This is the thread where we never listen to Imagine Dragons

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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 (six 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

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

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 (six years ago) link

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

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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six years ago) link

checking out on the prison bus

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

god, these guys are berklee dudes.

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

It's a revolution, I suppose

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

That it's lame?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 6 December 2013 14:08 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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


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