2. Their Law
4. Out Of Space
5. Smack My Bitch Up
8. Voodoo People
10. No Good (start the dance)
13. Everybody In the Place
14. One Love
15. Hot Ride
Prodigy - Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005 (XL Recordings)
overlook the fact The Prodigy have decided to name their
singles collection after a track that was never even released
as a single. Following the success of retrospectives from
Basement Jaxx and Faithless, Braintree's best boyband now
unleash the highlights of a fifteen year career that has
seen them go from white-gloved ravers to anti-establishment
techno protestors to dance punks then on to the tough electro
funk of last year's 'Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned'.
were the only rave act to produce a decent album that still
stands up today, achieved global notoriety with 'Fat Of
The Land', gatecrashing the US album chart at number one,
and are an incendiary live act, though they have at times
pushed their image to the verge of pantomime farce. Still
no one has managed to mesh the worlds of dance and rock
together as well as The Prodigy could, just try listening
to Bodyrockers' 'I Like The Way You Move'
back to back with 'Firestarter' for proof.
whistle posse will delight in hearing 'Charly' and 'Out
Of Space' again, rockers will be happy to mosh away to 'Breathe'
and 'Their Law' while 'Spitfire' will remind sports fans
of England's recent Ashes triumph, (and perhaps cause painful
flashbacks of a resurrected WG Grace for any Aussies out
there). There really isn't a duff track in sight, aside
from terrible 'Up, Up And Away' cover 'Hotride' that is.
are a couple of omissions, firstly 'Wind It Up', a helium
rave tune Howlett felt uncomfortable releasing, feeling
it was time to push things forward, and 'Baby's Got A Temper',
the faux pas of self-parody he has never truly lived down
or been allowed to forget. All of their albums barring their
debut 'Experience' have gone straight in at number one and
this rock solid collection of rave, rock and dance classics
will surely remind people of the prodigious genius of Liam
Howlett and his enduring talent.