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  • Summary: This 15-song live set from Conor Oberst & co.'s 2005 tour is heavy on material from 'I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning' and includes covers of Elliott Smith and Feist.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. This is a rare and wonderful joy: a live album that even non-obsessives should embrace. [12 Nov 2005, p.45
  2. 80
    15 thrilling highlights. [Jan/Feb 2006, p.93]
  3. 80
    With Oberst's frail and quavering but steel-lined voice high in the mix, it clarifies how exceptional his lyrics are, and what exactly they're about. [Jan 2006, p.104]
  4. 70
    Motion Sickness won't convert the uninitiated, but offers subtle craftsmanship and deft musicianship. [Feb 2006, p.95]
  5. His band is tight, but Oberst sounds a bit tense and weighed down on heavily embellished tracks like "At the Bottom of Everything" and Lua B-side "True Blue".
  6. Those familiar with Oberst's method... will find much to admire in the direct ranting on display. [Jan 2006, p.127]
  7. Motion Sickness is an unnecessary document that is almost disquieting in its puppet-like manipulation of the facts. It’s a live album masquerading as a bunch of inferior studio cuts.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7