We start up with “Shots” which is a relatively up-beat, soft indie number. It’s straightforward enough, with its delicate vocals and gentle melody; it’s a decent song but not one that’s going to excite as an album opener and really a slightly wasted opportunity. The title track is a mellower affair altogether; it’s a slow burner of a song, subtle hints of COLDPLAY littered throughout the track in regards to its core sound but generally rather ambient, whereas “I’m So Sorry” steps up with a more guitar driven delivery, sounding far edgier, an album highlight.
Elsewhere tracks such as “I Bet My Life”, “Gold” and “Trouble” all keep things within a jovial tone of sorts, while “It Comes Back To You” and “Hopeless Opus” ensure the album is predominantly relaxed, with the album as a whole being really rather on the easy-going side. Imagine Dragons may not be as ballsy as other indie bands; few signs of any rock ‘n’ roll aspiration here, but it doesn't stop them releasing big tunes. That being said, there’s little sign of any real progression here and ultimately you could say it’s a bit safe. If they weren't a big name already, this is an album that could find itself being forgotten about.