Playlist Feature
Festival All-Stars
Though it typically lands annually in early spring on the lawns of Indio's Empire Polo Club in Southern California, this weekend's big music shindig really signals the start of the summer festival season. As the weather warms up, all kinds of acts begin crisscrossing the U.S. or else flying in for one-off appearances on the festival circuit. Since 1999, the one in Indio has not only been the first fest of the season but also one of the biggest and best, consistently landing the year's big names, up and coming acts and historic reunions.

2012's lineup features reunions from Brit-poppers Pulp, Swedish punks Refused and Texas post-hardcore firecrackers At the Drive-In, as well as headliners Radiohead, the Black Keys, and original G-Funk super-duo Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre. Previous years' fests, showcased in this "Best of" playlist, have been just as impressive. If you can't make it out for a long weekend of live music and partying in the California sun—or if you didn't get tickets (both weekends of this year's fete sold out in record time)—enjoy the next best thing: a playlist of festival greats past and present, and album picks for 2012's best bets.

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Songs Album
Artist
1
Idioteque Kid A
5:09
Radiohead
2
We Own The Sky Saturdays = Youth
5:04
M83
3
One More Time Discovery
5:20
Daft Punk
4
Clint Eastwood Gorillaz
5:40
Gorillaz
5
All My Friends Sound Of Silver
7:42
LCD Soundsystem
6
Swoon Further
6:05
The Chemical Brothers
7
The Heinrich Maneuver Our Love To Admire
3:28
Interpol
8
Trans Europe Express (2009 Digital Remaster) Trans Europe Express
6:37
Kraftwerk
9
Boy From School The Warning
5:19
Hot Chip
10
Bitter Sweet Symphony Urban Hymns
5:58
The Verve