• Record Label:
  • Release Date:
Live Rain Image
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics What's this?

User Score
tbd

No user score yet- Be the first to review!

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The live album compiles tracks from the Ethan Miller band's 2012 tour for its third release, The Russian Wilds.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 15, 2014
    80
    Live Rain is a concert album like they used to be: prime Howlin Rain, only longer, louder and more full-blooded. [Jun 2014, p.92]
  2. May 15, 2014
    70
    A clutch of the group's best songs are strangely omitted from the setlist, while slower numbers like "Beneath Wild Wings" tend to expose a lack of subtlety. But at full pelt, Howlin Rain are a match for anyone. [May 2014, p.76]
  3. May 15, 2014
    70
    Rather than concentrating on a single, memorable event, it takes the best bits to offer an idealised representation of the Howlin Rain live experience that's very much the aural equivalent of a Cameron Crowe movie.
  4. May 14, 2014
    60
    Those seeking a new fix of good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll from the ‘70s need look no further, as Howlin Rain provide an ample return of sorts to that era.
  5. May 14, 2014
    60
    It was obviously inspired by the live recordings of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and it blisters. Despite the single misstep, Live Rain is a worthy stopgap between studio recordings.
  6. May 27, 2014
    50
    There’s an arena showmanship mixed with barroom intimacy here, which serves the songs well, but the songs themselves feel anonymously classic, well-executed but so committed to tribute they don’t bring much new to the table, even in these fiery live renditions.