Imagine Dragons: Origins Album Review


Origins is an album from the popular band Imagine Dragons and was released on November 9th, 2018.

This review will be split into individual song reviews, until I finally get to the overall score.

Did I like this album? Did I not? This is my review of Origins by Imagine Dragons.

Natural: I thought this song was just okay. Yes, it’s catchy, but that doesn’t excuse the annoying chorus consisting of lead singer Dan Reynolds screaming about how you’re a natural for a short period of time. 5/10

Boomerang: This song was all over the place. At some points you can’t tell if it’s a love song or a rock song. That’s really all I can say about this song. 3/10

Machine: This is, in my opinion, the worst song off the album. It’s messy, melodramatic, and isn’t helped by the fact the song is just annoying. 2/10

Cool Out:  This song is actually pretty good. It has a wavy vibe and doesn’t feature Dan Reynolds screaming for the chorus. 8/10

Bad Liar: This one is just weird. It doesn’t make your ears almost implode like some of the last ones did, but it feels a bit messy.  Still, it’s not horrible. 5/10

West Coast: This song is much more light-hearted than most of this album. Is it great? No. But I can appreciate how this one was a change of pace. 5/10

Zero: This one is pretty snappy and fun, but it isn’t quite the home run I was hoping for. 6/10

Bullet In a Gun: Just like Boomerang, this one is all over the place. But just like Natural, it’s still pretty catchy. 5/10

Digital: I do not recommend listening to this song if you have sensitive hearing. This song consists of about 60% screaming. 3/10

Only: This song feels like if Hey There Deliah and Something Just Like This had a baby. Let’s just say it was their first and only child. 3/10

Stuck: This feels like just another love song with nothing special. 4/10

Love: Since when was repeatedly saying “love” a good chorus? 3/10

Summary: Origins by Imagine Dragons is a reminder of how low we can go when it comes to mainstream music. Cliched, repetitive, and loud, I don’t think I’ll be coming back to this album anytime soon. 4/10

One thought on “Imagine Dragons: Origins Album Review

  1. I think that this was a good album. I don’t like Cool Out, West Coast, Only, or Love but I like the rest. Evolve was much better though. But maybe it’s just because I went to an Imagine Dragons concert last summer.
    They used to be my favorite band but now I like more Weezer, AC/DC, and Twenty One Pilots. I’m sick of the repeating in all of the songs in this album. I don’t like how they’re now becoming pop music. But I still love Imagine Dragons.

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