So, The Prodigy released another record a few days ago.

In the past, I've been a massive fan of the band, buying everything I could get my hands on: Books, VHS Tapes, every single release in every version I could find, all the albums... Then the band took a bit time off (“The Fat of the Land” was released in 1997) and came back — seven years later — with “Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned” in 2004. While it's a good release, it was the weakest when compared to the first three records. The next one (“Invaders Must Die” in 2009) was big again. I loved almost all tracks on that one.

And now in 2015 — after another six year waiting period — they release “The Day is my Enemy”. They put out a few things beforehand via their youtube channel (like “Nasty” and “Wild Frontier”); and nothing that I heard clicked immediately.

That's also why I put off buying the album right away. Today I did. And what can I say? Everything on this record works. Even the tracks I knew previously and dismissed work in the context of the album.

The Prodigy's sound doesn't change as much as it used to with the first three albums. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. They are probably converging towards how they are supposed to sound.

Don't get me wrong, this does not redefine which album is The Prodigy's magnum opus (that is and will remain “Music for the Jilted Generation”), but this is a versatile, 14-track, modern dance record that everyone who liked the two predecessors will love.

NP: The Prodigy — The Day is my Enemy — Destroy

Posted Sat 18 Apr 2015 21:33:02 CEST Tags: