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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, 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. A fantastic collection of beats and styles, but chilling out and adding a little more variety could have produced a classic. [#7]
  3. A disc that sounds like it's... 1998.
  4. It's like a series of beats in search of a firestarter. [3 Oct 2004]
  5. 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. Aug 22, 2013
    8
    Not their best. but still goddamn great. It contains good tracks like "Spitfire", "Girls" or "You Will Be Under My Wheels", but not every song here is as great as these I mentioned. Expand
  2. May 25, 2012
    4
    A truly weak record from a group that has an otherwise great catalogue of work. Two or three decent songs can't save an album full of questionable choices (Juliette Lewis on vocals) and melodies that just weren't appealing to me. Expand

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