Imagine Dragons - Evolve
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Ratings: #722 / 725
User Score
Based on 384 ratings
2017 Ratings: #756
June 23, 2017 / Release Date
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KIDinaKORNER, Interscope / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

60
NME

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

60
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.

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
35
If this is what they call evolving, then I'm scared to hear Imagine Dragons' final form.
JoaoSantos
1
THUNDER FEEL THE THUNDER
Plats
35
While it has some colorful production, "Evolve" is probably the worst album yet from Imagine Dragons (until “Origins”).

Fav Tracks: Whatever It Takes, Walking The Wire, Rise Up

Least Fav Tracks: Thunder, Start Over, Yesterday, Dancing In The Dark

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Notorious_Man
17
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.
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Track List

  1. I Don’t Know Why
  2. Whatever It Takes
  3. Believer
  4. Walking the Wire
  5. Rise Up
  6. I’ll Make It Up To You
  7. Yesterday
  8. Mouth of the River
  9. Thunder
  10. Start Over
  11. Dancing In the Dark
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Added on: May 9, 2017