2016: The Year in Charts

Dub Side of the Moon

The object of this musical exercise is a reggae interpretation of Pink Floyd's near-mythic 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon.

The object of this musical exercise is a reggae interpretation of Pink Floyd's near-mythic 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon. It would be so easy to botch a project like this, given the virtually iconic nature of the material, but the Easy Star All-Stars and producers Michael G and Ticklah clearly appreciated the neo-psychedelia of Dark Side and did a superb job of capturing that feel in translating the music to reggae. Although all nine songs are well done, some tracks are more distinctive and catchy than others. "Time," for instance, featuring Corey Harris and Ranking Joe, has the sound of a bona fide reggae hit, whereas "Money" is so similar to the original that, for a moment, one wonders if the original was a reggae tune.—PVV