Also TBS live from Orensanz is one of my favourite live albums. Sometimes bands seem to put them out for the sake of it but that one was really really good.
Also Panic At The Disco Live in Chicago is pretty good. bought it as a present for my girlfriend, gave it a listen and kept it (she never did cds anyway)
Its jsut really cool to hear how they adapted all their older stuff to their new style.
RHCP at Hyde Park is awesome. And its got a few nice covers and rare songs on.
I like the Say Anything acoustic one.
Anyone who has not seen the Bullet In A Bible DVD by Green Day really should regardless of how they feel about the band because that was just a fantastic show.
While on DVDs RHCP's Off The Map is also fantastic, its Chilis but loud and punked up.
But nothing can really compete with The Who's Live @ Leeds. Its just got soo much energy to it. You can hear the chaos through the speakers
Bon Iver - Live at the Riverside Theatre (bootleg)
Circa Survive's Myspace Transmissions EP
Dashboard's - MTV Unplugged
John Mayer - Where the Light Is (rivals Continuum for my favorite music he's ever released)
Also, pretty much any radio appearance/bootleg of Ryan Adams playing acoustic or with the Cardinals. The man is pure genius through and through.
Hearing a live album or watching a live DVD only makes me want to be at the show/concert that much more. Though honestly, between listening to a life album or a studio recording, I'd prefer the studio recording. Hearing something live should be experienced, not just heard through your earbuds or speakers.
Edit: AFI's I Heard A Voice is phenomenal, though. The only one I could give credit to.
1. Alice in Chains- Unplugged (Nuff said)
2. Appreciate how tight the band is when playing difficult material (ABR: Home)
3. Recordings that fell flat are brought back to life by stellar live performances (songs from Arrivals and Departures on Silverstein's Decade release)
4. Acoustic prowess and other side of band is able to be showcased (Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Foo Fighters' live albums).
5. When watching a DVD, the crowd aspect just gets you majorly pumped up for a show (Parkway Drive's Home especially comes to mind).
6. Sheer talent all around (Thrice)