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Top 10 Alternative Live Albums...Or Is It?

Mar 10, 2013 -- 9:59pm

Who doesn't like going to a concert? one. Sometimes that it is difficult to "capture" that experience on tape (mp3, know what I mean)The fine folks at and some their readers have put together their "Top 10" Alternative Live Albums. Take a look and see if you agree. I think Talking Heads "Stop Making Sense" should have been #1 and there wasn't either of the live Bowie albums on their. 

Neko Case Tigers Have Spoken


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'The Tigers Have Spoken' (2004)


Case hooked up with some old pals -- including Kelly Hogan and members of the Sadies -- for some shows in Chicago and Toronto in 2004. The results are personal, striking and intimate. Case's voice is strong on 'The Tigers Have Spoken''s dozen cuts, which include originals, traditional numbers and covers of Loretta Lynn and Shagri-Las songs.

Clash From Here to Eternity

'From Here to Eternity: Live' (1999)


Thirteen years after they broke up, the Clash's record company finally got around to releasing a live album by the punk legends. 'From Here to Eternity' spans performances from 1978 through 1982, singling out shows from London, Boston and New York. The set list covers early scorchers like 'London's Burning' through late-period epics like 'Straight to Hell.' Excellent all around.

My Morning Jacket Okonokos

'Okonokos' (2006)


These Kentucky rockers have made some adventurous records over the past decade; their 2006 live album captures them onstage, where many of their songs take on new forms and perspective. The tracks come from a pair of 2005 shows at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore, the location of many other grand live statements over the years.

Depeche Mode 101

'101' (1989)


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