Sure, give full credit to Dean Wareham for soldiering on with Luna while his original bandmates drop off one by one, but for god's sake, don't reward him with a live album.
For all their songwriting finesse and technical pizzazz, Luna remain one of the most boring live bands on the planet. On the scintillatingly titled Live disc, recorded over three nights in 99 and 2000, Wareham and company sound like they'd rather be weeding the garden than slogging through their catalogue of songs. The band is tight but unbelievably predictable, with Wareham playing the same guitar solos as on record and limiting his audience patter to a hilariously awkward exchange about the French Revolution. And, yes, Wareham's French on Bonnie & Clyde is worse live than on record. Pass.