Could anyone design a band more impervious to criticism than Imagine Dragons? Formed at Utah's Brigham Young University before dropping out to become Las Vegas, and then global, sweethearts, the group combines heartland earnestness with showbiz sheen at such a shameless pitch it's almost innovative. Their sound is a ruthlessly competent concoction of styles: Coldplay-replay mellow melodies, Mumford-y hey-hos, EDM-inflected bass or beats, guitars courtesy of U2, filtered through alt-rock precursors such as Vegas's own Killers.

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