BY MELANIE KRUVELIS
A Daily writer takes on Bonnaroo with the help of a point-earning checklist of must-see acts, adventurous tasks and premeditated hijinks.
BY PAIGE PFLEGER
Every penny spent on the concert was returned to the audience with each perfectly awkward moment, each slow, English drawl, each graveled atmospheric riff, each unnecessary thank you and carefully executed electronic throbbing.
BY ELLIOT ALPERN
As an entire work of art, Random Access Memories deviates from the usual house filler, and Daft Punk provides even more evidence that the duo is one of the coolest, sleekest acts in the galaxy.
BY KENDALL RUSS
Modern Vampires of the City It excels precisely because of Vampire Weekend’s ability to apply its weightless touch to a bleak theme and come across not as pretentious or ironic, but as authentic and deeply moving.
BY JOHN LYNCH
Though his genre of music is not inherently thrilling live, and though he and his band missed the mark on a few tracks in Detroit, James Blake has incredible talent, and his live performance is certainly one worth seeing.
BY ERIKA HARWOOD
Thanks to this impossible-to-predict performance, the hype for Phoenix’s fifth album, Bankrupt!, had reached its peak.
BY SHAMIK GANGULY
Researching or thinking too hard about Reincarnated will only disappoint, so reserve this album for your “Summer Jams” playlist and give it no further attention.
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