Live - Alice in Chains

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Recorded at various venues between 1990 and 1996, the versions of the songs that appear on Live are generally rougher and more expansive than their studio counterparts. And they're not only loud: they're heavy. Mike Inez's bass feels like it's jammed in your spine. Vocalist Layne Staley -- he of the well-documented battle with heroin addiction -- sounds like someone in crisis who may implode at any moment. He grips you, and you lose yourself in his struggle. All of this helps make these performances vital.
  2. Their detuned sound and tales from the darkside are even more sinister and gripping on the concert stage, as evidenced by this 14-track set.
  3. 80
    A reminder of how great the band could be when its members put their minds to it.
  4. Alice in Chains - Live should have been a double disc set. There were far too many great songs sacrificed in narrowing it down to just one disc.
  5. Somewhat surprisingly, for a band that hasn't toured much in its 12-year career, Live is full of edge-to-edge dynamite performances dating from 1990 to 1996.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jun 21, 2012
    Awesome. I really do love Alice in chains, they are just a really good bad with good sound and style. Probably one of the best live albums I've seen out there. Full Review »
  2. BrenoJ
    Apr 19, 2007
    Absolutly Fantastic
  3. liamr
    Mar 7, 2007
    excellent album...shows that layne is one of the all time great rock singers, combined with the fantastic guitar playing ability from jerry cantrel represents the bands live performances very well...probably one of the most underated band of all time Full Review »