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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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

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

incredibly menacing youtube

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

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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

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

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) Permalink

bad music for bad people

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

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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

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

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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

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

An actual collaboration, or just an inevitable one?

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

is there even a difference?

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

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) Permalink

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) 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, 6 March 2013 23:55 (six years ago) Permalink

imgn drgns, we nevr them.....

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

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) Permalink

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

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

ha no it was on my ballot too

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

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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

Ned Raggett, Friday, 15 March 2013 20:13 (six years ago) 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, 15 March 2013 20:19 (six years ago) Permalink

Send your worst enemies there.

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

XXXstillhaven'theardthemXXX

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

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

I thought Mother Mother were only known in Canada.

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

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

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

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

one month passes...

shitfucks

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

new single?

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

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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

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

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

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

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

this ain't rappin/this is frip hop

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

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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

dyl, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 04:40 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

so you're not a …."Believer"?

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

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 (five months ago) Permalink

difference between listening and hearing imo

mh, Thursday, 10 January 2019 20:16 (five months ago) Permalink

Listening vs Hearing

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

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 (five months ago) Permalink

(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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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

rip van wanko, Friday, 11 January 2019 16:43 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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

rip van wanko, Friday, 11 January 2019 16:56 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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

flappy bird, Friday, 11 January 2019 18:11 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

I guess this is growing up

flappy bird, Saturday, 12 January 2019 03:20 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink

and they're from Vegas!

flappy bird, Saturday, 12 January 2019 05:05 (five months ago) Permalink

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 (five months ago) Permalink


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