March 3, 2010

The Prodigy - Music For The Jilted Generation (1994)

One of the best rave/jungle albums in history. I'm having trouble even calling this rave, as it had already showed the cross between the early rave stab days of Experience and the later big beat/techno Howlett was moving to in The Fat of the Land. At any rate, I will say that this may be the Prodigy's most cohesive album; it takes you on a ride of full-on breakbeat with "Break & Enter", then pushing on forward with "Their Law"'s heavy guitar rock, creating a sense of an actual live party, going on right in your headphones. My favorite track from here would coincide with most people's, "Voodoo People". The rock/dance hybrid sound that is created here is just mind-blowing, and it's definitely in the Prodigy's top songs to this day. Hip-hop, rock, ambient, hard dance, and even a little jazz all pushed perfectly into one album, musical genius.

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