A few days ago (November 2012) Rolling Stone magazine and website asked readers to vote for the best live albums of all time. It doesn’t say how many people voted.
The results were fairly predictable and dominated by albums from the 1970s heyday with The Who classic from 1970 at #1
Rolling Stone Readers Poll Of Live Albums November 2012
1 – Live At Leeds by The Who
2 – Live at the Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
3 – Frampton Comes Alive by Peter Frampton
4 – Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out by The Rolling Stones
5 – Alive by Kiss
6 – Made in Japan by Deep Purple
7 – Waiting for Columbus by Little Feat
8 – Unplugged in New York by Nirvana
9 – The Last Waltz by The Band
10 – Live Bullet by Bob Seger
There’s a short comment about each album at RollingStone.com. Unfortunately it’s one of those irritating set-ups where you have to keep clicking to read more. Various people are sharing their thoughts on what should be in the 10 best live albums of all time.
What Do You Think Is The Best Live Album?
Do you think the Rolling Stone readers have got it right or wrong? Please let me know by leaving a comment and telling me about the live albums you think should be included.
If selecting the best live albums overall is too difficult to think about, I’ve set up various polls to discover the consensus by group.
It would be really good if you could vote if any of these are amongst your favourite artists:
Best Live Album by The Rolling Stones
Best Live Album by Bruce Springsteen
Best Live Album by Deep Purple
Best Live Album by Van Morrison
Best Live Album by Eric Clapton
Best Live Album by David Bowie
I’ll be creating more of these polls when I’m able to spend more time on the Best Live Albums blog.