The Prodigy were the techno-punk super band. Their unforgettable single Firestarter and 1997 album The Fat Of The Land inspired copy-silly haircuts and spasmodic dancing like no band since Midnight Oil. In their seven-year-between-albums hiatus, they’ve slipped off the radar significantly, their shoes filled by a range of harder, faster, more interesting artists. Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned is a solid collection of fierce and queer moments that seems to lack potential singles. This might be because the voice that so many casual listeners will expect to hear -“ that of Keith come play my game Flint -“ is nowhere to be found. Instead, there’s a range of others: geek cinema fans (and surely there are a few among the Prodigy faithful) will flip their wigs over the apparent inclusion of Natural Born Killer Juliette Lewis. Lewis breathes her way through a version of Up, Up And Away on Hot Ride. She is joined by other special guest stars including rapper Princess Superstar and an unrecognisable Liam Gallagher. Give it a couple of chances, Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned sounds much more interesting on the third listen. Review: Stacy Farrar

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