As stoners around the country are no doubt only too aware, it’s 4/20 today, which means it’s time to smoke yourself into a coma in solidarity with fellow ganja-lovers around the world. For the last couple of years we’ve amused ourselves composing 4/20 mixtapes to soundtrack your smoking efforts, but this year we thought we’d do something different. We came across High Times‘ “Best 25 Pot Songs of All Time” recently, and we couldn’t help but notice they were all from before the turn of the millennium — mostly from the ’60s, predictably enough. We don’t buy stoner conservatism any more than any other sort of conservatism, so we thought we’d put together a list of 21st-century stoner anthems. Did we miss anything? Let us know before you descend into oblivion.
Zomby — “Spliff Dub”
The 21st century’s seen dubstep give reggae a real run for its money as far as sheer volume of songs inspired by and/or about marijuana goes, so choosing one is really a matter of personal preference. We’ve always been partial to this particular tune — as far as anthemic choruses go, “One spliff a day/ Keep the evil away” is ambivalent at best, but this track has always mirrored our personal experience of marijuana, which is less blissful and more creepily paranoid.