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Between all the debate about the role of the festival itself, we managed to review 29 shows. Here are our grades, arranged from highest to lowest.
Sunday, June 23. Rap's unlikeliest legend recites his own chapter from the history books. We can argue later, for now let's just enjoy.
Sunday, June 22. Intimidation and a struggle for energy dominated the rap trio's latest festival show.
Saturday, June 21. Halifax space punk provides an energizing soundtrack for the festival's peak of sleeplessness.
Saturday, June 21. METZ are back on Toronto festival stages, but this time as a headliner. It suits them well.
Saturday, June 21. Rhye’s set felt contrived as the band searched longingly for something to dig into.
Saturday, June 21. Kelela’s second NXNE show revealed how dynamic a performer she really is.
Friday, June 20. Goat’s burning psychedelic funk left us entranced and begging for more.
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