2. Version Big-Fi – “Blue Monday” (New Order cover)

Dubstep’s synthetic take on the traditional reggae rhythm creates menacing, apocalyptic sounds perfect for our anxious times; oddly enough, “Blue Monday’s” abject grief is a perfect counterpoint.

While versions of the omnipresent “Monday” are a dime a dozen, this is something special, although not without precedent: New Order’s own brooding cover of Keith Hudson’s “Turn the Heater On” for a John Peel session proved the band had a reggae streak themselves