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  • Summary: Once one of the top dance/electronica acts in the world, The Prodigy topped the UK charts in 1997 with 'The Fat of the Land' and then... nothing. Until now. After their 2002 comeback single "Baby's Got A Temper" flopped, Prodigy leader Liam Howlett scrapped the album in progress, jettisonedOnce one of the top dance/electronica acts in the world, The Prodigy topped the UK charts in 1997 with 'The Fat of the Land' and then... nothing. Until now. After their 2002 comeback single "Baby's Got A Temper" flopped, Prodigy leader Liam Howlett scrapped the album in progress, jettisoned vocalists Keith Flint and Maxim Reality, and took a second stab at recording, enlisting Liam Gallagher, Twista and Juliette Lewis to sing, rap, and howl over what eventually became 'Always Outnumbered.' Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. 82
    This is nowhere near a bad album. [#12, p.95]
  2. 70
    The Prodigy was never about subtlety, but Howlett is stepping more carefully this time. [Oct 2004, p.104]
  3. A fantastic collection of beats and styles, but chilling out and adding a little more variety could have produced a classic. [#7]
  4. A disc that sounds like it's... 1998.
  5. Barely enough for five years of waiting and hardly up to the old standard.
  6. Were Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned released in 1999 when everyone else was releasing their mediocre post-big beat follow-up album, though it would still be unlistenable, it would also be excusable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 30
  2. Negative: 6 out of 30
  1. yy
    Nov 23, 2006
    10
    good fucking album.
  2. jacobm
    May 20, 2005
    10
    I was thrilled when they finally released another album, and they definately delivered! Sure a few tracks (4 to be exact) aren't I was thrilled when they finally released another album, and they definately delivered! Sure a few tracks (4 to be exact) aren't enjoyable for me, the other 8 are fucking rad; meant to be played at high decibals. I just don't understand the harsh reviews... this album is going to be a classic electronic album in my collection (along with Vegas, In Dust We Trust, Acid 8000, Music for the Jilted Generation ETC.) Expand
  3. Benk
    Apr 23, 2005
    9
    This is a great album, i love it. Some of the songs i had to repeat over and over again constantly like Action Radar. There is 1 diapointment This is a great album, i love it. Some of the songs i had to repeat over and over again constantly like Action Radar. There is 1 diapointment though Medusa's Path, what happened there!? Expand
  4. FlorianG
    Sep 20, 2004
    8
    It's good that they are back! It's the worst album but the Girls single it's fantastic and that's about it...
  5. CameronS
    Oct 4, 2004
    6
    Overall, no this album was not as great as it could have been. It one of the albums containing a few really good songs surrounded by crap. Overall, no this album was not as great as it could have been. It one of the albums containing a few really good songs surrounded by crap. Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned also features a barrage of guest vocals - some of which made for good tracks. Others (like those with Juliette Lewis at the microphone) just hurt my ears. Essentially, you can get away with not buying this album, but you owe it to The Prodigy to give a listen. Expand
  6. MoysesN
    Sep 14, 2004
    5
    Too much "more of the same".
  7. philippel
    Sep 16, 2004
    0
    This is simply 7 years too late. Awful.

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