Live on I-5

  • Record Label: A&M
  • Release Date: Mar 22, 2011
Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Mar 22, 2011
    80
    This 17-track set is a worthy document of Soundgarden's glory days. There's certainly nothing here which hints at a group on the road to self-destruction.
  2. 70
    There's nothing too exceptional about Live on the I-5, but given that this is the first new release from the recent reincarnation of Soundgarden, it's worth a listen.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. May 26, 2015
    8
    Good live songs but a little unsatisfacted with the list of songs. There are so many songs from Soundgarden that are great live. I wasGood live songs but a little unsatisfacted with the list of songs. There are so many songs from Soundgarden that are great live. I was surprised that Pretty Noose wasn't added on Live on I-5. That was a good hit in '96! The only songs that I would remove are Helter Skelter and the short version of Black Hole Sun. I expected a full great live version of Black Hole Sun. Black Hole Sun was a anthem song for the band and they disappointed many fans. The only song that saved the album is Jesus Christ Pose. A lot of attitude and energy since the band was about to end in the previous year of their Down on the Upside tour. But I'm glad these guys are still together and satisfying their fans. I hope they release another live album and let the fans choose the songs. That would be cool! Full Review »
  2. Mar 28, 2011
    9
    If you weren't around during their glory days . . . this is the album for you! With minimal audience interference, you can easily listen toIf you weren't around during their glory days . . . this is the album for you! With minimal audience interference, you can easily listen to the rawness of each song. There are two special covers and a stripped down, solo version of "Black Hole Sun" with Chris Cornell.

    You really have to give it to the band for mixing the album in such a way that you can listen to it from start to finish and not even realize that each song was recorded from different shows. Sure can't wait to see what kind of material Soundgarden releases in the near future!
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