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A Fascinating Album
Hold Your Colour - Pendulum
Member Name: stufflover
Hold Your Colour - Pendulum
Advantages: All great tracks, brilliant styles
Disadvantages: Two different versions
For some years now, I have been a fan of Drum and Bass music, and it was a friend of mine who introduced me to the music of Pendulum. I instantly fell in love with the group and I have been hooked ever since.
Pendulum are a drum and bass group from Australia and they were formed in 2002. They released their debut album in 2005, which is entitled Hold Your Colour, after one of the tracks which is featured on the album itself. The band then released the album again in 2007, but they replaced two tracks off the album. I actually have both copies of the album, and there is a few other differences too.
The two songs which were put onto the later version of the album are ones I personally prefer, but there has been gaps added between each track so you know the definitive end and start of each song, which I can see why they have done it, but unfortunatley this seems to have made the album lose its sense of flow, and ruins a few of the songs in some places.
Hold Your Colour contains thirteen tracks in total, which include their hits; Tarantula, Fasten Your Seatbelt, Slam and the title track Hold Your Colour. Most of the songs on this album are their biggest hits and most of them will have been heard by their fans around the world. It is the biggest selling drum and bass album to date, and I can easily see why.
All the tracks on this album are upbeat, interesting and each one has their own unique twist. There is a great blend of MC Vocals, Electronic Beats, Drops, Bass and Awesome Music. It is almost like a genre of music completley of it's own, but that doesn't make it any less brilliant. I guess you can almost say that this is drum and bass of a non-specific type.
I find each track on this album great to listen to, and I have enjoyed many a night out dancing to the music of Pendulum. The music on this album is greatly written, and you can hear just how well it has all worked out. The beats all fit perfectly together, even when there is a completle change in tempo or bass. You can also hear how well the words fit to the songs, well with those songs that have words, not all of them do.
If you have not heard any of Pendulums music before, then this is the best place to start, as it is a great introduction to their style of music. I am sure most people will enjoy this music, and it never fails to put me in a great mood, and it always makes me want to dance or sing along.
Personally, I think if you buy the original version, you would enjoy it just as much as the newly released version. The gaps on the newer version do somewhat take away from the flow, but they do not ruin anything as such, the music is still perfectly enjoyable. The two tracks that were on the original album, Another Planet and Still Grey have now been replaced by Axle Grinder and Blood Sugar, which are awesome tracks and if you do not hear the older tracks, you wouldn't be at a total loss.
If you enjoy Drum and Bass, or Electronical music styles, I am pretty sure you will enjoy the music of Pendulum.
You can buy this album from high streets stores like HMV or you can buy it from online stores like Amazon, which currently are selling it for just £5, which personally I think is a bargain price as it really is a brilliant album, as there is not a single track on there I can say I do not like. There may be a chance to get the older version of the album from sellers on eBay.
I personally love this album, and even after their new releases, this is still my favorite album of theirs. I give this album a 5 out of 5 stars and I thoroughly recommend this album.
*This review is also on Ciao under the username of Hailee*
Summary: A brilliant album from pendulum