Best Live Albums


The Top Ten

1 Coast to Coast - Overture and Beginners - The Faces

This is how a live band should sound, raw and amuzing.

This does not deserve to be spam voted to the top. It was recorded towards the end of their career, when Rod Stewart was getting bored with them. Many of the albums below it are better. If you are reading this, please save this list. Vote for Made in Japan, Live at Leeds, At Folsom Prison, anything but this one. - Gg2000

2 Made In Japan - Deep Purple

Another great live performance matched by very, very few other performances. - Metarock

3 Live at Leeds - The Who

The 15 minute "My Generation" is incredible. This was The Who at their finest. - Metarock

4 Live at the Regal - B.B. King
5 At Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash
6 Live at Massey Hall 1971 - Neil Young
7 AC/DC Live - AC/DC


8 Live After Death - Iron Maiden
9 S&M - Metallica
10 The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Live 1966 - The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert - Bob Dylan

The Newcomers

? Seconds Out - Genesis

The Contenders

11 Pulse - Pink Floyd

This was Pink Floyd very near the end of their career. This 1995 live performance is 2 and a half hours long, and is definitely worth hearing, and the videos of the performance captured with the light shows... wow. - Metarock

how is it not on there?! they crashed a plane for gods sake! - russian

12 Live at Monterey - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
13 How the West Was Won - Led Zeppelin

The ultimate rock band. Excellence all around. The power is all around perfect. No wonder they broke Beatles records and have sold more albums than any other pure rock band of all time.

14 Live In Cook County Jail - B.B. King
15 Irish Tour '74 - Rory Gallagher
16 Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 - Sam Cooke
17 The Great Deceiver: Live 1973-1974 - King Crimson
18 MTV Unplugged in New York - Nirvana
19 At Budokan - Cheap Trick
20 If You Want Blood You've Got It - AC/DC
21 Live Rust - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
22 Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! - The Rolling Stones

The version of "Midnight Rambler" on this live album is incredible. Great performance overall, too. - Metarock

23 Live At the Apollo - James Brown
24 Hammersmith Odeon, London '75 - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
25 Live at Reading - Nirvana
26 No Sleep'til Hammersmith - Motorhead
27 Oral Fixation Tour - Shakira
28 Strangers In the Night - UFO

This is a really exceptional live album!

29 The Confessions Tour - Madonna

It becomes more amazing every time you listen to it. Madonna can do her show in the best way ever. That's why you lose so much only listen to her. Go watch her show!

30 Fillmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings - Grateful Dead
31 Dream Letter: Live In London 1968 - Tim Buckley
32 Blues is King - B.B. King
33 At Newport 1960 - Muddy Waters
34 Unleashed in the East - Judas Priest
35 MTV Unplugged - Bryan Adams
36 Live / Dead - Grateful Dead

Isn't it Dead/Live? - waldo

37 Band of Gypsies - Jimi Hendrix

Have you heard Machine Gun? That's all I have to say. - dylanllama

38 Absolutely Live - The Doors
39 Mingus at Antibes - Charles Mingus
40 Alive! - Kiss
41 MTV Unplugged - Shakira
42 Daft Punk - Alive 2007

36? Number one please! - EastZombie

43 Imaginations Through the Looking Glass (Live DVD 2004) - Blind Guardian Imaginations Through the Looking Glass (Live DVD 2004) - Blind Guardian
44 I'm Going to Tell You a Secret - Madonna
45 You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 2 - Frank Zappa
46 Tokyo Tales - Blind Guardian
47 Live in Leipzig - Mayhem
48 Live @ The Fillmore - Lucinda Williams
49 Stripped - The Rolling Stones

What about get yer yayas out

50 Live at Nippon Budokan - Dir en Grey
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Top Remixes (6)

1. S&M - Metallica
2. Made In Japan - Deep Purple
3. Live After Death - Iron Maiden
1. Made In Japan - Deep Purple
2. Live After Death - Iron Maiden
3. Imaginations Through the Looking Glass (Live DVD 2004) - Blind Guardian
1. At Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash
2. Live at Leeds - The Who
3. Live at Monterey - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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