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Oxegen 2011 - Swedish House Mafia

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ATL | 14:21 UK time, Saturday, 9 July 2011

Vodaphone stage, Friday, 11.30pm

Describe in a Tweet:
Smoke and mirrors save the day.

What happened: A lot of intrigue. Three men sharing one man's job and only a handful of singles? Pulling off a second stage headline would take jiggery pokery...

Crazy In Love: Which brings us to those pyrotechnics. The Chemical Brothers have their visuals, this lot have their smoke canons and fireworks. And some visuals too, the occasional lazer interlude and a lot of strobing. That dramatic intro, when the entire stage became one giant screen, really added to the
(initial) drama. Enough to cover up....

Why Don't You Love Me: ...a slight lack of tunes. 'One' seems to rear it's (admittedly very
lovely) head in various guises throughout, with only the odd familiar moment other than that. That 'Losing My Religion' vocal drop worked surprisingly well, mind. Also, it sounded like your drunken uncle was on MC duties, assuming you have an uncle from Sweden.

Oxegen rating: 6/10

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