The indie rockers indulge in heavy, pop beats, and write catchy, easy-listening melodies. With powerful vocals from lead singer Dan Reynolds, their music has a sense of nostalgia, transporting a listener to an era when pop-rock tunes played in every department store, from the early to mid-2000s.
On It's Time, Reynolds's raw vocals juxtapose well with upbeat mandolin - yes, that olde worlde string instrument - riffs, then it all escalates to an anthemic, electric guitar-laden rock tune.
The band's chart-topping hit, Radioactive, is another highlight, showcasing exactly what Reynolds' voice is capable of.
Imagine Dragons have a way to go to before they find their own distinctive sound and stop making music that sounds like everybody else's. But what they've done so far is a step in the right direction.
YP Rating: 3/5