Rarely do artists combine cutting edge with easily accessible, daring alongside non-threatening, but Dragons manage precisely that with their sophomore full-length. Famously melding electronic bloop-age and hard rock brio smothered by a mystical aura of modernist transcendence, Evolve actually lives up to its name in achieving new levels of compositional complexity. Every track sparkles, but enduring standouts like “Thunder,” “Believer” and “Whatever It Takes” are so perfectly formed you’ll genuinely delight when they inevitably stick in your head.
Released by: KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records
Producer: Alex da Kid & Imagine Dragons