By Greg Kot 21 October 2014. Won't Get Fooled Again. This month, Madonna has a new album out and Nine Inch Nails have released their second volume of new material in two months. No critic took them seriously, and it wasn't only the tour that received poor reviews -- revisionist criticism brought into question the worth of their recordings.
Rough Boys. Smash the Mirror. Share on Twitter. Live albums used to be big business in the recording industry — but then buyers lost interest.
All the elements are in place -- there's Pete Townshend 's trademark flamenco strums, John Entwistle 's galloping bass, Roger Daltrey 's strangled yelp, even a complete performance of Tommy -- but it doesn't feel like the Who , it feels like a replication. In the previous century, these might have been landmark events, the type of albums that mark key moments in celebrated careers.
The Acid Queen. Indeed, Cheap Trick is still riding the high provided by the 1979 At Budokan live album; the band is in the midst of preparing a 35th anniversary package. It's listenable, to be sure, but it just doesn't feel right.
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Yes, it was a success and millions of fans went home happy, but in retrospect, it's clear that the reunion tour -- following just seven years after the "farewell tour" -- tarnished the reputation of the Who almost irreparably. Sally Simpson Pete Townshend.
Behind Blue Eyes. Greg Kot is the music critic at the Chicago Tribune. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. On the Record Music industry Pop music Is it time to proclaim the death of the live album?
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