'Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned' follows The Prodigy's hugely successful 1997 release, 'The Fat Of The Land'. Stripping back the rock sound of the previous album and ditching the vocal talents of Maxim and Keith Flint, Liam Howlett goes back to basics mixing dirty electro, hip hop, and nu-school breaks. Guest vocals come from actress Juliette Lewis, legendary rapper Kool Keith, and also Oasis' Gallagher brothers to name but a few.
Picking up where Ministry and Nine Inch Nails left off, the Prodigy were a force to be reckoned with; a punk band in spirit, few electronic dance-rock band pushed the boundaries and rocked as viciously as The Prodigy did. The outfit slowly built a solid following throughout the 1990s, until 1996's MUSIC FOR THE JILTED GENERATION caught the eye of Madonna's Maverick Records. Their 1997 record, FAT OF THE LAND, was a breakout smash, buoyed by MTV's placing "Firestarter" on continuous loop. The Prodigy ignited a minor controversy with the video for "Smack My Bitch Up," which MTV eventually played despite full frontal nudity and massive drug use. While a touch of overhype spawned backlash, their core fans remained loyal through recordings into the next decade.