AC/DC   Live at River Plate
Release Date: 2012

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2.5 averagebventon | November 21st 12

While it was exciting to hear that the lads were finally putting out a new live album unfortunately this one falls a bit flat. Set list gripes aside (too much material from Black Ice) the band just sounds flat. Many of the songs lack punch with most tempos noticeably slowed down. AC/DC only exists because their live energy has always been frenetic and a live album is only successful when it conveys that power to the listener. But with no intensity emanating from the stage, the performance sounds phoned in. Angus's solos sound a bit watered down and contrived, a stark contrast to other recordings where his playing sounds much more spontaneous. Johnson's vocals lack power and passion, like he is trying to make sure he has enough gas in the tank to make it to the end. They don't sound bad, the whole thing is just a bit underwhelming. This is real surprising since even as recently as the live DVD for the Stuff Upper Lip tour the band were devastatingly good live. It's just not there anymore. Stick to the AC/DC: Live album from the 90s, it's a much better live artifact of the band.

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2.5 averageShamus248 | November 4th 16
4.0 excellentGgg777 | October 27th 16
4.5 superbBlacKoffee | June 16th 16
4.0 excellentwakeupdead | April 27th 16
3.5 greatBenjamin Harrison | March 20th 16
4.0 excellentkillbot2000 | September 1st 15
3.5 greatblakeguitarist2 | August 18th 15
4.5 superbTravelhead | July 14th 15
4.0 excellentlonelypiper | July 8th 15
5.0 classichenryguy1 | April 25th 15
3.0 goodAion | March 6th 15
4.5 superbblszwylde | February 2nd 15
4.0 excellentmegared | January 9th 15
4.0 excellentDrDom | October 23rd 14
3.5 greatMatthijs van der Lee | October 18th 14
4.0 excellentThomo3161 | July 15th 14
4.5 superbjars80 | September 26th 13
4.5 superbMusiclover3435 | September 25th 13
4.0 excellenteatmyoreo | September 8th 13
3.5 greatdragoth | July 1st 13
4.0 excellentConor | May 26th 13
4.5 superbkual21 | April 6th 13
4.0 excellentZack | February 16th 13
4.0 excellentSplint | November 26th 12
4.5 superbmetlhed2012 | November 23rd 12

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