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The Prodigy

Formed 1990.

UK electronic group, main member Liam Howlett

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Biography

The Prodigy are an English electronic music group formed by Liam Howlett in 1990. The current members include Liam Howlett (keyboardist and composer), Keith Flint (dancer and vocalist), Leo Crabtree (drums), Rob Holliday (lead guitarist) and Maxim (MC and vocalist). Leeroy Thornhill (dancer and occasional live keyboardist) was a member of the band from 1990 to 2000, as was a female dancer and vocalist called Sharky who left the group during their early period.

Along with the Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim and other acts, The Prodigy have been credited as pioneers of the big beat genre, which achieved mainstream popularity in the 1990s and 2000s. They have sold over 25 million records worldwide. The group has won numerous music awards throughout their career, including two Brit Awards—winning Best British Dance Act twice, three MTV Video Music Awards, two Kerrang! Awards, five MTV Europe Music Awards, and have twice been nominated for Grammy Awards.

The group's brand of music makes use of various styles ranging from rave, hardcore techno, industrial, jungle and breakbeat in the early 1990s to big beat and electronic rock with punk vocal elements in later times. The Prodigy first emerged on the underground rave scene in the early 1990s and have since achieved popularity and worldwide renown.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Fat of the Land – 15th Anniversary Expanded Edition

    The Fat of the Land – 15th Anniversary Expanded Edition 2012

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    Reissued with additional remixes, but the original tracks remain the must-haves.
  2. Review of World’s on Fire

    World’s on Fire 2011

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    The group’s first official live album sees nostalgia butt against fearsome acerbity.
  3. Review of Invaders Must Die

    Invaders Must Die 2009

    Reviewed by Lou Thomas
    Return to these twisted firestarters.
  4. Review of Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned

    Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned 2004

    Reviewed by Lisa Haines
    Though 'Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned' may lack the immediacy of their earlier...
  5. Review of Fat Of The Land

    Fat Of The Land 1997

    Reviewed by Louis Pattison
    Heavy enough to appeal to the rock kids but remaining a dance album to the core...
  6. Review of Music For The Jilted Generation

    Music For The Jilted Generation 1994

    Reviewed by Louis Pattison
    Anyone who called The Prodigy a one-trick pony clearly never heard this.
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