• Record Label: A&M
  • Release Date: Mar 22, 2011
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7

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  1. 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 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
    If 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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  2. 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 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 aGood 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! Expand
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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. May 6, 2011
    60
    Certainly, Live On I-5 proves Soundgarden weren't covered by grand stadium stages. [May 2011, p.125]
  2. Apr 4, 2011
    60
    Live on I-5 is still a good, if slightly misjudged and mistimed, effort and, regardless of criticism, Soundgarden finally have a live album to their name, even if it doesn't capture the band at their peak.
  3. Mar 31, 2011
    26
    The problem is that this was, at best, a 1997 cash-grab that probably would've worked in that economic climate, and now you just get to debate whether it's a cynical move on Soundgarden's part or, more likely, something they had absolutely nothing to do with at all.