The Frames are better live. MMJ are better live.
The Shins are better on record. Band of Horses are better on record.
Hot Chip are better live.
Peter Bjorn and John are better on record.
Lick an orange, it tastes like an orange. Lick a pineapple, it tastes like a pineapple. Go ahead, try it. Try some more. The strawberries taste like strawberries. The snozzberries taste like snozzberries! We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams. Come along, come along.
Daft Punk is better live.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are better on record.
CSS is better live, Ladytron is better on record.
Bjork doing Biophilia, 6/2 Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA
Outside Lands, 8/9-11 Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
--almost, almost, almost the real thing
dredg is better live.
Mos Def is better on record.
Ween is better live, though their records are quite good.
*based upon tedious fact checking.
Bob Dylan and Interpol are better on record.
Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Sigur Ros, Jarvis Cocker, Dresden Dolls, Muse, etc etc are amazing on record but even better live.
Thievery Corporation are better live. (still great either way though)
Smashing Pumpkins are better on record.
The Go! Team are better live (lemme qualify that, I love the albums but live is an experience!)
The Sisters of mercy are better on record. (Worst show ever, but there was so much smoke you couldn't see the stage so it may have been all recorded.)
Windscreen? Is that you?
OR AN IMPOSTER!?