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  • Summary: Ed Kowalczyk & co. return for their sixth album, produced by Jim Wirt (Incubus, Something Corporate).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. A treat. [Jul 2003, p.108]
  2. The biggest problem with the record is that the eye is on the big picture - from how the songs fit together, to how the overall sound fits a song - that the individual moments aren't all that memorable, clearly lacking singles as forceful as those that fueled Throwing Copper and not quite as compelling as a whole as its predecessor, V.
  3. Shows that the quartet hasn't lost its knack for constructing earnestly dull songs. [23 May 2003, p.76]
  4. Birds of Pray just seems clueless, like a high school kid who doesn't realize that his strident need to seem interesting just makes him a joke, and not a particularly funny one at that.
  5. 40
    Every chorus is a rousing tribute to overstatement. [#17, p.137]
  6. Birds of Pray, their sixth album, sounds a lot like the previous five.
  7. Do you have any idea how dull it is listening to someone being calm and content?
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 43
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 43
  3. Negative: 8 out of 43
  1. Greg
    Sep 18, 2003
    10
    This album is wonderful-despite what these clueless critics say. The lyrics are extremely refreshing.
  2. ZacharyK
    May 19, 2005
    10
    I absoulutly love LIVE and all their cd's. I never want them to stop producing albums!
  3. BrianD
    Aug 21, 2006
    10
    Great songs! The music and lyrics really speak out about the world around us, and what is going on in the world today.
  4. jackieh
    Jul 6, 2004
    9
    i have to say that Live's older music is unratable...but Birds of Prey is rad...i think that "Heaven" is just so real...people are i have to say that Live's older music is unratable...but Birds of Prey is rad...i think that "Heaven" is just so real...people are looking for proof of God when its right in front of our faces...i can just really relate to that song Expand
  5. Chris
    Jun 2, 2003
    8
    A really solid effort. On previous live CDs, I had songs I loved and songs I hated. On this one I really like everything and sometimes A really solid effort. On previous live CDs, I had songs I loved and songs I hated. On this one I really like everything and sometimes consistency is better than moments of brilliance. Expand
  6. MarcR
    Jun 9, 2003
    7
    Nothing groundbreaking with this, but then Live hasn't been on the edge since its debut a dozen years ago. Since then they have produced Nothing groundbreaking with this, but then Live hasn't been on the edge since its debut a dozen years ago. Since then they have produced some of the best, most accessible pop-rock music there is. This is more of the same. I rate the proCritics a 38 for panning this in their frustration with pop music being what it is and always will be...a business of consumption, then artistry. Expand
  7. ErwinK
    May 28, 2003
    0
    Truly, one of the worst bands on the planet.

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