Album Review: Prince Rama | Top Ten Hits of the End of the World

With our days numbered and the end of the world imminent, Brooklyn-based Prince Rama’s sixth release couldn’t have come at a better time. For Top Ten Hits of the End of the World, the ex-Hare Krishna siblings have compiled a cover album of 10 fabricated popular bands that died during the apocalypse. While the sisters summon up the spirits of each chart-topping group, every song is still replete with their signature synths, psych-pop, tribal drumming, and haunting harmonies. The energetic “No Way Back” adds a hybrid of grunge and cosmic disco, while “Welcome to the Now Age” contains sedated reggae-boogie rhythms. It’s a pretty intriguing concept, and although the variations in genre are subtle, we still get a complex sound that is distinctly Prince Rama—infectious, danceable, and otherworldly. Maybe the apocalypse doesn’t sound that bad after all.

Prince Rama | Top Ten Hits of the End of the World, $12.99, amazon.com

By Jessica Butler

AubreyPlaza-smallThis review appears in the Oct/Nov 2012 issue of BUST Magazine with cover girl Aubrey Plaza. Subscribe now.


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