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.Wikipedia
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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.
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.
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.
What we're dealing with here is a total lack of respect for the law.
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.
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.
Thought I wouldn't like it but then it turned out to be excellent work music!
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
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.
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.
Good stuff! Just absolutely love this band!
One of my all time favorites, this is my childhood
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
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" 😍
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
Sounded like I was in a warehouse basement rave with a bunch of people from Zoolander. And I loved it.
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.
Good album…. Prevented from being an amazing album by its length. Shave 40mins off and you’ve got yourself a big beat classic!!
Interesting intro - concept album? Feels like good 90s rave music. Great focused work music - voodoo people is intense
Heavy. Never heard heavy EDM before, but it was something I definitely want more of in my life.
In the right situation this is an incredible album. I’m just never in those situations any more. Voodoo People is still an absolute banger.
urgh they picked the wrong album. hell yeah so good tho. I love this electric hard dance music. really well composed.
Good background music while focusing on something. Fast paced, repetitive, minimal distractions.
This sounds like something Ali-G would listen to. Damm they really did sample the very ape riff. Very nice! If the songs were shorter the album would be better. I would like to hear the albums where the british man instead.
Un título un tanto lúgubre para este álbum que no suena así. Me suena a cosa que me perdí porque era un bebé apenas en la década, como los raves (?). Sin embargo, puedo aceptar que es música que podría escuchar más, me hace trabajar bien por enérgica y me hace pensar, sobre todo en estos días de mucho encierro, en que ojalá volvamos a la fiesta aunque ya no suene este tipo de música. Mis favs: "Break & Enter", "Voodoo People", "One Love" y "Claustrophobic Sting". P.D. Creo que hay samples y demás, pero "Break & Enter" me recordó de repente a la posterior y buenísima "Not Gonna Get Us" de t.A.T.u. 9/10
A staple breakbeat hardcore/techno album. Consistent all-round, but rave music hasn't aged that well. 7/10
Komisch-logisch, wie ich als Crossover und slightly EBM / Dark Wave Kid jener Zeit dieses Werk als das einzig echte, credible Prodigy Album abgespeichert haben konnte. Es ist so fett, wie die Samples pathetisch. Die breakbeats in den Kanon hineinkonserviert, wie sie spätere Archäologen elektronischer Musik herauspauken sollten. 3 Killer Tracks (fast) hintereinander und der Überbau so passgenau. Welch irre prügelndes wie auch anschmiegsames Biest! Vielleicht überschätzte 4.4
Suena súper noventas. Tiene sus momentos dark, sus momenetos trip, chido en general. Por supuestos que la canción que más me gustó fue Their Law porque está re industrial. Las demás bien como para escucharlas una vez, es decir, no regresaría más que a esa canción. Mood: rave en un edificio abandonado por la radiactividad
Couple of mammoths. But not the best Prodigy album
Toch wel een vette plaat! Beetje lang, en hier en daar wat teveel doorgetrokken in weirdness, maar ik kan dit toch wel echt waarderen. En in de categorie trivia heb ik weer iets geleerd: Het gitaar sample in Voodoo People komt uit het nummer Very Ape van Nirvana!
Hoewel ik destijds weinig op had met dance, vond ik dit echt een openbaring omdat het ook een bepaalde rockfeel had. Nu luisterend vind ik het misschien nog wel beter dan destijds.
El segundo CD que compré en la vida fue Fat of the Land de Prodigy. Los amo. Soy muy, muy, muy fan. Fan de su obra noventera, de las Dirtchamber Sessions. Tenía como mil 300 años sin escuchar este pedo. Realmente solo tengo un pedo, este disco está bien pinche largo. Fuera de eso es hermoso. Un viaje en el tiempo absoluto. Ha pasado tanto tiempo que suena fresco, es tan diferente a lo que suena actualmente en los círculos rojos y en la banda que escucha la mierda de top 40. La verdad es que dan ganas de drogarse, verdá. En fin, luego es difícil escuchar los discos centrados en su contexto original, pero piensen en 1994. Colosio muerto, EZLN, el Re de Café Tacvba, Fey, mamadas así. Esto era absolutamente radical. Y ni siquiera era lo más radical, sónicamente hablando, que se producía en Inglaterra en esa época. No sé, increíble. Qué ganas de bailar.
Great first part of the album, full of great bangers. I think the running length is a bit too long, as 90s techno and rave songs get really repetitive. Still, Poison, Voodoo People are timeless dance anthems.
De todos los géneros que no conozco, la electrónica es creo el más ajeno, nunca sé cómo apreciarla (?), no es para mí
To my great surprise, I actually really enjoyed it. Was good to have it playing, although it would fit better when accompanying household chores or workout rather than for work. Too repetitive for five stars though.
Album is longer than I like, but also better than expected. I think I had the wrong expectations going into this one. Ultimately I enjoyed this, but it's very context-specific. Should be enjoyed in a club, and not while just sitting around on a lazy Saturday.
Questo disco è la perfetta colonna sonora di una determinata sottocultura e ti porta subito a rivivere quell'esperienza. Lo stile dei Prodigy è iper riconoscibile e le produzioni, considerati anni e mezzi, sono ammirevoli. Non è un disco perfetto ma l'energia che trasmette è tantissima, proprio per questo lo trovo più importante di Fat of Land che è più evoluto ma anche più mainstream.
I really liked it, legit 4 stars. Cool industrial techno thing going and not something I hear these days. Aside from voodoo ppl I liked Break & Enter, Full Throttle, and Poison.
Feels like this really weird and interesting mix of Breakbeat, Electronica, trance, and EDM. With a dash of what I feel like is Metal, Punk, and some real industrial vibes. I like it. I think it could have been made a bit shorter to be honest. But for what it is, it does it very well.
Love it, especially the Voodoo people song that was used in Wasabi movie
Simplemente tengo ganas de fiesta, perro sanxe haz algo
Outlines the big beat genre pretty well. Packs a lot of power into one album. Intense beats, interspersed with melodically advanced, anthemic chords and melodies. Feels a bit 'plastic' and mass-produced, but overall a good album. Can get a bit annoying and repetitive at times. Essential for any fans of electronic dance music
Ei parasta tältä artistilta
pari bangerii, muutama heikompi, mut hyvää kamaa
Oh here we go. Banger time. Bop your skull to this shit and enjoy the ride. Weehahhh boyyyyyy. Everything here is above average easy. I wish it was just a little bit more aggressive to really get you jumpin'
This was good! But not a lot of lyrics. It was weird in a cool sort of way but not emotionally gripping or anything.
My friend described this as backing music to low-rez skateboarding compilations, and I have to agree. Where I disagree, is where that is a bad thing. This kind of kicks ass. There are some lulls in the tracklist, but overall the sampling and overall beat centric, heavy metal/grunge electronic music is a great vibe and very enjoyable to me. This could be a single album is the biggest drawback. Hightlights: 2, 4, 5, 8, and 9.
I feel like I am at a rave underneath an overpass, and my glow sticks are flying.
Electronic Punk is a good description, lots of energy, if a little noisy!
I’m not of the jilted generation so this is not for me.
Trop c’est comme pas assez. J’ai l’imoression d’etre dans un rave. Pour etrre franc ca secoute buen mais cest repetitif. En fait mes commentaires sont la definiton du techno quie st la base d el’album. Jai tout ecouter en travaillant et je n’ai vraiment pas detester. 4*
Pretty damn good! I didn't expect to like this so much. I'm not a huge fan of Techno usually, but this one hit differently! Defs gonna buy this album
weird but fun
ARE YOU READY FOR THE MATRIX? The album goes on a bit long, but if you are in the mood for 90s industrial/goth/techno nostalgia, it absolutely slaps.
8/10. Kinda hype tho ngl
I was a former child prodigy. Unfortunately, after getting mercilessly fucked by my scout master when I was 9, I lost any kind of interest in anything. Cruel world.
Really good background working music, almost trance-y.
I'm already a fan of the Prodigy so I liked a lot of the songs on this album. The only downside is that some of the songs are really long and repetitive.
Oh god, my face just MELTED. Only really got into them with Fat of the Land, but obviously this is a belter if you want to gurn yourself silly into the small hours
Unrelenting and hypnotic. Not my genre but undeniably crafted
Dansen van begin tot eind
Genre: Big Beat 4/5 Ah, the 90s. The Big Beat/Techno boom was coming, and Music for the Jilted Generation is certainly a high mark for the genre. Some prescient moments on this thing, crafting sounds that would titillate the ears for years to come. You can hear Thomas Bangalter, Fatboy Slim, and even later acts such as SebastiAn and Justice. Overall, the music on this thing is generally high energy, fun to listen to, and a hard kick in the ass. A must listen for any techno-head’s out there.
What a freaky state of affairs - *whispers* my mind is glowing. Who needs K when you've got this album. Unbelievable how many genres they can subtly explore under the guise of industrial tech.
Dancefloor punk, audacious and bombastic in all the right ways.
belter! too long though - if he'd reigned it in a wee bit it'd be a 5
Legendariskt album, inte fullt lika fett som uppföljaren men något otroligt tonsättande för hela genren!
Couple of old school classics but it’s a bit heavy as a full length LP
Succumb. (The Narcotic Suite is nuts.) 4.0
When I was young I listened a lot for The Prodigy. Damn, it felt good to remember this album. It is great! It's still a bit long for my taste, but whatever. The songs give you that extra energy needed for doing anything you want. Favorite tracks: * Voodoo People * Break & Enter * Full Throttle
A frantic techno/break beat album. Feels like an acid trip in Madchester (which it likely was). Is very enjoyable when you want to electric out (not sure where my love for old school techno comes from: may be the only way I can excuse liking techno?) It is listed along albums by Chemical Brothers as one of the Breakbeat pioneers but it is definitely the more deranged, chemically indulgent brother if it is to be compared to them.
Interesting. I liked it.
Il y a quelques années, j'aurais écouté cette musique pour danser toute la nuit. Aujourd'hui, je l'ai écoutée en avant-midi pour me donner l'énergie nécessaire pour finaliser ma déclaration d'impôts. Quand j'ai voulu terminer l'écoute de l'album en soirée, j'ai trouvé ça un peu trop intense ; comme quoi apprécier la musique est toujours une question de contexte. Quoi qu'il en soit, malgré le côté répétitif (inhérent à ce genre de toute façon) et un creux vers le milieu de l'album, celui-ci demeure un excellent exemple de la révolution électronique qui agitera le monde de la musique à partir du milieu des années 90.
Overlong, but still chock-full of bangers.
Tell you what, I stuffed and stamped envelopes faster than I ever thought I could while this album was playing. Its caffeine for the ears, and I'm into it. If I were to go to a festival to dance and trip, this is totally what I would want to hear for at least an hour or two... and then I would probably have a headache and need to sit down in a quiet corner for a lil bit.
This IS the pulsating rhythmical remedy! It's an incredible album and totally blew my mind when it was released. Listening back to it, I am still fully rocking out to the best rave album that was released when the rave-scene was slowly on its way out. It returned to the feelings of anti-authoritarian punk and hiphop, but is a full rave album, with influences from both. The song that brought me to the album 28 years ago was No Good (Start The Dance) with its breakbeats and might for me still be the best dancehall song ever made. Where the album really comes out is in the song that has all the rockrave influence in it: Voodoo People. Other highlights are Break & Enter, Poison and Claustrophobic Sting Why no 5 stars? Even though all 13 songs differ wildly from each other, in this 78 minute opus, there are also a few lesser songs. They could've taken some of the 'fillers' out I'm afraid to make it perfect.
Quite enjoy The Prodigy. You do have to be in the right mood though. Found myself bouncing to most of this. Love me some 90s dance music!
I honestly thought this was going to be a rap album...turns out it's two hours of SNES video game music, which obviously appeals to me. 4/5
Quite enjoy The Prodigy. You do have to be in the right mood though. Found myself bouncing to most of this. Love me some 90s dance music!
needs more 70s PSA cat gibberish
I really enjoyed this album. It was strange in a good way. Every song just sounded like boss music to some retro video game.
As an album not actually all that great, first few tracks just electronica, however the stand outs of voodoo people and start the dance are just so good. Also helped dance music become the sound of the 90s so super influential.
That was a fun trip down memory lane yet the album still sounds good despite it being so of the era. Liam Howlett’s mastery of production is uncanny here and most of the songs, especially on Side A, are total bangers. It starts to wane a little in energy after No Good, but theyre actually good tracks still - albeit not the classic pounding of the first half. Good stuff.
Usually I'd say 1hr 29m is a bit much for a studio album but this works. The high energy is engrossing. Would listen to this again
6/14/2022 - ALBUM #138 Today's Album: "Music for the Jilted Generation" by The Prodigy - Wow what a really fucking unique sound this album has. Stemming from the electronic dance sounds we heard on The Chemical Brothers' and Daft Punk's Records, This album takes those electronic loops and eclectic samples and twists them into the really twisted picture of society. The title isn't wrong when it claims that this is music for a generation that's pissed off with the ways of the past, with songs like The Law and Break & Enter emphasizing this idea of disregarding societies norms. The big problem I have had with electronic dance music so far is that a lot of the loops can get pretty repetitive and lose their charm quickly, but key production choices set this album apart a bit. The sound of the album is pretty awesome, with invasive samples of industrial sounds and the way the sounds are staged give them this echo that makes it feel so cold and inorganic. Each song sort of feels like it could be the background music in some crazy gun fight or car chase in a blockbuster movie, but the picture I get clearest in my mind is an absolutely insane dance floor. This music is the perfect thing to get a crowd of people on their feet and hyped, with a ton of really great instrumental builds and they often introduce instrumental lines that sound really pleasing to the ear and contrast with the really dark industrial beats that are constantly building. The drum machine work and general sampling throughout the project is next level and I think if any album was going to help me make the jump from simple loops like Daft Punk's Homework into more drugged out and insane EDM, there is no better transition album than this one. The way things build just leaves me kind of speechless, as it quickly goes from a pretty standard beat to something that is so chaotic it is hard to follow anything. With that, though, the mix of this record is absolutely masterful, as all of these noises feel balanced so so well. No sounds really became obnoxious despite how invasive they are because they are placed perfectly in the back of the mix. The track Voodoo People is one that I have definitely heard before and it sums up a lot about what makes this album great. In one part alone, I hear a blaring synth lead, string accompaniment, a distorted flute, a sample of a pastor, and about 10 other auxiliary effects to build the dark atmosphere that makes this album amazing. Overall, this is a really great EDM album that has opened my eyes to the darker and more chaotic side of EDM, while still being really accessible and fun. Give this one a listen if you want some bomb ass music to dance to on a really energetic night or maybe just something to play while playing an intense fps game. Highlights: Break & Enter, Full Throttle, Voodoo People, No Good (Start the Dance), 3 Kilos Score: 7.5/10 The best EDM album so far
Oh yeah! Not heard a full prodigy album before. Got me going. Like most dance albums, trailed off a bit towards the end.
This is a very good techno album. I’m sure many people put this album on in the mid-1990s, popped E, and had a grand old time letting some random dude massage their scalp because it felt great. My biggest takeaway is that all I can think about during Break And Enter is the dude working the vacuum in this video: https://www.reddit.com/r/toptalent/comments/vq7zl6/dj_spin_that_shit/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf I’m not sure if this album will go in my library, like all other 4+’s, because techno isn’t really my jam, but the rating is deserving nonetheless.
Such a fun album. I definitely need to be in the right mood, but it’s fun as hell.
Interesting, mostly one man band. Loopy, I could see myself capable of producing this. Should listen again and take some inspiration. Poison, Voodoo Trippy trance.
Great industrial drum and bass
Neon Tokyo and speed. Драки и что-то от Матрицы (?) Понравились the heat, no good, 3 kilos Мрачный, жутковатый
Masterful but too much fat.
Ah yes, music for the Jilted Generation indeed.
Solid 3.5, but for nostalgia reasons it definitely rounds up to a 4.
Breakbeat with a side of industrial derangement. Arguably a little too long, but it starts and ends strong.
Mechanical industrial and great. Sounds very early and experimental
good for background music
Rating: 8/10 Best songs: Vodoo people, Poison, No good, 3 kilos
A lot of these songs are progressive, DJ-friendly tracks with long intros and outros so they can transition slowly between songs, but "DJ-friendly" often means less palatable for casual listeners. If you're willing to go with the flow, there's a lot to like here (see "Break & Enter," which has some truly fantastic bits in the middle). For the less patient, tracks like "Voodoo People" and "No Good (Start the Dance)" get to the point more quickly. Other highlights include "Poison" (which reminded me that I really need to find a copy of the Pump Panel Reconstruction Remix of New Order's "Confusion," which many will recognize from the blood rave in "Blade"), "One Love," and "3 Kilos" (which sounds like the bastard child of "Low Rider" and an acid trip). It's not as good as "Fat of the Land," but it's still a solid offering by the Prodigy.
I finally get around to the third of the big beat three. The UK dance scene in the 90's was exploding with fantastic new sounds, but The Prodigy had perhaps the edgiest and rawest sounds. Pulling from techno, breakbeat, and acid subgenres of electronic music, this album fed into the rising popularity of drum and bass, which would build on breakbeat and take the UK by storm for their fast rhythms and infectious grooves. Music for the Jilted Generation would be at the forefront of it all. Songs like "Their Law" are almost reminiscent of hardcore punk, layering distorted guitar and aggressive vocals ("fuck em and their law") give The Prodigy's sound a distinct edge. I'll also add that they sound incredibly cool, moreso than their big beat contemporaries. What can I say, I'm a sucker for genuinely great albums that also prove themselves to be landmark releases in music history.
Aquí encara eren uns punkis raveros amb molt malla llet i moltes idees. Electrònica gairebé pura, però feta amb mala sang -en el millor sentit de la paraula- i uns tons polítics i contemporanis que la fan encara més interessant
7/10 what if the Chemical Brothers went to a rave
Timo 12v olis vielä antanut heittämällä 5 tähteä, mutta Timo 39v ei. Edelleenkin varsin hyvälevy ja kuuntelee enemmän kuin mielellään, mutta kirkkain tähtiluokka jää kyllä saavuttamatta.
Solid fucking rave music. Please listen with caution: this shit will blow your balls off!
"Music for the Jilted Generation" is the second studio album by the English electronic band The Prodigy. At this point, The Prodigy consisted of Liam Howlett (synthesizers, keyboards, drum machine, mixing, engineering) and Maxim Reality (vocals, writer). Their electronic music uses elements of rave, techno, breakbeat techno and hardcore techno. I'd have to really dig in to find exactly what the differences between those styles are but this music is fast paced with a variety of samples, noises, synth sounds and different beats. No lead singers...that would come. It is quite interesting I must say. Although denied by Howlett, the title and some of of the songs are thought to be directed at the corruption of the UK rave scene by the mainstream and the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 00 unlicensed rave parties. The album was nominated for UK 1994 Mercury Prize (best UK album). The first song to catch my attention was "Break & Enter" with its fast drum beats, sounds of glass breaking and ominous keyboards. It morphs into more of a dance beat. Nice keyboard chorus. The third single "Voodoo People" begins a spacey guitar using Nirvana's "Very Ape." The drum beat sounded like The Prodigy I would hear on their next album. It samples Johnny Pate's "You're Starting Too Fast." The fourth single "Poison" has mechanical sounding keyboards, other weird keyboard sounds, someone yelling "ya" throughout, someone saying they have the poison and the remedy and changing dance beats. A lot going on. Cool sounding song. The second single "No Good (Start the Dance)" had lasers sounds starting it off. The fast pace continues. Vocal samples of Kelly Charles' "No Good for Me." This song reminded me of some of the DJ sets I've seen at Perry's Tent at Lollapalooza...very repetitive, very techno. The techno continues on their first single "One Love," a very similar style to the previous song. Repetitive and weird keys, a Prodigy-sounding drumbeat. I would have said initially that this sounded of its place and time in the 90's and I think it still does but I do hear a lot of this in today's EDM. I was expecting more "Firestarter" type songs. Some pretty serious techno. It does suffer from the CD era clocking in at a long 118 minutes.
Forgot that 'Voodoo People' was on this album, and the moment I heard it I was instantly taken back to a classic old skool YouTube video featuring the Pendulum remix. If 'see you tonight geez' and 'oh-five V6 Clio Twin Turbo' ring any bells, you know what I'm referring to. That video seems today to be a relic of an era when a sizeable proportion of UK youth culture could be summed up as "'avin' it large", and there's the same frantic, sweaty urgency around having a phreaky good time on MFTGJ. The Prodigy always were the most rock oriented of the dance acts, which helped me to enjoy it. I listened to MFTJG whilst driving, and I recommend you do too. This is the perfect, pulsing, insistent beat for a spot of dromoscopy. Luvverly!
Frenetic breakbeats. Samples from metal songs and TV shows. The first side is a little bit monotonous for my tastes. The second side has some great variety.
Another one of those albums (and bands) that I rate highly because of the impact it made on me when I first heard it. It still holds up today - hell it sounds like a greatest hits collection. If you listen to this and don't want to dance (or at least bob your head once in a while) you are likely a robot and not a human.
Yeah pretty good
Prodigy getting back to its digital roots. Only the best in digital doots, bweeps, and dial-up connection tones. Infectious as hell, and impossible to not move to. Good stuff from the golden age of rave.
Definitely good: Start the dance!
Not a superfan of rave music and The Prodigy in particular - it seems like they are playing the same track over and over at slightly varying speeds - but some times it works and I can appreciate it so overall still a reasonably strong electronic album. 7/10 = 4 stars
not my genre but head-bopping nonetheless
Smack my bitch up
In small doses this is cool, but for over an hour? Without drugs, that's a tall order.
Techno album, mostly. But not too over the top. Decent.
This one's a mixed one. I've heard some of the songs before and liked them. It is also similar to some parst from Matrix soundtrack. However, some are just not that pleasant to listen to.
I was surprised at this one. Honestly, the cover art had me a little nervous that it would be kind of hard and creepy sounding, but I didn’t mind it. It’s definitely 90s; not sure it would find a hold in today’s milieu.
Feel like I needed to drop eighty tabs to get into this on a Tuesday morning. They have a certain sound that sets them apart from other electronic music.
90s electronic/industrial breakbeat. KMFDM without the rock n' roll. vaguely reminds me of playing flash games on newgrounds
Behalve de 2 hitjes, die door de nostalgische waarde een * extra opleveren, werd ik nogal nerveus van een heel album te luisteren
voodoo people is a timeless banger
Teetering on a 4. There's something about electro from bands that came out of the 90's that's just better.
Hmm, likte noe av det, noe var ganske bra mens annet var litt merkelig. Vet ikke helt hva jeg skal skrive. Noe man vil høre på i en halvveis bortgjemt litt retro bar for å chille og drikke øl.
Good but intense for the morning
Parts of this album sound like someone gave the Doof Warrior a band. I kinda feel like to fully enjoy this I need to either be in a slick, flashy 90s action movie or on E in a 90s German discotheque. Like, I get it, but it’s not for me.
Really enjoyable album, you need to be in the right mood for it though. Definitely won’t be everyone’s cup of tea at all. Some absolute BANGERS on this one though!
Not really my type of music, but it is listenable. The influences this album and group had is unquestionable, and even big bands like Rammstein, Nine Inch Nails and Fear Factory would have sounded a lot different without the industrial electronic sounds of The Prodigy.
55. Um saco de plástico bem cheio de ar. Empurro-o em direção à Terra. Do outro lado, as fagulhas libertam-se. Com ar se faz o fogo. MotA: Voodoo People "So, I've decided to take my work back underground to stop falling on the wrong hands"
Probabilmente 20 anni fa gli avrei dato un punteggio più alto ma considerando che l'ho ascoltato un po' di corsa perché già lo conoscevo e che preferisco altri album dei The Prodigy, si becca la sufficienza. Voto 3
A good electronic album from the 90s. Brought back memories from the time, ok for nostalgia but don't think I'd go back to it again.
These songs were mostly enjoyable, and frankly fit quite well with my mood today. However, almost every one of these songs just goes on for too long.
The beginning was mostly good, the later minimal-isch techno I personally did not enjoy as much.
I was excited for this album because I really liked The Prodigy's first album. However, this album sounds much more generic in the present day, and lacks the cool hooks that populated the first album. It's not bad, but it doesn't really stand out from a lot of the techno mixes that are a dime a dozen on YouTube 3/5
nice ideas, but quite long and repetitive songs
Electrónica. A pesar de ser machacón, como toda esta música, tiene ritmos y melodías interesantes.
Curious and interesting, not actually my cup of tea, but the kind of album I like to hear when i´m doing something.
Some good some bad
I liked it better than most of Prodigies other stuff, because it was less noisy and had a cool 90s techno vibe. But overall it‘s not my kind of music.
Another that I have heard before but not since I was at college many years ago! Really enjoyed this. Kept me going through a shitty work day
Not my style, but I can see why it was so influential.
It's not a bad album by any stretch, but I enjoy Prodigy with vocals a lot more.
Hard classic techno beats that would be at home in a warehouse rave. I can smell this album and it wreaks of sweat and clove cigarettes
2.5/5 Not my genre Great song: Voodoo People
Not really my style but I can appreciate the rave vibes.
Years ago while living with my best friend in a sketchy apartment we would play hours (HOURS) of an old racing game, Playstation Nascar I think. Often til dawn. Important stuff. His brother visited one weekend and joined our league/circuit/whatever and put on a Prodigy album while we played. I'd never listened to electronic music before. For reasons, it was the absolutely perfect soundtrack to making virtual 200mph left turns for 3 hours straight before you inevitably crashed on the final lap. I guess what I'm saying is that I really want to play that game again right now. Judging this on what it is (as opposed to comparing it to what I guess I'd call a "normal" album?) it is kind of compelling. Hypnotic. Good to work to, especially if I want to stay awake. Sum: it's not something I can see putting on when I want to listen to *songs* because they're not really songs - more of an aggressive soundscape, but it works really well as a caffeine-substitute. Or additive. 7/10 3 stars
Solid instrumental rockish EDM
Okay that is a bit too much for me. In a club when I was in my 20’s it wasn’t even my style, but I could have enjoyed it for a night. Beats and random noises, the occasional guitars, voices, and more beats.
few songs on here that i liked, but majority of it i didnt. felt very early 2000s tweaker club music
J'ai beaucoup aimé ce festival de bruit. The Prodigy ne cesse de nous surprendre en se montrant un peu plus bruyant à chaque apparition. Le pic de l'album est sans conteste le moment où le bruit proposé par The Prodigy nous force tout simplement à éloigner le casque de nos oreilles. C'est à ce moment là qu'on réalise à qui l'on a réellement affaire, un groupe devenu maître dans l'art de la nuisance sonore.
Les prodiges de la connerie font leur retour dans le générateur, cette fois-ci sans crabe (il intégrera la bande plus tard avant d'être bouilli et mangé par Buck Owens et Merde Haggarl). Concernant l'album, il s'agit d'une suite de morceaux ma foi sympathiques mais devenant rapidement un supplice. Les vingt dernières minutes d'écoute furent les plus longues de ma vie.
Asså det är ju fett som fan. Inte lika fett som Fat of the Land men svårt att va
This has some bangers on it and is clearly a very important album, but 80 minutes of breakbeat is just a bit too much for me
It does get it's groove and pacing... and towards the end of the album, it finds an energetic vibe that pleasantly isn't so much IN YOUR FACE. A little too much of the album is hyper and seems poised for a siren alarm sound as part of its music. Still pretty interesting and enjoyable listen.