Blog: Album review: ‘Night Visions’ by Imagine Dragons
Upon hearing a track by indie rock band Imagine Dragons on the radio not too long ago, I was hooked. I liked the group’s sound and I quickly began listening to all of their songs on YouTube. Only a few days later, I was hooked.
Soon after becoming slightly obsessed with their music I heard on YouTube, I was eager to run to Target and get myself a copy of their debut album, Night Visions, which was released Tuesday, Sept. 4. Needless to say, it has quickly become one of my favorite albums. From the moment the bass drops in the first track, one of my personal favorites on the album, “Radioactive,” I get goosebumps that last until the final song on the album ends.
While the group is classified as indie rock, their music could certainly appeal to a wide variety of musical tastes. They combine real instruments with a synthesized sound, giving the band a flare of pop. Their sound is very distinct and frontman Dan Reynolds’s voice is amazing, blending well with the many different sounds found within each song.
From the bass-filled, spine-chilling sound of “Radioactive” to songs such as “Tiptoe” that just make you feel good, Night Visions has it all. The recently popularized “It’s Time,” which has been covered on Glee, is incredibly empowering. Another one of my favorites, “On Top Of The World,” makes you feel just that: on top of the world (hint: listen while driving in the car with your windows down; it enhances the effect). While the album features several fast-paced songs, it also includes some slower, more intimate tracks such as “Demons.”
Essentially, the album is a fantastic work of art in which every song has a totally unique vibe yet the album still manages to feel cohesive. I would highly recommend that people check out this album if they want to experience a quality album full of passion intertwined with painful past experiences.