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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

5365

Genres

  • Electronica
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Fri Mar 26 2021
2

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

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Fri Mar 12 2021
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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Sat Sep 11 2021
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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Tue Oct 26 2021
5

OH MY GOD THAT’S THE FUNKY SHIT

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Mon Nov 01 2021
3

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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Wed Dec 09 2020
5

Psycho-somatic addict-insanely good!

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Tue Feb 23 2021
5

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

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Mon Jan 25 2021
5

Energizing music to rave to

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Thu Feb 04 2021
5

Oh Yes.

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Wed May 05 2021
5

Hit after hit, sound of the 90s

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Mon Apr 05 2021
5

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

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Thu May 27 2021
5

Great one

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Fri Mar 26 2021
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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Tue Mar 23 2021
5

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

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Wed Jul 07 2021
5

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

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Sun Jul 18 2021
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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Wed Jul 07 2021
5

Great

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Mon Sep 13 2021
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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Tue Jan 18 2022
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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Tue Jan 18 2022
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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Tue Mar 29 2022
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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Sat Apr 23 2022
5

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

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Wed Apr 27 2022
5

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

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Fri Apr 09 2021
4

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

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Fri Mar 19 2021
4

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

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Thu Mar 18 2021
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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Wed Sep 01 2021
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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Thu Sep 23 2021
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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Tue Nov 16 2021
4

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

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Tue Dec 21 2021
4

great. i forgot how much energy it contains.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
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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Sat Jun 11 2022
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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Sat Oct 23 2021
3

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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Sat Dec 18 2021
3

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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Thu Oct 14 2021
2

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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Sat Dec 18 2021
2

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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Mon Dec 20 2021
1

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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Wed Oct 14 2020
5

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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Fri Nov 20 2020
5

Perfeito.

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Mon Feb 01 2021
5

Mega geil. Dr Holger im 308

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Fri Apr 02 2021
5

Топчик

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Thu Jul 01 2021
5

prodigios

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Mon Feb 01 2021
5

This is good but influenced a lot of bad imitations

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Thu Jul 01 2021
5

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

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Thu Mar 18 2021
5

Fuck. Yes.

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Fri Apr 30 2021
5

Love itt

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Mon Mar 01 2021
5

Banger from summer school.

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Tue Apr 27 2021
5

Own it. Good stuff.

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Mon Jul 19 2021
5

Classic tunes from beginning to end

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Wed Jun 09 2021
5

noice

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Wed Aug 25 2021
5

Epic!

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Wed Sep 22 2021
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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Wed Oct 06 2021
5

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

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Thu Oct 07 2021
5

Loved it!

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Sat Nov 13 2021
5

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

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Sat Nov 13 2021
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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Sat Nov 20 2021
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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Thu Nov 25 2021
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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Mon Nov 29 2021
5

Amazing from start to finish.

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Thu Dec 16 2021
5

Great album, never gets old

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Sat Dec 18 2021
5

The prodigy at their peak, a great album

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Sat Jan 08 2022
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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Mon Jan 10 2022
5

Brilliant

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Mon Jan 17 2022
5

Partially just a nostalgic thing

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Tue Jan 18 2022
5

Quintessential late 90s electro-rock dance music!

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Tue Jan 18 2022
5

Fuck yeah

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Mon Jan 24 2022
5

10

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Thu Jan 27 2022
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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Fri Jan 28 2022
5

Outstanding. Great throwback to 20something years ago :)

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Thu Feb 03 2022
5

Ахуенно

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Sat Feb 12 2022
5

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

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Tue Mar 15 2022
5

Perfection

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Wed Apr 27 2022
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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Fri Apr 29 2022
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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Mon May 02 2022
5

Tunes.

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Tue Jun 14 2022
5

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

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Sat Jun 25 2022
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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Fri Jul 01 2022
5

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

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Fri Jul 08 2022
5

What a start. RIP fellow park runner

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Tue Jul 12 2022
5

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

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Fri Jul 15 2022
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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Tue Jul 26 2022
5

Bit of a classic.

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Tue Jul 26 2022
5

All thriller, no filler. What a banger

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Sun Aug 28 2022
5

Great album and Les really hits hard during this period.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
5

Had this as a teenager. Totally forgot how awesome this album is!

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Sun Sep 11 2022
5

It's a classic. One of the defining records of the 90s.

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Mon Sep 12 2022
5

I fucking love big beat. This album is one of the best pioneers of that genre.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
5

An absolute classic, fantastic energy and drive, catchy lyrics and beats and not a bad track on the album.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
5

Heavy, aggressive, artistic, textural, dance-able, consistent, varied. All at once, all the time, all the way through. Wow.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
5

all time banger. RIP Keith

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Tue Sep 20 2022
5

I absolutely love this album from start to finish. Back in the day, this was my first foray into electronica music.

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Fri Sep 23 2022
5

Class

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Sat Sep 24 2022
5

One of the very best electronica albums of all time.

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Sun Sep 25 2022
5

Love this album its so awesome

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Fri Oct 07 2022
5

Fully bro

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Mon Oct 10 2022
5

Like nothing ive heard before

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Tue Oct 11 2022
5

classic 90s album love it Firestarter and smack my bitch up are 90s bangers

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Mon Oct 24 2022
5

<copy-paste> 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! <copy-paste> Dat schreef ik eerder deze week over het album "Music for the Jilted Generation" maar dat is ook hier van toepassing. Beste album blijft echter "Experience". *****

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Mon Oct 24 2022
5

listend 5 times in a row, and somehow it seemed to mellow a little more each time

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Thu Nov 10 2022
5

Fuck yeah

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Sun Nov 13 2022
5

The best album of its time & genre. I remember dancing to these songs at clubs, and it's my workout go-to. Running to this album is pure adrenaline. This album will always be a personal favorite.

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Sun Nov 13 2022
5

This was an instant classic, and it's the Prodigy at their best. I'm not a huge fan of the final track, "Fuel My Fire," but I don't hate it, either. Everything else is brilliant, especially "Mind Fields," "Narayan," and my personal favorite, "Diesel Power," (which features the underappreciated Kool Keith). Absolutely love this album.

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Mon Nov 21 2022
5

The lesson here is, whether you're making music or starting fires, be terrific at what you do. 5 terrific brachyuras out of 5 🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀

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Wed Feb 03 2021
4

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

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Fri Nov 20 2020
4

Muita coisa interessante aí.

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Fri Nov 20 2020
4

Bom demais.

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Thu Jun 17 2021
4

This was a lot of fun

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Wed Dec 02 2020
4

Smack my bitch up!

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Tue Feb 09 2021
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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Wed Mar 24 2021
4

Digging this

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Fri Feb 26 2021
4

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

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Sun Feb 21 2021
4

Good

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Sat May 29 2021
4

cooool

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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

3+1 for personal

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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

Very nice EDM album. Peak late nights electronic.

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Wed May 12 2021
4

great one, a load of hits and great album overall

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Sun Feb 07 2021
4

Hermose

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Thu Mar 18 2021
4

Bangers & Mash

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Thu Jul 15 2021
4

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

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Tue Mar 23 2021
4

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

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Tue Mar 23 2021
4

Still sounds great.

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Tue Mar 23 2021
4

Superb. So close to 5 star.

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Tue Mar 23 2021
4

Belter

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Mon Feb 22 2021
4

omg the matrix

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Mon Feb 22 2021
4

FIRESTARTER

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Fri Apr 09 2021
4

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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Wed Jul 21 2021
4

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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Thu Apr 15 2021
4

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

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Mon May 31 2021
4

I am the Firestarter!!!

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Thu Jun 03 2021
4

some really nice songs, but got a bit repetitive

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Fri May 07 2021
4

7

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Thu Jun 10 2021
4

'avv it

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Mon Jun 28 2021
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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Wed Jul 21 2021
4

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

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Mon Aug 02 2021
4

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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Fri Aug 06 2021
4

Climbatize, Firestarter, ... all classics.

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Mon Aug 09 2021
4

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

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Mon Aug 09 2021
4

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

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Mon Aug 09 2021
4

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

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Fri Aug 13 2021
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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Sat Aug 14 2021
4

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

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Wed Aug 25 2021
4

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

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Wed Aug 25 2021
4

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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Tue Sep 07 2021
4

Solid album

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Mon Sep 20 2021
4

Me gusto

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Fri Sep 24 2021
4

Banging

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Fri Oct 01 2021
4

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

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Wed Oct 13 2021
4

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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Tue Oct 19 2021
4

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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Mon Nov 01 2021
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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Mon Nov 15 2021
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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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

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

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Mon Nov 22 2021
4

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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Thu Nov 25 2021
4

Not what I usually would listen to, but interesting.

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Sat Nov 27 2021
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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Fri Dec 17 2021
4

Умеете, могёте.

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Sun Jan 02 2022
4

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

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Tue Jan 11 2022
4

Grungy, fast and nostalgic!

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Tue Jan 18 2022
4

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

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Fri Jan 21 2022
4

stress dream of bangers

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Mon Jan 24 2022
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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Mon Jan 24 2022
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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Mon Feb 07 2022
4

Pretty good

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Fri Feb 11 2022
4

Great album! so so station generated.

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Wed Feb 23 2022
4

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

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Fri Mar 04 2022
4

Relentless. Consistent. Radge.

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Fri Mar 04 2022
4

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

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Fri Mar 04 2022
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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Sat Mar 05 2022
4

Boof

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Tue Mar 08 2022
4

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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Sun Mar 13 2022
4

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

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Tue Mar 15 2022
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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Wed Mar 16 2022
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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Mon Mar 21 2022
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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Tue Mar 22 2022
4

This is pretty fucking good

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Fri Apr 01 2022
4

Banging

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Sat Apr 02 2022
4

Pretty solid EDM, better than the other.

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Mon Apr 04 2022
4

Y'a du banger.

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Mon Apr 18 2022
4

Cool dont sound nothing like prodigy

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Sat Apr 30 2022
4

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

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Thu May 05 2022
4

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

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Thu May 05 2022
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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Tue May 17 2022
4

great album

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Thu May 19 2022
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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Fri May 20 2022
4

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

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Fri May 20 2022
4

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

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Tue May 31 2022
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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Wed Jun 08 2022
4

+++ late 90s bangers

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Wed Jun 15 2022
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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Mon Jun 20 2022
4

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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Mon Jun 20 2022
4

The Prodigy rules and this is their best by far. Makes you want to destroy shit.

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Mon Jun 20 2022
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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Mon Jun 20 2022
4

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

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Fri Jun 24 2022
4

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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Mon Jul 04 2022
4

CD

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Thu Jul 07 2022
4

Classic! Hard not to love.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

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

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Mon Jul 18 2022
4

Diesel Power is a banger

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Mon Jul 18 2022
4

Great production. Liked Funky Shit.

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Wed Jul 20 2022
4

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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