillow before hitting play – but, as one listen to opener I Don’t Know Why amply demonstrates, it just comes off like Michael Bolton dad-dancing to Justin Timberlake at a family wedding. Pop deserves better. Rock deserves better. We all deserve better.
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  1. Positive: 54 out of 86
  2. Negative: 13 out of 86
  1. Sep 19, 2018
    10
    Un excelente álbum con buenas canciones, después de "Smoke + Miroos" no fuera lo que esperaba, este álbum ha llenado todas mis expectativasUn excelente álbum con buenas canciones, después de "Smoke + Miroos" no fuera lo que esperaba, este álbum ha llenado todas mis expectativas sin duda alguna uno de sus mejores trabajos discográficos (10/10). Expand
  2. Jun 24, 2017
    10
    Your albums are always beautiful . You Gods . Send **** all publications , people like this is important . Love the fans more important . WeYour albums are always beautiful . You Gods . Send **** all publications , people like this is important . Love the fans more important . We love You . fans from Russia . Expand
  3. Jun 23, 2017
    10
    While this album didn't come across as impressive on the first listen, the songs grew on me over time. Got addicted in the end.

    Great job,
    While this album didn't come across as impressive on the first listen, the songs grew on me over time. Got addicted in the end.

    Great job, and could see that there is a more polished/refined sound this time round. Indeed, less has translated to more. Really really loved "Rise Up", "I Don't Know Why", "Thunder", "Believer"...

    I get why people are not very satisfied with the album. They see that it appears to be boring. But I mean, it's really up to your own tastes and preferences. It just happens that I enjoy their music.

    For those first-time listeners, I wouldn't suggest judging this band solely on armchair critics, but to give it a listen yourself. And don't just listen to it once, like a fleeting memory in a faraway land. Listen to it a few times, then you can judge it appropriately for yourself. I remember dismissing and stopping a song once when I heard the opening rift, but it turned out to be a wonderful song in disguise after I listened.
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  4. Nov 8, 2017
    8
    A good album in an un-peculiar way, with tones and beats that are not very used these days it disguises as a alternative rock album even ifA good album in an un-peculiar way, with tones and beats that are not very used these days it disguises as a alternative rock album even if has some strange pop in it Expand
  5. Jun 24, 2017
    7
    It's very interesting. But quite disappointing if i'm going to compare with Night Visions. Most songs sound really refreshing, but some songsIt's very interesting. But quite disappointing if i'm going to compare with Night Visions. Most songs sound really refreshing, but some songs are really tiring, like they didn't try hard enough. But i did enjoy the álbum, but after listening to night visions, this album slumps pretty bad Expand
  6. Jul 31, 2020
    5
    5.0
    This album is such a great POP album, with no meanings and topics. But this album attracted many people.
  7. May 20, 2018
    0
    A total disaster. It came out as such a big disappointment after two beautiful albums, especially the debut one. They really need to changeA total disaster. It came out as such a big disappointment after two beautiful albums, especially the debut one. They really need to change the producer, because this album is the opposite to evolution. Expand

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