Produced by Scott Colburn, it is a "retrospective requiem of all pop albums ever made" where Prince Rama revives the spirits of ten fictional musical acts who died during the apocalypse to perform hits: Arabian group Guns of Dubai, English dance act I. The apocalypse concept of Top 10 Hits of the End of the World was inspired by the works of Chris Marker , Paul Laffoley , and Jean Baudrillard and continues Prince Rama's idea of the "now age" present in their previous records, where a period or moment becomes lost once it is named a "now age.
Musically, Top 10 Hits of the End of the World was influenced by pop music from several nations such as Arabian territories, France, Sweden, and Cambodia. It also includes elements of several genres such as what Paw Tracks ' press release described as "tribal goth," "motorcycle rock," and "ghost-modern glam.
Several professional music journalists were polarized with Top 10 Hits of the End of the World ; some reviewers felt that the album did not contain elements promised by its concept and the press release, and some critics criticized the duo for departing from the style and sound that defined them on their previous records.
However, the LP also garnered many positive responses from other critics, some calling it Prince Rama's best album while others praising the concept for how it benefited its music. Described by Paw Tracks ' press release as a "retrospective requiem of all pop albums ever made,"  Top 10 Hits of the End of the World is a set of post-apocalyptic hits by fictional musical acts, a concept writer Lindsay MaHarry described as " meta-textual role-playing. Like past Prince Rama releases, Top 10 Hits of the End of the World follows the idea of the "Now Age," where a period or moment becomes lost once it is named a "now age.
In its obsession with image, it strives to eradicate all traces of aging and mortal imperfection and strives to create an iconic ideal; replicable, untouchable, immortal. Top 10 Hits of the End of the World is a psychedelic indie drone rock album in the style of music from the cassette tape compilation C86 using raga compositional structures and a "Hindu atmosphere," wrote Paul Lester of The Guardian. In making the music of Top 10 Hits of the End of the World , Prince Rama was influenced by pop, pop punk , and synthpop music from a variety of nations such as Arabian territories, France, Sweden, and Cambodia.
The participants received a "custom mixtape" by the duo, and the winner earned "custom dancing shoes," a physical album signed by the group, and a chance to dance on a live performance.
The contest ended on October 1, ,  The video was released on December 11, and received a positive review from critic Amrit Singh who called it "exploratory, unserious, diffuse, and most importantly, perfectly silly, which is nice counterpoint to the self-seriousness that usually accompanies concept projects.
Despite mixed to decent scores from review aggregate sites,    Top 10 Hits of the End of the World garnered generally baffled opinions from professional music journalists. Some reviewers disliked how Top 10 Hits of the End of the World didn't reflect the varied amount of genres marketed in its press release. Another criticism prominent in numerous reviews was Prince Rama departing from the style and sound that defined them in their previous records.
However, Top 10 Hits of the End of the World still garnered a fair amount of favorable reviews. Some of them noted how the concept influenced the quality of the music,   some found it superior to Prince Rama's best albums,    and others praised the visual aspect of the LP's physical release. Adapted from the liner notes of Top 10 Hits of the End of the World. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Prince Rama. Pop electronic psychedelia drone rock.
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