The Fat Of The Land (studio album) by The Prodigy

The Fat Of The Land by The Prodigy
Year: 1997
Overall rank: 504th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 668 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1997 (13th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1990s (93rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (504th)
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-The Fat Of The LandMusic For The Jilted Generation

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76/100 (from 668 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.4/100, a mean average of 75.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.9.

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80/100
From 09/18/2022 14:01
At the time of release I just never got into this - I was more Floyd and Reggae rather than this electronic dance tempo. But I've gotten round to it again for a listen in 2022 with a whole journey of new genres and albums behind me and I see what I missed - ah enlightenment and growth.
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75/100
From 01/26/2022 14:46
Album Rating: 76.70
(767/10)

1. "Smack My Bitch Up" (featuring Shahin Badar) 5:42 - 78
2. "Breathe" 5:35 - 85
3. "Diesel Power" (featuring Kool Keith) 4:17 - 73
4. "Funky Shit" 5:16 - 66
5. "Serial Thrilla" 5:11 - 65
6. "Mindfields" 5:40 - 79
7. "Narayan" (featuring Crispian Mills) 9:05 - 85
8. "Firestarter" 4:41 - 78
9. "Climbatize" 6:38 - 72
10. "Fuel My Fire" (L7 cover; featuring Saffron) 4:19 - 86
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55/100
From 01/25/2022 20:05
One of my top 5 electronic albums easily. Every song is memorable, Funky Shit is the only weak song for me. My favourites are Breathe and Diesel Power.
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85/100
From 08/19/2020 06:37
Reminded me of 1977 with the attitude and sheer power in delivery. Breath, climbatise and of course firestarter are highlights. Smack my bitch up is unpleasant in subject matter though and unnecessary in its controversial intent.
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65/100
From 06/01/2020 22:29
The album when they gave up on their dance-orientated British sound and completely sold out to American guitar-loving, rapping audiences, which they are allowed to do, but for me this is their third best album. Good memories though and some great moments.
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90/100
From 05/29/2020 13:27
Fav. Tracks: Smack My Bitch Up, Breathe, Narayan, Firestarter, Climbatize, Fuel My Fire.
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90/100
From 07/20/2019 02:00
Favorite Tracks:Smack My Bitch Up, Breathe, Climbatize
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65/100
From 03/29/2019 10:52
More like a greatest hits release rather than an actual album

The R Rated Video for "Smack My Bitch Up" is a masterpiece that remains banned from YouTube , if you haven't seen it look it up online and witness greatness
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90/100
From 03/05/2019 14:05
Overall: 8.7/10

Top Tracks: "Smack By Bitch Up", "Breathe", "Firestarter"
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90/100
From 07/14/2016 12:49
This shit was incredibly edgy when it first came out. There was an intensity and attitude that, while dwelling in a seedy undercurrent, was lifted somewhat euphorically by a breakbeat, in-your-face, bouncyness that drew shadowy characters to the dance floor. In fact it connected with the 'jilted generation' better than their album with that same title.

Breathe is a classic track. The intro still gives me chills when I hear it as I remember the energy that the song is about to trigger. Some other songs on the album fail to measure up to such high standards as this incredible song but in their own right they still form the basis of a very solid album.

When you consider that a melding of electronic and punk rock had never previously been so well produced as this album you would have to consider it as a groundbreaking, progressive classic in many ways.
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