Welcome to the beginning of Faronheit’s Lollapalooza coverage for 2010. In previous years, I’ve spread my coverage over the course of a full week, starting on the Monday before the festival and ending the Monday after. It’s what I did for the Pitchfork Music Festival just a month ago, and while I have been covering Lollapalooza on this site since 2006, the sheer size and scale of it seems to require an even wider approach. Seeing as how it’s now Wednesday and things officially kick off on Friday, that wider approach will not be taken. Instead this year I’m scaling back my Lollapalooza coverage just a little bit. The reasons why mostly have to do with the economy, the endless amount of writing I have to do, and the fact that a number of notable albums were released this week and needed to be reviewed sooner rather than later. Don’t fear though, I like to think that this year’s coverage will pack the same punch as in year’s past, just in a more condensed form. That being said, today I’m happy to hand over what effectively amounts to a sampler of music from every artist performing at this year’s Lollapalooza. On the record, as there are plenty of copyright issues to be dealing with and Lord knows Lady Gaga’s people are just one of many who don’t want to give out free mp3s to the public, I can’t provide you with downloads for every single artist. What I can do is hand over an mp3 where it’s readily available and copyright cleared, and for the times it’s not, we have our good friend YouTube for streaming purposes. So there’s something of a visual component to this as well. If you’re curious about exploring and discovering new artists at this year’s Lollapalooza, look no further than this post before you start planning out your weekend. Enjoy, and tomorrow I’ll have a more in-depth written guide to what will hopefully be a weekend full of highlights. All the music is after the jump…

[YouTube] Miss Murder

Against Me!
[MP3] Don’t Lose Touch

American Bang
[YouTube] Wild and Young

Arcade Fire
[MP3] Wake Up

[MP3] She Can Get It

Balkan Beat Box
[MP3] Adir Adirim (Nickodemus Remix)

Blitzen Trapper
[MP3] Wild Mountain Nation

Blues Traveler
[YouTube] Run-Around

[MP3] Don’t Turn the Lights On

Company of Thieves
[YouTube] Oscar Wilde

Cut Copy
[MP3] Lights and Music

Cymbals Eat Guitars
[MP3] …And the Hazy Sea

Cypress Hill
[YouTube] How I Could Just Kill A Man

[YouTube] Girl U Want

Dan Black
[MP3] Symphonies (ft. Kid Cudi)

[MP3] When My Time Comes

Deer Tick
[MP3] Easy

Dirty Projectors
[MP3] No More

[MP3] Take It Like A Man (RAC Mix)

Drive-By Truckers
[MP3] This Fucking Job

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
[MP3] 40 Day Dream

Erykah Badu
[MP3] Jump in the Air and Stay There (ft. Lil Wayne)

Foxy Shazam
[YouTube] Oh Lord

Frank Turner
[MP3] The Road

Freelance Whales
[MP3] Generator 2nd Floor

Frightened Rabbit
[MP3] Swim Until You Can’t See Land

Fuck Buttons
[MP3] Bright Tomorrow

Gogol Bordello
[YouTube] American Wedding

Green Day
[YouTube] When I Come Around

Grizzly Bear
[MP3] Cheerleader

[MP3] Die Slow

[MP3] Gay Human Bones

[MP3] Too Fake

Hot Chip
[MP3] Over and Over

Jamie Lidell
[MP3] Multiply

[MP3] Intervales Theme (Steinski Remix)

Jimmy Cliff
[YouTube] The Harder They Come

Jukebox the Ghost
[MP3] Empire

Lady Gaga
[YouTube] Telephone

Los Amigos Invisibles
[YouTube] Mentiras

[MP3] Flash Delirium

[MP3] The Fight

Matt & Kim
[MP3] Yea Yeah (Ocelot Remix)

Mavis Staples
[YouTube] You Are Not Alone Album Preview/Interview w/ Mavis and Jeff Tweedy
[YouTube] Hard Times Come Again No More

[MP3] Gold Guns Girls (Mike Shinoda Remix)

Mimicking Birds
[YouTube] The Loop (Live)

Miniature Tigers
[MP3] Cannibal Queen

Minus the Bear
[MP3] My Time

Mumford & Sons
[MP3] Little Lion Man

My Dear Disco
[YouTube] Live Sizzler

[YouTube] Every Night of the Year

Neon Hitch
[MP3] Drop It Like It’s Hot (Snoop Dogg cover)

Neon Trees
[YouTube] Animal

[YouTube] Heartbeat

[MP3] 1901

Raphael Saadiq
[MP3] Oh Girl (Remix ft. Jay-Z)

[YouTube] Outta Control (Live at Bonnaroo)

Rogue Wave
[MP3] Lake Michigan

Royal Bangs
[MP3] My Car Is Haunted

Semi Precious Weapons
[YouTube] Semi Precious Weapons

[YouTube] Trout (Live)

Slightly Stoopid
[YouTube] 2am

Social Distortion
[YouTube] Story of My Life

Son of a Bad Man aka Shawn Fisher
[YouTube] Open Your Eyes (Acoustic Live)

[YouTube] Burden in My Hand

[MP3] I Turn My Camera On

[MP3] Fixed

[YouTube] Stars

The Antlers
[MP3] Two

The Band of Heathens
[MP3] L.A. County Blues

The Big Pink
[MP3] Dominos

The Black Keys
[MP3] The Lengths

The Constellations
[YouTube] Setback

The Cribs
[MP3] Hye Scenesters!

The Dodos
[MP3] Fables

The Ettes
[MP3] Love Lies Bleeding

The Ike Reilly Assassination
[YouTube] It’s Alright to Die

The Kissaway Trail

The Morning Benders
[MP3] Promises

The National
[MP3] So Far Around the Bend

The New Pornographers
[MP3] Your Hands (Together)

The Soft Pack
[MP3] Answer To Yourself

The Strokes
[MP3] Last Nite

The Temper Trap
[MP3] Fader (The Knocks Remix ft. Samuel)

The Walkmen
[MP3] Louisiana

The xx
[MP3] Basic Space

These United States
[MP3] Get Yourself Home

Violent Soho
[MP3] Son of Sam

[MP3] Billie Holiday

[MP3] So Bored

Wild Beasts
[YouTube] Hooting and Howling

[MP3] Woman

X Japan
[YouTube] Born to Be Free (Live)

[MP3] 2080