Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Mar 3, 2014
    80
    Looking at Major Lazer's previous releases, the whole Rasta zombie-hunter concept is applied the least to this one, but it's not missed, either. Apocalypse Soon is too fast and mean to be bogged down by any comic book extras, and besides, the music is weird enough and wild enough on its own.
  2. Mar 3, 2014
    80
    When an act features the level of execution that Major Lazer showcases on Apocalypse Soon, it makes the likely forthcoming full synergy of dance, Rap and pop not so much regrettable, but palatable and completely welcomed.
  3. 70
    Skip track one though, leave it to simmer a while, and Apocalypse Soon should inevitably be soundtracking at least some of the summer of 2014.
  4. 70
    This five-track EP has the steamy, summery sound of a Jamaican club in full riot mode.
  5. Mar 3, 2014
    58
    It’s disappointing that these songs don’t have the bones to stand on their own, especially since a precedent for truly great Major Lazer songs exists.
  6. 50
    Apocalypse Soon struggles to keeps things interesting over its modest seventeen minute run.
  7. 42
    Nearly half the record--the cuts featuring Williams and Paul--comes off more as a marketing ploy than thoughtful collaboration.

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