Big beat pioneers The Prodigy can boast an almost 20 year career since they emerged from the wilds of Essex in 1990. Since then the band have headlined Glastonbury and Lollapalooza, survived drug addiction and rehab, and continually released commercially successful hard dance music. Despite several thousand fewer of you listening to Invaders Must Die than Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, The Prodigy still nudged past the Glasweigian rockers and into number four. Still best remembered for ‚Firestarter‘ and ‚Smack My Bitch Up‘, both of these tracks have now been pushed to the fringe of the band’s chart by Invaders Must Die.
The album was a long time coming; it took Liam Howlett several years to regroup after Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned, and while they had never officially left the band it may have taken some persuading to bring original members Keith Flint and Maxim back into the fold. It resulted in a powerful album, worthy of the band’s best; ‚Omen‘, backed with a haunting xylophone loop, stormed through the band’s live set while ‚Invaders Must Die‘ boasted the high-pitched production of Best Of 2008 act Does It Offend You, Yeah?
The band will be touring long into 2010, including headline events at England’s National Bowl.
Artist listening trend For the year (Oct ’08 — ’09)
All listening activity
8.900.264 The Prodigy tracks were scrobbled this year.
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