'Never' Say Never Again
Electronica act the Prodigy resurfaces this week with its first album since 1997's "The Fat of the Land." The 12-track "Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned" (Maverick/XL) is led by the single "Girls" featuring the Ping Pong Bitches. The Liam Howlett-led group is planning to tour later in the year.
"Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned" boasts an array of eclectic guest artists, including actress Juliette Lewis on "Hot Ride," Oasis' Liam Gallagher on "Shoot Down," rapper Twista on "Get Up Get Off," rapper Kool Keith on "Wake Up Call" and "You'll Be Under My Wheels" and Princess Superstar on "Memphis Bells."
Sessions for the album were said to have begun as far back as 2001. In July 2002, Prodigy released the single "Baby's Got a Temper," which debuted at No. 21 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Sales chart. It has been the only piece of new music the threesome has released in recent years but is not included on "Always Outnumbered."
"The Fat of the Land" debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 2.67 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The single "Firestarter" reached No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100.