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  • Summary: This two-disc set compiles 23 live performances culled from a four-night stand at the Vic Theatre in the band's native Chicago earlier in 2005.
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
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  1. 100
    The band turns each song up to 11 and lets its rabid hometown fans provide thousand-strong backing vocals. It'll make you want to yell "Woooh!" too.
  2. There's no denying this is the sound of a band at its onstage peak. [18 Nov 2005, p.135]
  3. One of America's greatest bands has never sounded better. [19 Nov 2005]
  4. Kicking Television is the best sort of live album -- a recording that doesn't merely retread a band's back catalog, but puts their songs in a new perspective.
  5. 80
    In this live setting, fascinatingly, the brutality to which the songs are subjected only serves to underscore their poignancy. [Dec 2005, p.100]
  6. If you love guitar histrionics, Live in Chicago is a white-hot keeper.
  7. With smart sequencing and good production, the album documents one of rock's most engaging acts in the manner they deserve.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24