What’s This Playlist All About? The Prodigy’s formidable frontman picks his “choice cuts” from his band’s catalog in anticipation for the release of their seventh studio album, No Tourists, out November 2.
What You Get: A whole lot of gritty, grimy stadium destroyers, starting with a big peek into their newest release with skittery singles “We Live Forever,” “Fight Fire with Fire,” “Need Some1” and “Light Up the Sky.” The crucial ‘90s cuts for us old folk come a little later with tracks like “Smack My Bitch Up,” “Poison,” “Firestarter,” and “Breathe.”
Best Surprise: The buzzing belligerence of “The Day is My Enemy,” gloriously infused with siren Martina Topley-Bird’s smoky reciting of Cole Porter’s “All Through the Night.”
What Did He Miss? We have a soft spot for older tracks from albums like Music for the Jilted Generation, especially “Voodoo People” with its slippery beats and sly use of Nirvana’s “Very Ape” riff.