The Prodigy - Invaders Must Die (2009)

Who said electronica is dead?

I don’t think that I was a huge fan of The Prodigy during the group’s heyday, but there were a number of their songs that I really liked. The iconic group put out a lot of great tracks for us to enjoy, particularly if you wanted to get your heart going and your fist pumping in the air.

Breathe” and “Smack My B-tch Up” were easily a couple of the most powerful beats of the electronica genre and they still get some play on my iPod. Because of the limited lyrical content, electronica songs are really good for background music at work.

Well, The Prodigy are back with their fifth official studio album, Invaders Must Die. Even though this is their fifth, it’s the first album to feature all three members of the band since way back in 1997. They had some records in between, but they did not have all three original members (Liam Howlett, Keith Flint, and Maxim).

In listening to some of the tracks from Invaders Must Die, I think the old electronic feel is definitely intact, but there’s something missing in terms of originality or spirit. I can’t quite put my finger on it. That said, I’m glad to hear that The Prodigy are back together again and we are able to enjoy that kind of energy again.

Here’s the official music video to the title track, “Invaders Must Die.”