Imagine Dragons - Evolve
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Ratings: #712 / 717
User Score
Based on 285 ratings
2017 Ratings: #642
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
eliiiiiiii
20
Unlistenable.
Boring, repetitive, soulless album.
A friend gifted me a cd of this like a year and a half ago, I didn't know anything about music at that time and I still hated it.
I thought "Believer" was cool at first but then I found out that all of the songs on this record sound exactly like that one.
Absolute_Madman
0
Corporate "art" at it's most soulless.

0/10

Best Track(s): N/A
Worst Track: Thunder
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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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