|1. Pain Lies On The Riverside|
|2. Operation Spirit (The Tyranny Of Tradition)|
|3. The Beauty Of Gray|
|4. Brothers Unaware|
|5. Tired Of 'Me'|
|6. Mirror Song|
|8. Take My Anthem|
|9. You Are The World|
|10. Good Pain|
|11. Mother Earth Is A Vicious Crowd|
|12. 10,000 Years (Peace Is Now)|
So if you're looking for something different from the same old boring crap you see on mtv then please do yourself a favor and pick this one up. (Wow, I make a pretty good salesman maybe I should work for Live)
Although this is indeed a good rock album by any standards, those fans who cry that this is their best are, to me, the same ones who think Radiohead's "The Bends" is better than "OK Computer". This is obviously a first album, as much of the album is Live trying desperately to find the sound that suits itself best. The first track is probably the best effort. "Pain Lies on the Riverside" introduces us to everything about Live that his fans love: the simple melody with powerful guitars, the use of a recurring water metaphor, and Ed's voice, which is one of originality and power (a power not fully realized until their third album). "Operation Spirit" is much in the same vein, with a better introduction into the lyrical intensity that Ed is capable of though, as before, it is not fully explored. "Beauty of Gray" is a bit on the corny side, and if it were sung by any other band it would easily manifest some giggles, but it works in the hands of Live.
But while the first part of the album is what you expect from a Live just getting on its feet, it too quickly changes pace as the band tries to find a sound. "Tired of Me" is a good song, but the lyrics are extremely repetitive, and after a few minutes, it gets a little, well...tired.Read more ›
Not a boring moment on this album which is filled with great lyrics.