This is the thread where we never listen to Imagine Dragons

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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 (six years ago) link

just show me a fucking dragon

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

chipotle

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

ok wow this song is bad

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

Listening vs Hearing

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

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

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

I guess this is growing up

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

and they're from Vegas!

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


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