Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned





The Prodigy exploded in 1997 with the release of their album The Fat Of The Land. After taking nearly half a decade off, Prodigy leader Liam Howlett stepped back up to the plate with their comeback single “Baby’s Got A Temper”, which was greeted with little fanfare. Now four years later, we have the new album Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned. Instead of creating a catchy pop record by rehashing the formula of The Fat Of The Land, this record paves a new direction for a genre that is struggling for its piece of the mainstream. Combining elements of electrolash and breakbeats into an aggressive storm of potential dance hits proves that Howlett is still at the top of his game. After losing vocalists Keith Flint and MC Maxim Reality, this record features guest appearances from Liam Gallagher, Twista, Juliette Lewis, and Princess Superstar. The opening track “Spitfire”, which features crunchy guitar, fat beats, and bombastic vocals from Lewis makes for an ass shaking good time. One of the biggest surprises on the album is “The Way It Is”, which features a remarkable deconstruction of the melodic lines from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”. A review would not be complete without mentioning the single “Girls”, which is a sexy electo throwback proving that Howlett still has a few tricks up his sleeve. Seven years in the making, this well crafted record was worth the wait.

The Prodigy
Maverick Records

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Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned