With over 130 acts on eight stages -- not to mention countless funnel cake opportunities -- you would have to be the terrible star of the terrible movie Jumper to catch every act at Lollapalooza. So, check this Muxtape playlist of sweet tunes from Lolla artists, compiled and annotated by Sunday night's Citi stage closer, mashup dj extraordinaire Girl Talk.
Nine Inch Nails, "March Of The Pigs"
Girl Talk: "This track is so heavy and quick. The pit is gonna get sick for this one."
Jamie Lidell, "When I Come Back Around"
GT: "Jamie Lidell is great live; he integrates performance and live electronics better than anyone I've seen."
Take that, Ashlee Simpson.
Spank Rock feat. Amanda Blank, "Bump"
GT: "The raps are smooth, and the production builds throughout. I can party to this."
You go, Girl Talk.
MGMT, "The Youth"
GT: "I got a copy of this album, and the first few times I tried to listen to it, I couldn't make it all the way through because I'd loop this song too much."
Kanye West, "Through The Wire"
GT: "This is classic Kanye West style production, with the sped up Chaka Khan sample. I'm looking forward to his set as long as it's not at 5:00 AM."
For Kanye, sure, but no hour is too late for Chaka Khan. Chaka Khan.
GT: "Growing up in Pittsburgh, I saw Ian Williams play a few times with Don Caballero and Storm & Stress, but I haven't caught Battles yet. I hear it's insane."
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, "Gardenia"
GT: "I took part in a brief segment of the video for this one. I hadn't heard the album yet at that time but got hooked immediately on this feel-good jam."
Another feel-good jam? Loganberry.
The Cool Kids, "88"
GT: "I'm into the sparse and heavy production. I've seen these guys live a few times, and people move."
Chromeo, "Fancy Footwork"
GT: "Chromeo have their aesthetic down tight. I just got this album last week."
The Toadies, "Possum Kingdom"
GT: "This is the song I'm most excited to hear at Lollapalooza. I may even crowd surf to it. It's one of my favorite songs to end an alternative rock and roll party."
Not that other Toadies song? You know Â…it was on that album? In the 90s? You played it in your car because you'd just gotten your drivers license? Man was that sweet.