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惯听摇滚的乐迷可能不太习惯The Prodigy的成员组合，两个舞者、一个饶舌歌者和一个DJ。不同的角度会看到The Prodigy不同的面貌∶若只是拿著CD听，一肩挑起音乐创作与制作之责的Liam Howlett便是一切；若是观看他们的表演，那两个动作狂暴的舞者Kieth Flint与Leeroy Thornhill最抢眼，留著魔鬼发型的Kieth Flint，更是The Prodigy的形象代表，但整个团的头头，却是负责rap的Maxim Reality－以舞曲界的术语来说，他是「司仪（MC）」。但无论乐评或乐迷怎么看待，The Prodigy就是这四个人，缺一个就不是The Prodigy，这样的组合真切地呈现了瑞舞（Rave）的面貌。 九○年代初，The Prodigy组成之时，正是英国瑞舞方兴末艾的时候，他们以单调重覆的快速节奏、喷泻而出的电子冲击声，以及有如风暴袭卷的现场表演，撼动了英国乐坛。1992年首张专辑《Experience》在英国获得成功后，1995年的《Music for the Jilted Generation》以更为强硬直接的态度处理电子节奏及音色，并将重吉他切刷的取样溶入音乐中，促成日后所谓Big Beat的出现。 有人形容The Prodigy为「没有吉他手的庞克乐团」。1997的《The Fat of the Land》与Kula Shaker、L7等摇滚乐团合作，The Prodigy的音乐更加多元复杂。这张被主流乐评形容为「差一点就是经典」的专辑，也因为有较多的人声（虽然歌词依旧没什么意义），吸引了大批主流摇滚迷走入电子舞曲的领域，The Prodigy的影响从英国跨入美国，甚至全世界。《The Fat of the Land》可以说是他们最容易亲近的一张专辑。但是The Prodigy在态度上仍然希望与摇滚抱持距离，决不原地踏步，作出令人脚底发痒痛快狂舞的音乐，才是他们最大的企图。
Prodigy's debut album, Experience, is now reissued in a special 2 CD edition. Disc 1 is the Experience album digitally remastered; disc 2 is the expanded bonus album compiled of remixes and single b-sides, including the rave classic Charly Alley Cat remix. This 2 CD set, in a double slimline jewelbox, now includes all the original mixes of the band's first five U.K. top 10 hits. 2001 XL release.
Prodigy were pioneers in bringing electro/rave soundwaves into the mainstream, and "Experience" was the catalyst. Ahead of its time, "Experience" represents the Prodigy sound before they were "smacking their [...] up" and "break[ing] and enter[ing]". Don't get me wrong, I can appreciate what Prodigy created later in their career, but "Experience" has always felt to me like a CD with no hidden agenda other than to make really great, borderline insane dance music.
"Experience", on the other hand, has probably not withstood the test of time as some of their later work, and often comes off now as slightly annoying and maybe even cheesy. On the other hand, it's a great stroll down memory lane for those of us who were, like Prodigy, throwing ourselves heavy into the early 90s rave scene (which also did not withstand the test of time).
"Jericho" and "Music Reach" are the strongest, next to the greatest hit of Prodigy's career to date, "Charly" (although the best mixes appear on the "Charly" single CD).
I hate to admit it, but I have to somewhat agree with staticwithabeat, who reviewed this album as a one star album. After many 6 hour car trips, I've decided it seems as though there's less work put into the music in this album, it almost feels raw in some ways. The album is not as dark as their other two. If this sounds like what you're looking for, more power to you. Just don't expect to get another album like Music for the Jilted Generation or The Fat of the Land. The album is a very different style for Prodigy. Personally, I tend to listen to the other two albums more often.
2. Music Reach (1/2/3/4)
3. Wind It Up
4. Your Love (remix)
5. Hyperspeed (G-Force Part 2)
6. Charly (Trip Into Drum And Bass Version)
7. Out Of Space
8. Everybody In The Place (135 And Rising)
9. Weather Experience
10. Fire (Sunrise Version)
11. Ruff In The Jungle Bizness
12. Death Of The Prodigy Dancers (live)
1. Your Love
2. Ruff In The Jungle Bizness (Uplifting Vibes Remix)
3. Fire (edit)
4. We Are The Ruffest
5. Weather Experience (Top Buzz Remix)
6. Wind It Up (Rewound)
7. G-Force (Energy Flow)
8. Crazy Man
9. Out Of Space (Techno Underworld Remix)
10. Everybody In The Place (Fairground Remix)