No Tourists

No Tourists

by The ProdigyThe Prodigy

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Overview

Three years after the release of their fifth straight U.K. chart-topping album, original electronic bad boys the Prodigy returned with their seventh collection of high-octane rave-punk anthems, No Tourists. Much like preceding albums The Day Is My Enemy and Invaders Must Die, No Tourists leaves little space to breathe, delivering a short and sweet set of blows to the head that was designed specifically for performing live. For better or worse, there aren't many new ideas here, but main man Liam Howlett is so adept at crafting explosive body-shakers that the lack of fresh concepts can be overlooked. Aggressive and pounding, No Tourists benefits from the tight track list, kicking off with the muscular swagger of "Need Some1" -- which combines the group's early devotion to hip-hop beats and the stabbing synths indicative of their late era -- and propelling without pause until closing highlight "Give Me a Signal," which features English singer/songwriter Barns Courtney on a surprisingly fitting union between Courtney's smoky blues voice and the Prodigy's clattering mayhem. In between, it's typically exhilarating, with songs such as "Light Up the Sky," "We Live Forever," and "Timebomb Zone" setting a straight trajectory toward festival headline stages. Keith Flint and Maxim appear when needed -- though they aren't as crucial to the formula as during the glory days of Fat of the Land -- blending seamlessly between the breakbeats with animated mischief and ominous mantras. Elsewhere, spooky rap-punk duo Ho99o9 slather some grit onto a particularly threatening "Fight Fire with Fire," but the collaboration offers little, serving as the sole stretch where the energy is not as completely overwhelming. Even though No Tourists is yet another same-sounding entry in the Prodigy's late-era discography, it's also another satisfying dose of thrills designed to wreck the dancefloor and the mosh pit. ~ Neil Z. Yeung

Product Details

Release Date: 11/02/2018
Label: Bmg Rights Managemen
UPC: 4050538426281
catalogNumber: 26281

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Prodigy   Primary Artist
Maxim   Vocals
Brother Culture   Vocals
Olly burden   Guitar
Leo Crabtree   Drums
Keef Flint   Vocals
Ho99o9   Vocals
Barns Courtney   Vocals

Technical Credits

Arthur Baker   Composer
John Du Prez   Composer
Maurice Smith   Composer
Liam Howlett   Composer,Producer
Trevor Randolph   Composer
Jean Lebrun   Composer
Maxim   Composer
Keith Thornton   Composer
Andy Milonakis   Composer,Vocal Samples
James Rushent   Composer,Producer
Jiri Schelinger   Composer
Edward Chisolm   Composer
Cedric Miller   Composer
Olly burden   Composer,Producer
Robert Bruce Chetcuti   Composer
Luke Insect   Sleeve Design
Gavin Christopher Wright   Composer
Christopher Barbosa   Composer
Keith Camilleri   Composer
Keef Flint   Composer
Barns Courtney   Composer
Lawrence Eaddy   Composer

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