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Music for the Jilted Generation is the second studio album by English electronic music group the Prodigy. It was first released in July 1994 by XL Recordings in the United Kingdom and by Mute Records in the United States. Just as on the group's debut album Experience (1992), Maxim Reality was the only member of the band's lineup—besides Liam Howlett—to contribute to the album. A remastered and expanded edition of the album titled More Music for the Jilted Generation was released in 2008.
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Prodigy, while electronic, couldn't be any further from the electronic band I reviewed yesterday (Heaven17). This album is dark, industrial, filled with great break beats, and actually has a ton of balls to it. What it DOESN'T have, unfortunately, is anything resembling melody or song structure. I vaguely remember liking their later album, "Invaders Must Die" so I was interested to give this a try. It's about what I expected but I did come across a couple of tracks that I actually knew ("Voodoo People" and "Poison") and liked. This album is great as high-energy background music. There are so many interesting layers of sonic texture going on that can be interesting to try to pick apart but, as a focused listening experience, it falls very short when one is sober.
Blips, blops, snares, fireworks, drums, voices from beyond the veil, reverberations, passing UFOs, foghorns from ships 20 miless out at sea, drums, breaking glass, a carnival two streets over, looped organ music from a 40s horror flick, drums, drums, drums.
I love this. I always loved this. It's one of the world's great 'get up and go' albums for when some musical motivation is needed. Full volume in the club I worked at turned this album into a monster. So many tracks here made the crowd go nuts, we had to ration Prodigy for when we had enough doormen to handle it. Such power, I fucking love it.
What we're dealing with here is a total lack of respect for the law.
An incredible dance record, which was hugely influential in its time and continues to sound great. Lots of energy and some really cool synth sounds. Some real standout tracks, particularly throughout the mid section of the album, though the whole thing flows well. The kind of music best listened to while off your face in a nightclub/warehouse/field. Too long though, like a lot of dance albums from this era.
Thought I wouldn't like it but then it turned out to be excellent work music!
Way more 4/4 than I was anticipating, I like it. The BPM’s in general are lower than what is thought they’d be, but that’s no complaint. This album is very good, I can hear it’s influence. Slows down nicely in the back 1/3rd, gets nice and atmospheric. 3 Kilos is such an amazing song, a departure from the album, but it works brilliantly. My favorite song on the album. I’d buy this
Pretty repetitive and dated.
Big Beats are the best. Get high all the time.
The prodigy. Een beetje als flossen; Je weet dat het goed is, maar je hebt er gewoon echt niet altijd zin in.
p750. 1994. 1 star So-so drum and bass with synths and samples. Probably brilliant for clubs at the time but not my thing at all. Just goes on and on and on...
This is not for me. Obviously there are people this is for, and I'm stoked for them that this exists for them. But it's not for me.
I doubt I’m alone in saying that this album pushed a metal / grunge kid into the world of dance music and that’s exactly what this album did. Aggressive and fast and whilst I was initially drawn in by the likes of Their Law and Voodoo People it is actually tracks like Speedway, No Good, 3 kilos and Claustrophobic Sting that stuck with me. A stone cold classic album - one they never topped and never could
Sounded like I was in a warehouse basement rave with a bunch of people from Zoolander. And I loved it.
4/1 Hard, hard beats on here, sounds more timeless than their next album and I certainly like this one more. Standout Tracks: Break & Enter, Full Throttle, Voodoo People, Poison, One Love, Claustrophobic Stings
Many childhood memories! Still one of the most important techno albums of that decade.
Fantastische Platte, auch wieder so ne Wegmarke am Übergang einer Band, in dem Fall von Liam Howletts Schlafzimmerprojekt mit seinen Raverfreunden zum Major Act mit Major Hits. Mich schocken nach wie vor am meisten die eher klassischen British Breakbeat/Hardcore/Jungle-Nummer mit natürlich allen voran Full Throttle, aber auch Break & Enter und das alles passenderweise ganz zum Schluss gesetzte (keine Gefangenen!) Claustrophobic Sting. Die Hits - Voodoo People, No Good und (hatte völlig vergessen dass die schon da drauf war!) Poison - dann schön in die Mitte gesetzt und schon klar auf die damalige MTV Crowd abgezieltz. Paar Filler drumherum (aber wer Filler wie Their Law hat, hat nun wirklich gar keine Probleme) - und schon haben wir die perfekte Platte für ihre Zeit. Habe mich immer gefragt, welche Drogen die Band selbst dazu eigentlich im Programm hatte - Kiffen und Alkohol kann ich aus Rezipientensicht aber wärmstens empfehlen. 4,4
Prefer The Fat Of The Land but still very good. A 3.75/5
weird but fun
What a monster this album is. Great beats throughout. Would have been absolutely bonkers in the club. For me also great to focus while working.
So the hits and singles released from this album were (and still are) undeniably ace. As for the best of the rest: ‘Full Throttle’, ‘3 Kilos’ and ‘Claustrophobic Sting’ are both great, while ‘The Heat’ is interesting. What’s left is just a bit too one note for me. There are a lot of interesting ideas, but they never quite feel fully fleshed out, and on an album that’s already too long the padding get really noticeable at times.
6/10. Musically, I definitely like this better than the crab album, but the crab album had a much more memorable album cover
This sounds like the worst Sonic the Hedgehog soundtrack ever made. If industrial soundscapes are your thing, you may enjoy it.
What the fuck.
First song should have ended after two minutes. So should have the album. Crappy music for a video game boss fight.
You can throw all the Prodigy albums at me that you want, but you're still just trying to make fetch happen.
Not for me
Not for me
This is like jazz but worse for my attention span
Just didn’t do it for me.
I chose to listen to my hairdryer over this
1h20 of breakbeat and techno jams. Duuuuude, this is sooooo long for having so little to express and to say. What the hell was this?
I never thought it could be possible for an electronic album to be so boring.
This is one of the worst things I've ever heard. Repetitive drums, similar in every song, combined with boring and annoying electronic noise.
Awful. could not finish
Good stuff! Just absolutely love this band!
One of my all time favorites, this is my childhood
Banger from start to finish, an album that means so much to me, learning the running man, first cd I ever bought. Untouchable.
An extraordinary album that was both brilliantly original yet completely of its time. Timeless in many ways this album did more to change the landscape of dance music and bring it to a wider audience than any other.
Второй альбом The Prodigy демонстрирует плавный переход от чистого рейва Experience к электропанку легендарного The Fat of the Land. При загрузке материала под завязку на 1 час 18 минут, альбом слушается на одном дыхании. Ураганный рейв сменяется цепляющими хитами и уносит в космос на последних треках.
Great album. Never listened to it before but thoroughly enjoyed it.
great rave music, or in my case great for keeping me motivated whilst working.
Amazing album. I was aware of and enjoyed The Prodigy beforehand; I can't believe I let this album by.
RIP Keef. If this was a footballer it'd be Razor Ruddock. (Not for his football ability).
this used to be my preffered album to listen to when i came home too wired to go straight to bed. i am now old and that no longer happens.
Absolutely brilliant album and dare I say it, better than The Fat of the Land
What a cool look into what early EDM was like!
5 star. Love every track.
Accessible techno classic
This one is going to be in high rotation for workout music for me for a while. I love the energy. The music is full of surprises too. Every song is a marathon dance jam with twists and turns and layers of details in the mix. Amazing production. I love how they use sound effects in the music. There’s breaking glass in “Break & Enter,” a pitch-corrected voice that sounds like a dying cat in “Their Law,” and race cars and car alarms in “Speedway.” The album has an eclectic mix of dance/techno styles and a lot of different vocal samples that make it a great, varied front-to-back listen. Even some more upbeat stuff (that flute melody in “3 Kilos” is great!). I wasn’t familiar with this beforehand but it definitely feels like a classic of the genre.
Peak Prodge, by far!
I listened to this album a lot in college. This took me back and I enjoyed it.
I was in my only-metal phase when this first came out so I recoiled from it at the time, but grew to love it not too many years later. Some absolute bangers on here! Fave track - whilst I appreciate the bangers, this album won me over with the final three trancey/ambienty tracks "3 Kilos -> Skylined -> Claustrophobic Sting" 😍
Banging retro electro.
Interesting to play this so close to the moby album as the prodigy certainly made dance music popular and brought the undergroundelement to the mainstream. What can I say this album came at a time when I needed it. I remeber marching against the cjd bill in Bristol with their law blasting away. no good to my mind is still to this day one of the finest if not the finest dance tune ever made. its stayed in my head for ever. All the songs had something Mobys didn't and that was attitude
Great album. A little high energy for me, but loved it. Excellent work of punk electronica
I have The Prodigy’s debut album and liked it back in the 90s, but it has been over 20 years since I have listened to them. I’m not sure how hard-edged rave is going to go over with me today. ……………………………….. Thankfully, quite well. Apocalyptic rave music is a perfect soundtrack to the world today. I really loved this album! Rave on!
A fun endless dance party to accompany my boring workday. Very nice!
I would not have guessed it from the cover, but this album suited me well! The driving beats like this are great accompaniment, especially when I am trying to keep myself motivated and on task with work or chores (of which I was doing a bit of both today). A keeper!
This album is the perfect bridge between Experience and Fat of the Land. I first saw The Prodigy live around the time of Experience. That was full on rave, whistles, fluoro, lots of white. This album was much darker, more experimental and angry. Set against the background of the criminal justice bill (later act) and the crackdown on rave culture, this was clearly a political album in many ways. Being in my last years of secondary education, this album was perfectly timed to be the background of many hours of gaming. No Good, One Love, Poison, Their Law. All really strong tracks. Not as commercial as Fat of the Land but hugely influential.
Wauw! Back to the 90s met dit album dat ik letterlijk grijs gedraaid heb in mijn "jeugd! Ongelooflijk als bijna alle nummers op een album geweldig zijn! *****
As always, amazing!
MY MIND IS GLOWING I had this on fairly heavy rotation when I was a teenager, but it has been years since I listened to it in full. I expected it to have aged worse than it has though, it's still fantastic! A truly groundbreaking album in electronic music, and music in general. Some of the songs may be a bit too lengthy and repetitive for some listeners, but overall I think this is a big improvement on their first album, and still stands as one of the best albums of the 90s. The only songs on here I don't enjoy as much are "The Heat" and "One Love", I don't hate them though.
I was a big fan of this album back in the 90s, and today it still sounds awesome. The first few tracks may seem a bit slow and repetitive, but it builds up to the first real high with Full Trottle. This continues with until Heat, where we take a bit of a breather, but halfway that song things blow up again and after One Love we enter the 'narcotic suite', the three tracks that finish off the album. My mind is glowing.
The last Prodigy album that's ace from start to finish. My CD copy of this always used to skip like buggery at the 3 song suite at the end, it's nice to listen to it without having to regularly get up and batter the hi fi.
Classic album of my misspent youth😁
Very good. I love this band, but this album is not as good as The Fat of the Land.
sonzao eletrônico muito massa, melodias ricas
Incredible energy, proper banger
EPIC HARDCORE STUFF MAGIC PEOPLE MAGIC PEOPLE VOODOO PEOPLE VOODOO PEOPLE LIAM HAWLETT MAXIM REALITY THIS IS IT MOVE IT BOUNCE IT POW POW LET'S GO TRANCE RAVE TECHNO BEAT FEEL IT EVERYBODY BREAK THE FLOOR
Impressed at how well this stands up. It was a staple album as a teenager, way more important to me than Fat of the Land...it hit as I started drinking and hanging out and was a bit of a soundtrack to both getting ready and hangovers. Listening today It still sounded fresh, intense and vital.
IS THE BEST ALBUM OF THE WORLD
An impressive feat of a rave album that can be listened to and enjoyed outside the club
I listened to this album thousands of times in college, so it's hard to be objective. Obviously a classic.
Amazing mix between synth and guitars, powerful music , great for workout!
Beastly album! Sounds a lot cleaner than I remember it.
Not even the best Prodigy album (it's actually a decline from their debut, though admittedly a decline that starts with three five star albums), but darker than Experience, with both the anti rave Criminal Justice Act (as ever, Eff the Tories) and darker, RZA style production radicalising their sound. You can't argue with an album that has Their Law, Voodoo People, No Good AND Poison. Have a pinger, whip your shirt off, and enjoy.
Excellent album. Punchy, unique, strong, thrusting. You will always always have a smile on your face to this. Excellent UK race with punk, metal, D&B, jungle elements. What a mix.
A+ 90s techno, feel like the coolest hacker listening to it while working
The anger felt by the Criminal Justice Act of '94 making it basically illegal to dance is amplified through this album. The band, once interesting but throwaway had transformed into a beast from hell. Rave beats mixed with punk riffs. I got to see a few shows they played around this time and they still stand as some of the most exciting live acts
First thought to give this 4 out of 5 just because it doesn't get close to the greatness of its successor. But anyways, this was the album that paved the way to The Fat Of The Land, both in sound and catchiness, this one deserves 5 out of 5 too.
¡Venga, un 5!
Mainstreamová taneční hudba ušla za 20 let dlouhou cestu, během které ale někde blbě odbočila a ztratila se, protože tohle je pořád nářez.
My mind is glowing..