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Flawless Performances; Aaron Lewis Most "Value"-able Player,
This review is from: Family Values Tour 2001 (Audio CD)
Flawless performances here. Staind sound so good live you almost forget how boring they are to watch. Deadsy successfully update Rush's "Tom Sawyer" as Gothic synth-metal, a bold statement because I can't stand Rush. STP proves why they're still around with spot-on performances of classics "Vaseline" and "Wicket Garden". And Aaron Lewis is all over the place, dropping surprisingly cool guest appearances with both Linkin Park ("One Step Closer", also featuring a young lovely named Michelle) and STP (a stunning version of "Creep"), and taking the stage for a stirring solo acoustic cover of Pearl Jam's "Black" that would bring tears to the eyes of Eddie Vedder himself. And overall some of the best recording I've ever heard on a live album. It's really good stuff, whether you saw the show or not.