Live From Dakota - Stereophonics
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. If you haven't discovered Stereophonics' live show yet, Live from Dakota is a good place to start.
  2. The songs hold up well live, and the recording quality is terrific.
  3. This is one for hardcore fans only and casual listeners will be better off waiting for the inevitable Greatest Hits compilation.
  4. A handy "best of the Stereophonics--for now." [8 Apr 2006, p.39]
  5. Rather than try to duplicate the new-wavy sounds of their current output, the trio smartly keep the sound consistently raw, and lead singer Kelly Jones hasn't sounded this inspired or dangerous since 97's Word Gets Around.
  6. Stereophonics, like their countrymen Manic Street Preachers, are equally adept at making the slow, infectious ballad just as pleasing and appealing as they are with harder rock tracks.
  7. Despite the hysterical crowd response, Live From Dakota is as meat'n'potatoes as its creators. [May 2006, p.130]
  8. 40
    Joyless but effective. [May 2006, p.124]
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. mounchienfsdf
    Nov 14, 2006
    9
    very good!
  2. DanielF
    Aug 23, 2006
    9
    great album.They sound really good live.
  3. PeterL
    Jun 22, 2006
    7
    Much, much less produced than their studio albums but the double album has all of their best songs sung with grainy attitude.