Best Psychedelic Freakout: Tame Impala
"I've never seen a more luminescent audience," a beaming Kevin Parker of Tame Impala said as the tens of thousands flowing out of the LCD Soundsystem show parked themselves in front of the Which Stage. From there, the Australian psych-rock juggernaut, led by pop maestro Parker, unfurled a cosmic, confetti-soaked set that focused equally on the band's critically acclaimed first three LPs.
If there was one downside to Tame Impala's impressive performance, it's that the band's scheduled two-hour set ended 40 minutes early, leaving a handful of great Currents and Lonerism tracks unplayed. Still, if the band's dynamic late-night set proved anything, it's that Tame Impala is about one good album away from headlining major festivals like this one.