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Alternative & Indie - Released January 1, 2012 | Interscope Records

Historically, there's a progression that bands usually follow before their sound goes full-on arena rock. Things will start small and gritty, and then as the fame and crowds build, the sound changes to match the massiveness of the venues. However, on their debut album, Imagine Dragons buck tradition and swing straight for the cheap seats, doing away with generations of sonic evolution in favor of the huge, arena-made sound of Night Visions. Dramatic and sweeping, the Las Vegas band works in the same vein as pop giants Coldplay, offering up track after track of hooky and emotional midtempo jams. While a move like this might seem overly ambitious for a freshman band, Imagine Dragons are able to pull the sound off, with songs like the already ubiquitous, seemingly soundtrack-ready "It's Time" having no trouble worming their way into whatever part of the brain it is that likes to trap songs against listeners' will. The problem is, while the band's electronically reinforced sound is definitely big, it sometimes feels as though it lacks depth. Despite this, "Every Night" will certainly have some listeners unconsciously reaching for a lighter to wave in the air before they realize what they're doing, and it's exactly these kinds of surface pleasures that we turn to pop music for in the first place. What this means is that even though Imagine Dragons might have skipped a few steps along the way to their arena sound, Night Visions is still an album that, at least for a few minutes at a time, will make everyday life seem just a little bit bigger. ~ Gregory Heaney

Alternative & Indie - Released January 27, 2014 | KIDinaKORNER - Interscope Records

Alternative & Indie - Released January 1, 2013 | KIDinaKORNER - Interscope Records

Historically, there's a progression that bands usually follow before their sound goes full-on arena rock. Things will start small and gritty, and then as the fame and crowds build, the sound changes to match the massiveness of the venues. However, on their debut album, Imagine Dragons buck tradition and swing straight for the cheap seats, doing away with generations of sonic evolution in favor of the huge, arena-made sound of Night Visions. Dramatic and sweeping, the Las Vegas band works in the same vein as pop giants Coldplay, offering up track after track of hooky and emotional midtempo jams. While a move like this might seem overly ambitious for a freshman band, Imagine Dragons are able to pull the sound off, with songs like the already ubiquitous, seemingly soundtrack-ready "It's Time" having no trouble worming their way into whatever part of the brain it is that likes to trap songs against listeners' will. The problem is, while the band's electronically reinforced sound is definitely big, it sometimes feels as though it lacks depth. Despite this, "Every Night" will certainly have some listeners unconsciously reaching for a lighter to wave in the air before they realize what they're doing, and it's exactly these kinds of surface pleasures that we turn to pop music for in the first place. What this means is that even though Imagine Dragons might have skipped a few steps along the way to their arena sound, Night Visions is still an album that, at least for a few minutes at a time, will make everyday life seem just a little bit bigger. ~ Gregory Heaney

Alternative & Indie - Released January 27, 2014 | KIDinaKORNER - Interscope Records

The first song, and third single, from Imagine Dragons' debut album, "Radioactive" finds the band swinging for the arena rock fences straight out of the gates with this pulsing pop powerhouse. Melding elements of dubstep with sweeping alt-rock, Imagine Dragons create a song that feels more like a swaying call to arms than a dance club hit, making for a song that you'll feel in your chest long before you feel it in your feet.

Alternative & Indie - Released November 18, 2013 | KIDinaKORNER - Interscope Records

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Alternative & Indie - Released June 23, 2017 | Interscope

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Alternative & Indie - Released June 23, 2017 | Interscope

Alternative & Indie - Released June 9, 2017 | Interscope

Alternative & Indie - Released December 2, 2016 | Interscope

Alternative & Indie - Released September 16, 2016 | Interscope

Alternative & Indie - Released October 30, 2015 | Universal Music GmbH

Alternative & Indie - Released October 12, 2015 | Interscope

Alternative & Indie - Released August 27, 2015 | Universal Music GmbH

Alternative & Indie - Released August 7, 2015 | Universal Music GmbH

Alternative & Indie - Released May 4, 2015 | Universal Music Ireland Ltd.

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