12 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

It’s subtle, but longtime Imagine Dragons fans will notice a newfound brightness on the Las Vegas band’s third album. That’s because frontman Dan Reynolds wrote most of it after coming out of a serious depression that had plagued him since childhood but became worse after the band’s 2015 world tour. Evolve marks his triumphant recovery. On arena anthems such as “Thunder” and “Start Over”, the band trades its signature angst for light rhythmic textures and fluid vocals about rebuilding. “Can we start over before it’s over?” Reynolds sings. “Come alive, come alive, come alive again.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

It’s subtle, but longtime Imagine Dragons fans will notice a newfound brightness on the Las Vegas band’s third album. That’s because frontman Dan Reynolds wrote most of it after coming out of a serious depression that had plagued him since childhood but became worse after the band’s 2015 world tour. Evolve marks his triumphant recovery. On arena anthems such as “Thunder” and “Start Over”, the band trades its signature angst for light rhythmic textures and fluid vocals about rebuilding. “Can we start over before it’s over?” Reynolds sings. “Come alive, come alive, come alive again.”

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
388 Ratings

388 Ratings

Kennadie K ,

🔥🔥🔥

This album is absolutely amazing! Honestly anything that comes from these guys is amazing in my opinion!!!

BlackWidow0938 ,

Just No

This is my least favorite album of theirs I do not like the hits, and the things that aren’t hits do not deliver as well. This album is written in a different approach than we have seen from them before it is very broken and is not meant to be catchy. It much reminds me of Friction (one of their songs I didn’t like)

CML_666 ,

Great Album... by why the re-release?

I’ve been a fan of Imagine Dragons for about four years now, and and once I found out about the release of this new album I was super pumped. The single, Believer, was solid, and I really enjoyed when it came to the lyrical content how they were growing from where they came from through “Night Visions”, through “Smoke + Mirrors”, all of it put together and leading up into this was great. I’m just super frustrated that a year later they re-released the album with a brand new song on it. Like, what the hell, guys? Turns out, I was one of the suckers who pre-ordered the album and out the original one without “Next to Me” on it, and as a big fan I don’t know how to feel about it. Hopefully they don’t re-release it again, but I do recommend this album. It is really good and really eye-opening growth wise to see how far they’ve come. Plus, it’s got a lot of Night Visions sounds in it, which I enjoy, but they do mix some Smoke+Mirrors in there as well which is nice.

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