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  • Summary: The fourth full-length studio release for the Las Vegas rock band features production from Alex Da Kid, John Hill, Joel Little, Mattman & Robin, Jorgen Odegard, and Ido Zmishlany.
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Natural
Will you hold the line When every one of them is giving up or giving in? Tell me In this house of mine Nothing ever comes without a consequence or... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Q Magazine
    Nov 20, 2018
    80
    It follows the million-dollar formula laid down on 2017's Evolve a little too closely. ... But as emotional Trojan Horses go, few do it better. [Jan 2019, p.110]
  2. 80
    Origins is further proof of Reynolds’ pop songwriting capabilities and also his ambition when it comes to pushing the messages that matter onto the charts. And there’s no doubting his sincerity. It’s a refreshing quality in a pop frontman.
  3. Nov 9, 2018
    80
    Dragons’ producers Alex da Kid and Mattman & Robin have tamped down the epic flourishes and thudding bottom end that marked this album’s predecessor, “Evolve,” resulting in a more direct sound and message.
  4. Nov 15, 2018
    50
    Unfortunately Imagine Dragons’ actual vision is one that is milquetoast, formulaic, nearly anonymous, free of any real lyrical insight. ... The one place where the Dragons themselves really shine is an outlier in their catalog: “Zero,” made for Ralph Breaks the Internet, is a giddy college rocker that does for the Cure, David Bowie and Jimmy Eat World what Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson did for Prince, Gap Band and Zapp.
  5. Nov 15, 2018
    50
    Imagine Dragons are confident in their capability and knowledge of pop music, but Origins tries too hard to demonstrate their varied interests with the results generic and indistinct.
  6. 40
    More often than not Origins falls flat, with insipid choruses and melodramatic refrains. Big, bold and a little bit naff, this is another bread and butter album from a mindbogglingly huge group.
  7. Nov 9, 2018
    20
    Any piece that can cover an emotional spectrum ranging from gruff cries all the way to handclaps must have a lot to offer. ... Step aside Nickelback, there’s a new sheriff in town and his name is Imagine Dragons.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 29
  2. Negative: 5 out of 29
  1. Nov 9, 2018
    10
    Very good album, taking even "inspirations" in several bands, very beautiful in both lyrics and rhythm, without any doubt the best album ofVery good album, taking even "inspirations" in several bands, very beautiful in both lyrics and rhythm, without any doubt the best album of Imagine Dragons Expand
  2. Nov 11, 2018
    10
    This album is really great. Despite what some critics say, all tracks from the album are different and likeable in their own way.
  3. Nov 14, 2018
    10
    Ok, I think that this new album is everything that i wanted. I just started to listen the old music of Imagine Dragons, and when OriginsOk, I think that this new album is everything that i wanted. I just started to listen the old music of Imagine Dragons, and when Origins arrived and i heard it, I could remember some rhythms from Night Visions paying homage to his name, like Natural that represents the energy that Radioactive had. Too, this new songs have a good message to explain, like Bad Liar that it's based on Dan Reynolds 's unstable relationship whit his wife. Additionally, Digital is an anthem that has a lot of energy, making a weird song but good for listening (very good). So you can't say that this album is bad just because Imagine Dragons doesn't belongs to your likes, in that case it's wrong to review whitout solid arguments (like some persons do). Expand
  4. Nov 10, 2018
    8
    It is not the best album if we thing in music hits and hype, but in this one its musics sound deeper and with great lyrics. And yes, they'reIt is not the best album if we thing in music hits and hype, but in this one its musics sound deeper and with great lyrics. And yes, they're out of their confort zone. Expand
  5. Nov 16, 2018
    8
    Not bad. I liked the album, but the night visions will remain the best for me.
  6. Dec 22, 2018
    6
    The album is by no means perfect but when an album like Night Visions exists it's hard to catch lightning in a bottle twice. Most of theThe album is by no means perfect but when an album like Night Visions exists it's hard to catch lightning in a bottle twice. Most of the singles are great, especially Zero, Machine as well as other songs like Digital which was insane but good. Unfortunately it's let down by cuts such as Stuck, Only and Bad Liar. Regardless, not as bad as everyone thinks Expand
  7. Nov 16, 2018
    0
    Imagine Dragons SUCK, terrible and extremely overrated band considering their popularity

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