Las Vegas-based Imagine Dragons really had a rocket career with their first album, Night Visions. The album was certified platinum in Canada, United States, and United Kingdom as of June 2013 so things have happened really fast for the band.
It's easy to get a little extra critical when things are going very well for a band, but mostly I think there is some justice. In this case, there is no doubt as this is a band out of the ordinary with great melodies in a unique package. It seems that they took pop music to a level with tracks like "Radioactive," "Demons" and "Bleeding Out." that to me is innovatory for this genre.
However Night Visions requites several listening, as is not an album that sits directly. It's very diverse with tracks near Awolnation, but even The Fray and Coldplay. So it becomes somewhat shattered, but as a whole this is a very charming and well-crafted album that is must have if you’re into pop/rock.