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The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons  

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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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Twenty One Pilots is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
Synthpop, Pop music, Indietronica
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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OneRepublic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock
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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Coldplay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
Rock music, Piano rock, Post-Britpop
Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London. After they formed under the name Pectoralz, Guy ...more
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Bastille is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
Synthpop, Alternative rock
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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X Ambassadors is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
Rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock
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
siddarth.amane1 added Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music
Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. Formed in 1996, the band rose to international fame with their debut album Hybrid Theory, which was certified Diamond by the ...more
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The Killers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave
The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning. Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. would complete the current line-up of the ...more
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American Authors is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
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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Foster the People is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
Indie pop, Synthpop, Rock music
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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The Script is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
Indie pop, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music
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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Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo
Panic! at the Disco is an American band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and features the current lineup of vocalist and guitarist Brendon Urie and bassist Dallon Weekes, who are supported ...more
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AWOLNATION is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
Indie pop, Noise rock, Alternative dance
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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Arctic Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
Trip hop, Dance-punk, Garage rock
Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield. The band consists of Alex Turner, Jamie Cook, Nick O'Malley, and Matt Helders. Former band member ...more
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Muse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music
Muse are an English rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The band consists of Matthew Bellamy, Christopher Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard. They are known for their energetic and ...more
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The Neighbourhood is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
Experimental rock, Dance music, Pop rock
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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Hozier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
Indie pop, Soul music, Blues
Andrew Hozier-Byrne, known as Hozier, is an Irish musician and singer-songwriter from Bray, County Wicklow. In 2013, he released his debut EP, featuring the hit single "Take Me to ...more
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Walk the Moon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
Power pop, Alternative rock, Art rock
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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Of Monsters and Men is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
Indie pop, Ska, Folk rock
Of Monsters and Men is a five-member, English-language indie folk-pop band from Iceland, formed in 2010. The members are lead singer/guitarist Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, ...more
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Lorde is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music
Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor (born November 7, 1996), known professionally as Lorde, is a New Zealand singer, songwriter, and record producer. Taking inspiration from aristocracy for her ...more
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30 Seconds to Mars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, Space rock
Thirty Seconds to Mars is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević. The band's debut album, 30 Seconds ...more
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Kodaline is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
Pop music, Rock music, Alternative rock
Kodaline are an Irish rock band. Originally known as 21 Demands, in 2011 the band changed its name to Kodaline. Steve Garrigan and Mark Prendergast grew up in Swords, Dublin, and have known each ...more
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Cage the Elephant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
Punk blues, Garage rock, Garage punk
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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Florence and the Machine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
Neo soul, Baroque pop, Electronica
Florence and the Machine are an English indie rock band that formed in London in 2007, consisting of lead singer Florence Welch, Isabella Summers, and a collaboration of other artists. The ...more
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Capital Cities is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons
Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave
Capital Cities is an American indie pop duo from Los Angeles, California, formed in 2010 by Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian. Their debut EP was released on June 7, 2011, with lead single ...more
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Nothing But Thieves is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bands Like Imagine Dragons