The Best Stoner Music

Whenever people sit back, light a fat one and want to chill on their couch, it's likely that they'll want throw on a great album or a few songs that set the mood. Thus, the best stoner music can literally be anything that potheads think will jive with how they're feeling. The beauty of stoner music is that its able to cross genres, bands, styles and is very inclusive. There's no rhyme or reason to what is considered stoner music - since there already is a genre called stoner rock - but this is entirely different. We have rap, reggae, and electronic bands all represented on this list. 

So, what is the best stoner music? If you're a pothead, then you're likely to agree that jam bands like Grateful Dead and Phish, rappers like Cypress Hill and Snoop Dogg, and, of course, Pink Floyd and Bob Marley all qualify as great stoner artists. These stoner bands all have laid back grooves, smoking hot riffs, and even sometimes reference marijuana in their lyrics. Others may not directly reference getting high, but their music is excellent when sitting with a J in hand.

That said, it's up to you what can truly be considered the best music to listen to when you're high. If you notice that a band is missing from this list, please feel free to add them.
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  • Bob Marley
    1
    526 votes

    The soothing rhythms and soulful messages of Bob Marley's reggae music make it a perfect choice for stoners in search of good vibes. Songs such as "Three Little Birds" and "Could You Be Loved" provide a positive atmosphere for relaxation, while simultaneously inspiring reflection on life's deeper meanings. Additionally, Marley's advocacy for marijuana use only adds to his status as an iconic figure within the stoner community.

  • Pink Floyd
    2
    571 votes

    A journey through the psychedelic soundscape of Pink Floyd's music is a must for any stoner. With albums like Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd has created mesmerizing and thought-provoking tracks that take listeners on a trip through space and time. Their intricate instrumentals and introspective lyrics are sure to captivate stoners as they lose themselves in the music, making Pink Floyd an essential addition to any stoner playlist.

  • Jimi Hendrix
    3
    315 votes

    The late Jimi Hendrix was not only a groundbreaking guitarist but also an innovator of psychedelic rock music that captured the imaginations of countless stoners. His wild guitar solos and experimental soundscapes found on tracks like "Purple Haze" and "Voodoo Child" continue to inspire awe in listeners even decades after his passing. Hendrix's creativity and unparalleled musicianship make his music essential listening for any stoner seeking an immersive and mind-expanding experience.

  • Led Zeppelin
    4
    396 votes

    As one of the most influential rock bands in history, Led Zeppelin needs no introduction to fans of stoner music. Combining elements of blues, hard rock, and folk into their unique sound, songs like "Stairway to Heaven" and "Kashmir" create magnificent audio journeys perfect for getting lost in while under the influence. The band's intricate arrangements, powerful vocals from Robert Plant, and Jimmy Page's legendary guitar skills make Led Zeppelin a staple in stoner music collections.

  • The Doors
    5
    331 votes

    The Doors, fronted by the enigmatic Jim Morrison, created a hypnotic blend of rock, blues, and psychedelia that has captivated stoners for decades. With songs like "Riders on the Storm" and "Light My Fire," The Doors' music is perfect for late-night introspection or simply drifting away into another realm. Morrison's poetic lyrics and stirring vocals, coupled with the band's experimental instrumentals, create an atmosphere that is sure to resonate with any stoner seeking mental stimulation.

  • Snoop Dogg
    6
    416 votes

    As one of the most iconic rappers of all time, Snoop Dogg has not only made his mark on hip-hop but also on stoner culture. His smooth flow and laid-back beats found on tracks like "Gin and Juice" and "Drop It Like It's Hot" create a vibe that is perfect for enjoying a smoke session with friends. Snoop's unabashed love for marijuana has earned him a special place in the hearts of stoners worldwide, making his music essential for any cannabis-themed playlist.