• Record Label: MCA
  • Release Date: Sep 18, 2001
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7

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  1. RichardR.
    Nov 2, 2001
    9
    Took a while to get used to this album but well worth it. Well done lads.
  2. grug
    Oct 13, 2001
    4
    "Throwing Copper" is one of my favourite albums. I liked "Secret Samadhi" almost as much. Even "The Distance To Here" had its moments. But this is just...not the same Live that made those albums...
  3. TommyTwotimes
    Jan 28, 2004
    9
    Not the best Live album, however it containes quality lyrics. And the crisp guitar combined with Kowalczyk's voice just makes is a joy. It has this great spirit
  4. BrandonR.
    Mar 25, 2002
    6
    This album is definitely not as well crafted as their previous four releases...While it is a decent hard rock album, it seems live has abandoned their high-standard of thoughtful lyric writing and powerful melodies that made them so great on the previous albums. Overall a dissapointing effort
  5. MarceloR
    Dec 27, 2005
    9
    Well thought album!!!
  6. MaakisMan
    Dec 12, 2001
    9
    Good Stuff
  7. StanS.
    Dec 21, 2001
    9
    Cutting edge vocals without splitting your eardrums. Lots of thought went into these songs. Tunes with a hook that you can't get out of your head! Great album
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Ed Kowalczyk and crew burden their sound with angry guitars, pseudoraps and needless swearing torn straight outta the Fred Durst book of lyric writing.
  2. Blender
    40
    It doesn't help that Live operate at two speeds: overamped anthems and over-the-top ballads, which render [Kowalczyk's] doubtless heartfelt homilies rather empty. [Aug/Sep 2001, p.125]
  3. Spin
    50
    There is a sense on V that Live will stay around long enough to ride into the state-fair sunset. [Oct 2001, p.137]