Imagine Dragons - Evolve
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2017 Ratings: #884 / 898
User Score
Based on 743 ratings
2017 Ratings: #623
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

Evolve feels very much like the digital Zeitgeist of 2017: good intentions aside, its bold, colorful textures elbow aside any notions of introspection or reflection.

60
NME

This latest effort might represent a small progression, but it’s far from an evolution.

50
musicOMH

There’s not enough quality across the whole of Evolve to convincingly make the case that Imagine Dragons actually have, or to attract an audience of new listeners.

40
The Independent

Evolve involves mostly devolving back into the hoariest of tired rock cliches (including what sounds like roto-toms), and plodding grimly towards the summer’s festivals.

40
The Guardian

Evolve sounds, almost impressively so, as though it’s been created with telly music coordinators in mind – and few others besides.

40
Rolling Stone
With their can't beat 'em, join 'em approach to mass market rock anthems, Las Vegas stadium rulers Imagine Dragons build their third LP with Swedish minimalist-pop mechanics Mattman & Robin, who gave the rock-ish personas of Tove Lo and Gwen Stefani sexy shine. But their spacious productions are an odd fit for Dan Reynolds' tortured dude-isms.
johnonymous
5
devolve
Inglume
25
If this is what they call evolving, then I'm scared to hear Imagine Dragons' final form.
Notorious_Man
30
You’ll get the same experience by watching car commercials for 40 or so minutes as listening to this album, but then you’ll at least get to look at cool cars. This album is just awful, filler music they put in the background to showcase experiensive cars.
Sagittarius
12
Imagineing making a good abum
heavenlyxbn
60
Could be better.

Compared to the other Imagine Dragons albums I've listened to, "Evolve" is the one I've enjoyed listening to the most. I think it has few highlights, and good songs... but still... the album is not even close to being decent.

Favorite tracks: Next To Me, Whatever It Takes, I'll Make It Up To You, Dancing In The Dark.

Least favorite track: Yesterday.
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Added on: May 9, 2017