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Smoke + Mirrors

2014, 13 tracks, 51 mins 31 sec
      Shots
      Official 1
      Shots (Live from Smoke + Mirrors Live 2015)
      Live 1
      Shots (Live from The Smith Center / Las Vegas 2015)
      Live 2
      Shots (Live from The Ellen Show 2015)
      Live 3
      Shots (Live from Kyle and Jackie O 2015)
      Live 4
      Shots (Live from Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich 2015)
      Live 5
      Shots (Live from Las Vegas 2015)
      Live 6
      Shots (Live from Southside Festival 2017)
      Live 7
      Shots (Live from Lollapalooza - Berlin 2018)
      Live 8
      Shots (Live from EVOLVE TOUR 2017)
      Live 9
    2.
      Gold
      Official 1
      Gold (Live from Toronto 2016)
      Live 1
      Gold (Live from March Madness 2015)
      Live 2
      Gold (Live from Radio 1's Big Weekend 2017)
      Live 3
      Gold (Live from Madness Festival 2018)
      Live 4
      Gold (Live from Farm Aid's 30th anniversary concert 2015)
      Live 5
      Gold (Live from Southside Festival 2017)
      Live 6
      Gold
      Static Image 1
      Gold (Remixed by Jorgen Odegard)
      Remix 1
      Gold (Remixed by Jorbibble)
      Remix 2
      Smoke And Mirrors (Live from Sao Paulo 2015)
      Live 1
      Smoke And Mirrors
      Static Image 1
      Smoke And Mirrors (Covered by Crosby)
      User Cover 1
      Smoke And Mirrors (Covered by Beat The Base)
      User Cover 2
      Smoke And Mirrors (Covered by Ch Piano Covers)
      User Cover 3
      Smoke And Mirrors (Covered by Marc-Antoine Dias)
      User Cover 4
      Smoke And Mirrors (Covered by Marc Birge)
      User Cover 5
      Smoke And Mirrors (Covered by Bianca Melo)
      User Cover 6
      I’m So Sorry (Live from Leeds Festival 2016)
      Live 1
      I’m So Sorry (Live from Smoke + Mirrors 2016)
      Live 2
      I’m So Sorry (Live from Reading Festival 2016)
      Live 3
      I’m So Sorry (Live from Farm Aid's 30th anniversary concert 2015)
      Live 4
      I’m So Sorry (Live from Reading Festival 2016)
      Live 5
      I’m So Sorry (Live from Lollapalooza Paris 2017)
      Live 6
      I’m So Sorry
      Static Image 1
      I’m So Sorry (Remixed by Legendary Beats)
      Remix 1
      I’m So Sorry (Covered by Bendik Hustadnes)
      User Cover 1
      I’m So Sorry (Covered by J.T.'S Random Stuff)
      User Cover 2
      I Bet My Life
      Official 1
      I Bet My Life (Live from Toronto 2016)
      Live 1
      I Bet My Life (Live from Life is Beautiful 2015)
      Live 2
      I Bet My Life (Live from Ellen Show 2015)
      Live 3
      I Bet My Life (Live from BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge 2016)
      Live 4
      I Bet My Life (Live from Good Morning America 2015)
      Live 5
      I Bet My Life (Lyrics Video)
      Lyric 1
      I Bet My Life
      Static Image 1
      I Bet My Life (Remixed by Vinyljackers)
      Remix 1
      I Bet My Life (Remixed by Send)
      Remix 2
      Polaroid (Live from Spanish 2016)
      Live 1
      Polaroid (Live from Sao Paulo 2015)
      Live 2
      Polaroid
      Static Image 1
      Polaroid (Remixed by ORU)
      Remix 1
      Polaroid (Covered by Sobre Música)
      User Cover 1
      Polaroid (Covered by Deejay Dela Cruz)
      User Cover 2
      Polaroid (Covered by Jackson Rogers, Paige Pridmore, Josh Tutle, Zach Davis, Caleb Presley)
      User Cover 3
      Polaroid (Covered by Brenna Nicole)
      User Cover 4
      Polaroid (Covered by Patrick Busser)
      User Cover 5
      Polaroid (Covered by Rob White)
      User Cover 6
      Friction (Live from Final Four Live 2015)
      Live 1
      Friction (Live from Smoke + Mirrors Live 2015)
      Live 2
      Friction (Live from São Paulo 2015)
      Live 3
      Friction
      Static Image 1
      Friction (Remixed by Levent Ozkazanc)
      Remix 1
      Friction (Remixed by No Saints)
      Remix 2
      Friction (Covered by JJ Phillips)
      User Cover 1
      Friction (Covered by Sviatoslav Yatsiuk)
      User Cover 2
      Friction (Covered by Dashly feat GaiaNe)
      User Cover 3
      Friction (Covered by James Aldrich)
      User Cover 4
      It Comes Back To You
      Live 1
      It Comes Back To You
      Lyric 1
      It Comes Back To You
      Static Image 1
      It Comes Back To You
      User Cover 1
      dream (Live from São Paulo 2015)
      Live 1
      dream (Live from Chile 2015)
      Live 2
      dream (Live from Smoke + Mirrors Tour ,São Paulo 2015)
      Live 3
      dream
      Static Image 1
      dream (Remixed by Jorgen Odegard)
      Remix 1
      dream (Remixed by Diserpier)
      Remix 2
      dream (Covered by Jin, Gerda & Indrek)
      User Cover 1
      dream (Covered by Claire Stone)
      User Cover 2
      dream (Covered by LillyTalent)
      User Cover 3
      dream (Covered by Василиса Груздева)
      User Cover 4
      Trouble (Live from Chile 2015)
      Live 1
      Trouble (Live from Prudential Center 2015)
      Live 2
      Trouble (Live from Pal Norte 2015)
      Live 3
      Trouble (Live from Sao Paulo 2015)
      Live 4
      Trouble
      Static Image 1
      Trouble (Covered by The Nusic Fandom 1325)
      User Cover 1
    11.
      Summer (Live from Hamburg 2015)
      Live 1
      Summer (Live from Sao Paulo 2015)
      Live 2
      Summer
      Static Image 1
      Summer (Covered by Dave Play Drums)
      User Cover 1
      Summer (Covered by Live To Rock Studios)
      User Cover 2
      Summer (Covered by Candid Club)
      User Cover 3
      Hopeless Opus (Live from Montreal Bell Centre 2015)
      Live 1
      Hopeless Opus (Live from Smoke + Mirrors 2016)
      Live 2
      Hopeless Opus (Live from Dallas 2015)
      Live 3
      Hopeless Opus (Live from Sao Paulo 2015)
      Live 4
      Hopeless Opus
      Static Image 1
      Hopeless Opus (Featuring Daniel Platzman)
      Featuring 1
      Hopeless Opus (Covered by TRTunes)
      User Cover 1
      Hopeless Opus (Covered by Amosdoll)
      User Cover 2
      Hopeless Opus (Covered by German Llama Layaway)
      User Cover 3
      Hopeless Opus (Covered by Dallas Lee ft. Ryan Tuthill)
      User Cover 4
      The Fall (Live from Toronto 2015)
      Live 1
      The Fall
      Static Image 1
      The Fall (Covered by TRTunes)
      User Cover 1
      The Fall (Covered by Annelise Phillips)
      User Cover 2

Narratives(1)

Mar 20, 2019

Imagine Dragons’ Are The Heir Apparent To Stadium Packing Sound Like Creed, On ‘Smoke + Mirrors’, But Formulas Hold It Back From True Glory

On the heels of their mega successful debut studio album Night Visions, Las Vegas natives Imagine Dragons deliver more of the same, albeit with a little bit more eclecticism with second studio album Smoke + Mirrors, which continues the trend of catch-all anthemia, a boon for Imagine Dragons fans everywhere, yet a challenge for a discerning music fan like myself who tends to be underwhelmed by the formulas present here, however layered or bombastic their individual sound designs. What this band is good at is making tracks loud and concussive and exciting in the most obvious of ways. Many folks are pleased with their style, and even moved to tears by certain concepts and sentiments expressed lyrically – words supercharged by all of the kinetic instrumentation at hand. I will offer, by way of comparison, that the Post Alt Rock band Creed was also, at one time, the most popular Rock band of its time. Ask any music fan – or even music layman, about the relevance of Creed now, and I would say they are not as cool, or as boundlessly talented in our collective perceptions, as they were in their highly advertised heyday. By the way, I should say, I saw through the commercialism back then, to the core of what that band was – basic songwriters with a spiritual, redemptive power which was as appealing then as it is now with Imagine Dragons, who likewise seem to avoid complicated notes and black keys in favor of easy and expected melodies and writing. They just happen to incorporate many more influences than Creed, ranging from Synth to Hip Hop beats to Revivalist Soul to Folk, against Creed’s strictly Hard Rock and Alternative output. Despite various influences fusing into one loud and bold sound, Imagine Dragons are consistently categorized as Pop Rock, because, under all that noise, the notation is all Pop – exhibiting a disinterest with reinventing anything or challenging its listener artistically. What Imagine Dragons do have to offer is great instrumentation and fantastic vocals from front man Dan Reynolds.

Written by @taylor

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Album Info

"Smoke + Mirrors"

Released

  • Sep 18, 2014

Genres

  • Pop
  • Alternative/Indie Rock

Label

  • Interscope
  • KIDinaKORNER

Producer

  • Alex da Kid
  • Imagine Dragons

Studio

  • Imagine Dragons Studio (Las Vegas, Nevada)

About

Smoke + Mirrors is the second studio album by American rock band Imagine Dragons. The album was recorded during 2014 at the band's home studio in Las Vegas, Nevada. Self-produced by members of the band along with English hip-hop producer Alexander Grant, known by his moniker Alex da Kid, the album was released by Interscope Records and Grant's KIDinaKORNER label on February 17, 2015, in the United States.
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