Imagine Dragons

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  1. Gibs

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    Mumford & Sons, is that you?

    This song screams trend hopping, it's horribly bland. I'm with Justin, I can't stand the psuedo-folk/psuedo-gospel think it's got going on. If they're going to do such a standard song structure, they shouldn't make the song so boring to listen to.
     
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  2. Decay

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    nope.
     
  3. The Joesen One

    The Joesen One Fun-employed LPA Super Member

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    I'm a little mixed about the song as well, but I'm pretty sure it would be lazy if they did arena electronic pop rock again for album 2.
     
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    not a fan tbh.

    can't wait for the radio to shove it down my throat @ work.
     
  5. Filip

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    I agree it's overused but that chorus is just heaven god damn.
     
  6. The Joesen One

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    I don't know bro. Their soundtrack singles weren't doing that well on radio.
     
  7. The Free Element

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    I don-t know how I feel about this song. I mean,it's not BAD,it's actually a nice song and I like the folk atmospheres in the verses. BUT is still a great let down. They hyped the song with weird pics,some really dark slices of lyrics and a strange cover art. Everything was suggesting a more darker song. I was expetcing something similar to Battle Cry. Instead,Bet My Life is a Night Visions song. And it's not even close to one of the Night Visions highlights. It's too much...happy. Read the lyrics :
    This lyrics really don't belong to the song and the singing. They actually made me hate the damn chorus. I want some new sound,Imagine Dragons.
    EDIT : And with some other listenings,Warrior is REALLY far better than Bet My Life.
     
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  8. Filip

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    Yeah, those lyrics are real happy. A song about conflict with parents through his entire life, leaving for a 2 year Mormon mission, and literally him saying he gave them hell... he may aswell have written a song about candy.
     
  9. The Free Element

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    Sorry,I explained myself badly. What I mean : yes,the lyrics is dark. And I really love those lyrics. So why the hell is the song singed so happy-ish ? The chorus seems taked streight from On Top Of The World. And maybe it's just my problem,but I really hated On Top Of The World.
     
  10. Atticus

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    Funny since the chorus is what absolutely ruins the song for me. It's just too loud and in your face. The verses around it sound good.

    And I agree with others in the thread, Warrior is definitely better. This coming from someone who loves the fuck out of "Nothing Left To Say / Rocks". I'm really hoping the rest of the album can deliver.
     
  11. Alexrednex

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    Lol Yeah but he could literally sing about anything - As soon as the chorus hits I can't take the song serious at all.
    Never was a fan of Imagine Dragons - and it doesn't seem like this album will win me over.
     
  12. Blake

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    Still haven't listened to this, will sometime today
     
  13. Abel

    Abel Chester Bennington saved my life.

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    Not sure if you guys are as crazy about basketball as I am, but ID just performed "I Bet My Life" for the first time ever at the Cleveland Cavaliers Fan Fest as part of TNT's Pregame Show.

    [video=youtube;07jRlL9AUGQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07jRlL9AUGQ[/video]
     
  14. The Joesen One

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    A little iffy at first, but went along well towards the end.
     
  15. Abel

    Abel Chester Bennington saved my life.

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    The reason why "I Bet My Life" sounds happy and positive even with those dark lyrics is because it's a hopeful song. A song about dedicating your life to someone now that the turmoil and troubles of the past has gone away. Plus those dark lyrics are really just the verses and the big positive moment is the whole gospel chorus. It's like how Linkin Park's "Iridescent" was dark and moody until the positive, uplifting bridge comes up. Hope that helps! :)

    And I really liked "On Top of the World" actually, but hey, we all have opinions.

    Come to think of it, I can totally see why "I Bet My Life" is basically one of LeBron James' theme songs now...
    [video=youtube;_FGKofNiRzo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FGKofNiRzo[/video]
     
  16. The Free Element

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    Yeah,probably it's just my problem,I was figuring a complete different sound. The song isn't bad,but is not that kind of song that would play in my MP3.
     
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    So I'm listening to this song for the first time...

    First verse comes In: Man, this is really good, what is all the hate for?
    Still first verse: *hears overusing of the lady in back* Thinks to myself this is going to super annoying
    Chorus comes in: Holy crap, it makes sense now, this chorus is trash
    Second verse comes in: Very solid, just like the first verse
    Rest of the song afterwards: What did I just listen to... and how can I get my time back?
     
  18. Nobody Can Shave Me Now

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    This song doesn't appeal to me for the most part. It almost seems lazy. Bleeding Out was my favorite from the last album. I want something unique but organic in nature. Maybe I'm overthinking it. This song is a let down. Boring song and boring structure. I hope to god the rest of the album does not reflect what we've received thus far.
     
  19. Abel

    Abel Chester Bennington saved my life.

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    The new video for "I Bet My Life" is out now!

    [video=youtube;4ht80uzIhNs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ht80uzIhNs[/video]
     
  20. The Joesen One

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    I really like the music video. Confusing, but artful.
     

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