How many bands from 1990, especially big beat electro rave ones, are capable of putting out a divisive record in 2018? The Prodigy’s latest “No Tourists” is a throwback driven release that critics cannot agree on: it’s either crap or their best music in two decades.
The biggest difference here is that the scene has changed. The Prodigy sit closer to recent synthwave/outrun artists Carpenter Brut and Kavinsky than any of their 90s contemporaries. The closest survivor musically might be Massive Attack but you couldn’t find two groups with more disparate messages.