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Poll Question: Which is better (which do you like more)?
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    Posted: May 11 2009 at 18:27
After trying and trying, I just can't think Pure is as good as an album as Believe. No song on Pure is bad, but some do not really stick out to me. In particular, the "Comatose Suite" and "It's Only Me" are lackluster compared to their counterparts ("The Wishing Well" and "The Edge of the World"). I will say that "The Freak Show" is probably the best poppy Pendragon song, and it get's played a lot believe me.

In truth, I'm rather staggered at the divide between Believe and Pure on PA>>>


3.50 | 79 ratings
Believe
2005


4.15 | 121 ratings
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2008


Pure has a little shy of 2x the ratings Believe does and quite a lot higher rating. All that goes through my mind is...Confused

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 11 2009 at 18:35
I like both albums, but the heavyness of Pure slightly more.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 11 2009 at 18:52
Pure by a mile.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 11 2009 at 19:14
Believe by a mile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2009 at 00:59
This is a mean one ! I dislike both in a way. Both albums give me a melancholic feeling thinking about the time the band was really great (nineties). But if I have to choose: Pure and that's because of the opening and the closing track. Besides that this album is more consistent than Believe.
The only song I like (and then I mean REALLY like) is Edge of the World, by far the most moving song Pendragon has ever made (although the guitar solo on Breaking the Spell gives me the shivers down the spine as well). So the best song on both albums is Edge of the World, the only department where Believe wins the battle.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2009 at 02:04
I Believe it's Pure.

Ohh dear me excuse the pun:P
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2009 at 02:56
Pure by a very long mile, to me the songs are stronger anf the guitar work is fantastic.
 
Then by adding Scott's drumming which is fantastic its a clear winner
 
Its not that I dislike Believe but it is a transitional album and anything that came straight after NOTW would have a hard time.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2009 at 02:59
And I think Not of this World is way too dense. Believe was just right, but I agree the Middle Eastern theme couldn't have been continued. I like the stylistic turn they did with Pure, but I think a lot of the songs aren't up to par.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2009 at 03:46
These are my two favourite Pendragon albums - very different in style, but both superb. Thumbs Up 
 
My vote goes to Pure for sheer quality AND consistency.  For me, Believe has one slightly weaker song: No Place for the Innocent - otherwise this would have been quite a tough choice...
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2009 at 03:57
Welcome Sarah, you are indeed the picture of OCD lovlinessBig smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2009 at 04:26
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Nothing can last
there are no second chances.
Never give a day away.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2009 at 07:10
Originally posted by SLFTB1 SLFTB1 wrote:

Welcome Sarah, you are indeed the picture of OCD lovlinessBig smile
So nice! Embarrassed Played Pure in the car this morning - stunning CD! Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2009 at 07:33
So tough to choose when these are 2 of my absolutely fave 3 Pendragon albums. In the end I plumped for Pure but there is very little between them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2009 at 10:49
Originally posted by cacho cacho wrote:

Believe by a mile

"Pure" by 1.5 miles.LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2009 at 11:14
Well, good thing then that I just purchased Pure.Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2009 at 14:29
Pure, definitely a much stronger album to me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2009 at 19:20
Originally posted by sinkadotentree sinkadotentree wrote:

Originally posted by cacho cacho wrote:

Believe by a mile

"Pure" by 1.5 miles.LOL


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2009 at 00:24

PURE and simple this album rocks .always been a fan of PENDRAGON and the neo-prog bands. this album strays from that catagory into hard prog territory . without a doubt this is the best album i've bought in a long time. really cant wait  to hear what comes next.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2009 at 06:45

As someone said way back at the top of this..........nothing on Pure sticks in my mind whereas Believe has several that I love!

 

Got to be Believe!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 12 2009 at 10:49
Pure, one of 2 Neo-Prog albums I own. (and actually enjoy)
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