Music for the Jilted Generation

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All Music Guide - John Bush
The Prodigy's response to the sweeping legislation and crackdown on raves contained in 1994's Criminal Justice Bill is an effective statement of intent. Pure sonic terrorism, Music for the Jilted Generation employs the same rave energy that charged their debut, Experience, up the charts in Britain, but yokes it to a cause other than massive drug intake. Compared to their previous work, the sound is grubbier and less reliant on samples; the effect moved the Prodigy away from the American-influenced rave and acid house of the past and toward a uniquely British vision of breakbeat techno that was increasingly allied to the limey invention of drum'n'bass. As on Experience, there ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
The Prodigy's response to the sweeping legislation and crackdown on raves contained in 1994's Criminal Justice Bill is an effective statement of intent. Pure sonic terrorism, Music for the Jilted Generation employs the same rave energy that charged their debut, Experience, up the charts in Britain, but yokes it to a cause other than massive drug intake. Compared to their previous work, the sound is grubbier and less reliant on samples; the effect moved the Prodigy away from the American-influenced rave and acid house of the past and toward a uniquely British vision of breakbeat techno that was increasingly allied to the limey invention of drum'n'bass. As on Experience, there are so many great songs here that first-time listeners would be forgiven for thinking of a greatest-hits compilation instead of a proper studio album. After a short intro, the shattering of panes of glass on "Break & Enter" catapults the album ahead with a propulsive flair. Each of the four singles -- "Voodoo People," "Poison," "No Good Start the Dance," and "One Love" -- are excellent, though album tracks like "Speedway" and "Their Law" with help from Pop Will Eat Itself don't slip up either. If Experience seemed like an excellent fluke, Music for the Jilted Generation is the album that announced the Prodigy were on the charts to stay.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/21/2012
  • Label: Xl Recordings
  • UPC: 634904011413
  • Catalog Number: 40114
  • Sales rank: 51,903

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Prodigy Primary Artist
Pop Will Eat Itself Track Performer
Technical Credits
Neil McLellan Producer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Arguably One Of The Best Prodigy Albums Ever, Next To Experience

    All of you people who enjoyed Fat of The Land, that wasn't the Prodigy's only album! Check out this piece of art that made them who they are today. It vibrates with techno energy that makes you want to jump! Next to Experience, their 1992 debut album, this ties in my book as their best album ever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Feeling jilted?

    A perfect balance of anger, energy and evil. Buy it for those days when you hate the neighbours.

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