The best Live Albums, according to Farcaster

This post was published 2023/01/02 & last updated 2023/11/03


During the Covid Years I got really into live albums. A good live album captures an energy—a dynamism—that is lacking from all but the most exquisitely produced studio albums.

So I posed a question to the Farcaster community: if you like live albums, what is your favorite?

There were some great responses, and some great discussion. A playlist with all of the albums, and the albums themselves, are below in no particular order.

LCD Soundsystem, The Long Goodbye

Pearl Jam, MTV Unplugged

Nirvana, MTV Unplugged

Led Zeppelin, BBC Sessions

Bleachers, Live at Electric Lady

Counting Crows, Across A Wire

My Morning Jacket, Live Vol 2

Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Weld

Jimmy Hendrix, Live at Woodstock

Johnny Cash, At Folsom Prison

Bob Marley, Live

Daft Punk, Alive 2007

Dave Matthews, Live at Red Rocks

Carl Cox @ Space

The Band, The Last Waltz

Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense

Tyler Childers, Live on Red Barn Radio