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The Fat Of The Land

The Prodigy

1997

The Fat Of The Land

Album Summary

The Fat of the Land is the third studio album by English electronic music group the Prodigy, released on 30 June 1997 through XL Recordings. The album received critical acclaim and topped the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200. It has sold over 10 million copies worldwide as of 2019.

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Rating

3.44

Votes

4282

Genres

  • Electronica
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because of the album cover all i could think of was crab rave.

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5

This album held up well. I actually gave it 2 listens. I remember being more drawn to the aggro tracks like Firestarter as a younger man, but I enjoyed the others more this time around. Also got way more of the sample references and the strong Kool Keith influence this time. Probably still more partial to Jilted Generation (2nd album) but damn Breathe is a killer track.

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5

Seminal big beat album that would influence electronic music for years to come. Tracks are among the most impressive pieces of electronic music I've ever heard, succeeding in making such a hard abrasive sound work so well. The three top hits are masterpieces. "Narayan" and "Climbatize" are just as impressive in demonstrating Liam's immense talent. The other songs are all great, with plenty of variation to keep anyone engaged in any song. The tracks are spread out in a way to keep the flow going uninterrupted. There are no out-of-place or drawn-out tracks. There's no way I could give this album anything less than a perfect score.

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5

Psycho-somatic addict-insanely good!

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5

Awesome album. Loved the way the tracks flow into each other.

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5

Energizing music to rave to

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5

Oh Yes.

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5

Hit after hit, sound of the 90s

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5

I was obsessed with this album for about two weeks in 1999.

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5

Great one

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5

Raveros y rompedor, es uno de los discos de mi pandilla, forma parte de nuestra historia. Y además es muy bueno.

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5

Banging basslines which are hard to resist doing firestarter-esque head bangs throughout.

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5

One of the best The prodigy albums. Music is driven, fast and enjoyable.

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5

Got a long drive to do through the night? This will keep you going. From the halcyon days of acid house and all night parties in unknown locations. This will take you back there.

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5

Great

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5

This album was pretty great. Ultimate example of the rave sound of the 90s. Not really my thing musically so I didn't want to give this 5 stars but I have to. It's as good as anything I've heard so far.

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5

OH MY GOD THAT’S THE FUNKY SHIT

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5

They blended electronic with rock not the first to do it but the first to do it well. Every song here is a banger. Every song something new and exciting sounds as awesome as it did at the time and blows a lot of contemporary music up.

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5

Singles like Firestarter and Breathe evoke really pleasant memories of 1997 and being a teenager etc etc. But beyond the nostalgia, this is a really good album. Techno and electronics are not a genre I would normally listen to, but messrs Howlett, Flint and Maxim recorded some timeless music. Catchy tunes, great vocals superb production and arrangements plenty of gusto. Love it. Also, hadn't played this in ages, so was nice to hear it again!

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5

I bought this on the day of release and loved it immediately. This album easily makes its way into my personal all time top ten, and is unlike any of the other nine. I still get chills listening to this today, it puts me into something of a daze like I'm hypnotised. There are very few albums that can take me out of my mind and make me lost amid the sounds. This does it effortlessly, no matter how many thousands of times I've listened.

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5

Wow, so all those came from this album? It is a headbanger. This took me way back.

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5

I had this CD... In the late 90's early 2000's that meant a lot...

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4

Was already a fan of the first track and the rest of the album held up pretty well

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4

Started good, but I am definitely not into Narayan, which is nine minutes long and in the middle.

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4

Two lead man suicide bands in a row... I checked out some Prodigy when Keith Flint killed himself a few years ago and I liked it. Dangerous, edgy 90s shit. Industrial, dirty, but still some polish to it. It may sound like you're in a club in the Matrix but it's cool.

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4

This is definitely phat. This is such a brilliant album - big, aggressive, moody. It’s a great techno album that throws in influences from metal, hip hop, jungle and makes a massive sound. Back in the day, you could drop Firestarter or Breathe into the set of any club night - indie, house, rock, whatever - and the place would go nuts. RIP Keith.

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4

In contrast to other 90s dance albums we've had, this is very listenable probably because it follows traditional rock formats pretty closely. Not a million miles from a clattery, electro heavy metal at times. There's a huge dose of nostalgia at play here, but Breathe, Firestarter, Smack My Bitch Up and, especially, Diesel Power (adding another Kool Keith appearance to recent listening on this app) absolutely rule.

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4

Nostalgia maybe? There are some really good tracks in there.

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4

great. i forgot how much energy it contains.

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4

An immense album of beats and aggressive electronica. "Breathe" is the nearest "dance" has got to the Sex Pistols...brilliant stuff. Play it loud, ignore the neighbours, destroy a room.

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4

Still ridiculously exciting, energetic and fun. Nobody is condoning beating up women - it’s a song title. Great mid 90s electronic music and mixed with rock instruments for the indie/alternative rock crowd - real electro-punk. They were a truly awesome live act. A brilliant experience and memory of seeing them at Park Des Princes in Paris in 1997.

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6/10. it got really samey but the production was nice. sounds exactly like it'd be on a Fast & Furious action sequence, which made it kinda funny to listen to while driving around in traffic in Jack's '01 Camry

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Little-known fact: the biggest single event in history to contribute to climate change was the Great Co2 Emission of 1997, in which every angsty, rebellious teenage girl in the world burned her Nine inch Nails and Type O Negative posters to make room for Prodigy ones. haha fuck, can you imagine being the parent of a shitty teenage kid and seeing this come on TV on a saturday morning? Imagine that sinking feeling in your stomach as you listened to this scungy UK techno dog shit and watched Keith Flint jump around like the degenerate he was, just knowing that your horrid adolescent turd is going to latch straight onto this and start looking like it by the end of the week. And you're helpless to stop it, you can only watch and silently scream. Wouldn't you just want to kill yourself there and then? 3/5 though, cause I was one of those shithead teenagers who thought the Prodigy was pretty rad haha. The album goes for too long, all scungy UK rave techno does, but the singles are still bangers.

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Même si j'ai étrangement plutôt apprecié la musicalité offerte par cet album, j'ai en revanche était bien moins conquis par le choix artistique de The Prodigy. Pourquoi avoir choisir un aquarium comme lieu de deroulement de cet album? Et pour cause: on se retrouve très rapidement trempé en lançant l'album, la faute à une immersion des plus totales dès les première secondes. Il devient très vite impossible de respirer. De plus, de multiples animaux marins viennent déranger notre concentration pendant l'écoute, ce qui au bout du 5ème crabe me chatouillant les pieds, a commencé à me taper sur les nerfs. Pour toutes ces raisons, l'album de recoltera qu'un 3/5.

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Packed with interesting synths and samples. Relentless, banging, and kind of wearing after a while. EVERYONE IS SHOUTING and ALL THE SOUNDS WANT TO BE IN THE FOREGROUND and HERE'S ANOTHER ANGRY MAN SHOUTING WITH A FIZZING SYNTHESIZER

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The Fat Of The Land est l'histoire d'une romance impossible entre un crabe hypermétrope et un bulot transgenre homosexuel. Cette tragédie sur fond marin nous plonge dans un merveilleux univers aquatique où trahisons et mensonges rythment une histoire d'amour gâchée par de vieilles rivalités familiales. La scène finale dans laquelle le bulot transgenre homosexuel se laisse couler bouche béante vers les abysses sous le regard impuissant du crabe semi-bigleux est à classer parmi les plus émouvantes du genre.

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This is the album that I think of when someone mentions "industrial-electronica". One of the best and deserving to be on the list.

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5

Perfeito.

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5

Mega geil. Dr Holger im 308

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Топчик

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5

prodigios

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5

This is good but influenced a lot of bad imitations

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5

I know exactly where was when I listened to this. Loved it.

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5

Fuck. Yes.

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Love itt

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5

Banger from summer school.

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Own it. Good stuff.

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5

Classic tunes from beginning to end

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noice

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5

Epic!

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5

Lo siento por desentonar pero qué maravilla de disco. En unos tres o cuatro siglos cuando se hable de música clásica se pondrá este discacho y la gente lo disfrutará en sus mecedoras galácticas.

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5

Troublesome track aside this was an album that soundtracked my younger wilder years and I love it

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5

Loved it!

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5

Mamalon el disco! De lo mejor qué hay en el mundo mundial!

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5

Seminal album from my Teenage years just disappointed to hear how much of the drumming was since. Should go look up if there any drum parts to these songs.

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5

This was the first album to make me realise dance music is great, as a nu-metal loving kid. Every track on this is still great. Best played loud in the car.

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5

I know this album from inside to out. It was a move towards the more hard edged sound that howlett wanted from the beginning. Getting away from the rave scene singalongs to using experimental cuts and beats. This album represents true creative freedom when not tied to shifting units.

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5

Amazing from start to finish.

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Great album, never gets old

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5

The prodigy at their peak, a great album

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5

While we nauseously headed towards the new millennia, The Prodigy settled the edge where the anxiety of what's next was conjoined with excitement and frustration and turned it into dance music.

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5

Brilliant

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5

Partially just a nostalgic thing

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5

Quintessential late 90s electro-rock dance music!

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5

Fuck yeah

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5

10

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5

1997 - Genre: Big Beat (Big beat is an electronic music genre that usually uses heavy breakbeats and synthesizer-generated loops and patterns – common to acid house/techno.)

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5

Outstanding. Great throwback to 20something years ago :)

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5

Ахуенно

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5

The music and the album cover both go hard. Music gets better the louder it is

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5

Perfection

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5

One of them had his team win Isle if Man TT twice. Even Bob Dylan would get 5 stars if he had done that (but he didn't, he's just a fag). Anyways, Prodigy is cool

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5

The Fat of The Land is a super high octane outing from Prodigy, in which you'd really expect no less. With the controversy of 'Smack my Bitch Up', it only saw to drive the popularity of the record itself and cement Prodigy as psych-electro gods. I know 'Breathe' is more about the pull that drugs can have, but it has been a part of my workout soundtrack for the better part of at least the last 20 years (which blows my mind!), and it always gets me to push further. Best: Breathe Worst: Narayan

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Tunes.

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5

This album is great from start to finish. Such a listen

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5

Controversial and infectious. Very 90's and hypnotic. This was around long before the Wokes were weeping into their Lattes and the Prodigy are a breathe of fresh air in turgid times. I need to play this every morning before I trudge to work to remind me there is life. 25 years on I struggle to think of anyone with as much energy nowadays. Glastonbury is full of comeback bands relying on past times and youngsters copying old masters. This is tremendous.

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5

A monster album with aggressive base and aggressive lyrics in the most part from Keith (RIP). Listen loud!

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5

What a start. RIP fellow park runner

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I loved this album back in the late 90’s. It really hooked me on the electronica genre

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5

Smack My Bitch Up - 10/10 Breathe - 9/10 Diesel Power - 8/10 Funky Shit - 6/10 Serial Thrilla - 10/10 Mindfields - 7/10 Narayan - 9/10 Firestarter - 9/10 Climbatize - 10/10 Fuel My Fire - 5/10

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5

Bit of a classic.

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All thriller, no filler. What a banger

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1997. Key Songs: Smack My Bitch Up, Firestarter, Breathe

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Muita coisa interessante aí.

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Bom demais.

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This was a lot of fun

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Smack my bitch up!

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4

My first electronica album, and one that I've been meaning to revisit as a result of the trip-hop albums from this era that I've been listening to lately. Starts off really strong with two huge hits. The whole album is super high energy. Great sounds all the way through. It lags a bit in the middle, but that's partially a result of the fact that it starts off so strong. Perhaps the peak of angry dance music. 4/5

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Digging this

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90s electro. A little to fast and crazy for me

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Good

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cooool

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3+1 for personal

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Very nice EDM album. Peak late nights electronic.

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great one, a load of hits and great album overall

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Hermose

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Bangers & Mash

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4

De beats worden op dit album net iets meer afgewisseld met 'rustigere' momenten, en is wat melodieuzer in aard

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4

Jilted probably just edges this for me but has some seriously great tracks - brilliant stuff

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4

Still sounds great.

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4

Superb. So close to 5 star.

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Belter

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omg the matrix

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FIRESTARTER

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c'est comme je m'imaginais je crois ? et c'est très bien 4/5 Sauf quelques musiques qu'ont vieillies (c'est con j'ai pas noté lesquelles) rien n'est à jeter

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20 July 2021 Listened on my phone and laptop while working and going to sainsburys. It's great, they came in and just tore the place up.

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Very good!!! Trippy reminds me of The Flaming Lips

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I am the Firestarter!!!

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4

some really nice songs, but got a bit repetitive

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7

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'avv it

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4

A bit too matrix-sounding at first, but after another listen I'm into it. Kind of a classic sound. Great synth sounds. You really gotta be in the mood for all that energy though.

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4

Great album in the right mood but a bit too much for most of the time.

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Finally listening to the album from which several of The Matrix OST tracks were taken. Whole album is pretty good, and really enjoyed listening to the familiar tracks again. Probably needed it today, when I'm feeling slightly grungy and angsty. 4 stars!

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4

Climbatize, Firestarter, ... all classics.

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4

Jilted just edges this for me but has some seriously great tracks that still hold up today - brilliant stuff

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4

An amazing milestone album for the Prodigy. Love every track (even the weaker ones). Not quite a five though.

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4

Some of the tracks on this album have not ages well. Others are ageless. Still brilliant

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4

I knew the singles as this came out while I was in high school, but it was good to give a critical listen and hear the b-sides. Maybe my favorite dance music so far.

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If I ever need music for a rave, I know what I can use now. 4/5 stars

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Didn't think I was gonna rate this but it ended up being pretty great. Relentless from the get-go.

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I remember listening to this at 17/18 on a family holiday in Ireland. Using a CD player and some crappy headphones. It sounded dangerous then, as it still does now.

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4

Solid album

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Me gusto

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Banging

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completely forgotten how many great individual tracks there were on this album!

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Tempted to go 5 but I was sensible. Loved it as a kid and still stands up fairly well I think. It sounded like nothing else at the time. It's not easy to make dance music into an engaging album either

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Not surprising that this was controversial when it was released. I recall that MTV did some stories about the misogynistic lyrics for a few days before they world premiered the video for a “one time only” showing. Overall I think this is above average electronica w some pop and rap tossed in. 3.5 stars and difficult for me to round up, but the cool cover art tipped the scales.

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4

That got to number one in about 1999 in America, and then the next the UK artist to get to number one was like Adele or somebody.

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4

Some very iconic songs. Not something I would personally seek out but I can see its appeal, very energetic with strong beats.

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4

Haven't heard this one in a hot minute. It holds up if you're in that sorta mood

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Thought this was related to crab rave - I was wrong. This appears to be the "original crab rave". And I really enjoyed this album. Everything somehow didn't sound the same and you were randomly blessed with vocals. Each track jammed, no complaints. Although, i'm not sure electronic music will ever be at the top of my list.

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4

Not what I usually would listen to, but interesting.

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4

Got a soft spot for this, even though I can't stand the genre in general. Every track is pretty engaging for its variety in sounds, beats and/or tempos. Narayana is the best.

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4

Умеете, могёте.

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4

Just a solid album and loved all the music videos back in the day

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Grungy, fast and nostalgic!

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4

Great album, one that I don’t listen to enough

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4

stress dream of bangers

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4

Great album. Had been awhile since I’d listened but really enjoyed that. Climbatize is amongst the best things the Prodigy have done. One Star off for that Firestarter nonsense but otherwise a top album

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4

A trio of unmatchable singles, some decent album tracks but there is filler and tracks are stretched out. While the heights are greater than previous album Jilted Generation it's not as consistent.

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4

Pretty good

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4

Great album! so so station generated.

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4

Diferente. Recuerdos de más de 20 años Gran disco de música electrónica

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4

Relentless. Consistent. Radge.

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4

Good, solid album. All tracks well done. Lacks an emotional extra level for me. But still superb

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4

RIP Keith. Iconic album from late 90s and brings back memories of a great time, preferred the prodigy’s earlier albums but still some great tracks (climbatize especially)

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Boof

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Kolejny klasyk z gatunku w ktorego nigdy nie potrafilem sie zglebic, wiec elektronika, o ile sam zespol kojarzylem, to nie mialem pojecia, ze tyle osob za nim stoi, jacys spiewacze, producenci, tancerze na kiju, the fat of the land jest ich trzecim studyjnym krazkiem z roku 97, jakos zawsze prodigy kojarzylo mi sie z hameryka pewnie po tych vajbowych teledyskach i okladkach jak ten crabowy jam, ale jednak niektore wokale zdradzaja wyspiarskie korzenie bandy, krazek jest utrzymany w stylu big beatu i breakbeatu, wiec na spektrum elektronicznym jest to ten chaotyczny kraniec przepelniony energia i chaosem brzmienia, efektu dopelniaja roznorakie wokale, dziwne sample, jak katanowe machania z breathe, najwiecej wokalnie udzielal sie pan Keith Flint, ktorego bardziej kojarze jako pana z rogami z chocby firestartera, kolejnym waznym glosem plyty jest Maxim Reality, ktorego styl liryczny daje skojarzenia z hip hopem, bo momentami tak wlasnie plyta brzmi, jak dobre beaty i wylozone na nich liryki jak diesel power, ktory featuruje koola keitha, plyta ma 56 miniut i ciezko znalezc fragmenty ktore by nudzily lub niepasowaly, jak dla mnie jeden z lepszych elektronicznych pickow na liscie jak dotad, a z pewnoscia jeden z najbardziej energetycznych, bo takie jamowanie pasuje nie tylko do tanca, ale jak glosi motto openingowego smack my bitch up do robienia czegokolwiek intensywnie, z czym sie calkowicie zgadzam, wiec na plejke leci openingowy kawalek, breathe i firestarter, a na rapowa zalapie sie disel power

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4

Just banging. Very close to a big 5…. But not hitting perfection quite!

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4

Definitely not background music - this grabs you by the ears and forces you to listen. Still sounds like nothing else; it sounded like it came from another planet at the time! Firestarter and breathe are the two big hits, and as close to catchy as the album gets, but it probably works best as a whole piece

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4

Not much to say about this one. Driving beats, solid electronica, unimposing vocals, layered repetition, one could put this on and get taken back to the 90s, maybe even pretend they are in the Matrix. This is an album that can be forgotten while it is still playing, but in a good way. For the period of time where dance, techno, electronica made their way out of clubs and into movies, commercials, hype albums, we can look back at that as having been an interesting yet appropriate thing for the time. It may seem a bit silly today, but music and nostalgia go hand in hand. This album is worth the walk, or dance, down memory lane.

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4

Vraiment cool même si on s'approche souvent de la musique de blockbusters de Michael Bay par moments Prefs: Smack My Bitch Up, Breathe, Funky Shit, Firestarter, Climbatize, Fuel My Fire Moins pref: Narayan

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4

This is pretty fucking good

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Banging

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4

Pretty solid EDM, better than the other.

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4

Y'a du banger.

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4

Cool dont sound nothing like prodigy

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4/5. Pretty epic ngl, thought it would blow more 🤷‍♂️

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4

Highly entertaining, aggressive big-beat album. Felt rave-ish at times. Fun. Highlight: Breathe

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4

A compilation of some really neat tracks without much of an overarching theme. This albums sparked some nostalgic memories too. The energy is palpable and the rythms are captivating.

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4

great album

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4

Parfait dosage de techno, d’énergie presque punk, épices musique du monde propres à l’époque, le tout bien intégré. Chouette!

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4

Seminal album. Three big hitters and couple that could of been.

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4

The album's second-half is underrated. I still struggle through the first-half despite its greater popularity.

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4

Not sure Fat of the Land was designed to be listened to with a hangover after a night out at a gig, but then prodigy kind of set me off gig going in 1997 when I saw them touring this album at the Astoria (or possibly Brixton Academy) so fair is fair. Think it's generally aged pretty well. It distracted me from my morning funk pretty well.

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4

+++ late 90s bangers

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4

Seemed more focused then the other Prodigy album. I knew more of the songs. This must have come out during the techno boom of the late 90s. It seemed really familiar... in a good way.

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I'm pretty ignorant on the Prodigy, only knowing some of their hits, but this is cool. I can see why they overlap with metal fans often. Will check out more. B-

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4

Was a good listen. I've listened before. It a little too repeaty for me, but it's still really good. 3.75/5

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I can see how people like it but I didn't really enjoy the whole genre

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A blistering, essential big beat album. There's not much to think about with this one, though I caught onto the Kool Keith cameo this time through. Prodigy are less obvious on the samples but sprinkle their signature throughout the tracks, which have very little fat. Here, it seems, the group figures the tunes can be extended via DJ. That's an approach to a dance record I can get behind.

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CD

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4

Classic! Hard not to love.

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its good but iv listened to it too many times, so i dont listen to the prodigy any more

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4

Diesel Power is a banger

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Great production. Liked Funky Shit.

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4.1 - Compared to other British EDM I've reviewed, this one is different. I had it bumping in the back while I was cooking and I really liked it. Besides the pointlessly misogynistic "Smack My Bitch Up", this is solid background for when it's time to get stuff done. I especially like the way "Narayan" fades seamlessly into "Firestarter" - it's a moment that feels especially rave-like.

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8/10 Best Song - Breathe

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Breathe is a banger and is the opener to one of the greatest 90's compilation albums of all time - Big Shiny Tunes 2. Quite a few hits on this album, and it's a solid Industrial Drum n Bass album. Lots of driving beats, very Bri'ish accents, some good hooks on a lot of the tunes. A bit repetitive at times, but a solid album and good music to work to.

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oh hell yeah. now we're getting into home territory. i've actually never listened to this album before but wow. this sounds disgusting (affectionate). i sure wouldn't download a car while listening to this. i feel like i'm listening to what mission impossible 2 looks like. beautiful. that said i think it kinda drags a bit near the end, but then again i'm listening to the whole thing in one go and i am sober. also i think i recognized a sample from firestarter that appears in an alchemist rats beg bashful remix.

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A couple of dated tracks, but the classics hold this album up.

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A ningú que creixés als '90 li va passar desapercebut aquest treball. El disc d'electrònica per la gent a qui no li agrada l'electrònica; punk visceral amb més sintes que guitarres. I temes tan desorbitadament bons com 'Firestarter' o 'Smack My Bitch Up', anys abans de la cultura de la cancel.lació. Un d'aquells discos que marquen una década

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Probably the album that first got me deep into my electronica/techno phase. I think it holds up amazingly well. So many bangers. 4.5/5

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Kool Keith all over!

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very rhythmic, both chaotic and controlled, primal - can't help but move to this - climbatize is epic

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Not really my thing, but so many good memories of learning to drive in my ex’s purple convertible and blasting this cd with the top down

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12/15 Hard beats, very 90s, similar to the Chemical Brothers album. Standout Tracks: Smack My Bitch Up, Funky Shit, Serial Thrilla, Narayan, Firestarter, Fuel My Fire

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Good background music for work. Never been a huge rave guy, so this was just ... fine, I guess. Love the energy, but it all kind of bled together after a while. Favorite tracks: "Breathe", "Climbatize"

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Pretty good as far as dance music goes

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Breathe, Smack my bitch up och firestarter berättigar platsen i boken.

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Bom, gostava na época.

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Standard british electronic music. Too bad the only the cover had crab rave.

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This album is filled with a lot of highs and a lot of lows. Tracks like "Smack My Bitch Up", "Firestarter" and "Funky Shit" are really iconic, and this was really the moment when electronic music crossed over with metal and it gets you hype. But the album also has a lot of tracks that feel like filler also and just don't stick with you at all. The album art is the absolute fucking best tho.

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trance and almost dance like beats - fun coding music

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Another icon of my mid-90s MTV era, and of course The Matrix soundtrack. Again though not really my thing.

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nice. nothing I didn’t expect. 3.5 🦀

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Big beats are best, get high all the time

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Fun album. Some classic big beat songs. 7/10

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Crab music. When I hear Prodigy I think of the late rapper from Mobb Deep. This is NOT that Prodigy. I knew as soon as I heard the first song that this was late '90s; it's the same laser-specific techno/rock style that gave us Darude - Sandstorm. Definitely enjoyable as a relic of that era. This is the kind of music I'd put on while hacking into the mainframe. Favorite tracks: Firestarter, Breathe, Smack My Bitch Up. Album art: Iconic. I've never heard this before and never heard anything from this band, but I've seen the crab cover a billion times and know it well. Even if I hadn't seen it before, it's legitimately a badass picture. The motion blur is insane. 3.5/5

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Immer noch nicht ganz meines

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Good listens.

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Not my thing but it’s okay

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This was a really fun album. I always enjoy an electronic non lyric type of album and this had some good songs that reminded me a bit of Jet Set Radio Future or some old type of video game. Some were strange but seeing that crab on the album cover made it all worth it.

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Fairly decent hard British EDM with some dodgy lyrics.

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Never got the Prodigy but can appreciate the hooks. After a strong start the 2nd half tails off a bit

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Only really like a couple of the songs.

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I like it more then when it came out but it's still at times a bit too heavy and cold for my taste. I forget to give this band credit for more than just Fireststarter. Songs like Narayan do some pretty cool things with that basic breakbeat.

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Smack My Bitch Up is such a banger of a track, incredible intro. There's some fun tracks on here, but in general they feel pretty formulaic and tends to become pretty one note for me. If you're in the mood could see it but not something I'd return to regularly. Had heard this before.

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Got to be in the mood for this one but a classic

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I like several of the songs well enough, but the whole thing sounds like the soundtrack to a drug addiction montage in a movie before everything gets bad.

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Not as good as I remembered, maybe I needed to be wrecked listening to it ;)

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Irgendwie nicht so überzeugend/schlecht gealtert. Ich verstehe, dass Bedürfnis mit krassen Elementen un Texten zu schocken, aber das tut es halt heute nicht mehr. Wenn man das weg nimmt, bleibt nicht so viel übrig. 3 Sterne, weil ich nostalgisch bin.

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Not my type of songs, but I liked it better than I expected

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Up tempo album with good tracks

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Definitely not in my wheelhouse, and for that very reason I was happy to listen to this again - I remember 20 years ago playing video games with a friend and we'd loop this album. Perfect for racing games btw. At any rate as one who grew up definitely more of a "traditionalist" this ordinarily wouldn't be something i liked but oddly enough I do; on the tracks where there are vocals it's a little off-putting but not enough to distract from the head-bobbing electronic loops and catchy as hell beats - . (contrasting with the Fatboy Slim album I listened to a week ago which was unlistenable to me) Absolutely not an album for all settings :) but as I'm working while listening to this, it's really kind of the perfect soundtrack. Now I wish I still had my Playstation NASCAR game to veg out to... 6/10 3 stars

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Techno’s never really been my thing but I did find this fairly enjoyable. Made me feel like I should be hacking something.

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Alright album some good songs not an album I would sit down and listen to, would rate the album higher if played in a club when I was drunk but other than that not my type of music 3/5

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funky and something new!

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Its a unique sound of drum and bass techno electronic music combined with lyrics shouted over it, it's not bad but not my taste sadly

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What a great industrial album, love the classic dance anthems, hated the lyrics of smack a bitch though and wasn't too fond of the rapping song.

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Some great tunes on here, Breathe, Firestarter and Smack my bitch up to name a few. Not exactly my scene though.

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Pretty decent album, although a lot of the songs do sound alike.

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Love the Prodigy. Pretty good album on the whole, though some tracks are definitely not as good as others and make the album a bit worse on the whole.

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It’s really hard to come back from “smack my bitch up”

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Jammin

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I would call this an easy record to enjoy, but it doesn't give me anything that I am hurting to come back to either.

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Big fat beats, but the best part of the album is the cover. Crab looks ready to throw down.

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A ovo je vibe, ovo kad se pusti, glava radi sam tak. Dost dobar album, najbolji njihov.

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Positive vibe

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Gnarly, loud and in your face.

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I'll add an extra star for nostalgia's sake, but this album suffers from tracks that are 3 minutes too long, and lyrics that are 25 years past their expiration date.

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not much an industrial electronic fan, but this was easier listening than expected. Feels good for the list, even if it's not my stuff. Cover made me think of rave crabs.

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It was at least a little exciting. Still don't love electronic music though. 5/10

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5/10. I love the cover art, and how confusingly it clashes with the title. Sadly the music sounds a bit like something a 12 year old would have as the background for their minecraft tutorial youtube video. Found myself liking it okay on the whole, at it was decent as background music, but wouldn't want to listen to it actively

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Ahh memories.

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Doesn't hold up as well compared to some of its contemporaries but from a time and space perspective it would've been absolutely mind blowing

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Not really my style, but also a little hypnotic. Listened to at work and I was definitely dozing off

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I see they’ve made their album again

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Sounds that I had never thought I would hear in my lifetime were available here. It was definitely a ride worth remembering. The songs that struck me the most were "Breathe", "Diesel Power" and "Climbatize".

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Liked it better than Fatboy Slim. Too long.

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A psycho made this. Funky rap-techno.

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Second listen. Growing on me. Enjoying the drum beats. 3/5

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You: based on your ratings '90s electronica is your least favorite genre so far. Also you: here's more '90s electronica.

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ret fedt 90'er

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Bad trip man

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Meh meh

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Got me pumped for work. I dig it

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grimy, yet satisfying 3

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It reminded me of that Pere Ubu album in the way that there's sounds clashing. Although I liked this one more. A lot of the music was pleasing to hear, even amidst all that chaotic noise.

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At some point in the 90s they (MTV, the music industry) stopped calling techno "techno" and started calling it "electronica." I don't know if anybody calls it that anymore but when I hear that word this is the album that pops into my head. I don't think is because this is some kind of pinnacle of the genre but I do remember it being a pretty big deal and it's a pretty fun example of late 90s techno music.

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tecno punk com batidas mais interessantes do que os vocais.

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I like that this album doesn't sound like what I've normally heard as dance electronica or whatever the correct category might be called. Has some interesting elements from other genres like rock, metal, rap, and so on. The music is entirely sampled, so it's interesting for me to think about how to relate to the creative aspects of this kind of music. Instead of my usual approach of listening for each instrument and the vocals at times all as one musical expression and at other times layer-by-layer for each element. It's good for me to do this exercise. Back to the album: well-produced and mixed, and has some catchy moments.

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Nou… maar eens proberen dan…?

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3/5

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This is sort of up my alley but I honestly thought it was just mids. Not awful but not really special either.

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‘Electropunk’ is a good description. Such a long way from the early Prodigy - which I grew up with & still prefer. The drums & bass are phenomenal -breaks and bass bombs - as ever with the Prodigy but the vocals & lyrics don’t work for me to me this sounds commercial, American, too metal for me. Fucking mental live though, which is the point. I remember I had this on CD & after listening to it you feel a bit plastic / seedy. This has not aged well. The Crispian Mills song is terrible. I like the tracks without lyrics ‘Climbatize’.

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This made me want to boot up my PS1 and play Need for Speed.

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Diferente a lo mucho que he escuchado. No es la gran cosa (no le presté mucha atención.), mas no es algo nefasto

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The land sure was fat. 3.5/5

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hjólatónlist

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Not an enormous fan.

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Great album, takes me back. Breathe is an awesome track, as is Firestarter.

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Great album, takes me back. Firestarter and Breathe both stupendous.

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An album manifesto that in practice acts as a link between different genres from ambient to heavy metal. The album's greatest weakness is: every second of music is absolutely banal in its context. Prodigy gives the listener exactly what they expect. Triviality has its merits, especially in the field of dance music. (6/10) FT: Breathe

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3, this reminds me of the matrix

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It was promising after the first track but there’s no sense of variation in dynamic. It remains a testosterone driven rave scene album which is great if you’re at a rave. There’s not much of substance here which is fine for what it is. It’s fun, driving, and clearly doesn’t take itself too seriously.

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I had this at the time; I sold it (when that was a thing!) because The Prodigy just felt like one-trick ponies, with very little muscle behind their aggressive sound. Now, the singles (Smack My Bitch Up, Firestarter) just feel quaint and cute and kind of funny. But I was surprised at the depth of the rest of the album, there are some decent tracks on here, especially the Crispian Mills collab. Which is something I never thought I'd say!

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Add a star for the album cover, and the Indian bits in the first track.

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Definitely that Fatboy Slim 90s era electronic dance music vibe... it didn't age very well for me, but it isn't "bad". Also their excuse for "Smack My Bitch Up" is laughable.

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This is light years ahead of "Music for the Jilted Generation" in terms of sequencing/pacing, song structures, and having a more consistent tone/identity - but still not my thing.

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The only song I new from this - Firestarter - was on Jock Rock 2000, which I listened to many times as a teen. What's so tiresome about this album is that every song is basically that same song in a slightly different form. Rounding up to 3 stars instead of down to 2, solely because of nostalgia.

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le gros crabe du pays un peu répétitif bien qu'il soit efficace pour les matinées difficiles

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Genre: Big Beat 3/5 The 2nd of 2 Prodigy albums in this book, The Fat of the Land is no Music for the Jilted Generation, an album that was forward thinking and predictive. Fat of the Land rests on the same sort of laurels that Fatboy Slim albums do. Because The Prodigy is a great producer, he doesn't necessarily have to go 100% every trach. The albums have their bangers, but then there's about 50 minutes of the rest: okay-to-decent techno songs. Music for the Jilted Generation was a very, very good electronic record, that really did help set the table for a much broader techno movement as a whole. This album here, The Fat of the Land, has Smack My Bitch Up and Funky Shit, but in between not too much to write home about (Firestarter is not bad). Great workout music, and could even suffice as easy listening to some of those who enjoy heavier techno music, but fails to reach the mark of its predecessor. Decent, though.

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Aggressive - expressive - Nice one

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Never thought of myself as someone who liked Prodigy and yet I remember listening to several of these tracks fairly often in the 90s and still liked them today...so going middle of the road as there were a few here that went on forever like Narayan but Firestarter, Smack My Bitch Up, Diesel, Climbatize and Breathe are all solid tracks. I would go 3.5 but this is solid stars and 4 seems a little too strong for me

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I hated these guys back in the day. It was because they were the poster kids for the whole Electronica is going to take over. It didn’t, and I like it more now. Those two data points are unrelated.

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Thought I'd know more on this than I did but in saying that my Prodigy knowledge is limited to the best of. Breathe is phenomenal, always loved the opening riff. The other singles were also great. Not many new stand out tracks for me though. Funky Shit was good. Diesel power split me. Really liked the music but the vocal didn't fit. Not sure if it was a guest vocalist or something but it felt like a missed opportunity and didn't fit with the rest of the album. After a lot of lot of listens I'm going a harsh 3/5.

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Je comprends l'attrait, le niveau de production est top notch, mais ce style d'electro est vraiment moins mon genre.

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aight

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Prodigy nigdy mnie nie kręciło, tutaj też nie. Są wciągające traczki, ale na dłuższą metę dość męczący album. Nie odbieram jakości wykonania technicznego, fajna zabawa dźwiękiem (ale jako że do tego nie wrócę, nie mogę dać 4)

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Klasyka gatunku, trochę ciężko się słucha w pracy. Po okładce spodziewasz się crab rave a tu tylko zwykły rave ;)

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Reminds me of my teen years. Breathe is still a brilliant tune.

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I love Firestarter, but there's only so many times you can put the same track on the same album.

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I had this album in high school, just like everyone my age had this album in high school. It's pretty good late 90s techno, and one that I would put on again if I was in the right mood. But that mood won't come around very often.

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Better than I anticipated, but kind of repetitive. Also, and this has been said for many of the records, probably better in a club setting.

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Owned this one and got played fairly often, more metal and single driven than previous stuff. It was good to listen to it again but I seriously doubt I'll ever do it again.

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This album gives me some high-precision nostalgia; makes me want to Hack the Planet. I kind of hate what they done to my beloved L7 with their Fuel My Fire cover.

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A bit unfair to judge a dancefloor album off a first listen sitting here in the office, but this one still delivered for the most part. Even if there's not a lot of rhythmic variation within each track, there's enough across the whole LP to keep things moving and decently interesting. Wish there was a stronger melodic presence here, this group usually leans toward sparser DnB/breakbeat arrangements but has a great ear for catchy progressions.

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it isn’t horrible, but not my favorite album ever.

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Not usually what I listen to, but it's exciting, heart pounding and terrific beats. Lots of energy!

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It does have some fun tracks on it. As a whole album it wears thin after a while though. I actually prefer a few of their more recent tracks

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Maybe it’s so influential it retrospectively sounds like something I’ve heard before?

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I got this for my thirteenth birthday, because everybody in school had gotten it. After about a week, I was standing in the kitchen, holding the album in my left hand and and an orange in the other. I decided to give juggling a go, and threw the orange up in the air. I had forgotten I was holding the album when I reached out to catch my orange. The orange (quite a hard orange) neatly snapped the album in two. I had to tape a mate's copy that he himself had taped off my copy. Such adolescent idiocy is fitting for The Fat of the Land, a lit bottom burp of an album. This is an album that convinced itself that PS1-era Tomb Raider was a good game solely because of Lara Croft's pointy norks. The shiniest example of its immaturity actually occurs on the sleevenotes, where they quote Goering's guns-not-butter speech, simply because they thought it sounded cool. But the most notorious instance is Smack My Bitch Up, a tabloid-baiter of a title. Sampling a couplet from an Ultramagnetic MCs track (the rapper in question, Kool Keith, raps on The Fat of the Land's Diesel Power), by focusing on the phrase "smack my bitch up" the Prodigy giftwrapped a controversy for the tabloids, who got double-bubble from both the Prodigy's popularity and infamy. In response to the artificial furore, the video to smack My Bitch Up was a first-person view of someone drinking, doing cocaine, eating a kebab, groping women, fighting, using one of those smack heroin needles, stealing a car and bedding a stripper, and at the end it turns out, gasp!, it was a woman doing all that beastly naughtiness! I presume you've heard of GTA. I also presume that you know GTA is one of the most financially successful works in any medium. I also presume you know that the visceral impact of GTA has lessened to that of a flea in an oven glove (do you know the boundary they're crossing for the next installment? A female protagonist! Quick, I need a smelling salt suppository!). The outrage The Prodigy courted was always a joke, as they knew and as everybody who objected knew, along with everybody who didn't care. The Prodigy appeared mature when you were in school, the first year of uni at a push. Do you know what you happened to start listening to the first year at uni? Bob Dylan. Tell me what's more mature: The Fat of the Land or Blood on the Tracks? Still, I'm not one to discount the moments when I crave the teenage charms of slasher flicks and masturbating over ridiculously overimplanted bososms, so I can't damn The Fat of the Land. Hell, I firmly accept that Firestarter is one of the great UK number 1s (a while ago, I was in a pub, and it turned out the youth next to me by the bar was born after Firestarter topped the charts; that's as sobering as a grey pubic hair). But everyone who's held a job will tell you: The Fat of the Land is a slightly above average album that got horrendously overpraised by people hoping it'd usher in a new punk rock, blinding themselves to the fact that the album signified nothing but flash sound and furious beats. Liam Howlett, the one in The Prodigy who actually did all the bastard music, said the ultimate defence of Smack My Bitch Up and all the other controversies was that it was meant to be dumb, akin to preferring Flavor Flav to Chuck D. In fairness, I think that defence holds up. Still, it means that the music's dumb.

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Instantly recognisable and still sounds massive. A little bit dated and verging on caricatureish in 2022, although that could be because this album and the Prodigy sound are so well known and iconic. Some of the song titles are puntastic (Serial Thrilla, Mindfields, Climbatize). Given the wordplay and fact that 25 years have passed, is this now music for the Countdown generation? Rating: 3/5 Playlist track: Firestarter Date listened: 02/08/22

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It's a strong 3.44 for me, with a round down to 3.

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forgot how much hip hop sound there is in this album

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Just didn't do it for me. I found the music (and lyrics) kind of corny. It's the kind of music you'd hear in a trailer for a big budget action film

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Yuck

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Music is cool, just seems like a fad. Can’t see myself listening to it randomly.

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A bit to in your face for me

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Some good songs but it is not something I would listen to on a regular basis, the music made me anxious.

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Two absolute bangers but also just a bit much isn't it boys?

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Not pour moi, this Aussie gives it two Tim Tams out of five.

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urm...

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The songs were okay but far too long. Cut about a minute or so from each one and I might actually like this album.

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Makes me think of the Matrix/ heist movies lol

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Love the hard hitting drums.

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OOHWAAAAAAA DEEDOODEEDOO

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Crazy album… electronic style reminds me of the drummer audition in the movie “The Rocker” that young drummer used a electronic control box to play drums….doesn’t seem real to me….

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This sounds like reject tracks from Twisted Metal 2. It sounds like rave meets punk. I love rave music, but this doesn't hit any of the magic the genre can hit. Super shallow lyrics, boring songs, repetitive. I mean, I guess it is danceable so it gets that, but overall I don't want to hear this again.

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funky! repetitive

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first real experience listening to rave music. it’s not bad, just not my style. regardless, this album seemed lacking. fewer vocals, a lot of back music, which isn’t bad. the bad part is that the beat never really switches and gets pretty repetitive. there are no breaks, high energy music that would be a lot of fun for a rave, but doesn’t really give room to breathe. not a bad album, just not a fun listen in my bed with headphones on on a tuesday afternoon. none of the songs would go on my playlist.

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Beastieboys? 2/5

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Lo voy a escuchar en momentos de intensidad y frenesí.

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Mediocre and not my thing.

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Not good, not enjoyable. The voice is really annoying and does not sound good. The instrumentals aren't even that great.

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Interesting sound. First listen for me. Never heard of them before. I like it more than I thought. Heard it several times today. 2/5 for now...

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Nop, me enfadó. Se siente que le falta trabajo.

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Nomás no hicimos click

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Ehhhhh... got 0 joy out of this, sure had energy but it felt so completely staged and predictable that i just wanted the album to end.

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Eh

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I thought I liked the Prodigy but the whole album in one go is too much for me. Still like firestarter.

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Meh

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Very repetitive - but that's their style.

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Elektronisk, tempofyldt, aggressivt

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Not bad but quite repetitive

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Repetitive and exhausting, but cool if I were fighting a bunch of Agent Smiths.

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Though I haven't listened to a ton of techno, I can't help but feel that this is on the dumb/bro side of things. It's not dire, but the beats get repetitive after a few songs and it mostly coasts on the nostalgia of Smack My Bitch Up being in every action movie c.1998-2001

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Pretty meh. Couple songs were enjoyable but just wasn’t in the mood for something like this. Maybe if it were 1999 at a warehouse rave.

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Electrónica. Pesado.

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It was enjoyable but not something I would reach for due to being too repetitive for my preference.

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Can’t decide if this is the club music from The Matrix or a Tony Hawk soundtrack. Not my taste but fun as hell. Found out “Mindfields” was actually in The Matrix. *Funky Shit

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2/5 no likey

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Great album very funky first time listening to a true retro funk album

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Eh, not my thing but decent.

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"Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit" background music. Got through most of it but didn't think of adding.

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I’m not really that into EDM. Had some ok stuff 4/10

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Pretty heavy bass and beats, but not bad. Not really my thing.

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Peak late 90s electronica and though I can appreciate it, it aged poorly. 5/10.

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Firestarter is the only good song

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Shows its age, but it's not bad. Highlights: Breathe, Narayan.

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i do believe that these are the crab’s favorite songs

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This album feels like it should be accompanying the FMV intro to a late-90s sports game or a Skechers commercial from 2006. Im sure it was very influential for its time, but it’s just not my jam.

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Though I still think of Wipeout when I hear firestarter, I’m weary of the frenetic aggressive siren oriented electronic music. Fuel My Fire is the worst example of this, but the whole album is GUILTY.

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OK. I like electronic as much as the next cat. Assuming that the cat has a headache and is having a seizure. I may change my pitch up... most likely not going to listen to this too many times.

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Ouch, just couldn't listen to the whole thing, I tried.

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That was like bad Sonic game background music. I’d rather listen to good Sonic music.

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No, cringey

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This sounds like a movie soundtrack to me. Ocean's 11 montages just flying around. Not my jam and I won't revisit this.

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Not my thing unless it is part of a movie soundtrack. It gave me anxiety

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Awful

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ew is this EDM or something i disliked this entire experience

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לא תודה, לא מתחבר לזה בכלל, לא אוהב

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Didnt like this album when it first came out, still don’t like it now

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Didn't enjoy this at all. 1/5 stars.

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I can't get what the metal scene has with "The prodigy". For me, it's just the basic electronic music with some new beats that didn't make too much to create good songs. This is the second prodigy's album that I get in this project and for the first one I gave 2 stars, but now, just electronic music: nice at the party, bad in my ears. Prefer the metal covers from this album, they are much better than it.

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Crab rave! Not my vibe to be honest. This makes me feel like I'm in a club in The Matrix (makes sense, one of the tracks is on the soundtrack). Fittingly then, 'Minefields' is my top pick.

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Whack as fuck

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The Fat of the Land by The Prodigy (1997) Presented with a British electronic punk album having an opening track entitled “Smack My Bitch Up” and with ‘lyrics’ that simply repeat the phrase “Smack My Bitch Up” eight times (and “Change My Pitch Up” only six times), what’s a stunned but serious listener to do? The phrase “Smack My Bitch Up” is clearly the central, attention-grabbing focus of the song. Well, in the first place, I had to turn it down so my wife couldn’t hear it. Even with headphones, the ladies would be able to tell that “Smack My Bitch Up” was being played (again and again, apparently, since this album hit #1 in the weekly charts in the US, UK, and, well, pretty much throughout the world). In 1997, a lot of women were aware that their men were listening to “Smack My Bitch Up”. If I were playing “Smack My Bitch Up” loud in the car in my driveway, my wife, daughter, and son could have heard what I was playing from inside the house. If I had been playing “Smack My Bitch Up” while pulling in to a gas station, everyone, male and female, would know. I’m sure this happened millions of times, as this album was so popular. Now, writing as one who has never “Smack[ed] My Bitch Up”, I should perhaps merely confess that I can’t relate and move on. But that wouldn’t be fair to the art. “Smack My Bitch Up” does have a pretty cool groove. And the wailing, non-verbal Asian female vocal in the last half of “Smack My Bitch Up” by Shahin Badar is very nice, but it makes me wonder if she was aware of the ‘lyrics’ when she laid down her non-verbal contribution to “Smack My Bitch Up” (or whether she was even given a choice by the artists who were laying down “Smack My Bitch Up”—she might have been somewhat intimidated). Now to be fair, in response to the obvious outcry over “Smack My Bitch Up” (by the National Organization for Women and many others), I read on Wikipedia that the men comprising this band persistently interpreted the phrase “Smack My Bitch Up” as “doing anything intensely”. Think about that. It seems disingenuous, if not outright deceptive. No, let’s call a spade a spade: That’s bullshit. I mean, “Smack My Bitch Up” should pretty well be interpreted as “Smack My Bitch Up”, right? On the other hand, I might have been tempted defend “Smack My Bitch Up” by claiming ‘at least it doesn’t say “Smack My Bitch Down”’. There’s a huge irony in the fact that the phrase “Smack My Bitch Up” is not even performed by the band members. It is sampled from “Give the Drummer Some” by Ultramagnetic MCs (1988), where it goes: “Smack My Bitch Up, like a pimp”. I suppose The Prodigy understood that the pimping in question was being done “intensely”, as in “Smack My Bitch Up? You must be doing some pretty intense pimping there, dude”. This is an intensity that eludes me, and I join with the National Organization for Women in challenging the toxic masculinity that is evident in this work. But we should not be surprised that notoriety is lucrative if it is adroitly monetized. I understand there are other tracks on this album, but we’re out of time. 1/5

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This album sucks. The wanna be models who also want to be singers need to stick to modeling. Firestarter may have been a hit during it time but the whole album sounds like the same song. 1997 had a bunch of what we called industrial rave music. That is this sound but you must be on a fair share of Crystal or X to enjoy the sound. I am too old for that shit therefor this makes for a tough listen.

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I really don't care for this. I don't have anything else to say for this.

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This is an album of songs of montage music. Specifically montages about edgy things. Once you've heard the first 30 seconds of each song, you've heard the whole thing. That being said, some of the beats sounded pretty good in their own right, but every song tended to repeat on and on. This wasn't the best experience.

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Didn’t age well

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Some of the songs are not terrible. The rest…

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This is really not my thing at all. Monotonous, synthetic, plodding. Breathe was okayish, other than that there was nothing I would want to hear again. Next!

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What in the fucking fuck was this shit? Why this list includes not one, but at least TWO albums from the Prodigy is completely beyond me. You know an album is trying to be edgy when the first track is the gleefully misogynistic "Smack My Bitch Up". And when your defense against the song is that it's not sexist lyrics but rather a reference to heroin, that's not exactly an ironclad defense. That, and it's just a shitty song. Frankly this is a shitty album and the worst use of sampling I've ever heard. It's like bad house music found an ugly friend to stand next to just to look hotter. Probably not the very worst album on this list but easily the least enjoyable. And it's not because I don't enjoy experimental music; Portishead and a track or two from that weird bells album in the 70s were both more fun than this. I hate this crap. Had a track or two I hated less than the others, but overall a waste of time. Side note: "Smack My Bitch Up" was written by four men. Wow, color me fucking shocked.

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Songs are catchy for the first minute or so, but are ultimately too long and repetitive for me to not zone out and try to think of something else.

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STOP GIVING ME EDM

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