“This is it, the apocalypse,” Imagine Dragons sing. “Whoa!” If an air-punching arena chant is not your idea of how to mark the end of the world, then you should steer clear of the Las Vegas band, breakthrough stars in the US. “Hear Me” is The Killers at their grabbiest, “Radioactive” casts them as a low-IQ Arcade Fire with “brostep” bassline and the “we’re-doomed-whoa!” message while “Bleeding Out” ramps the stadium sing-song choruses up to unendurable levels of irritation. Rarely has so much bombast been used to say so little.
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