In January2013 I shared with you the winners of my best live album polls to 31 December 2013.
I give a BIG Thank You to everyone who has voted so far.
I thought I’d update you after another three months. I’m only showing the polls by genre and artist that have at least ten voters.
If you agree or disagree, you should still vote.
March 2013 Best Live Albums Poll Winners By Genre
I’m very pleased to see the increase in the voting on the genre polls from December as the Best Live Albums blog has continued to get bigger. These polls will help readers to discover new artists to admire.
- Art Rock – David Bowie Stage is leading the field although it’s not considered to be the best David Bowie live album..
- Blues Rock – The Allman Brothers Band Live At Fillmore East is top so far
- Classic Rock – Frampton Comes Alive and Little Feat Waiting For Columbus are joint top. Why is the Peter Frampton album so popular?
- Hard Rock & Heavy Metal – a tight battle sees Made In Japan by Deep Purple top at the moment but will it stay there?
- Indie & Alternative Rock – two Nirvana albums are tied at the top, the acoustic MTV Unplugged and Live At Reading.
- Prog Rock – Genesis Seconds Out has overtaken Yessongs, the winner from December.
- Southern Rock – Little Feat Waiting For Columbus
- Soul – Sam Cooke Live At The Harlem Square Club keeps its best soul album rating
March 2013 Best Live Albums Poll Winners By Group
- David Bowie – Nassau Coliseum ’76 keeps its best Bowie album rating
- Eric Clapton – Just One Night replaces 24 Nights
- Deep Purple – Made In Japan stays at the top
- Bob Dylan – Live 1966, The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert holds off the challenge of the Rolling Thunder Revue from 1975.
- Genesis – Seconds Out stays top
- Grateful Dead – the choice is huge but Europe 72 is top at the moment.
- Pink Floyd – Live At Wembley is the surprise winner as you have work to do to create it.
- The Rolling Stones – The Brussels Affair keeps its lead over Get Yer Ya Yas Out
- Bruce Springsteen – Hammersmith Odeon 75 is still in the lead but could it beat a live album from the 1978 Darkness tour?
- U2 – Zoo TV Live is winning, despite the fact that it’s not generally available.
- The Who – Live At Leeds, well that’s not a surprise, is it?
- Neil Young – the December 2012 tie between Time Fades Away & Weld has been replaced by a tie between Weld and Live Rust
Are any of these results a big surprise? Do you think particular albums will be knocked from their top positions and be replaced by a much better live album?
Certain groups have polls but don’t yet have enough votes to be shown on the highlights summary including Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Van Morrison.
I would hope that all have the ten voters by 30 June 2013.
You can help me to get more votes by posting links to the polls on Facebook, Twitter or any of the other social media websites.