Colin Meloy Sings Live!

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 3 out of 13

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  1. MattA.
    Apr 13, 2008
    Made by Colin Meloy Fans...for Colin Meloy Fans. Not recommended to start out with. I suggest that you buy The Decemberist's other albums first before buying. Still, it's a personal experience in disc form.
  2. VerenceD.
    Apr 16, 2008
    For any fan of solo acoustic folk rock this is a must buy. For those who are already fans of Colin Meloy this goes double.
  3. [Anonymous]
    Apr 12, 2008
    As a big fan of the Decemberists, it's great to hear solo versions of their songs and the new ones are nice too, but Colin is definitely better with the whole band behind him.
  4. ChrisW.
    Apr 12, 2008
    The so called "John Grisham of indie rock" fails once again to make a listenable album. There's only room for one pudgy white guy in the acoustic pop genre and his name is Ben Gibbard.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Alternative Press
    Live! is essential listening for Decemberists obsessives--and an excellent primer for those who aren't fans just yet. [May 2008, p.135]
  2. The whole collection is bound together with such charming confidence and good humour that you’ll easily forget any of the limitations--real or potential--of the unaccompanied unplugged concept that could have been Colin Meloy’s undoing.
  3. Fans of him and the band will love the intimacy and relish the chance to hear him without all the trimmings, but for everyone else, it would be wise to take him with the excess before going without.