RELEASE
March 21, 2000
LABEL
Big Wheel Recreation
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Emo

Album Review

Two steps behind anything of significance, Braid must've built up enough frustration to convince themselves that they could only be understood in a live environment, which would explain 2000's Lucky to Be Alive, Braid's fourth release and first live LP. Here the band had an unquestionable live desperation that translated well onto disc and they were a confident unit when hammering their style down to its basics, but the squall-heavy guitars and insecure percussion kept the band from exploring anything markedly better than their studio work. Without necessary variety, Lucky to Be Alive was one long extended note, old and new songs too difficult to differentiate, and again the band could only occasionally sound like Dressy Bessy, Rage Against the Machine, Placebo, and Spoon instead of one brilliant amalgamation of them.
Dean Carlson, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Autobiographyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lucky-to-be-alive/id296794353?uo=5
  2. The New Nathan Detroitshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lucky-to-be-alive/id296794353?uo=5
  3. Killing a Camerahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lucky-to-be-alive/id296794353?uo=5
  4. Please Drive Fasterhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lucky-to-be-alive/id296794353?uo=5
  5. Forever Got Shorterhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lucky-to-be-alive/id296794353?uo=5
  6. What a Wonderful Puddlehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lucky-to-be-alive/id296794353?uo=5
  7. Never Will Come for Ushttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lucky-to-be-alive/id296794353?uo=5
  8. You're Lucky to Be Alivehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lucky-to-be-alive/id296794353?uo=5
  9. Grace Carhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lucky-to-be-alive/id296794353?uo=5
  10. A Dozen Roseshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lucky-to-be-alive/id296794353?uo=5
  11. Breathe Inhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lucky-to-be-alive/id296794353?uo=5
  12. Milwaukee Sky Rockethttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lucky-to-be-alive/id296794353?uo=5
  13. Divershttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lucky-to-be-alive/id296794353?uo=5
  14. First Day Backhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lucky-to-be-alive/id296794353?uo=5
  15. I'm Afraid of Everythinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lucky-to-be-alive/id296794353?uo=5
  16. The Chandelier Swinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lucky-to-be-alive/id296794353?uo=5
  17. Capricornhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lucky-to-be-alive/id296794353?uo=5
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