Published: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 23:10
Imagine Dragons’ single track, “It’s Time,” came out with promise of an off-the-charts album, but other tracks are not up to the same level on the new album Night Visions.
The adrenaline that comes from “It’s Time” makes the album as a whole so much smaller. This single is the success of Night Visions and why people gravitate toward it. The track has a unique use of mandolin, adding an uplifting beat.
Other tracks that helped it get on the charts are “Hear Me” and “Amsterdam.” The album keeps the identity of the band with one of its older tunes, “Fade.”
“Every Night” changes things up a bit with different sounds varying from drums to hand-clapping, but it gets the job done and doesn’t lose any of the chemistry in the band.
Attention may be lost throughout the album, but somehow Imagine Dragons pulls people back in with the drum architectures and a well-made percussive record.
“Demons” and “On Top Of The World” bring a new, fresh edge to Night Visions. Both are very catchy tunes that will get stuck in the listener’s head easily. “Demons” is slower, but all the power is still there. “On Top Of The World” is upbeat and a little repetitive, yet it still works in the mix.
If the last two songs, “Nothing Left To Say” and “Cha-Ching,” would have been left out, Night Visions would have ended on a stronger note with “Underdog.”
Night Visions has a strong beginning and weak ending, but don’t let that get in the way of picking it up in the first place.