Mental Jewelry (studio album) by Live

Mental Jewelry by Live
Year: 1991
Overall rank: 8,973rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 65 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1991 (133rd)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (1,627th)
Award Best albums of all time (8,973rd)
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Mental Jewelry by Live (CD, Dec-1991, Radioactive Records)
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Live bestography

Mental Jewelry is ranked 3rd best out of 11 albums by Live on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Live is Throwing Copper which is ranked number 619 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,102.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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60/100
From 05/26/2016 18:23
Live's debut adds eastern spiritual influences and grandscope nature corniness to the grunge/alternative sound to make Mental Jewelry, a somewhat unique approach to the 90's sound at the time

Ed's voices is unique and full of range that makes this band stand out from their peers.

Without him and is unique and annoying lyrics, Live wouldn't be much different from other bands of the time. This is an average affair with tracks 1 and 3 being highlights
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From 06/13/2015 00:49
Great album
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From 04/23/2013 11:25
A really nice album, but very different from Throwing Copper. I especially like Pain Lies On The Riverside and The Beauty of Gray.
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From 05/06/2012 20:10
Live's first album. They already have their trademark big sound and big lyrical themes in place. A good debut but they would get better.
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From 01/28/2012 21:24
Earnest musings on big topics before the angst of grunge took hold of their sound. They sound more U2 than Pearl Jam on this release. It still takes me back to the college dorm singing along with my friends over and over.
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From 01/04/2012 19:19
Their philosophical musings on nature, history and religion took cohesive hold on "mental jewelry". It may seem over-the-top to some, but i enjoy the impassioned intensity of a band finding its voice. (And Ed sure has a distinct voice.)
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