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Bootlegs [Live] by Sondre Lerche

Sondre Lerche

Bootlegs [Live]

Release Date: Sep 4, 2012

Genre(s): Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative Singer/Songwriter

Record label: Mona


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Album Review: Bootlegs [Live] by Sondre Lerche

Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Sondre Lerche's six albums have shown him to be a consummate pro of a songwriter and an apt constructor of great-sounding studio albums. Bootlegs gives proof to anyone who hasn't seen Lerche's live show that he not half bad on-stage either. Recorded in Norway and in various clubs in Brooklyn on his 2011 tour, the collection gathers songs from across his career that he delivers with surprisingly impassioned power.

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Pitchfork - 60
Based on rating 6.0/10

True bootlegs are endangered species. In the past, they've circulated through networks of diehard fans and avid tape traders, apart from the regular distribution avenues of the record industry. Through a particularly good or bad version of a familiar song, an odd cover in the setlist, or a burst of rambling stage banter, they not only can act as a kind of unofficial currency between fans but can offer a very different and potentially unguarded glimpse of an artist in his or her true setting.

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