Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned

A lazy afternoon this Saturday, playing with Axel and listening The Prodigy’s new album “Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned.”

The Prodge are sounding simpler in their old age I think, and some rather obvious similarities with other stuff is showing through too much for my liking. Liam Howlett’s been going all Jah Wobble and listening to Middle Eastern music, which is nice, but one track (The Way It) has the bass sound off Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” and feels not a million miles from being a remix of that disco hit as well. Odd.

The other thing that struck me was that it all felt quite like something Consolidated might have made. If you’ve not listened to Consolidated at all I can highly recommend them as one of the most under-rated industrial bands of the last twenty years. Give their album “Play More Music” a go and you’ll see what I mean.

Otherwise though, it’s a nice noise. Axel likes it.