Paste's Top Live Acts of Decade
2009-11-23 by Alex C. Soothsayer | 14 Comments

Paste Magazine has posted its list the top 20 live acts of the past decade, including such acts as Radiohead, Sigur Ros and Tom Waits.

20. TV on the Radio
19. Of Montreal
18. Pixies
17. The Decemberists
16. Ted Leo
15. Wilco
14. Sufjan Stevens
13. The Avett Brothers
12. Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings
11. The Hold Steady
10. Sigur Rós
9. U2
8. Bruce Springsteen
7. Polyphonic Spree
6. My Morning Jacket
5. Janelle Monae
4. Tom Waits
3. Radiohead
2. The Flaming Lips
1. Arcade Fire


http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2009/11/the-20-best-live-acts-of-the-decade-2000-2009.html

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Lions
November 23rd 2009

1015 Comments


uk? I actually haven't seen of these guys.

Teddy Picker
November 23rd 2009

280 Comments


My Morning Jacket really should have taken the #1 spot


Kiran
Emeritus
November 23rd 2009

6001 Comments


awesome to see the hold steady listed, ive wanted to see them live for so long and ive heard so many good things

ive seen radiohead, sigur ros and of montreal off this list and the first two are incredible on stage but of montreal wasnt that great

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BigTuna
November 23rd 2009

5154 Comments


Needs Thrice, Manchester Orchestra, any metal whatsoever.

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Inveigh
November 23rd 2009

24863 Comments


I've seen Of Montreal, Pixies, The Hold Steady and The Flaming Lips (mostly at Lollapalooza though, hah) and agree that all 4 bands are pretty good live. Would've liked to see some metuhl though (Unearth, cough cough, Unearth).

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Kiran
Emeritus
November 23rd 2009

6001 Comments


you can't really expect paste magazine to include metal bands on their list when metal is clearly not their niche, seeing as i would wager they have never even mentioned a metal band in their existence as a website. ive heard good things about manchester orchestras live set though.

jealous you've seen the hold steady, inveigh. i must've caught of montreal at a bad time i guess, when did you see them?

Regulator
November 23rd 2009

602 Comments


you can't seem to count on ANY magazine to throw a metal band on any list, really.

why doesn't terrorizer or decibel get in on this fad of "best stuff of the past decade"?

Satellite
November 23rd 2009

20723 Comments


Really good list. I've only seen the Decemberists once, but they top Radiohead as the best live act for me. The Hold Steady obviously rule live, too.

TheGreatD17
November 23rd 2009

1141 Comments


Radiohead live has always struck me more as really good music being played competently, rather than them being an amazing live band to watch and hear. And having seen Springsteen live and up close, I really can't imagine him being topped.

Jips
November 23rd 2009

1129 Comments


MMJ hell yeah L'ville...

BigTuna
November 23rd 2009

5154 Comments


Word Kirgasm, that makes sense. Stupid of me. And yes, Manchester Orchestra kills live. I heard most of their new album was recorded live.

TheyTookOurJobs
November 24th 2009

1318 Comments


yay 10

krazytom
November 24th 2009

123 Comments


list needs mute math

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Ghostechoes
November 24th 2009

1353 Comments


No Manowar?



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