Friday, 10 April 2015

I is for Imagine Dragons



Imagine Dragons is an alternative rock band famous for their 2012 sleeper hit, Radioactive. The song, like their debut album, Night Visions, was produced by British hip-hop producer, Alex da Kid. It has sold more than 9 million copies, also earning them the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance in 2014.

The band is made up of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne "Wing" Sermon, bassist Ben McKee and drummer Daniel Platzman. Their debut album was released in 2012, following a string of EPs released between 2010 and 2012. The album was a commercial success, helped by the release of three successful singles, It's Time, Radioactive and Demons.

Their second album, Smoke + Mirrors, was released in February 2015. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 195,000 copies sold in its first week, and it has produced three singles thus far, I Bet My Life, Gold and Shots.


24 comments:

  1. They are off to a really great start. Often the second album falls short.

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    1. Critics seem to agree that it's an improvement over the first, a feat in itself considering how well-received Night Visions was.

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  2. Fantastic band. And what a gorgeous video - I haven't seen it before.

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Lisa. I chose to highlight it based on its shareworthiness. :D

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  3. Every time I head Radioactive it blows me away.

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    1. Me too. I especially love how the first few lines of the song paint such a vivid picture of a post-apocalyptic landscape. :)

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  4. Wow - excellent post - excellent A-to-Z theme - excellent blog in general!
    Totally agree with you about the opening of Radioactive.

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    1. Thanks, Mrs. Tater. I just hopped over to your blog and I equally liked what I saw. Keep up the good work, and best of luck with completing the A to Z Challenge.

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  5. For some reason I really like the video for this song... :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
    MopDog - 26 Ways to Die in Medieval Hungary

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    1. It probably has something to do with the live paintings and shifting perspectives. :)

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  6. I've trailed off from actively pursuing new music in recent years, but this is definitely a band worth following.

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    1. You're right, Tony. They are definitely worth following.

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  7. Now this lot are one of the better bands to come around in recent years. I like the epic-ness about them.

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    1. There is indeed something epic about their music, and not in a showy/pretentious way too.

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  8. 'It's where my demons lie..it's where my demons lie..'
    My favourite lyric from this band!
    I'm waiting for your M post.. Could you by any chance be doing Massari? *_*

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    1. There's only one way to find out I'm afraid. Hehehe. The only thing I'd give away at this point is that whoever my M artist turns out to be, you can be rest assured that he/she is going to be awesome! :D

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    2. Ohk! I'm waiting for tomorrow eagerly! :D

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    3. I guess the cat's out of the bag now. :D

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  9. This is my wife and kid's new favorite band. I have not heard much from them, but I have heard I like.

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    1. Sounds like your wife and kid have awesome tastes in music too. :)

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  10. I have and love the first album, but haven't got the second one yet. What do you think of the new one?

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    1. Their second album is still kinda growing on me. It definitely has its moments. But as things presently stand, I'll say I still very much prefer the first one.

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