The best live albums don't just replicate songs that were probably perfected in the studio after months of multiple takes. The best live albums add something more than just ecstatic audience cheers between tracks. The records in the above gallery of 10 Best Live Albums were made by artists who use the concert setting to extend the scope of their original works. Lots of bands treat live albums as cheaply produced stopgaps between records, but not here. Click through to find out more on 10 alt-rock albums that transcend the genre.

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