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The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons 

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Updated May 27, 2020 1.7k votes 234 voters 12.2k views 46 items

Looking for more bands like Imagine Dragons? The pop rock band from Las Vegas took the world by storm with their album Night Visions in 2012, which has since been certified double Platinum. Let's rank the best bands similar to Imagine Dragons, with the help of your votes.

People often compare Imagine Dragons to Twenty One Pilots, a sythpop duo from Ohio known for songs like "Stressed Out" and "Ride." Just like Imagine Dragons, Twenty One Pilots is a band that's hard to place into a single genre or category. Other bands similar to Imagine Dragons include X Ambassadors, The Neighbourhood, and The Killers, a well-established group that undoubtedly influenced the Vegas rock band.

These Imagine Dragons band recommendations are ranked by your votes, so show some love to the bands you think other fans should check out. Feel free to downvote any bands as well if you feel they aren't similar enough to Imagine Dragons.

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OneRepublic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons

Albums: Dreaming Out Loud, Waking Up, The Teen Idols: The Very Best Of, Native, Stop and Stare, + more

OneRepublic is an American pop rock band from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by Ryan Tedder and Zach Filkins, the band achieved commercial success on Myspace as an unsigned act. In ...more
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Twenty One Pilots is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons

Albums: Vessel, Twenty One Pilots, Regional At Best, Fake You Out, Guns For Hands, + more

Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo from Columbus, Ohio. The band was formed in 2009 and consists of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun. They put out two self-released albums, Twenty One Pilots ...more
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Bastille is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons

Albums: Bad Blood, No One’s Here to Sleep, Remixed, Overjoyed, Bad Blood, + more

Bastille are an English indie rock band formed in 2010. They began as a solo project by singer-songwriter Dan Smith, who later decided to form a band. The four-piece is completed by Chris ...more
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Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons

Albums: A Rush of Blood to the Head, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Parachutes, X&Y, Clocks, + more

Coldplay are a British rock band formed in London in 1996. The four members – which include lead vocalist/pianist Chris Martin, lead guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman and drummer ...more
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X Ambassadors is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons

Albums: Love Songs Drug Songs, The Reason

X Ambassadors (also stylized XA) are an American rock band from Ithaca, New York. Its members currently include lead vocalist Sam Harris, keyboardist Casey Harris, and drummer Adam Levin. Their ...more
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Linkin Park is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
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Albums: Hybrid Theory, Living Things, Meteora, Minutes To Midnight, Burn It Down, + more

Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. The band's current lineup comprises vocalist/keyboardist/rhythm guitarist Mike Shinoda, lead guitarist Brad Delson, bassist ...more
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Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons

Albums: A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, Vices & Virtues, Pretty. Odd., + more

Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 by childhood friends Brendon Urie, Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith and Brent Wilson. Since 2015, singer Urie has ...more
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The Script is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons

Albums: Science & Faith, #3, The Script, iTunes Festival: London 2011, iTunes Festival: London 2008, + more

The Script are an Irish pop rock band formed in 2001. The band consists of lead vocalist/pianist Danny O'Donoghue, vocalist/guitarist Mark Sheehan, and drummer Glen Power. Based in London after ...more
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American Authors is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons

Albums: Oh, What a Life, American Authors, Anthropology

American Authors is an American rock band based in New York City and who are signed to Island Records. They are best known for their singles "Best Day of My Life" and ...more
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The Killers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons

Albums: Sam’s Town, Hot Fuss, Day & Age, Mr Brightside, Battle Born, + more

The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2001 by members Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards, bass) and Dave Keuning (lead guitar, backing vocals). Mark Stoermer ...more
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Muse is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons

Albums: Origin of Symmetry, Absolution, The 2nd Law, Black Holes and Revelations, The Resistance, + more

Muse are an English rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The band consists of Matt Bellamy (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), Chris Wolstenholme (bass guitar, backing vocals), and ...more
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Arctic Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons

Albums: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, Favourite Worst Nightmare, Humbug, Suck It and See, + more

Arctic Monkeys is an English rock band formed in Sheffield in 2002. The group consists of Alex Turner (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Matt Helders (drums, vocals), Jamie Cook (guitar, keyboards) ...more
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Foster the People is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons

Albums: Torches, Supermodel, Pumped Up Kicks, Helena Beat, Call It What You Want, + more

Foster the People is an American indie pop band formed in Los Angeles, California in 2009. The group is composed of Mark Foster, Jacob "Cubbie" Fink, and Mark Pontius. The group's ...more
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Walk the Moon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons

Albums: Walk the Moon, Tightrope EP, Anna Sun EP, The Other Side: B-Sides and Rarities, The Anthem EP, + more

Walk the Moon is an American indie rock band based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lead singer Nicholas Petricca started the band in 2008 and went through several member changes before finally coming ...more
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The Neighbourhood is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons

Albums: Female Robbery, I Love You, I'm Sorry..., Thank You, West Coast/Every Minute, + more

The Neighbourhood is an American Indie rock band formed in August 2011. The band is composed of vocalist Jesse Rutherford, guitarists Jeremy Freedman and Zach Abels, bassist Mikey Margott and ...more
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The 1975 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons

Albums: The 1975, Music for Cars, Sex, iTunes Festival: London 2013, Facedown, + more

The 1975 is an English indie rock band formed in Manchester. The group consists of Matthew Healy, Adam Hann, George Daniel, and Ross MacDonald. They have released four EPs, while their ...more
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AWOLNATION is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons

Albums: Back from Earth, I've Been Dreaming, Megalithic Symphony, RE/Sail, Sail, + more

Awolnation is an American electronic rock band, formed and fronted by Aaron Bruno, formerly of Under the Influence of Giants, Hometown Hero, and Insurgence. The band is signed to Red Bull ...more
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The Fray is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons

Albums: How to Save a Life, The Fray, How to Save a Life, Reason EP, Movement EP, + more

The Fray is an American rock band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2002 by schoolmates Isaac Slade and Joe King, they achieved success with the release of their debut album, How to Save a Life ...more
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30 Seconds to Mars is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons

Albums: A Beautiful Lie, 30 Seconds to Mars, Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams, + more

Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of brothers Jared Leto (lead vocals, ...more
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One Direction is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
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Albums: Up All Night, Something About the Way You Look Tonight, Total Eclipse of the Heart, Your Song, You Are So Beautiful, + more

One Direction are an English-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. In addition, Zayn Malik was a member until his departure ...more
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Cage the Elephant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons

Albums: Thank You, Happy Birthday, Cage the Elephant, Melophobia, Ain't No Rest for the Wicked, + more

Cage the Elephant is an American rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky, that formed in 2006. The group currently consists of Matthew "Matt" Shultz, Brad "Dave" Shultz, Jared ...more
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Yoko Ono is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
uncle dolan added Genre: Pop music, Rock music & Electronic dance music; Nationality: Japan

Albums: Double Fantasy, Milk and Honey, Instant Karma! / Who Has Seen the Wind?, Yes, I'm a Witch, + more

Yoko Ono (Japanese: 小野 洋子, romanized: Ono Yōko, usually spelled in katakana オノ・ヨーコ; born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese-American multimedia artist, singer, songwriter and peace activist. Her ...more
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Hozier is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons

Albums: Take Me To Church E.P., Sedated, Hozier

Andrew Hozier-Byrne, known as Hozier (born March 17, 1990), is an Irish musician and singer-songwriter from Bray, County Wicklow. In 2013, he released his debut EP, featuring the hit single ...more
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Fun is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons

Albums: Some Nights, Aim and Ignite, iTunes Session, fun. Live at Fingerprints, C’mon, + more

Fun is an American indie pop band based in New York City. It was formed by Nate Ruess, former lead singer of The Format, with Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff, of Anathallo and Steel Train ...more
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Neon Trees is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons

Albums: Habits, Picture Show, Pop Psychology, Start a Fire, iTunes Live from SoHo, + more

Neon Trees is an American rock band from Provo, Utah. Known for their energetic live performances, the band received nationwide exposure in late 2008 when they opened several North American tour ...more