This year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival -- taking place April 15-17 in Indio, CA -- boasts one of its most talented lineups yet. SPIN's editors have picked 25 must-hear acts from the three-day bill, including megastar Kanye West, blues rock juggernauts the Black Keys, Grammy darlings Arcade Fire, dance-pop diva Robyn, and Odd Future, the one hip-hop act you need to discover in 2011.
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Preview by Peter Gaston
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