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  • The Prodigy: Liam Howlett, Maxim Reality, Leeroy Thornhill, Keith Flint.
  • Additional personnel: Lance Riddler (guitar); Phil Bent (flute).
  • The band who stand to give the much maligned English county of Essex a 'good' reputation, Prodigy succeed where Ian Dury and Brian Poole And The Tremeloes failed, i.e., achieving worldwide acceptance and success. Their aggressive, original and extraordinarily exciting style of dance music has created a thousand imitators. Although this record has since been overshadowed by the international success of The Fat Of The Land, it is still a vital record for students of 90s techno/dance. Prodigy lead their pack by a mile.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (4/20/95, p.80) - 3.5 Stars - Very Good - "...A soundtrack for those British rave hordes who dodge Tory truncheons, MUSIC FOR THE JILTED GENERATION thrills initiates with a political buzz Americans might miss. But the Prodigy's hard-core techno generates universal dance fever....Truly trippy..."

Spin (9/99, p.150) - Ranked #60 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."

Alternative Press (4/95, p.84) - "...JILTED GENERATION throws much darker shapes than its predecessor. Moreover, it slams harder and rawer and covers more ground--21st century hip hop, Latin funk, horror trance, Vapourspace-like ambient--in addition to their usual crowd-pleasing, hi-NRG tekno. Thumbs up for the use of guitar and flute, too..."

Option (7-8/95, pp.129-131) - "...the Prodigy jolts an industrial sensibility with techno drive and then rides the seemingly endless grooves until we're numb...for intensely pumping dance music, this album has more life than most..."

Q (Magazine) (p.117) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Inspired by Rage Against The Machine, Dr. Dre and European techno, Howlett set out to make everything as hard and heavy as possible....Even now, the whole album sounds amazing: lean, hard and vicious."

Mojo (Publisher) (p.56) - Ranked #83 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "One-man Bomb Squad Liam Howlett was a breakbeat maker without peer."

NME (Magazine) (12/24/94, p.22) - Ranked #9 in NME's list of the `Top 50 Albums Of 1994.'

Record Collector (magazine) (p.83) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Under the booming breakbeats, thrash guitars and inflammatory soundbites Howlett's,supernova's upernova talent was on overdrive..."
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