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Joe DeAndrea 09/13/12 12:45 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 12:47 AM

wow, that's actually really strong

irthesteve 09/13/12 01:04 AM

who the hell is Imagine Dragons

XLT917 09/13/12 01:13 AM

Loving this album, so good.

TerrancePryor 09/13/12 01:50 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 03:23 AM

Proud of them. The album is soooo good

Archael 09/13/12 03:42 AM

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

fna4 09/13/12 03:45 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 04:10 AM

I had no idea they were even popular.

ShotgunGold 09/13/12 04:40 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 04:43 AM

Good for them, really loving the album.

Mikeallover 09/13/12 04:48 AM

I bought it.

larokr 09/13/12 04:50 AM

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

Anthony Sorendino 09/13/12 05:02 AM

Awesome!

Kris_Gontz9 09/13/12 05:15 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.

Dustin Harkins 09/13/12 05:24 AM

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

This.

WhatJulianSaid 09/13/12 05:36 AM

Never heard of them till they sold out a show here a few months ago and I was like ummm who?!? lol

EndlessPrisoner 09/13/12 05:47 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.

why are you awful at living?

EndlessPrisoner 09/13/12 05:47 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. 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.

why are you awful at living [2]

mike'smannequin 09/13/12 05:51 AM

oh wow...good for them thats awesome

PopPunkKid 09/13/12 05:57 AM

So this debuted with more sold than "Some Nights" did?... Geez. How?

I gave the album a listen, and it's alright, but I didn't think it was anything spectacular.

EndSerenading 09/13/12 06:00 AM

The only song I have heard from these guys is It's Time and that song is very grating / annoying to me. Not a fan of the lyrics or the instrumentation in several parts of the song. Comes off as someone trying to write something catchy but it really isn't very catchy to me.

/shrug

spezialk 09/13/12 06:03 AM

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

Really? :smackhim:

Quijiba 09/13/12 06:31 AM

Holy Shit. Good for them, guess signing to Interscope was a good choice. New album is pretty damn good as well, it appears as if the label gave them a lot of freedom which is good.

Quijiba 09/13/12 06:32 AM

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Originally Posted by PopPunkKid (Post 112943222)
So this debuted with more sold than "Some Nights" did?... Geez. How?

I gave the album a listen, and it's alright, but I didn't think it was anything spectacular.

Definitely not spectacular, but its definitely a good album. I think their next one will be stronger, mostly because it will be written as a cohesive whole rather than taking some EP songs and writing some new ones

TwelveTribes230 09/13/12 06:42 AM

really solid album...good for them!

PermanentTourists 09/13/12 07:10 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.


You're the worst.

rbf737 09/13/12 07:11 AM

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Originally Posted by EndSerenading (Post 112943272)
The only song I have heard from these guys is It's Time and that song is very grating / annoying to me. Not a fan of the lyrics or the instrumentation in several parts of the song. Comes off as someone trying to write something catchy but it really isn't very catchy to me.

/shrug

Good way of putting it. Trying to write something poppy which additionally automatically seems to mean the lyrics have to be bland, pointless, and interchangeable.

Searos 09/13/12 07:29 AM

The album is great. Bought it on a whim. I love the tracks that were from old EPs so I did not mind the, being on their cause for a major label debut they put up their best work. Radioactive is great as ever but I loved new songs too. Bleeding Out is such fucking jam.

Searos 09/13/12 07:32 AM

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Originally Posted by EndSerenading (Post 112943272)
The only song I have heard from these guys is It's Time and that song is very grating / annoying to me. Not a fan of the lyrics or the instrumentation in several parts of the song. Comes off as someone trying to write something catchy but it really isn't very catchy to me.

/shrug

To be honest Its Time is not even close to my favorite song on the album. I really just sorta got into this band with this album so it may be a bad reference but I think Radioactive, Top of The World, Bleeding Out, and Nothing Left To Say are the best songs. Each one are very different too.

CallMeTroy 09/13/12 07:57 AM

Personally, I didn't enjoy the album. This may prompt me to give it a second listen, but I don't think it's amazing by any means.

Shanejoseph 09/13/12 08:01 AM

Well I feel dumb. Never heard of this band until now. I'm usually pretty good with whats on billboard and things like that. Good for them though. That's a big number.

fran.182 09/13/12 08:06 AM

Good album. Probably my favorite debut full lenght of the year.

irthesteve 09/13/12 08:07 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.

I just listened to the single, not good.

_><_ 09/13/12 08:59 AM

Who ?

Searos 09/13/12 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by irthesteve (Post 112945752)
I just listened to the single, not good.

Listen to another song other than the single. Not sure why Its Time was the song that got so much play. Its one of the weakest on the album.

The Minn 09/13/12 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Quijiba (Post 112943712)
Definitely not spectacular, but its definitely a good album. I think their next one will be stronger, mostly because it will be written as a cohesive whole rather than taking some EP songs and writing some new ones

most every band's first album is 1/2 full of old songs from EPs. that's just how it works.

stonecoldfox 09/13/12 09:30 AM

Why do people bother posting just to say they've never heard of the band? Isn't that the whole point of the link and music sites in general...you know, to find new music?

Xiegfried 09/13/12 09:59 AM

Congrats to them! The newer songs on the album haven't really hit me yet, but the songs from their previous EPs are still awesome. Extremely talented band with a lot of diversity in their sound.

blimpcityhero11 09/13/12 10:03 AM

Damn. That's huge! I know I've got my copy! I wish Two Door Cinema Club got a little more attention for their solid album, but solid debut around 18k for them.

Quijiba 09/13/12 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by The Minn (Post 112947272)
most every band's first album is 1/2 full of old songs from EPs. that's just how it works.

your not wrong. It is very common, but at the same time it still doesn't stop from detracting from the album as a whole. Unless your WCAR or something, all their stuff pretty much sounds the same so the EP material that made it onto their debut slotted right in there

NorthstarPark 09/13/12 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by blimpcityhero11 (Post 112949252)
Damn. That's huge! I know I've got my copy! I wish Two Door Cinema Club got a little more attention for their solid album, but solid debut around 18k for them.


They sold more that Melissa Etheridge and Animal Collective, that's something?

daftpunker45 09/13/12 12:57 PM

Very awesome. Grabbed it for 5 bucks on Amazon.

Capulet 09/13/12 01:22 PM

amazing record

The Minn 09/13/12 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Quijiba (Post 112950292)
your not wrong. It is very common, but at the same time it still doesn't stop from detracting from the album as a whole. Unless your WCAR or something, all their stuff pretty much sounds the same so the EP material that made it onto their debut slotted right in there

well at least there will be a 2nd album and it will all be new songs. #2 debut? they will have another album.

TorontoMatt 04/02/13 09:14 AM

i can't say they are awful cause they aren't. But they are a complete ripoff of the Killers.