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Wednesday, January 4 2012

Pine Hill Haints: Welcome to the Midnight Opry

An otherwise worthy batch of full-spectrum roots music that suffers from slipshod production.


Monday, October 31 2011

John Prine: The Singing Mailman Delivers

These two discs -- one live, one in the studio -- show Prine's early songs fully formed and genuinely brilliant, though we also hear him figuring out how best to deliver them.


Tuesday, September 13 2011

White Lies: iTunes Festival London 2011

Yes, this question's got a hold on me: Why does a band that relies on studio clean-up bother releasing live content that is so dull and subpar?


Thursday, January 20 2011

Arguing the Merits of Live’s “All Over You”

Painfully earnest and soberly overwrought, for one album and one song in particular Live managed to convincingly sell the drama.


Tuesday, August 24 2010

Jefferson Airplane: Setlist: The Very Best of Jefferson Airplane Live

Setlist fails to set an applause-worthy precedent.


Tuesday, August 17 2010

Marianne Dissard: Paris One Takes

Soft little "La Confetti" from L'Entredeux now opens with a guitar like a jet engine.


Thursday, December 10 2009

Nirvana: Live at Reading

Few live shows are able to communicate a band's heart and soul the way Nirvana's is brilliantly encapsulated here.


Sunday, December 6 2009

Tom Waits: Glitter and Doom Live

The idiosyncrasy with which the long-revered songwriter has built his legacy on transpires just as fascinatingly through a live venue as it does on his studio records.


Sunday, February 15 2009

Phoebe Snow: Live

Think of it as the equivalent of one of those New Orleans funeral procession marching bands that mournfully wail on the way to the graveyard and then bust loose on the way home.


Monday, January 19 2009

Live: Live at the Paradiso Amsterdam

Alternative rockers Live drop in from the '90s to bring us a long-awaited live album. The only question: Who exactly has been waiting for it?


Brad Mehldau Trio: Live (Reviews) [29.Apr.08]
Henrik Schwarz: Live (Reviews) [10.Jan.08]
The Jesus Lizard: Live [DVD] (Reviews) [25.Jun.07]
Nicki Jaine: Live (Capsule Reviews) [7.Sep.06]
2Pac: Live (Reviews) [20.Sep.04]
Les Yeux Noirs: Live (Reviews) [3.Feb.04]
Delbert McClinton: Live (Reviews) [4.Nov.03]
The Commodores: Live! (Reviews) [17.Jun.02]
John Leguizamo: Live (Reviews) [19.Nov.01]
Live: V (Reviews) [17.Sep.01]
    Luna: Live (Reviews) [12.Feb.01]
Built To Spill: Live (Reviews) [17.Apr.00]
Take 6: Live (Reviews) [31.Dec.94]
Smoking Popes: Live (Reviews) [31.Dec.94]
Stephane Grappelli, Live (Reviews) [31.Dec.94]
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