The Hold Steady   A Positive Rage
Release Date: 2009

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4.0 excellentoldaboriginee | May 30th 10

A really great live album. The production can occasionally be slightly poor but in my opinion this just helps it to have a raw, live feel instead of just being flawless runs through the songs. Craig Finn's stage banter at the start of Killer Parties is worth the price alone.


3.5 greatMonstar1790 | March 3rd 10

The B-sides (three of which were on some releases of Stay Positive) make this. "Two Handed Handshake", "Ask Her For Adderall" and "Spectres" are among the band's best songs.
As for the main's a great set, but BigHans is right about the production. It makes more sense if you watch a video of the band - Craig Finn usually steps away from the mic to scream lines out to the audience, or forgets to run back to it in time in the middle of a part.


4.0 excellentBigHans | February 24th 10

Strong live album which leans heavily on Boys and Girls in America. At moments the production is subpar, but its understandable given the setting. Overall, a pretty clear indication of what its like to be there.


4.0 excellenttom79 | September 6th 23
4.0 excellentBlackFugazi | September 24th 17
4.0 excellentstevep | February 14th 16
3.5 greatThunderNeutral21 | October 4th 12
4.0 excellentPatchesOHoulihan | May 17th 11
4.0 excellentBiasedLightning14 | October 29th 10
3.5 greatArchimboldi | January 14th 10

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