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    Default Your top 5 performances from 2011

    This is tough for me.

    In no order -

    - The Strokes
    - Sasha
    - The Black Keys
    - Nas & Damian
    - Kanye

    Honorable mention - Arcade Fire, Lauryn Hill, The Twelves (they tore the Sahara Tent up), Shpongle (His stage setup was fucking awesome), Joy Formidable, OFF!, One Day As A Lion (could have been an easy top 5 if I could hear half the shit Zach said), The Chemical Brothers, Animal Collective ( I know some here didn't like it, but for me, at that moment, it was perfect).

    I have so many honorable mentions because I had a really hard time picking a true top five and considered including all of these in there. So many good performances to choose from.

    Who is in your top 5?
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    7/21 - !!! @ Club Congress (Tucson, AZ)
    8/23 - Galactic @ Rialto Theater (Tucson, AZ)
    8/25 - Future Islands @ 191 Toole (Tucson, AZ)
    10/11 - Carolina Chocolate Drops @ Rialto Theater (Tucson, AZ)
    11/10 - The Black Keys @ US Airways Center (Phoenix, AZ)
    4/10/15 - 4/12/15 - Coachella

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    Default Re: Your top 5 performances from 2011

    -trentemoller
    -arcade fire
    -titus andronicus
    -lightning bolt
    -glasser/warpaint (because i'm indecisive and they wre both great)

    a few honorable mentions:
    -dfa1979 for being dfa1979
    -rural alberta advantage/the love language/menomena for being great outdoor kickoff sets.
    -one day as a lion/gogol bordello/the twelves/black joe and the honeybears for being fun as hell.
    -jimmy eat world for nostalgia.
    -city and colour for playing a new song that actually made me tear up a little (the lyrics, about a sister in need of help, were astonishingly touching for me)
    it makes me forget to relax. with a heart full of holes, and a head full of dreams. with a mouthful of honey, and a fistful of bees.

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    Default Re: Your top 5 performances from 2011

    Death from above 1979
    Interpol
    The tallest man on earth
    The national
    Phantogram

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    !) Kanye
    2) Arcade Fire
    3) Doesn't even matter nobody else was even close

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    Default Re: Your top 5 performances from 2011

    1. Cut Copy = 99.9% of huge Mojave crowd up and dancing the entire high-energy set
    2. Arcade Fire = magic
    3. Sleigh Bells = rocked it hard (and have grown into a great stage presence)

    Didn't see most of the bands who went on before 5 pm because of the heat, so missed a few there. But most, even Ms. Lauren Hill, did a fine job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kvnty View Post
    1. Cut Copy = 99.9% of huge Mojave crowd up and dancing the entire high-energy set
    2. Arcade Fire = magic
    3. Sleigh Bells = rocked it hard (and have grown into a great stage presence)

    Didn't see most of the bands who went on before 5 pm because of the heat, so missed a few there. But most, even Ms. Lauren Hill, did a fine job.
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    1. Mumford
    2. PVD
    3. Aquabats
    4. Cage the elephant
    5. Strokes

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    Quote Originally Posted by dyltr0n3030 View Post
    CANT HANDLE DA HEAT BRO?!?!?!?!?
    I got out of the proverbial kitchen during the blazing day heat - followed the shade around my Jeep usually, since my tent was a death trap. And just the walk from car camping 10 to the festival grounds almost killed. My pale Irish skin couldn't take the sun (I'm so white I couldn't walk to the showers with my shirt off without some random Coachellan commenting on how pale I was or "hope he lathered on the sunscreen.") Next year (if I go again), I would love to be closer to the grounds, car camp 5 or 8.
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    Default Re: Your top 5 performances from 2011

    1. Arcade Fire
    2. Ms. Lauryn Hill
    3. Foals
    4. Robyn
    5. Animal Collective

    Hon. Mention: Broken Social Scene, Shpongle, Duran Duran, NEW PANTS
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    Default Re: Your top 5 performances from 2011

    one day as a lion!!
    arcade fire
    magnetic man
    kyle hall
    lauren hill

    (didn't attend on sunday otherwise my list would be 5 sunday acts)

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    Tough call on just 5, but I really enjoyed

    The National
    Arcade Fire
    The Black Keys
    Kings of Leon
    Cage the Elephant
    Interpol
    Phantogram
    Delorean
    Empire of the Sun
    Elbow
    Foals
    The Morning Benders

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    -Kanye West
    -The Strokes
    -Cut Copy
    -Arcade Fire
    -Bright Eyes

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    PJ Harvey
    Arcade Fire
    Animal Collective
    Crystal Castles
    Sleighbells

    Biggest surprise? I sat through Chromeo to make sure I had s good spot for PJ, and I enjoyed it
    Much more then I should have. Elbow was also quite good.
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    Default Re: Your top 5 performances from 2011

    1. Foals
    2. Elbow
    3. PJ Harvey
    4. Robyn/Cut Copy tie
    5. Black Joe Lewis

    Also loved Titus, Warpaint, Lauryn Hill, The Love Language, Freelance Whales, Thao with Get Down, Tallest Man, Erykah Badu, BSS, Arcade Fire, Phosphorescent, Delorean, Good Old War, OFF, High Contrast, parts of Kanye but thought other parts poor.

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    Default Re: Your top 5 performances from 2011

    The Strokes
    Jimmy Eat World
    Two Door Cinema Club
    Freelance Whales
    Flogging Molly

    It is really hard to narrow down a top five, every show was pretty damn good.
    Honorable Mentions: Foals, Arcade Fire, The Killers surprise songs
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    Arcade Fire
    Trentemoller
    Black Keys
    Caifanes
    DFA 1979
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    Default Re: Your top 5 performances from 2011

    1. Arcade Fire
    2. Cut Copy
    3. Robyn
    4. Death From Above 1979
    5. Erykah Badu

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    1. Kanye. Mah god.
    2. Arcade Fire
    3. Bright Eyes
    4. Strokes
    5. Ms. Lauryn Hill

    Kanye and Arcade Fire gave probably two of my all time top 5. Just amazing.

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    Love Language
    Rural Alberta Advantage
    Two Door Cinema Club
    Black Keys
    Black Joe

    HM: Good Old War, Plan B, Foals, Tame Impala, Cold War Kids, Mumford, Fistful of Mercy

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    1. CSS
    2. Sleigh Bells
    3. Crystal Castles
    4. Yacht
    5. Duran Duran
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    Crystal Castles - Alice deserves the fucking spirit award for even performing in her condition.
    Leftfield pushed my shit in. I expected nothing and was served a holy mess.
    Empire of the Sun, phenomenal.
    Saved two girls at DFA. Come at me karma.
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    1. Lightning Bolt
    2. Erykah Badu
    3. Death From Above 1979
    4. The Strokes
    5. Big Audio Dynamite

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    1. Trentemøller
    2. Arcade Fire
    3. Wire
    4. Lightning Bolt
    5. Warpaint

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    1. Arcade Fire
    2. Kanye
    3. Afrojack
    4. Empire of the Sun
    5. The Strokes

    Honorable Mention: The Radio Dept

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    Default Re: Your top 5 performances from 2011

    Not properly evaluated, but here's 5:


    Suede


    Leftfield


    Kanye


    The Joy Formidable


    The Aquabats!

    So much great stuff. Some i can't put in there because incomplete sets or i was having issues. Example of the issues: i missed being close for Arcade Fire because of the greatness of Suede. i was mingling through the HUGE crowd and was getting bummed by the non fan chatter about little life crap. The band was great as always, but my head and body were out of it. Then i went into the Untitled project, got serenity and was ready to go for a few more hours.

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    Default Re: Your top 5 performances from 2011

    1. The Chemical Brothers (even with a shortened set)
    2. Trentemøller
    3. Arcade Fire
    4. Sasha
    5. Leftfield
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    Default Re: Your top 5 performances from 2011

    • Lauren hill
    • Plan b
    • Suede
    • The strokes
    • The national


    Honourable mentions also to tinie tempah, broken social scene, foals and the joy formidable
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    5. Arcade Fire
    4. Suede
    3. DFA1979
    2. PJ Harvey
    1. Trentemoller


    I had no idea I would enjoy Trentemoller as much as I did. Totally took me by surprise.

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    Default Re: Your top 5 performances from 2011

    1. Arcade Fire
    2. Animal Collective
    3. Chemical Brothers
    4. Leftfield
    5. Lauryn Hill

    Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Jonwayne - 8/5 - Los Globos
    FYF - 8/23, 8/24
    Ty Segall - 8/29 - The Echo
    Massive Attack - 10/16 - Greek Theatre
    Queens Of The Stone Age - 10/31 - The Forum
    OFWGKTA Carnival - 11/8
    Coachella '15 - 4/10-4/12

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    Caveat -- (not on the Main Stage)

    1. Two Door Cinema Club -- for those that were there, the Mohave was overflowed, and it was packed outside the tent...so much so that people were cramped outside of the tent.
    2. Cut Copy -- Rocking and had good Mohave overflow
    3. Empire of the Sun
    4. Yele
    5. The Twelves

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