This is the thread where we never listen to Imagine Dragons

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I don't know anything about Imagine Dragons except apparently they're very popular. There are only a few mentions of them anywhere on ILM. I am intrigued by these bands that become popular and exist somewhere outside my realm of reference. I do not want to hear them or even know what they sound like, because probably they are terrible. So this is a thread for speculating ignorantly about them and making conjectures that are never to be tested or disproven.

For starters, I imagine they look something like this.

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/myspaceboy93/IMG_1385.jpg

Imagine Dragons, chilling by the fire pit.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 21:37 (six years ago) link

Clockwise from lower left: Stu (manager), Ralphie, Davey Z, Rick, Tom-Tom, Billy

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 21:38 (six years ago) link

Their music may or may not be fairly described as frip-hop.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 21:38 (six years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sENM2wA_FTg

scott seward, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 21:38 (six years ago) link

incredibly menacing youtube

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 21:39 (six years ago) link

Noooo. Don't ruin it! Nobody click on that.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 21:39 (six years ago) link

i'm not clicking on it. the freezeframe looks appropriately Harry Potterish

a phenomenological description of The Eagles (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 21:41 (six years ago) link

guy in the right of the frame may be imagining a dragon

a phenomenological description of The Eagles (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 21:41 (six years ago) link

hey tipsy i'm with you i will never break XXXIMAGINEDRAGONSEDGEXXX

true 2 death

in a chef-driven ambulance (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 21:42 (six years ago) link

i have never heard of this band btw. imagine if their name was pronounced unexpectedly like "Imajinay Draygoans"

a phenomenological description of The Eagles (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 21:44 (six years ago) link

I've been constantly confusing htem with Of Monsters and Men.

MarkoP, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 21:48 (six years ago) link

that Youtube still raises more questions than it answers. are they Hobbits?

a phenomenological description of The Eagles (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 21:49 (six years ago) link

bad music for bad people

Poliopolice, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 22:18 (six years ago) link

I haven't heard of Imajinay Draygoans but I enjoy having the same peculiar relationship with Of Monsters and Men, of whom I know two things - 1. they are called Of Monsters and Men, 2. they have some manner of popularity among some demographic or another.

hot young stalin (Merdeyeux), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 23:10 (six years ago) link

also I mix them up with Monsters of Folk who I think I know a little bit about but I could be also mixing them up with someone else.

hot young stalin (Merdeyeux), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 23:11 (six years ago) link

Imagine Dragons = post-grunge bullshit
Of Monsters and Men = twee bullshit

Public Brooding Closet (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 23:11 (six years ago) link

i like the first Imagine Dragons single with mandolins, don't like the second one with dubstep wubs.

some dude, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 23:15 (six years ago) link

Imagine Dragons is a four-piece rock band based in Las Vegas, Nevada, that formed in 2008. The group's name is an anagram of "Gonad Migraines," their original name that they regretfully discarded. [1]

some dude, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 23:16 (six years ago) link

the third imagine dragons single, featuring the girl from that gotye song, was a welcome return to form.

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 23:36 (six years ago) link

not looking forward to their collaboration w/ dave grohl and skrillex, though.

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 23:36 (six years ago) link

An actual collaboration, or just an inevitable one?

Public Brooding Closet (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 23:38 (six years ago) link

is there even a difference?

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 23:41 (six years ago) link

this is a cool name for a band, but i do not think this band is particularly cool

i also have never heard them or even heard of them before this thread tho

ò_ó, ó_ò, õ_o (Lamp), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 23:45 (six years ago) link

maybe they sing in a made-up dragon language full of guttural grunts and hissy sounds

a phenomenological description of The Eagles (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 23:51 (six years ago) link

or songs from the dragon's point of view about how girls always end up going out with asshole knights who treat them badly

a phenomenological description of The Eagles (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 23:55 (six years ago) link

imgn drgns, we nevr them.....

m0stlyClean, Thursday, 7 March 2013 02:00 (six years ago) link

i think i'm the only vote for "It's Time" in our year end poll as the song is catchy as hell.

"now don't you understand
i'm never changing who i am"

Bee OK, Thursday, 7 March 2013 03:27 (six years ago) link

sorry about posting lyrics, they just came to me so i kept writing.

Bee OK, Thursday, 7 March 2013 04:08 (six years ago) link

ha no it was on my ballot too

some dude, Thursday, 7 March 2013 04:10 (six years ago) link

Maybe they're good! I have no idea. Rock bands or ROCK BANDS still existing is interesting to me, even if not interesting enough to really listen to them. I was just looking at the charts and there were Imagine Dragons all over them and it was funny to me. I hope they go on to be bigger than Nickelback.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Thursday, 7 March 2013 05:44 (six years ago) link

i quite like how this thread has managed to absorb both certifiable fact from those who have heard the band and never-to-be-tested conjecture from those who haven't, with no particular order or hierarchy. if you removed the top post, it would be a very strange thread. but as it is, it's almost magical. like a dragon.

fact checking cuz, Thursday, 7 March 2013 06:15 (six years ago) link

haha i had a very kneejerk reaction against this band at first but after a while i actually became brainwashed into liking "it's time" - one of my friends always puts it on when she's driving

teledyldonix, Thursday, 7 March 2013 08:42 (six years ago) link

Little-known facts about Imagine Dragons: They started as a Semisonic tribute band called Closing Tyme. Two of them used to work as birthday-party strippers before recommitting to their Mormon faith. Scott Stapp is such a huge fan that they had to block him from bombing their Twitter account with late-night drunken mash notes.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Thursday, 7 March 2013 14:36 (six years ago) link

there's prob more rock (or "rock") on the pop charts the past year than there's been in maybe a decade or more, it's a weird time. but, like, most of the Imagine Dragons album is produced by Alex Da Kid, the guy who produced "Love The Way You Lie." maybe combos like this and fun./Jeff Bhasker are going to be in vogue for a while.

some dude, Thursday, 7 March 2013 14:42 (six years ago) link

Wonder if the fusion will hold, or if it means there will another big Nirvana-like schism at some point, taking it back to the real rock, man.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Thursday, 7 March 2013 14:48 (six years ago) link

Imagine Dragons formed in 2008 while lead singer Dan Reynolds was attending Brigham Young University.[1] Their music is often described as being positive and uplifting and avoids cursing.[2]

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 7 March 2013 15:05 (six years ago) link

i do a lot of freelance work on different kinds of little video shoots and commercials, so i'm always working w/ different people, and there's this one crew i've worked w/ a lot lately and the guy in charge always seemed really cool and smart. but last time i worked with them, he was on his laptop working for like an hour before we got started and, and he kept playing "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons, the song of theirs that i totally hate, over and over and over and singing along with it. really bummed me out.

some dude, Thursday, 7 March 2013 15:14 (six years ago) link

I accidentally heard some of this crap today and they sound like shitfucks.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 15 March 2013 20:13 (six years ago) link

hey they are playing in SF at the Warfield tomorrow

Send your worst enemies there.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 15 March 2013 20:23 (six years ago) link

XXXstillhaven'theardthemXXX

ums (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 15 March 2013 20:26 (six years ago) link

According to my data, if you don't want to hear Imagine Dragons you might also want to not hear Neon Trees, Young the Giant, Walk the Moon, Grouplove, AWOLNATION, Fun., Dan Reynolds, the Naked and Famous, Of Monsters and Men and Matt & Kim. And some emerging songs you might want to avoid discovering right now include "House of Gold" by Twenty One Pilots, "Wilderness" by Ra Ra Riot, "Choice Mountain" by Everything Everything, and "Rootless" by Youngblood Hawke. And along with Everything Everything come Django Django and Mother Mother.

glenn mcdonald, Friday, 15 March 2013 20:50 (six years ago) link

I accidentally heard some of this crap today and they sound like shitfucks.

proper lol to this .. i am soooo using the word 'shitfucks' for the rest of my life ..

mark e, Friday, 15 March 2013 20:52 (six years ago) link

I thought Mother Mother were only known in Canada.

MarkoP, Friday, 15 March 2013 20:56 (six years ago) link

ID's "Radioactive" and AWOLNATION's "Sail" are virtually identical.

Public Brooding Closet (cryptosicko), Friday, 15 March 2013 21:41 (six years ago) link

Imagine Gonad Migraine Dragons

I'm just going to pretend that they are the Soup Dragons and continue not listening to them

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 15 March 2013 21:47 (six years ago) link

ID's "Radioactive" and AWOLNATION's "Sail" are virtually identical.

― Public Brooding Closet (cryptosicko), Friday, March 15, 2013 5:41 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

as someone who hates the former and loves the latter i object

some dude, Friday, 15 March 2013 22:53 (six years ago) link

Imagine Dragons = The Lumineers + Maroon 5

Maybe this should be a rolling thread where each week we pick somebody new to not listen to. Because what shows our shared love of music more than self-righteous ignorance of anything that gets popular or unselfconscious, right?

glenn mcdonald, Saturday, 16 March 2013 01:59 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

shitfucks

sandra dayo connor (The Reverend), Tuesday, 16 April 2013 01:24 (six years ago) link

new single?

life went on, sadly (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 16 April 2013 01:30 (six years ago) link

so imagine dragons are not a soaring, vaguely christian power metal band with sideways haircuts? i am hugely disappointed in this thread.

I have many lovely lacy nightgowns (contenderizer), Tuesday, 16 April 2013 01:37 (six years ago) link

I dunno, I've never heard them.

sandra dayo connor (The Reverend), Tuesday, 16 April 2013 01:38 (six years ago) link

me neither. the dream is alive.

I have many lovely lacy nightgowns (contenderizer), Tuesday, 16 April 2013 01:44 (six years ago) link

I refuse to consider listening to a band with this shit a name. Unless, as Contenderizer says, they were power metal.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Tuesday, 16 April 2013 11:03 (six years ago) link

"The group's name is an anagram, with the original words known only to the members of the band."

Intrigue!

Also… Mormons!

Deafening silence (DL), Tuesday, 16 April 2013 11:34 (six years ago) link

The wiki used to say what the mystery name was and it's, no kidding, Gonad Migraines

some dude, Tuesday, 16 April 2013 14:54 (six years ago) link

I would be happy to contribute to them feeling that, on a regular basis.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 16 April 2013 14:55 (six years ago) link

From Maura's alt/modern rock 2013 thread

rolling alt/modern rock 2013

http://www.billboard.com/charts/alternative-albums

So should I listen to Imagine Dragons?

― curmudgeon, Tuesday, April 9, 2013 4:05 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
NO

― maura, Tuesday, April 9, 2013 4:06 PM (1 week ago)

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 16 April 2013 16:11 (six years ago) link

oh my god their new song incorporates SUBLIME influences

maura, Thursday, 18 April 2013 17:47 (six years ago) link

i wish i was kidding. it's on the iron man 3 soundtrack

maura, Thursday, 18 April 2013 17:48 (six years ago) link

I haven't listened to Imagine Dragons or the Lumineers or Mumford and Sons or Philip Philips or whatever. I feel very blissful in my ignorance.

sandra dayo connor (The Reverend), Thursday, 18 April 2013 17:50 (six years ago) link

or songs from the dragon's point of view about how girls always end up going out with asshole knights who treat them badly

― a phenomenological description of The Eagles (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 23:55 (1 month ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSvTJCBbx6phtCDGLLaYLEkoayC-_76Sh11jFosRNtGtmEIGBe2ZQ

"LOL is other people" - Jean-Paul Snarktre (wins), Thursday, 18 April 2013 20:54 (six years ago) link

well, guess i can't watch iron man 3 then.........

m0stlyClean, Friday, 19 April 2013 00:15 (six years ago) link

Ive heard Radioactive. With the grohl sounding 'ready to rock you' chorus, they sound like a foo fighters tribute. Listening on the radio without paying too much attention at first, i thought this was the Foo Fighters's latest single. lol. Im betting they are big fans of grohl. Not that he's had much amazing input since his debut. The FF are too commercialized now, and im sure this band will be too. Not that the band will mind. Radioactive is a pretty good track but nothing that original or inspirational. In a cowell led music industry thats spitting out more generic rubbish now than ever, thats nothing to be shocked about XD

kcobain, Monday, 22 April 2013 23:17 (six years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUFdlWK3edQ

maura, Monday, 29 April 2013 18:03 (six years ago) link

shit. i kinda wanted to see that movie......

m0stlyClean, Monday, 29 April 2013 18:06 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

I finally heard this song and it's fucking hilarious.

The Reverend, Thursday, 16 May 2013 22:33 (six years ago) link

in the ott, histrionic way that Muse are

The Reverend, Thursday, 16 May 2013 22:34 (six years ago) link

"it's time"? "radioactive"?

(like the former, hate the latter personally)

dyl, Thursday, 16 May 2013 23:35 (six years ago) link

latter. oh no would I actually choose to listen to it, but it cracked me the fuck up when I heard it unexpectedly

The Reverend, Thursday, 16 May 2013 23:49 (six years ago) link

Ive heard Radioactive. With the grohl sounding 'ready to rock you' chorus, they sound like a foo fighters tribute. Listening on the radio without paying too much attention at first, i thought this was the Foo Fighters's latest single. lol. Im betting they are big fans of grohl. Not that he's had much amazing input since his debut. The FF are too commercialized now, and im sure this band will be too. Not that the band will mind. Radioactive is a pretty good track but nothing that original or inspirational. In a cowell led music industry thats spitting out more generic rubbish now than ever, thats nothing to be shocked about XD

― kcobain, Monday, April 22, 2013 7:17 PM (3 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol this post/display name

trick paddy pollars (some dude), Friday, 17 May 2013 00:21 (six years ago) link

two months pass...

When will Radioactive stop rising on the chart? Up to #3 after 47 weeks.

skip, Monday, 29 July 2013 15:47 (six years ago) link

Right now it's on track to go past number one, which would be the first time in history a song has done that.

fervently nice (Treeship), Monday, 29 July 2013 15:56 (six years ago) link

My least favorite lyric from this song is

I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus

how's life, Monday, 29 July 2013 15:58 (six years ago) link

Okay that tragic cover video.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 29 July 2013 19:52 (six years ago) link

three weeks pass...

why the fuck do i have to imagine the dragons

fuck your movie theater yacht (zachlyon), Saturday, 24 August 2013 00:30 (five years ago) link

just show me a fucking dragon

fuck your movie theater yacht (zachlyon), Saturday, 24 August 2013 00:30 (five years ago) link

Hey! Look - here they are!

http://www.indiesounds.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/IMAGINE-DRAGONs.jpg

how's life, Saturday, 24 August 2013 01:20 (five years ago) link

chipotle

how's life, Saturday, 24 August 2013 01:20 (five years ago) link

looks like somebody decided we need a new nickelback

my girlfriend sometimes trolls me by sending me links to youtubes of really popular songs that I (a) have never heard and (b) she knows i will hate. she hasn't gotten around to this band but has trolled me with old crow medicine show, mumford & sons, and that anna kendrick thing among others. of all of the youtubes she's sent me the only one I could listen to all the way through was the OCMS one which I felt was mostly terrible but not offensively so. however if i had heard it every day for a few years I'd probably feel differently. anyway.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 24 August 2013 05:50 (five years ago) link

ok wow this song is bad

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 24 August 2013 05:55 (five years ago) link

Yup.

MikoMcha, Saturday, 24 August 2013 07:11 (five years ago) link

Heard Radioactive on Fri, it's boring nasty bad, not funny bad. Blergh.

albvivertine, Saturday, 24 August 2013 07:34 (five years ago) link

Dragon #3 looks like if someone made a troll doll of middle aged vince neil.

how's life, Saturday, 24 August 2013 10:21 (five years ago) link

i think i might've listened to these by accident once but i can't remember so i'm still good

Dacca to Environ (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 24 August 2013 10:35 (five years ago) link

fuuuuuck theeeeese guuuyyyys

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Saturday, 24 August 2013 15:40 (five years ago) link

my wife tried to convince me that the giant drum they play in live performances of "Radioactive" is on the studio version and i was just like 'no, that's the wub wub dubstep drum loop that's on a million other songs'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9IvyhYpKMg

creepy-looking Imagine Dragons frontman reminds me a little of creepy-looking Arcade Fire frontman. also lol mullet.

some dude, Saturday, 24 August 2013 15:51 (five years ago) link

i still really like their first single "It's Time," though, that's one good-ass generic movie trailer-sounding song.

some dude, Saturday, 24 August 2013 15:52 (five years ago) link

I still have never listened to Imagine Dragons, but I wonder if anyone has made a fan vid with scenes of Daenerys Targaryen.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 24 August 2013 16:01 (five years ago) link

that anna kendrick thing

What is this thing?

Imagined Rayguns (flamboyant goon tie included), Saturday, 24 August 2013 16:04 (five years ago) link

she sang a song in the movie Pitch Perfect that gradually climbed into the top 10 of the pop charts nearly a year after the movie came out.

some dude, Saturday, 24 August 2013 16:19 (five years ago) link

Oooooh I'm gonna listen to that later, when everything seems to be going my way

Imagined Rayguns (flamboyant goon tie included), Saturday, 24 August 2013 16:21 (five years ago) link

The Kendrick song also has like a 2-minute steadicam shot in the video (for people who care about stuff like that).

A Made Man In The Mellow Mafia (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 24 August 2013 16:37 (five years ago) link

check out the 77-second version from the soundtrack that originally went viral, the dressed-up re-recording they play on pop radio now is not nearly as good (xp)

some dude, Saturday, 24 August 2013 16:38 (five years ago) link

it's an old country song that went semi-viral when some anonymous youtubers combined it with the cup dance (2009), culminating in the Pitch Perfect scene (2012), Anna Kendrick's hit (2013), and thousands of youtube covers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmSbXsFE3l8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKcChGsDqnU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWCOYJg9ps4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weqDCGg0GYs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmSbXsFE3l8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0yWlRTdF7I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0yWlRTdF7I

Remember! The cormorant is a big brrd. It has got a long neck. (unregistered), Saturday, 24 August 2013 16:42 (five years ago) link

oops, didn't mean to post some many embeds, and didn't mean to post them in that order. also meant to post this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmXSOPDe5-Y

Remember! The cormorant is a big brrd. It has got a long neck. (unregistered), Saturday, 24 August 2013 16:44 (five years ago) link

Oh that's the story. Huh. I heard that on the local pop station the other day and was a little baffled.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 24 August 2013 16:50 (five years ago) link

the folk process is still alive and well. it would be heartwarming if it weren't so nauseatingly twee.

Remember! The cormorant is a big brrd. It has got a long neck. (unregistered), Saturday, 24 August 2013 16:53 (five years ago) link

To be fair, no twee-er than a lot of early 60s folk-pop, New Christy Minstrels et al.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 24 August 2013 16:58 (five years ago) link

i still really like their first single "It's Time," though, that's one good-ass generic movie trailer-sounding song.

definitely

i can't stand that cups shit

dyl, Saturday, 24 August 2013 20:26 (five years ago) link

just walked into the living room while mk2 was watching the reading stuff on tv.
it was this lot.
f*ck they are crap.

mark e, Saturday, 24 August 2013 20:35 (five years ago) link

Wouldn't Gonad Migraines be Blue Balls?

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 24 August 2013 20:44 (five years ago) link

the Anna Kendrick song is p much the only unobjectionable manifestation of the current folk obsession I've heard

s. cloverlandthug (The Reverend), Saturday, 24 August 2013 22:57 (five years ago) link

the folk process is still alive and well. it would be heartwarming if it weren't so nauseatingly twee.

― Remember! The cormorant is a big brrd. It has got a long neck. (unregistered), Saturday, August 24, 2013 11:53 AM (7 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i think it's kendricks "soulful" would-be blue notes that make her version hard to take

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 24 August 2013 23:57 (five years ago) link

I've been really not listening to these guys a lot for the past few months. Pretty good so far.

I saw a magazine today that had a picture of them. The singer plays a big bass drum, or so I assume.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 25 August 2013 00:26 (five years ago) link

Keep it that way man, rly, I have their song in my head all the time atm

albvivertine, Sunday, 25 August 2013 00:42 (five years ago) link

was listening to the radio today and a truly horrible rock song came on.
My wife asked "Who is this?" and I said, "I don't know probably Imagine Dragons or something."
the DJ later confirmed that I was right.

President Keyes, Sunday, 25 August 2013 02:05 (five years ago) link

somewhat reminiscent of that famous Nick Cave quote -- "I'm forever near a stereo saying, 'What the fuck is this garbage?' And the answer is always the Red Hot Chili Peppers."

some dude, Sunday, 25 August 2013 03:52 (five years ago) link

checking out on the prison bus

how's life, Sunday, 25 August 2013 10:26 (five years ago) link

god, these guys are berklee dudes.

how's life, Sunday, 25 August 2013 13:29 (five years ago) link

the folk process is still alive and well. it would be heartwarming if it weren't so nauseatingly twee.

― Remember! The cormorant is a big brrd. It has got a long neck. (unregistered), Saturday, August 24, 2013 11:53 AM (7 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i think it's kendricks "soulful" would-be blue notes that make her version hard to take

― flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, August 24, 2013 6:57 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

also the fact that it sounds engineered to be used in a cell-phone commercial

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Sunday, 25 August 2013 14:28 (five years ago) link

my only real quibble with the song is that i would never miss talking to somebody who says things like "you're gonna miss me by my talk"

some dude, Sunday, 25 August 2013 14:57 (five years ago) link

god, these guys are berklee dudes.

― how's life, Sunday, August 25, 2013 9:29 AM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

ahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahaha

crüt, Sunday, 25 August 2013 16:22 (five years ago) link

also the fact that it sounds engineered to be used in a cell-phone commercial

:( I wonder how those girls are doing. The girls who made the first video. Paid? I hope so. I like their version. I don't know what it is that makes Anna Kendrick's version sound like Edward Sharpe, I think there is some "cell phone ad" production trick in place that I bet one could figure out if one were to play these songs on studio monitors but I would rather leave that mystery undiscovered

Imagined Rayguns (flamboyant goon tie included), Sunday, 25 August 2013 19:02 (five years ago) link

It's a revolution, I suppose

how's life, Sunday, 25 August 2013 19:45 (five years ago) link

it's the tinkly something or other, all cell phone ads must have music with tinkly somethings or other

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 26 August 2013 21:25 (five years ago) link

three months pass...

Heard the new song from these people on the radio, and I just knew it was their new song. It was like this perfect conflation of Maroon 5, fun., One Republic and other ... stuff.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 6 December 2013 14:05 (five years ago) link

"Demons"? i dunno what's very fun. (or "fun") or Maroon 5 about that one.

deez the season (some dude), Friday, 6 December 2013 14:07 (five years ago) link

That it's lame?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 6 December 2013 14:08 (five years ago) link

I was thinking the vocals specifically, the same sort of not soulful singing from the soul, with massed sort of pinched high anono vocals

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 6 December 2013 14:09 (five years ago) link

I wonder if this one will also be in the top 20 for an entire year like the last horrible song.

skip, Friday, 6 December 2013 15:15 (five years ago) link

I'm glad I haven't heard "Radioactive" in a long while. That song was starting to make me suicidal.

afriendlypioneer, Thursday, 19 December 2013 19:44 (five years ago) link

i read that kendrick is performing w/ them at the grammys

mums go off when i enter the building (monotony), Thursday, 19 December 2013 19:50 (five years ago) link

"Demons" has been on the chart for 34 weeks and is still rising, from #7 to #6 this week. We're probably in for another yearlong Imagine Dragons track.

skip, Monday, 23 December 2013 20:20 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

I accidentally heard some of this crap today and they sound like shitfucks.

― Ned Raggett, Friday, March 15, 2013 4:13 PM (9 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

almost a year after this post ... but i cosign 1,000,000%

spread to fuck the fruit (Eisbaer), Tuesday, 7 January 2014 03:18 (five years ago) link

lol

Hungry4Ass, Tuesday, 7 January 2014 03:50 (five years ago) link

how did Radioactive become a big hit. how can anyone who ever existed possibly enjoy that

Hungry4Ass, Tuesday, 7 January 2014 03:50 (five years ago) link

i have it on excellent authority that women under 18 are nuts for these guys

resulting post (rogermexico.), Tuesday, 7 January 2014 07:02 (five years ago) link

i don't especially dig 'em myself but shit i'll take 'em in a heartbeat over like the killers or whatever

resulting post (rogermexico.), Tuesday, 7 January 2014 07:03 (five years ago) link

typed the letter 'i' into Youtube search, top 3 results are these cunts

VENIET IMBER (imago), Tuesday, 7 January 2014 07:05 (five years ago) link

how did Radioactive become a big hit

I think melodically it sounds not unlike a Coldplay tune.

timellison, Tuesday, 7 January 2014 18:10 (five years ago) link

I heard a tiny bit of one song this morning, it was pretty dull, I thought they were suppose to be a "rock band"?

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 7 January 2014 18:13 (five years ago) link

People embrace the post-apocalypse these days. Also, prison dramas. And mediocrity.

how's life, Tuesday, 7 January 2014 18:29 (five years ago) link

"Radioactive" was just in the right place at the right time, the world was ready for grungestep

some dude, Tuesday, 7 January 2014 18:42 (five years ago) link

Radioactive isn't bad for 10 seconds until the horrorshit goes fecalith

VENIET IMBER (imago), Tuesday, 7 January 2014 18:44 (five years ago) link

I've never heard this band. I know they are Mormon just from their name.

kate78, Tuesday, 7 January 2014 18:47 (five years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rpb798UXWJc

how's life, Tuesday, 7 January 2014 18:47 (five years ago) link

it's where my mormons hide

dyl, Tuesday, 7 January 2014 18:59 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

This is the thread where we never listen to Imagine Dragons

^ this song (Anna Kendrick's Cups, not imagine dragons, obvs) is being taught in our nation's schools. My 4th-grader brought it home with him and this is the rhythm that's been driving our weekend.

how's life, Sunday, 26 January 2014 02:18 (five years ago) link

i had no idea that that horrible kingdom come song i've been hearing absolutely everywhere and hating 24/7 is by them, what a disgusting piece of shit jfc

worthless lucubrations w/ ill-concealed apathy bro (zachlyon), Sunday, 26 January 2014 04:56 (five years ago) link

I have just knowingly listened to Imagine Dragons for the first time. They are rotten.

I wish to incorporate disco into my small business (chap), Sunday, 26 January 2014 15:34 (five years ago) link

Seeing them on Saturday Night Live. Ugh, except for guest Kendrick Lamar.

curmudgeon, Sunday, 2 February 2014 05:13 (five years ago) link

2nd song was even worse-- the worst aspects of '90s and 2000s era commercial rock

curmudgeon, Sunday, 2 February 2014 05:51 (five years ago) link

not my style of rock

curmudgeon, Monday, 3 February 2014 16:31 (five years ago) link

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/5901265/imagine-dragons-radioactive-ties-for-longest-hot-100-run

"Imagine Dragons tie a vaunted Billboard Hot 100 record this week, as "Radioactive" logs its 76th week on the survey. The sum ties the mark established by Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" in 2008-09."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiyLtMPuWRA

Murgatroid, Wednesday, 12 February 2014 20:23 (five years ago) link

Imagine Dragons tie a vaunted Billboard Hot 100 record this week, as "Radioactive" logs its 76th week on the survey. The sum ties the mark established by Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" in 2008-09

this is some achievement.

Daniel, Esq 2, Wednesday, 12 February 2014 20:24 (five years ago) link

despite my best efforts, i've heard this band before. it's pretty grim, this nu-grunge.

Daniel, Esq 2, Wednesday, 12 February 2014 20:25 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

well, this live review might have made it all worth it:

http://blogs.citypages.com/gimmenoise/2014/03/imagine_dragons_xcel_energy_center_review.php

gimme the lute (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 13 March 2014 21:50 (five years ago) link

haha mainstream pop fans amirite

katherine, Thursday, 13 March 2014 22:56 (five years ago) link

this band is horrible

gimme the lute (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 13 March 2014 23:09 (five years ago) link

not a fan of them but shit like "Although the audience was young, the amount of children present proves that the average Imagine Dragons fan is an enlightened and advanced being -- as this is a serious band of serious musicians, most certainly only capable of being understood by adult intellectuals" come on

katherine, Thursday, 13 March 2014 23:10 (five years ago) link

i thought there were lots of funny lines but i guess i don't really give a shit about the message or w/e

gimme the lute (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 13 March 2014 23:23 (five years ago) link

XXXstillhaven'theardthemXXX

― ums (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, March 15, 2013 8:26 PM (11 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

PONOPONOPONO (seandalai), Thursday, 13 March 2014 23:32 (five years ago) link

That review certainly seems a good fit for the thread title

Iain Mew (if), Thursday, 13 March 2014 23:34 (five years ago) link

XXXstillhaven'theardthemXXX

― ums (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, March 15, 2013 8:26 PM (11 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

― PONOPONOPONO (seandalai), Thursday, March 13, 2014 6:32 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

kendrick thing at the grammys made me break edge :(

then i ended up seeing them on SNL ;_;

it was all over for me then

gimme the lute (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 13 March 2014 23:36 (five years ago) link

I'm still pure I think. People were talking about them at work today though.

tylerw, Thursday, 13 March 2014 23:59 (five years ago) link

fly away tyler, never look back....it's too late for me

gimme the lute (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 14 March 2014 00:10 (five years ago) link

everyone who thinks they haven't heard them has heard "demons" a million times

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Friday, 14 March 2014 00:37 (five years ago) link

bet you five bucks I haven't heard a note of it

(or if you must, "data") (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 14 March 2014 00:41 (five years ago) link

since i'm damaged goods & will die broke and alone i'm listening to this demons song now

i don't think i heard it before

but i did see them on SNL so they probably did this if it's a big hit

gimme the lute (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 14 March 2014 01:16 (five years ago) link

this is so gross

gimme the lute (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 14 March 2014 01:17 (five years ago) link

I accidentally heard some of this crap today and they sound like shitfucks.

― Ned Raggett, Friday, March 15, 2013 2:13 PM (11 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

hey they are playing in SF at the Warfield tomorrow

― his girlfriend was all 'ugh and he wears a solar backpack' (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, March 15, 2013 2:19 PM (11 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I was trying to figure out where this venue "ShitFuck's" was, and it took me a couple of tries before I realized Shakey Mo meant San Francisco.

is olympic hamsterwheel a thing? (staggerlee), Friday, 14 March 2014 01:20 (five years ago) link

bet you five bucks I haven't heard a note of it

― (or if you must, "data") (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, March 13, 2014 8:41 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

give it a spin and see!

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Friday, 14 March 2014 02:46 (five years ago) link

gd it my laptop was on mute and it still got in my head

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Friday, 14 March 2014 02:48 (five years ago) link

this band is the worst

death and darkness and other night kinda shit (crüt), Friday, 14 March 2014 15:07 (five years ago) link

i would love to live in the head of that reviewer for just a few minutes.

Merdeyeux, Friday, 14 March 2014 16:32 (five years ago) link

(it's a parody)

global tetrahedron, Friday, 14 March 2014 16:47 (five years ago) link

lol xp = city pages review has to be an elaborate put-on, right?

tylerw, Friday, 14 March 2014 16:48 (five years ago) link

it's extended sarcasm #normcore-level wanking

katherine, Friday, 14 March 2014 17:28 (five years ago) link

makin' fun of the squares, eh? I'll show him and listen to imagine dragons.

tylerw, Friday, 14 March 2014 17:29 (five years ago) link

Hello, I am currently listening to Etron Fou Le Loublan.

Mark G, Friday, 14 March 2014 18:32 (five years ago) link

i had no idea it was even possible to miss the 'point' of that review, it was ladled on pretty thick

still alive, but charged with murder (some dude), Friday, 14 March 2014 19:43 (five years ago) link

i can't remember what song these guys do and what songs monsters and men do but they are all slightly post-apocalyptic sounding chanty anthemic things. when I turn on the radio these days it's like being at a nazi rally there's so much chanting and shit going on. there I said it.

akm, Friday, 14 March 2014 23:17 (five years ago) link

it's like, write an alternative rock radio hit in two minutes: chant chant chant whistle whistle whistle chant chant chant whistle wee wee

akm, Friday, 14 March 2014 23:18 (five years ago) link

should I write songs like this? maybe I would sell more than five records if I did.

akm, Friday, 14 March 2014 23:18 (five years ago) link

If Imagine Dragons = Mackerelmore, does Drake = Dave Mathews Band?

tsrobodo, Saturday, 15 March 2014 00:09 (five years ago) link

it's like, write an alternative rock radio hit in two minutes: chant chant chant whistle whistle whistle chant chant chant whistle wee wee

― akm, Friday, March 14, 2014 6:18 PM (53 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

The Manual, by the Foster The People guy

Interior. Ibiza Bar (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 15 March 2014 00:13 (five years ago) link

bet you five bucks I haven't heard a note of it

― (or if you must, "data") (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, March 13, 2014

if you watch nba basketball it's been near-impossible to escape this band (not sure about this demons song, but still ...)

Daniel, Esq 2, Saturday, 15 March 2014 00:15 (five years ago) link

i am a-ok with that concert review, too.

Daniel, Esq 2, Saturday, 15 March 2014 00:16 (five years ago) link

Holding the audience captive with their intense stage presence, the Naked and Famous swayed with the sort of intensity only witnessed at the city's finest topless bars in North Minneapolis

lol

Daniel, Esq 2, Saturday, 15 March 2014 00:21 (five years ago) link

If Imagine Dragons = Mackerelmore, does Drake = Dave Mathews Band?

― tsrobodo, Friday, March 14, 2014 8:09 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

https://twitter.com/sundownmotel/status/430555377059377152/photo/1

acluelessdic (some dude), Saturday, 15 March 2014 01:20 (five years ago) link

My roommate was playing this at the minimum level on her laptop (like one bar above the complete mute of the mac sound level) and I thought she was playing like, a broadway soundtrack

, Saturday, 15 March 2014 01:39 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Oh no, they're being cited as an influence. This is from a NEEDTO BREATHE email press release:

MTV praises the bands "thunderous folk-rock" and adds "the South Carolina natives have managed to infuse the contemporary, chest-thumping rock styling's of Imagine Dragons with the old-school, down-home goodness of a group like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ... wrapped up in an ethereal, woodsy, Bon Iver

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 8 April 2014 15:09 (five years ago) link

also one of the biggest alt hits of the last few months sounds like a carbon copy of ID's first hit "It's Time"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y66j_BUCBMY

some dude, Tuesday, 8 April 2014 15:12 (five years ago) link

Ugh, that American Authors song has got to be one of the most god-awful hit singles in recent memory (perhaps even more unbearable than "Radioactive", which is quite an achievement)

Frontier Psychiatrist, Tuesday, 8 April 2014 15:28 (five years ago) link

On a side note, will somebody please fucking kick "Radioactive" off the Hot 100 already

Frontier Psychiatrist, Tuesday, 8 April 2014 15:29 (five years ago) link

two years pass...

maybe they sing in a made-up dragon language full of guttural grunts and hissy sounds

― a phenomenological description of The Eagles (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, March 6, 2013 5:51 PM (3 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

or songs from the dragon's point of view about how girls always end up going out with asshole knights who treat them badly

― a phenomenological description of The Eagles (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, March 6, 2013 5:55 PM (3 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lolllllllll

6 god none the richer (m bison), Saturday, 16 April 2016 21:53 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

sometimes it seems like we are the ones who are being imagined by dragons, and not the other way around

jesus and figs and science and the foo fighters (unregistered), Monday, 20 November 2017 14:52 (one year ago) link

also "Believer" is the biggest bullshit of 2017

jesus and figs and science and the foo fighters (unregistered), Monday, 20 November 2017 14:53 (one year ago) link

THUNDER & THE LIGHTNING & THE THUNDER & THE LIGHTNING
A NEW MOTHER CRIES

droit au butt (Euler), Monday, 20 November 2017 14:58 (one year ago) link

It seems like some of you may have listened to Imagine Dragons

.oO (silby), Monday, 20 November 2017 16:23 (one year ago) link

Wow, I had no idea these songs were by them. Terrible like all their old stuff but clearly a successful repositioning.

skip, Thursday, 23 November 2017 06:39 (one year ago) link

THUNDER & THE LIGHTNING & THE THUNDER & THE LIGHTNING
A NEW MOTHER CRIES

― droit au butt (Euler), Monday, November 20, 2017 9:58 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

gallileo

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Thursday, 23 November 2017 07:33 (one year ago) link

can’t wait for Barenaked Ladies vs Imagine Dragons suit over this melody

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Thursday, 23 November 2017 17:21 (one year ago) link

What melody? Are you all listening to Imagine Dragons? This thread used to mean something.

.oO (silby), Thursday, 23 November 2017 17:33 (one year ago) link

Ugh I hate people... in one of my bars keep asking for those Imagine Dragons singles from this year and they are awful. I refuse you Imagine Dragons!

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 23 November 2017 17:33 (one year ago) link

i got blindsided in a rental car lol. i was like, what is this bullshit that lifted a melody from Barenaked Ladies (and it was irritating the first time)? and it was imagine dragons. so.

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Thursday, 23 November 2017 20:56 (one year ago) link

my neighbors went to this concert a few weeks ago and came home with matching Imagine Dragon shirts.

also, find it disconcerting that Google Voice to Text knows to capitalize Imagine Dragons.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 23 November 2017 21:15 (one year ago) link

bad music for bad people

― Poliopolice, Wednesday, March 6, 2013 5:18 PM (four years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

so cynical but probably right

ur-oik (rip van wanko), Thursday, 23 November 2017 21:48 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

I just accidentally heard some Imagine Dragons while checking on the football game and it made me think of this post and the more innocent times before I had actually heard Imagine Dragons.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 03:08 (seven months ago) link

same

i was not trying to listen to this i just wanted to hear saban's non answers about the first half

Дарья (daria-g), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 03:11 (seven months ago) link

this ain't rappin/this is frip hop

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 03:23 (seven months ago) link

it seems likely that I’ve heard imagine dragons by now but I still have never listened to imagine dragons.

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 03:43 (seven months ago) link

if the neo-nazis got their way every single recording artist would be like imagine dragons

dyl, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 04:40 (seven months ago) link

I just said "imagine dragons remix featuring lil wayne" out loud and I'm questioning lots of things

mh, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 16:48 (seven months ago) link

listened to a few of their non-single songs mid-last year when i was trying to figure out what song was in a trailer for the 2018 chapter of the mission: impossible saga

some of their album deep cuts do... very different things. not good things, but definitely different ones

mh, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 16:59 (seven months ago) link

You need to take this to a thread where you do listen to Imagine Dragons

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 17:10 (seven months ago) link

Imagine Dragons sounds like a minor-league baseball team in a town owned by the Walt Disney Company

bros before HOOS (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 17:14 (seven months ago) link

I heard the entirety of their latest album while playing board games with my parents over the holidays.

One of the songs was very drum and bass.

MarkoP, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 17:45 (seven months ago) link

you can never be sure if you've listened to imagine dragons because every song is a slightly different style

which of these styles will be best for licensing in a commercial? gotta try em all

mh, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 18:29 (seven months ago) link

any time i hear a song on the radio i don’t recognize i assume it’s imagine dragons and it usually is

— Judy Candlebox (@erasermate) September 11, 2018

orifex, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 19:38 (seven months ago) link

I was wondering today why everybody hated these guys and then played their three biggest hits and realized I fucking hate all three and just didn't know it was them

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Thursday, 10 January 2019 06:30 (seven months ago) link

i might have heard imagine dragons in a fast casual burger joint tonight but i guess i'll never know

j., Thursday, 10 January 2019 06:36 (seven months ago) link

it seems likely that I’ve heard imagine dragons by now but I still have never listened to imagine dragons.

same

Karl Malone, Thursday, 10 January 2019 06:46 (seven months ago) link

so you're not a …."Believer"?

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Thursday, 10 January 2019 06:52 (seven months ago) link

mods need to threadban anyone who has listened to imagine dragons tbqh

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Thursday, 10 January 2019 07:17 (seven months ago) link

difference between listening and hearing imo

mh, Thursday, 10 January 2019 20:16 (seven months ago) link

Listening vs Hearing

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Thursday, 10 January 2019 20:22 (seven months ago) link

Just discovered this wonderful thread, but I can't contain my curiosity (I suspect I've heard a lot of Imagine Dragons without realizing it and I need to go find out), so this is farewell.

enochroot, Friday, 11 January 2019 16:23 (seven months ago) link

(shit, turns out that I legit had never heard any imagine dragons songs before, but it's too late now)

enochroot, Friday, 11 January 2019 16:26 (seven months ago) link

from the Spin article:

The word “thunder” appears nearly 75 times in their song of the same name.

harvey wall/barrier (voodoo chili), Friday, 11 January 2019 16:34 (seven months ago) link

Thunder! Feel the thunder! STOMP STOMP STOMP! literally music for ages 6-12

rip van wanko, Friday, 11 January 2019 16:43 (seven months ago) link

Except surely ages 6-12 have made it about farting, so small point for the youth of America

macropuente (map), Friday, 11 January 2019 16:51 (seven months ago) link

if a kid could perfectly fart those three stomps, i would be impressed

rip van wanko, Friday, 11 January 2019 16:56 (seven months ago) link

I have not heard this band and will steadfastly hold that post

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 11 January 2019 17:14 (seven months ago) link

Has humanity ever listened to so much music against its volition? Imagine Dragons in the gym. Imagine Dragons at the mall. Imagine Dragons in three out of five movie trailers before the feature presentation, which also features a song by Imagine Dragons. Imagine Dragons at every public sporting event held inside every arena or arena-shaped thing. Imagine Dragons in television commercials for computers and video games and Jeep Cherokees. When the devil met Imagine Dragons at the crossroads back in 2012, he found a way to take all of our souls. He promised to play “Radioactive” in every Uber.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/imagine-dragons-and-the-scourge-of-the-rock-and-roll-grave-blockers/2019/01/08/35d7531a-1355-11e9-90a8-136fa44b80ba_story.html

jaymc, Friday, 11 January 2019 18:05 (seven months ago) link

jesus, they've been around for 6+ years?

flappy bird, Friday, 11 January 2019 18:11 (seven months ago) link

Imagine Imagine Dragons - where people who have never heard Imagine Dragons (like me) describe what they think they might sound like

― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, April 20, 2018 9:51 PM (eight months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

*tents fingers* i like it. i like it a lot. start the thread. be a legend

― flappy bird, Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:07 AM (eight months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

very disappointed that my idea for a thread already exists, but with a worse name

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 11 January 2019 23:09 (seven months ago) link

For the record I think they might be a cross between Styx and Brokencyde, with classic 80s fighting fantasy cover artwork.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 11 January 2019 23:12 (seven months ago) link

this band is very popular and actually well-liked by those who listen to them. i understand that it is unbelievable to these writer folx that anyone could actually like this band (really, i get it, they truly are terrible) but idk why this narrative, that such an act is in reality broadly hated and can only have reached broad exposure thru sheer force on the part of record companies, still gets traction. it wasn't true for creed. it wasn't true for nickelback. it won't be true for the next one.

dyl, Saturday, 12 January 2019 02:39 (seven months ago) link

I guess this is growing up

flappy bird, Saturday, 12 January 2019 03:20 (seven months ago) link

its sort of impressive the way they manage to incorporate every single terrible pop rock trend from this decade - mumford-esque twee folk pop, really clunky dubstep integration, terrible sing-rapping, etc

ufo, Saturday, 12 January 2019 03:55 (seven months ago) link

and they're from Vegas!

flappy bird, Saturday, 12 January 2019 05:05 (seven months ago) link

The one good thing I will say about Imagine Dragons is that the lead singer has been an activist for LGBTQ youth within the Mormon church.

jaymc, Saturday, 12 January 2019 18:21 (seven months ago) link


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