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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.
Score distribution:
  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
  1. MarkR
    Dec 17, 2005
    10
    Clearly demonstrates Obersts slow evolution to full-blown political country-rocker. Or something.
  2. DavidT
    Jan 2, 2006
    9
    motion sickness captures conor's emotions on stage. if you're a bright eyes fan, pick it up
  3. kaylae
    Dec 25, 2005
    9
    i love him for his genius mind and sentimental feelings expressed in his one-of-a-kind and amazing songs. I love conor for who he is, not what Rolling Stone tells us to like him for. take that bitches. true fans know all his cds and music, not just for the last 2 new releases. Expand
  4. elyse
    Jan 14, 2006
    9
    i love this cd. it includes some great bright eyes songs, live, which makes it that much better. the cover of feist's mushaboom and elliot smith's the biggest lie are amazing, and not available from any other album. Expand
  5. giulia
    Jan 20, 2006
    8
    i m not very fond of live albums, but i must say i like it a lot, its of course not like the real experience (i ve been to the one in zurich, which was nice, though the digital ash one in ulm was better...), but there are some nice songs, the feist cover is not his best, but funny. Expand
  6. WillyP
    Dec 20, 2005
    4
    Dude can't sing!
  7. eliezerc
    Jan 23, 2006
    1
    io quero receber novas musicas