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 Live at Leeds - The Who

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

3 Made In Japan - Deep Purple

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

4 Live at the Regal - B.B. King
5 At Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash
6 Live at Massey Hall 1971 - Neil Young
7 Live After Death - Iron Maiden
8 AC/DC Live - AC/DC
9 S&M - Metallica
10 The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Live 1966 - The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert - Bob Dylan

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
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 Oral Fixation Tour - Shakira
18 At Budokan - Cheap Trick
19 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!

20 The Great Deceiver: Live 1973-1974 - King Crimson
21 If You Want Blood You've Got It - AC/DC
22 MTV Unplugged in New York - Nirvana
23 Live Rust - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
24 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

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

This is a really exceptional live album!

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

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

39 Live / Dead - Grateful Dead

Isn't it Dead/Live? - waldo

40 Daft Punk - Alive 2007

36? Number one please! - EastZombie

41 Mingus at Antibes - Charles Mingus
42 Alive! - Kiss
43 I'm Going to Tell You a Secret - Madonna
44 Imaginations Through the Looking Glass (Live DVD 2004) - Blind Guardian Imaginations Through the Looking Glass (Live DVD 2004) - Blind Guardian
45 Live @ The Fillmore - Lucinda Williams
46 Stripped - The Rolling Stones

What about get yer yayas out

47 You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 2 - Frank Zappa
48 Tokyo Tales - Blind Guardian
49 Live in Leipzig - Mayhem
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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