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Ranking Pitchfork 2015


Saw a lot of great sets this weekend, but some were better than others. The festival went all out on supporting local musicians, with two of the headlining acts based her in the Windy City. The gamble paid off, and the tenth anniversary crowd was the biggest the fest has ever seen. They also stepped up their hip-hop game once again, grabbing some of the hottest names in rap to counter the indie rock vibe you would associate with Pitchfork.

As easy as it is to get around Union Park, you can’t see it all. So this ranking is based solely on sets that I actually got to watch without leaving after a few songs to go take pictures at another stage.

10. The Julie Ruin (didn’t get close enough for a decent picture)

9. Chvrches

Lauren Mayberry leading Chvrches on the red stage

8. Bully

The crowd was ready to hand over their lunch money to this Bully

7. Waxahatchee

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Katie Crutchfield leading Waxahatchee in their performance at Pitchfork 2015

6. Natalie Prass

Natalie Prass workin on her Gene Simmons

5. Tobias Jesso jr

Tobias Jesso jr with the angry croon

4. Perfume Genius

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Michael Hydraes performing at Pitchfork 2015

3. Run The Jewels

El-P launching into another tirade at Pitchfork

2. Chance The Rapper

Chance the Rapper beaming up to his spaceship

1. Wilco

Jeff Tweedy leading Wilco through their new album Star Wars

And the worst

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Jamie xx

(That’s it everyone else was good)

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