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Joe DeAndrea 09/13/12 01:45 AM

Imagine Dragons Debut at #2
 
Imagine Dragons' new full-length, Night Visions, debuted on the Billboard charts with 83,000 copies sold.

Fringe 09/13/12 01:47 AM

wow, that's actually really strong

irthesteve 09/13/12 02:04 AM

who the hell is Imagine Dragons

XLT917 09/13/12 02:13 AM

Loving this album, so good.

TerrancePryor 09/13/12 02:50 AM

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Originally Posted by irthesteve (Post 112941282)
who the hell is Imagine Dragons


A indie band that Pitchfork doesn't jerk off. They're good for that reason alone.

HeyItsAllyssa 09/13/12 04:23 AM

Proud of them. The album is soooo good

Archael 09/13/12 04:42 AM

congrats for them, too bad that most of the album sucked.

fna4 09/13/12 04:45 AM

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Originally Posted by TerrancePryor (Post 112941552)
A indie band that Pitchfork doesn't jerk off. They're good for that reason alone.

Pitchfork is crap. That being said so is the the prevailing mentality on this site that the more accessible or hook driven a band is the better they are. Also calling band on a major label who did a record with a mainstream pop producer "indie" shows how dumb using the term indie as a genre is.

NewAgeofHorus 09/13/12 05:10 AM

I had no idea they were even popular.

ShotgunGold 09/13/12 05:40 AM

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Originally Posted by fna4 (Post 112942072)
Pitchfork is crap. That being said so is the the prevailing mentality on this site that the more accessible or hook driven a band is the better they are.


Errr really?? The whole mentality amongst rock, punk and indie websites seem to be the complete opposite - any form of pop is bad. That is why there are so few guitar-based bands who have actually managed to break - because any band that does seem to have catchy choruses and 'all-encompassing' lyrics gets shunned because they either copied someone from the 60s, 70s or 80s (So fucking what it was 20 odd years ago!!) or because they are on the radio and therefore don't have 'any real meaning'. Just take a look at Pitchfork, NME or Drowned In Sound or even the Mercury Award nominations today. AbsolutePunk is nowhere near as bad as those sites - it champions rock that is good pop - but when it comes to rock and indie it seems to be the same across the board: 'alternative rock is good, clever, real, meaningful, deep; classic/pop/mainstream rock is bad, stale, childish and shallow'

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Originally Posted by fna4 (Post 112942072)
Also calling band on a major label who did a record with a mainstream pop producer "indie" shows how dumb using the term indie as a genre is.


The term 'indie' has changed it's meaning. It no longer has the same meaning now than it did in the 80s. Kaiser Chiefs and The Cribs are 'indie rock' bands no matter what label they are on. Same with the words 'emo' and even 'post-hardcore' - they have taken on a new broader meaning. Just like many words have changed there meaning over the decades and even centuries.

animefan13LPfn1 09/13/12 05:43 AM

Good for them, really loving the album.

Mikeallover 09/13/12 05:48 AM

I bought it.

larokr 09/13/12 05:50 AM

Happy for them. Album release show was awesome - songs were even better live.

Anthony Sorendino 09/13/12 06:02 AM

Awesome!

Kris_Gontz9 09/13/12 06:15 AM

Congratulations for them! It's Time is such a great song by itself... the rest of the album still has to grow on me, though.