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Lolla 2009

Thunderstorms and heatstroke could never stop the Midwest’s largest music festival as hundreds of thousands filled Grant Park for the fifth annual Lollapalooza festival in Chicago. The festival, which showcased over one hundred and thirty bands, went on for three days. Read on for a recap of five standout performances (as well as related videos).

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PROS: accessible | classic feel

CONS: lyrics lack depth | not as progressive as past releases | “Work All Day”

Portugal. The Man’s latest album, The Satanic Satanist, opens up with a guitar riff straight out of a Lynyrd Skynyrd song and maintains a consistent down-home feel for the duration of the album. This southern influence seems strange for a band from Alaska, but this album seems to be, at times, derived from southern rock bands such as Skynyrd and presents a strong mix of gospel-like vocals and hippie love-rock anthems in its own alternative packaging.

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