Everyone has a list of artists that you're supposed to see when you go to the Bonnaroo music festival in Manchester, TN this weekend. What makes the Mstars News must-see list better? We took all the must-see lists from publications like Rolling Stone and Fuse and ran the numbers to which artists made the most lists, to give you a better idea of who to believe and who to see.
Behold, the ten top artists!
10. Kacey Musgraves: Musgraves is one of the biggest musicians to come out of a reality competition NOT named "American Idol." The country musician only finished seventh on "Nashville Star" in 2007 but her recent album "Same Trailer, Different Park" is making big buzz in the country scene.
9. Haim: The Haim sisters from California form an indie pop trio that released its debut album last year. The group won the "Sound of 2013" award from the BBC, Danielle Haim appeared on a Major Lazer track this year and all three made an appearance on Kid Cudi's 2012 album.
8. Father John Misty: Speaking of people who made an appearance with Kid Cudi, Father John Misty (aka Joshua Tillman, formerly of Fleet Foxes fame) released his solo debut in 2012, continuing the standard of psychedelic rock and folk that makes Fleet Foxes a critical favorite.
7. R. Kelly: Kelly might not be the hottest name in the R&B market at the moment, but fans haven't forgotten his place in pop culture thanks to "I Believe I Can Fly" and "Trapped In The Closet." As Kelly wrote for Aaliyah back in 1994: Age ain't nothing but a number.
6. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: Petty and his crew remain a classic rock act that hasn't gotten stale, no matter how many times they play "Free Fallin'" or "American Girl." The band is just as likely to bust out an obscure blues standard and rocks out better than bands half their age during "Running Down A Dream."
5. Kendrick Lamar: Perhaps the biggest upstart in hip-hop at the moment, Lamar has found himself in the drivers seat after the success of his second album, "good kid, m.A.A.d city" last year. Now the hottest name for guest appearances, he seems to be a hot name for the festival circuit as well.
4. Django Django: The sleeper of the list, everyone can't seem to get enough of this British alternative band. The group screws around with rock, electronica, psychedelic jams; whatever it wants really. It's no surprise that their live performances are all the rage.
3. Rock and Soul Dance Party Superjam: A staple of Bonnaroo, the Superjam combines many artists into exactly what it sounds like. Big names in this year's event are Jim Jones of My Morning Jacket and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. These examples seem like stark contrasts but there's no doubt they can jam...superbly.
2. Wu-Tang Clan: The groundbreaking New York City rap group is set to release a new album later this year and are hitting up the festival circuit in the meantime. Expect appearances from all the big names: RZA, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Red Man, Masta Killa...(list continues for hours).
1. Paul McCartney: Maybe you've heard of him? The former Beatle hasn't exactly drifted out of the public spotlight, still touring with the Wings after all these years. Any McCartney show is full of classics, and probably no one else has such a wide range of classics to choose from. You can't go wrong.
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