Music is one of those things that makes life worth living… and lighting up some sweet, skunky herb just makes it even better. A little weed can make even the worst song sound decent — and it can make a really good song sound downright amazing.
I know why you’re here. You’re in the mood to get high, kick back, and listen to some tunes… but you’ve listened to all your albums a hundred times. Radio is shit. And you’ve worn out all your favorite Pandora stations. You need some inspiration, fresh ideas, new material. You need some new songs to smoke to!
I got you.
I’ve put together this eclectic list of tracks, any of which would make the perfect soundtrack to your next smoke out. Unlike most other lists, these songs aren’t necessarily about smoking weed — they’re just excellent to listen to while you do. They’re pulled from all different genres, from jazz to country, hip-hip to stoner rock, so there should be a little something for everyone.
Some are classics, some are fairly obscure. Some are funky and upbeat, others mellow. Some are funny, some are heavy. Some feature brilliant, mind-blowing lyrics. Others are lush instrumental or electronic soundscapes; sonic oceans in which to immerse yourself, close your eyes, and drift away…
All of them are masterpieces in their own right. If you find even one song on this list that you haven’t heard — and really listened to — before, then do yourself a favor…
Get out your headphones and your best sticky-icky. Dim the lights, light up, breathe deep, and enjoy 🙂
1. Tame Impala — “Let It Happen”
2. The Glitch Mob — “Starve the Ego, Feed the Soul”
3. Marian Hill – “Got It”
4. Mos Def — “Sunshine”
5. Jimi Hendrix — “May This Be Love?”
6. Return to Forever — “Earth Juice”
7. Herbie Hancock — “Bubbles”
8. Outkast — “Elevators (Me & You)”
9. Kendrick Lamar (ft. Gunplay) — “Cartoons & Cereal”
10. Stephen Marley — “Inna Di Red”
11. The Beatles — “It’s All Too Much”
12. Band of Horses — “Blue Beard”
14. Sturgill Simpson — “Turtles All the Way Down”
15. Chet Atkins & Mark Knopfler — “Cosmic Square Dance”
16. TAUK — “Mindshift”
17. The Mars Volta — Roulette Dares (The Haunt of)
18. Down — “Nothing In Return”
19. KOAN Sound — “Lost in Thought”
20. John Coltrane — “In A Sentimental Mood”