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In the latter stages of the year of 2012, an advert for a new video game was released. This advert used a track from Imagine Dragons 'Night Visions' album. Firstly, I am a fan of the gaming series it was used to advertise, Assassins Creed, but what actually drew me to the advert was the brilliant piece of music they used. This is what made me discover Imagine Dragons and this fantastic album full of different and yet complimentary tracks.
History: Imagine Dragons are an indie rock band from Las Vegas and were created in 2007. However, they didn't get signed to a label until 2011. They had released material before this but never an album. This was there début album and peaked at number 2 on the American Billboard 200 chart and number 2 in the UK album charts. 4 singles have been released from this 13 track album, charting highly around the world. The band have been on a world tour promoting Night Visions and continue to sell out where ever they play.
3. It's Time
5. On Top of the World
7. Hear Me
8. Every Night
9. Bleeding Out
11. Nothing Left to Say / Rocks
12. Cha-Ching (Till We Grow Older)
13. Working Man
The first track I ever heard from Imagine Dragons, the track used for the ad, was Radioactive. This is the first track on this album and completely blows you away. I love to play it on a high volume and just drown in its tempo and beat. It's a cracking tune that will really get you going and ready for the day ahead. Originally I was just going to buy this one track on iTunes but after discovering Amazon selling the album for £6.97(as of MAY 2013), I opted to buy that instead. I had played the previews of each track via Amazon and nothing really hit me or took my liking like 'Radioactive' but I still wanted to try it out. I'm really glad I made that decision now, as after I uploaded it on iTunes, the songs had me hooked within the first play. There aren't samey tracks, they each have their own identity and their own deserved place in the track list to create such an array of musical genius on this one album.
Hailing from the same place as The Killers, Las Vegas, you do feel a little bit of their influence in certain tracks. But you do hear that they have created their own music and with lead singer, Dan Reynolds, smooth and yet intense vocals, these songs are masterfully written and sung. There are catchy choruses, brilliant tunes and just songs you feel yourself tapping along too. The anthem feel of 'Radioactive' and 'Nothing Left To Say', to the slower and yet no less more meaningful 'Demons', these songs will have you wrapped up in an experience. An experience which makes you realise that Imagine Dragons have an exciting future ahead of them. For the price I paid, this is a bargain. I have had it on repeat since buying it and just love every track on it. Listen for yourself and witness one of the best albums of 2012. You won't be disappointed, just the next one of there many fans.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
3 It's Time
5 On Top Of The World
7 Hear Me
8 Every Night
9 Bleeding Out
11 Nothing Left To Say / Rocks
12 Cha-Ching (Till We Grow Older)
13 Working Man