Now, I'm assuming a great deal of us enjoy live shows. I do a great deal. There's nothing quite like seeing one of your favorite musicians or groups playing their asses off and connecting with an audience.
Live albums, on the other hand, can be a mixed bag. There's nowhere near the energy on a disc as there is in a good live show. Still, some live albums are fun/interesting just to see how bands can adapt their music to the stage, or to hear a good mix of a band's music. Here in this entry, I have thought up a few live albums that I think are worthy additions to a band's catalog.Kicking Television: Live in Chicago
- Now I was fairly unimpressed with A Ghost is Born, though there were a few solid songs here and there. (10 minutes of white noise never helps an album, people. Never.) However, some of those songs really come alive on Wilco
's live album; "Handshake Drugs" in particular. Some songs from one of my all-time favorite albums, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, sound even better in this version. …