Top Ten Hits Of The End Of The World (LP)


Prince Rama

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Billy Gil, Hollywood 12/17/2012

I’m a total sucker for Prince Rama’s conceit on Top Ten Hits of the End of the World, in which the Brooklyn new age psych weirdos pretend to be 10 different made-up acts channeling the pop hits of the end of times. Some songs fall flat on pseudo-world nonsense, but the ones that up the pop factor — the psychotic disco of “Those Who Live For Love Will Live Forever,” the industrial Cirque du Soleil style of “No Way Back,” and the early ’90s alt-pop feel of “So Destroyed” — really do feel like decades of pop trash stuffed into irresistible confection.


11/06/2012

For their latest release, Brooklyn duo Prince Rama invented 10 separate entities to sing pop songs to soundtrack the end of days. Prince Rama’s apocalyptic thing might be shticky, but it also serves to highlight how the Brooklyn duo’s second album represents the strongest statement yet of their inverted pop aesthetic. “Those Who Live for Love Will Live Forever” channels ’70s and ’80s schlock like “The Hussle” and “Physical” through an art-pop lens that ends with a tribal background and the girls shrieking “forever” until the floor falls beneath them. “No Way Back” resuscitates forgotten new wave pop groups like Shakespeare’s Sister and Strawberry Switchblade in its girlish pop ambition, but the sound of it finds kinship with outsider sounds like the lo-fi pop of Ariel Pink. The way Prince Rama blends simplicity, as on the bare-bones riffery “So Destroyed,” with otherness, as in that song’s exotic call and response, takes them farther than the album’s admittedly fun premise. Hopefully whoever or whatever finds Prince Rama’s Top Ten Hits of the End of the World jammed in someone’s tape deck after mankind is long gone thinks we were pretty cool ’cause of it.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Blade of Austerity
Prince Rama 03:40
2.
Those Who Live For Love Will Live Forever
Prince Rama 05:04
3.
No Way Back
Prince Rama 03:17
4.
So Destroyed
Prince Rama 02:33
5.
Recieve
Prince Rama 04:48
6.
Radhamadhava
Prince Rama 03:30
7.
Fire Sacrifice
Prince Rama 03:37
8.
Welcome to the Now Age
Prince Rama 03:34
9.
Exercise Ecstasy
Prince Rama 04:28
10.
We Will Fall in Love Again
Prince Rama 04:46

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