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Re: NME Review of BGAT.
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2002, 01:06:56 AM »
hhmm.. I think that the problem is that everyone is waiting for the Prodigy do something totally new, mind blowing, like they did with Jilted - but now, they have found that style which they had already on Fat Of The Land and they have stick to it. BGAT isn't anything new. it's not great. but it's definitelly a Prodigy song and even though (in my opinion) Fat Of The Land sound dated nowadays I think that this "sound" which they have on BGAT is good. it's the style which Oakenfold, BT et all try to copy. Prodigy invented it. I just hope they can move on.

I would give 4 of 10.
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Re: NME Review of BGAT.
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2002, 08:59:28 AM »
I like the bad reviews its what fueled the fire for MFTJG isnt it?
I hope it pisses the prodigy off.
But Ted is still a wanker.

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Re: NME Review of BGAT.
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2002, 02:14:57 PM »
"All Prodigy music is raw,and that will never change,the production is raw,the sounds are dirty,you can`t get away from that.Take it or leave it" (liam howlett)

from the fat of the land book

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Re: NME Review of BGAT.
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2002, 02:29:01 PM »
"All Prodigy music is raw,and that will never change,the production is raw,the sounds are dirty,you can`t get away from that.Take it or leave it" (liam howlett)

Here where the major flaw is....the prodigy lost their RAWNESS when fotl came out...very studio sounding...nice and clean beats...only really dirty sounding track was firsetarter mainly because Howlett blended sounds from jilted into it as well...But their new stiff is very clean....nothing challenging to the ear.

Jilted was Dirty, FOTL was studio

as with the beatsie boys Check your head/ill communication was dirty and Hello nasty was studio

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« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2002, 04:05:28 PM »
Dessie has a point there. Jilted was raw. something new. something that no-one had done before. Fat Of The Land was like the big beat version of 'Be Here Now' or something similar. and the writing process was different back then - it wasn't commercial in any way. those goo' old days.

but I haven't lost hope. I'm waiting for the album. maybe it will be "the bomb".
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« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2002, 07:18:31 PM »
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But i don`t agree with people like

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« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2002, 08:05:46 PM »
I agree that music for the jilted generation was very new and fresh .But so was f.o.t.l , I mean what other album by what other artist would you have the pounding beats on smack my bitch up, the dirty beats with a hip hop twist on diesel power, the indie influance of crispan mills on narayan , and the punky fuel my fire and serial thrilla !

Liam aslo admits "when i listen to our old records there are certain elements i still like,i can`t see why they worked but i would never write them again.Take No Good (Start The Dance)
its not a cool sound, it was back then,it was part of that scene,but you need to move on.And i was never happy with the second album jilted. Everyone made a big thing about that record but i was never fully happy . I liked certain songs, maybe six,perhaps,but the rest were not right.The ground breaking tracks were Poison,Voodoo,Break And Enter and their law.Only fourground breaking tunes on that album (liam howlett).


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« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2002, 01:32:42 AM »

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Professional critics spend years honing their craft, learning their subject and then finding the most effective way of expressing their opinions.


I can understand that point when reading something like Q Magazine but calling a band 'twisted bunch of fucking idiots' isn't really effective critism, is it? Critics can only make me value their opinion if they write a decent bloody review not a half arsed rant.

So I take back what I said about all critics being wankers, but I still feel some of them (especially the one who wrote the BGAT review) are.

I still believe that critics opinions aren't more valid than anyone elses. I mean if someone loves a track and a critic hates it, does that make the person who loves it wrong? Of course not.

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« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2002, 10:48:26 PM »

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I have to admit a slight over reaction from NME, but damn it cuts close to the bone....

"Prodigy : Baby's Got A Temper


They were the firestarters, twisted firstarters, and now they're just total fucking idiots. The Prodigy: grown, pierced men who live in palatial Essexmansions and who laughably believe that singing a chorus of "we useroyphonol" over some crappy casio riff will make them appear edgy, vital and dangerous again. No. It makes them seedy old men with bad hair trying to recapture past glories by employing the final weapon of the comically desperate: the drug song.

Worse, it's the drug song about bad drugs. This is a drug that sends you to sleep, that wipes short term memory and gives you a headache. Glue is cheaper and on this evidence more fun. Hence the first genuinely shit Prodigy single ever.

Does that mean Leroy was actually the talented one?

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That's barely a review! that's just a bunch of barbaric barks >:(
To say that they are "total f**cking idiots" it's not a review!, it's just a stupid bashing with no point behind it!
It seems like the problem of this dick is not with the song but with the fact that the prodigy still exist ("The Prodigy: grown, pierced men who live in palatial Essexmansions")!

I bet that at the moment that the prodigy will be "cool" again he will take it all back!

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« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2002, 12:16:32 PM »

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I still believe that critics opinions aren't more valid than anyone elses. I mean if someone loves a track and a critic hates it, does that make the person who loves it wrong? Of course not.


Thats a great point...I totally agree.


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« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2002, 12:27:23 PM »

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Dessie has a point there. Jilted was raw. something new. something that no-one had done before. Fat Of The Land was like the big beat version of 'Be Here Now' or something similar. and the writing process was different back then - it wasn't commercial in any way. those goo' old days.

but I haven't lost hope. I'm waiting for the album. maybe it will be "the bomb".


This is another great post.....couldn

 

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