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Coachella 2013, Ranked

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List RulesEvery band I saw at least a few songs of. Not bothering to rank bands listened to from a distance while getting a drink etc.

Reviews of 20 Coachella sets from Weekend 2 of the 2013 Coachella Music Festival. I'd give this year a B in the Grand Ranking of Coachellas, which I will get to one of these days, having attended all 15 of them. Photos included (mostly my terrible iPhone camerawork, though grabbed a few off Flikr as well, and left some default images in for a few artists near the end). 
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  • Wow. Playing guitar (well), crowd-surfing, and utterly deranged, Nick Cave's Grinderman project utterly killed - a hard act for even the Bad Seeds to follow in 2 days. 
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    The only thing that could top Nick Cave at this festival was. . . Nick Cave side project
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Photo: Alyse / Flickr
    Great set from this ideal festival band - better than the last time I saw them (Bonnaroo '09 or '10). 

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  • Sigur Rós
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    A pretty epic Saturday night Outdoor Theatre closer. Mostly festival-friendly louder choices, which was smart as people were tired at midnight on Day 2. 

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