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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

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Spitfire
If I was in World War Two they'd call me spitfire If I was in World War Two they'd call me spitfire If I was in World War Two they'd call me... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. Filter
    82
    This is nowhere near a bad album. [#12, p.95]
  2. Urb
    70
    The Prodigy was never about subtlety, but Howlett is stepping more carefully this time. [Oct 2004, p.104]
  3. Under The Radar
    70
    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: 20 out of 32
  2. Negative: 6 out of 32
  1. Apr 26, 2019
    10
    Последний удачный и самобытный альбом в истории группы. Затем эксперименты закончились.Последний удачный и самобытный альбом в истории группы. Затем эксперименты закончились.
  2. EdRM
    Jun 11, 2005
    10
    An excellent record, fun and playful. Just becasue it is not as good and groundbreaking as "Fat of The Land" was, it is not bad. Why should An excellent record, fun and playful. Just becasue it is not as good and groundbreaking as "Fat of The Land" was, it is not bad. Why should Prodigy just make classics? Anyway, the basis of any pop culture is just make more of the same.. Expand
  3. GrahamD
    Nov 26, 2005
    9
    Definitely takes a few listens but a thoroughly enjoyable album. Give Liam Howlett some credit for this, its not easy creating an album with Definitely takes a few listens but a thoroughly enjoyable album. Give Liam Howlett some credit for this, its not easy creating an album with half a band! The beats are thick and fast and just because its not FOTL doesnt mean it should be dismissed. Its crazy how many crap reviews this has got... Expand
  4. DanN
    Oct 13, 2004
    8
    Has anyone who reviewed this album poorly every listened to any pre-'Fat of the Land' Prodigy? Me thinks not. This is a great Has anyone who reviewed this album poorly every listened to any pre-'Fat of the Land' Prodigy? Me thinks not. This is a great amalgamation of Music for the Jilted Generation and Fat of the Land without borrowing too much from either album. What do you people want, another Firestarter? This is one of the better dance albums of the past few years...Liam Howlett on his worst day is better than 95% of producers out there.. Expand
  5. gdubya
    May 15, 2005
    7
    Though grating and abrasive most of the time, at least one can't say Liam hasn't reinvented the Prodge's sound here on AONO. Though grating and abrasive most of the time, at least one can't say Liam hasn't reinvented the Prodge's sound here on AONO. The "band" can only take a step backwards from perfection; after the first 2 brilliant albums, the better-than-average 3rd, and this puncher, hope still exists that Liam and crew will shine again. Expand
  6. FudoM
    Sep 13, 2004
    6
    Not as bad as the press it's getting. Fans will not be disappointed, and this is aimed at them anyway. There's some real stormers, Not as bad as the press it's getting. Fans will not be disappointed, and this is aimed at them anyway. There's some real stormers, there's a lot that's new, and it's still better than 99% of the drivel being produced right now. It's not Fat of the Land, but it still satisfies in a way that only Prodigy can. Expand
  7. philippel
    Sep 16, 2004
    0
    This is simply 7 years too late. Awful.

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