Imagine Dragons – Night Visions album review

If you like bands like Coldplay and/or The Verve, then you’ll love Imagine Dragons. Their sound actually sounds very similar to that of Coldplay. I nearly confused the two upon listening to their new album, Night Visions. However, there is a major difference; a difference I am attracted to more when compared to Coldplay.

Imagine Dragons is an indie, alternative rock band. I’ve always loved this kind of mix because you get that whimsical, acoustic guitar and relaxing sound that is usually associated with indie rock, but the alternative rock aspect brings out the raspy, in-your-face, headnodic sound. This makes them sound edgy, mysterious, yet dangerous at the same time.

Of course, typical of indie and alternative rock bands, Imagine Dragons uses basic rock song structures. The indie part of their music calls for vocal harmony and vocal-centric aesthetic mixed with the acoustic guitar. While on the more dangerous side—the alternative edge—plays with electric instrumentation and major key tonality. Lead singer, Dan Reynolds really kills it with the vocals. They can be loud, soft, raspy, and fierce. He really pulls this band together.

You can hear what I mean in songs like, “Tiptoe,” “Radio Active,” “Hear Me,” and “Demons.” The mix between acoustic and electric gives Imagine Dragon a really sweet sound that’s also not very generic in today’s media. Night Visions is definitely an album worth listening to if you’re feeling torn between soft rock and alternative rock. It’s the perfect balance and Imagine Dragons really nailed it.

By Melissa Mendoza

I am a writer, an artist, a cook, and a young woman deeply rooted in and passionate about the environment. I am currently a student at FIU pursuing a BA in Journalism, a minor in Int'l Relations and certificates in Environmental Science and Agroecology.
When I am not writing or working on my many projects, I lead a simple life with my amazing boyfriend looking for new adventures and new stories to tell.

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