Songs From Black Mountain

  • Record Label: Epic
  • Release Date: Jun 6, 2006
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13

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  1. 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.
  2. DanD
    Oct 27, 2006
    This album is so good, its like laying on a beach in 80 degree weather with watermelon and hot chicks
  3. ToddJ
    Jul 21, 2006
    possibly one of the best albums of the decade, along side the likes of Kid A, Slanted and Enchanted, and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Truely a masterpice of modern day contempory rock. In years to come people will look back on this album as a touchstone, much like its processors.
  4. PasqualeD
    Jun 26, 2006
    Not their best, maybe the worst, but still a good Live album.
  5. JoshT
    Jun 25, 2006
    Definitely a different style from Live but I really enjoy this cd. Songs such as Mystery, Get Ready, Love Shines, and Night of Nights all have varying themes and good lyrics. I reccommend it.

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. Billboard
    Live has settled too comfortably into the skin of a middle-of-the-road rock act. [17 Jun 2006]
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    Proves they can still write hummable pop-metal anthems and equally clunky lyrics. [16 Jun 2006, p.75]