Invaders Must Die - The Prodigy
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  • Summary: The first album for the electronic duo in four years features Dave Grohl and James Rushent as guest musicians.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. A statement for all of the limp new rave pretenders to pack up and fuck off, a return to form rarely sounded or felt so exciting.
  2. The rave revival starts here!
  3. The Prodigy's fifth studio album sounds just like The Prodigy should. Only leaner, harder, and even faster than before. [Apr 2009, p.96]
  4. You'd think a group that leaned so heavily on their capacity to shock you off wouldn't wear this unabashed regression as well as they do.
  5. From the first track through its final seconds, Invaders joylessly stomps through overly familiar territory. It's another lunkheaded, loud mash-up of rock and dance, a sound now so beefed-up and campy that it's perhaps only suitable for shotgunning cheap beer and practicing UFC chokeholds with your pals.
  6. Invaders Must Die isn’t a bad album, but in the end it suffers from having a beginning which is, if anything, too good.
  7. It's all pummeling, vacuous rave noise--useful mainly for thrash dancing and scaring neighbors.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Aug 22, 2013
    10
    This album is their great comeback. The albums keeps the oldschool feeling and still remains fresh. Personally, I love it too bad critics are thinking otherwise. Expand
  2. KeithF
    Mar 15, 2009
    10
    Great album, great sound, great drums. Too bad there are so many posers that writes shitty reviews because they got raped in the 90s high on X.
  3. StuartW
    May 10, 2009
    10
    If you wanted evidence of The Prodigy's necessity in todays musical climate, turn up "Take Me To The Hospital", and defy the listener to move. No other band sounds like this. From the dark yet melodic, "Omen", the spine tingling eery bass lines of, "Warriors Dance", or true electronic punking in, "Colours", this album is a move forward sonically whilst respecting its past in re-invention. It is an album to which if you really listen you can hear the extent to which Howlett has a gift for manipulating his talent to write hooks within original sequence in tunes on every level. Whether the power and layer of beat or the beauty and form of melody has your attention drawn, Howlett's attention to electronic detail is unsurpassed and his ambition in evolving his sound to be applauded. This is true Prodigy and every song on "Invaders Must Die, divides opinion greatly which is what the great albums do. Thank you Liam and co for enriching your discography like no other could. Welcome to the scene of the crash... Expand
  4. cambron
    Mar 3, 2009
    9
    This album is perfect aside from the fact that it is nothing new. i thoroughly enjoyed it, at the very least there is no way its worse than the last one. Expand
  5. BK
    Mar 3, 2009
    9
    This album is awesome and leagues ahead of "Always Outnumbered". Didn't expect this much hate.. major 90's nostalgia rush.
  6. ScottA
    Mar 23, 2009
    7
    its a good album, the main downfall is simply the fact that theres nothing truly original here.. but who needs to be original, as long as a band can still create and sound good in the process.. as for the low reviews, note that many magazines are not yet listed: some of the most respected uk mags such as Q magazine and kerrang, gave the album a solid 4 out of 5, as an example. Yep, some tracks do sound a bit too retro and much like 90s rave era for many tastes, but just like a review, its an individuals opinion. Its only your one that truly matters in the end! Expand
  7. JackS
    May 23, 2009
    3
    The Prodigy have done it again... unfortunately. The songs on this album merely repeat the same, uncatchy tunes with lyrics that wouldn't even seem clever to a 9 year old school kid, over repetitive 'rave noise' for over an hour. Honestly, once you have listened to the opening of "Omen" you have basically listened to the entire song. This album is neither smart, new or worth while. Simply, save yourself a bit of money, as this album will be forgotten in a few years time, falling to modern day, worth-while musicians like Cold play and Green Day. Expand

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