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The 25 Best Current Live Bands According to Spin

Posted by - 11:35 AM on 08/23/06
According to the latest issue of Spin magazine, these are the top 25 live bands right now:
The Top 25 Live Bands25. Comets on Fire
24. The Mars Volta
23. AFI
22. LCD Soundsystem
21. Against Me!
20. Gogol Bordello
19. Art Brut
18. My Morning Jacket
17. The Roots
16. The Flaming Lips
15. Riverboat Gamblers
14. Yeah Yeah Yeah's
13. My Chemical Romance
12. Turbonegro
11. Queens of the Stone Age
10 The Dirtbombs
9. Prince
8. The Hives
7. Green Day
6. The White Stripes
5. Radiohead
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers
3. Arcade Fire
2. The Stooges
1. U2

Agree? Disagree? Who do you think belongs/doesn't belong on this list? Discuss.
 
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11:36 AM on 08/23/06
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22. LCD Soundsystem
21. Against Me!
20. Gogol Bordello
16. The Flaming Lips
5. Radiohead


are the best bands on that list.
11:37 AM on 08/23/06
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Fuck U2.

If Dillinger's not on this list, it's wrong.
11:37 AM on 08/23/06
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I give props to Riverboat Gamblers and Gogol Bordello, but no Flogging Molly??? Come on they should be right up there.
11:37 AM on 08/23/06
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its nice to see that Fall Out Boy did not make the list, they are the worst live band
11:38 AM on 08/23/06
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that list is so far off its not even funny. 8. The Hives? are you kidding me?
11:38 AM on 08/23/06
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how AFI is behind My chemical romance is beyond me.
11:39 AM on 08/23/06
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Hahahaha My Chemical Romance is not good live. It's so rehearsed. It's basically a scripted show to get pre-teen girls to yell "fuck" back and forth with the band. "When I say fuck, you say you, 'fuck, you, fuck, you'". Lame. And they don't sound that great either.
11:39 AM on 08/23/06
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mewithoutyou. where the eff are they
11:39 AM on 08/23/06
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I will admit that I haven't seen most of those bands live, but I can't belive they belong on that list.
11:40 AM on 08/23/06
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AFI over Mars Volta?
11:40 AM on 08/23/06
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Hmm, I've only seen two of those bands. Interesting list at least
11:40 AM on 08/23/06
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Hahahaha My Chemical Romance is terrible live. It's so rehearsed. It's basically a scripted show to get pre-teen girls to yell "fuck" back and forth with the band. "When I say fuck, you say you, 'fuck, you, fuck, you'". Lame.

completely agreed, not to mention they barely make it through their songs. And in terms of theatrics, its been done to death
11:40 AM on 08/23/06
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hahaha this list is disgusting
11:40 AM on 08/23/06
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seeing AFI at a club is more epic then 90 minutes solos

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