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  • Summary: This double-disc live set features 21 tracks (many from last year's 'Z') recorded at The Fillmore in San Francisco.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 100
    As concert recordings go, this is one of the best.
  2. 91
    This is My Morning Jacket's shining moment. [#22, p.94]
  3. Rather than getting bogged down in concert-album fashion, Okonokos plays spanking new, almost re-studio recorded.
  4. Any live show will inevitably have crests and valleys, but besides these specific performances, Okonokos disappoints on a more general level: It too seldom sounds like an actual live album.
  5. 70
    Proves they can do just fine without the foggy-hollow reverb they've always used to make their meandering sound mysterious. [Oct 2006, p.139]
  6. 60
    The band's wild woolliness seems strangely AWOL. [Nov 2006, p.118]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. SethW
    Dec 8, 2007
    10
    I love this band, but hate some of their production on their earlier albums (reverb is very much overdone). So I had to put up with I love this band, but hate some of their production on their earlier albums (reverb is very much overdone). So I had to put up with production that didn't heighten good songs. Z was different though, and hit everything right. To hear great sounding, expanded versions of "Run Thru" "Lowdown" "Dancefloors" and "One Big Holiday" being torn up by this band is a pleasure. Just like the last Wilco record, this gives me a different aspect to songs I already knew and gives them greater depth and appreciation. great live album from the greatest live band out there. Expand
  2. JimR
    Dec 10, 2006
    10
    I'm really not a big fan of live albums, and i'm a new mmj fan. that being said along with... live at Filmore east, get your ya I'm really not a big fan of live albums, and i'm a new mmj fan. that being said along with... live at Filmore east, get your ya ya's and live at leeds this is one of the best live album;'s i've heard and having seen them live last week it does them justice. Expand
  3. JamesL
    Nov 28, 2006
    10
    I bought this cd on a whim after reading a good review in the minneapolis paper...man, i'm floored! honestly this is the most excited I bought this cd on a whim after reading a good review in the minneapolis paper...man, i'm floored! honestly this is the most excited i've been about a cd in 10-15 years. Expand
  4. TomicaK
    Jan 14, 2007
    10
    Fantastic record, I'm not a huge fan, but this is one of the best live albums in the last 20 years.
  5. Gregg
    Sep 28, 2006
    9
    One of the best live albums from one of the best rock bands out there. Doesn't disappoint.
  6. trimmm
    Oct 7, 2006
    8
    i give the cd an 8 because it is up there with the live wilco album. I was at this show and the show was a ten
  7. ToddW
    Sep 28, 2006
    5
    Listening to this album I feel I know how the little boy felt who allegedly said to Shoeless Joe Jackson, "Say It Ain't So, Joe." The Listening to this album I feel I know how the little boy felt who allegedly said to Shoeless Joe Jackson, "Say It Ain't So, Joe." The problem with this live album by one of my favorite bands is that it feels, like, well, all the other crap live albums ever made, excluding possibly Peter Frampton's, Little Feat's, Live Bullet, Europe '72, Live at Leeds, How the West Was Won, Fillmore East, Folsom Prison, Live: Full House, or Kiss's first. There's just nothing new or exciting here. Heck, there isn't even anything old here as most of the songs are less than two-years-old from an album that hasn't had a chance to age. If it walks like a money grab and talks like a money grab, chances are good it's a money grab. But money does bad things to good rock-n-roll, especially to those bands long lost in the indie wilderness. Say it ain't okonokos. Expand

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