12. The Flaming Lips And Stardeath And White Dwarfs With Henry Rollins And Peaches Doing The Dark Side of the Moon (2009)
Every 16 minutes, a high school sophomore buys Dark Side Of The Moon, a full-stop great album (even if a future Stereogum Counting Down feature will probably slot it behind Atom Heart Mother and The Final Cut) that's maintained a mandated ubiquity for nearly 40 years. The upside of recasting this monolith in one's own image? Hard to say. It's been attempted before: in versions faithful and pisstaken, by dub acts and folkies, chiptuners and a cappella groups. This version is a family affair, split between the respective bands of Wayne and his nephew, Dennis Coyne. Henry Rollins -- Coyne's menschy punk-rock analogue -- handles the album's spoken bits, and Peaches updates "Great Gig In The Sky" with tremendously fun, needle-breaking howling. The fluttering feedback and squishy wah-wah are vintage Lips, although they do break out a new trick: Latin funk-rock on "Great Gig" and "Any Colour You Like." In no universe could this approach the stately existential original, but it's still a fun document, and it put some coin in Dennis's pocket.