• Band Name: Live
  • Record Label: Epic
  • Release Date: Jun 6, 2006

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. It's the sound of the band maturing, and while it's certainly more laid-back than any of Live's previous records, that low-key approach feels right for the music on Songs from Black Mountain and helps make it one of their most consistent and successful records.
  2. Kowalczyk is revisiting themes he's been mining for years. The band's signature sound of slowly rising choruses punctuated by Kowalczyk's rumbling wail has also grown quite stale.
  3. Proves they can still write hummable pop-metal anthems and equally clunky lyrics. [16 Jun 2006, p.75]
  4. Earnestly pompous. [Apr/May 2006, p.105]
  5. It's sad to see a once-promising band reduced to dribbling out a mewling, half-baked effort such as this, an album with no redeeming value beyond soundtracking your next visit to Supercuts.
  6. Live has settled too comfortably into the skin of a middle-of-the-road rock act. [17 Jun 2006]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. EricC.
    Sep 18, 2007
    They released one really good album, and have been struggling ever since. Some bands just aren't made to last.
  2. CampbellL
    Jun 27, 2007
    Admitadly there is a lack of powerful songs on this album, but "The River", "Love Shines", and "Where do we go from here" redeem this album in my mind, the reason Live's record sales declined was not because the quality of the music was going down, but rather the people who had the soul to listen to throwing copper 13 years ago have grown far too old a gray and souless to respect it. Full Review »
  3. MArtinJ
    Jan 8, 2007
    13 years ago 8 million America got a copy of throwing copper 13 years later only 50,000 people got a copy of their recent album