Live @ The Fillmore - Lucinda Williams
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  • Summary: This two-disc set culled from live performances in San Francisco focuses mainly on material from the singer-songwriter's two most recent albums.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Williams sings tunes... with such openness and character that it's like hearing some of them for the first time. [22 May 2005]
  2. 80
    The intensity builds relentlessly. [Jun 2005, p.102]
  3. 80
    It really is good. [Jul 2005, p.99]
  4. Her vocals, even on talking-blues songs like "Sweet Side" and "Righteously", reveal a woman living through all the messy frustration and unalleviated desire she's singing about.
  5. Considering that Fillmore isn’t drawn from a single show, it’s baffling as to why the slower numbers are bunched together and the more exhilarating songs pushed nearly an hour into the listening experience. As a result, the album falls somewhere between Thin Lizzy and Zeppelin on the double live barometer.
  6. 60
    There isn't a bad song or performance on it. Unfortunately, there isn't a new song or performance on it either. [Jun 2005, p.117]
  7. The best live albums offer new insight into an artist and their music, but Fillmore does little of either.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5