Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 88
    The music is what matters, and Prince Rama, with this highfalutin' silliness, have delivered big.
  2. Dec 5, 2012
    70
    There's a subtle psychedelic twist in these phony hits that somehow renders the best of them compulsively listenable. [Oct 2012, p.64]
  3. Nov 15, 2012
    70
    As a concept Top 10 Hits… is frequently confusing, often brilliant and at times downright awful. Ultimately, it adds up to a very intriguing album by a band that is quite impossible to pin down.
  4. Nov 7, 2012
    70
    The surreality and absurdity of dance music from the apocalypse is a joyful alternative to the surreality and absurdity of disaster movies and real life disasters.
  5. Nov 6, 2012
    70
    The album is consistent in its Eastern-minded psych-pop, and aside from a few flourishes to distinguish the "bands"--goth synths in "Receive," a song supposedly by a German architect band called Taohaus, for example--it sounds like the effort of a single group.
  6. Nov 9, 2012
    68
    End of the World still isn't quite as fun as it could be, as the Larson sisters slip back into old habits on a string of tracks that are too reminiscent of last year's Trust Now.
  7. An ambitious concept, but not fully executed, Top Ten Hits Of The End Of The World is stuck somewhere in-between.
  8. Nov 21, 2012
    60
    It's more accessible than more tripped-out previous releases. [Dec 2012, p.110]
  9. Nov 9, 2012
    58
    It's a real coloring book of an idea, but too many crayons and a shaky hand have left the original images looking blurred.
  10. Nov 6, 2012
    54
    Stripped of its clever concept, Top Ten Hits for the End of the World can be apocalyptically bland.
  11. Nov 12, 2012
    50
    For a collection of songs that are supposed to be carrying the weight of an imminent apocalypse on their shoulders, there are very few moments to be found on Top 10 Hits that seem to be affected by this burden.
  12. Nov 7, 2012
    50
    Unfortunately, on Top 10 Hits of the End of the World, PR were so involved with their campy concept, they neglected to write and record music capable of carrying its weight.
  13. 40
    Top Ten Hits often sees a band with a highly stylized identity sitting inside of another band with a highly stylized identity. More often than not, these halves clash, one entirely overpowering the other, negating what makes the concept interesting.
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  1. Mar 10, 2013
    9
    I can honestly say that I am the proud owner of all three Prince Rama's albums, and that Rama's brother, Krishna, says in His book, Bhagavad-gita, "Declare it boldly, O Arjuna, My devotee never perishes."

    Prince Rama ki jaya!
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