Album of the Week: Night Visions by Imagine Dragons
This is a band that I took a chance on and it paid off. I had heard “In Time” on the radio over the past week and Danny has been enjoying “Radioactive” which is the second single from this indie-rock band’s debut album Night Visions. I have been listening pretty much non stop to the album this week and reached an overload when “In Time” was covered on last night’s episode of Glee. So perhaps that song will be receiving the Gotye treatment… Let’s not think of that at the moment.
First listen I immediately was drawn to each song. The lyrics are creative and catchy. The rhythm is easy to have on in the background, but unique enough that it will not disappear. I am really enjoying this album and I dare say Imagine Dragons reminds me of a modern-faster-paced-version of Incubus in their prime. By the second and third listen I found myself humming and singing along. I have passed out copies of this CD to friends and recommend that you fellow musically inclined nerds pick up a copy of your own.
My top 3 tracks: Amsterdam, Bleeding Out, and Demons
Keep an ear out, this band is promoting themselves well and have contributed to Frankenweenie’s soundtrack and won an award for “In Time” after the Perks of Being a Wallflower Trailer boosted them into the public ear. Glee is covering them and I can only imagine how successful this album will be.
If you want to see them live they will be touring this fall with AWOLNATION. I have my alerts set up, do you?