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Smoke and Mirrors

Imagine Dragons

Smoke and Mirrors

The second studio album from the Grammy Award winning Las Vegas quartet

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  1. 8.0 |   Q

    A modern pop-rock gem. Print edition only

  2. 7.0 |   All Music

    These guys are shameless and that's what makes them more fun than your average arena rockers
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  3. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Imagine Dragons might not be rewriting the rulebook, yet they're performing from a mightily effective one
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  4. 6.2 |   Earbuddy

    They haven’t broken any new ground, just paved over old sidewalk and polished the street signs
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  5. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    When they accept their pop appeal, as on the simpler, hugely catchy Polaroid, and the hip hop beats and flutes of Hopeless Opus, it feels great to have them back
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  6. 6.0 |   The FT

    Dan Reynolds’ imploring vocals are given an optimistic gloss while imaginative production lends the songs their own identity
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  7. 4.0 |   The Observer

    Their second album is largely flat-packed stadium pop at its most anonymous
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  8. 4.0 |   Digital Spy

    Ultimately it's an album that feels more like a case of foggy vision than clear intent
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  9. 4.0 |   musicOMH

    All of which makes Smoke + Mirrors sound like a cynical effort to appeal to all of the people, all of the time
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  10. 3.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The problem lies in their vision, and the fact that it’s either too narrow or too cynical to take seriously
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  11. 2.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Smoke + Mirrors is characterised by pompous and dull pop rock
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