The Prodigy ‎– Music For The Jilted Generation

XL Recordings ‎– XLCD 114
CD, Album

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1 Intro 0:46
2 Break & Enter 8:24
3 Their Law
Featuring, Written-By – Pop Will Eat Itself
4 Full Throttle 5:03
5 Voodoo People
Guitar [Live] – Lance Riddler
6 Speedway (Theme From Fastlane) 8:56
7 The Heat (The Energy) 4:28
8 Poison
Written-By – K. Palmer*
9 No Good (Start The Dance) 6:18
10 One Love (Edit) 3:53
The Narcotic Suite
11 3 Kilos 7:26
12 Skylined 5:58
13 Claustrophobic Sting 7:12

Companies, etc.



Samples used:

Track 2: Vocal from 'Casanova' by Baby D
Track 4: Laughter from 'A Fistfull Of Dollars' "Hey" from 'SOS' by The Breeders.
Track 5: Guitar from 'Very Ape' by Nirvana Vocal from 'The Shalimar' by Gylan Kain.
Track 7: Vocal from 'Poltergeist III'
Track 9: Vocal from 'No Good For Me' by Kelly Charles.
Track 13: Sample from '2001 - A Space Odyssey'

As with most of The Prodigy albums a lot of the mixes are missing on the tracklisting.

Track 4 - Is the same as the (Original Mix) apart from The Star Wars sample "we're going in full throttle" is played backwards and the last 30 or 40 seconds has a different bridge. It is also shorter in total duration by 30 seconds.
Track 5 - Voodoo People - (Original Mix)
Track 9 - No Good (Start The Dance) is the (Original Mix) although not credited.

℗ & © 1994 XL-Recordings.
Distributed by Warner Music UK.
Made in England.

This is an original UK issue.
Reissued UK release with Nimbus matrix can be found here.
Reissued UK release with Sonopress matrix can be found here.
Reissued UK release with Sonopress Arvato matrix can be found here.
Reissued UK release with Arvato matrix can be found here.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 012093 551425
  • Barcode (String): 5012093551425
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): XLCD114 1:5 MASTERED BY NIMBUS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): XLCD114 1:8 MASTERED BY NIMBUS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): XLCD114 : 1:0 .MASTERED. BY NIMBUS
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): XLCD114 : 1:1 .MASTERED. BY NIMBUS

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
XLCD 114 The Prodigy Music For The Jilted Generation(CD, Album, RP) XL Recordings XLCD 114 UK Unknown Sell This Version
XLMC114 The Prodigy Music For The Jilted Generation(Cass, Album, Promo) XL Recordings XLMC114 UK Unknown Sell This Version
825.0114.20, XLCD 114 The Prodigy Music For The Jilted Generation(CD, Album) Play It Again Sam [PIAS], XL Recordings 825.0114.20, XLCD 114 Benelux 1994 Sell This Version
SRCP 377 The Prodigy Music For The Jilted Generation(CD, Album, RE) XL Recordings SRCP 377 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
9003-2 The Prodigy Music For The Jilted Generation(CD, Album, RE) Mute 9003-2 US Unknown Sell This Version


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May 21, 2018

The best Prodigy album and definitely among top 10 of electronic dance music. "Experience" was unpretentious, but slightly raw, while "MFTJG" shows Liam as a mature producer who effortlessly shifts from one style to another across the album, while never missing the mark. The diversity is particularly striking; each track bursts with originality. All their consecutive albums sound painfully one-dimensional comparing to this one, and I always had a feeling that, starting from "The fat of the land", Liam took greater care into nurturing the bands (electro-punk) image than into developing himself as an artist.


December 15, 2017

This album is Prodigy's best and I think every fan of theirs can agree. I first heard "One Love" in the epic cyberpunk film "Hackers" with Angelina Jolie released in 1995 when the album came out and did it ever "fit in" with the movies themes. This album is pure energy all the way through. I don't even think there is a "Calm" track on this album that doesn't violently shake you around or make you want to dance.

Multiple classics came out of this masterpeice like Voodoo People, One Love, Poison, and Their Law. I'll never forget the time I got a speeding ticket while I was blasting "Their Law". All of a sudden I see lights in my mirror and I hear the verse "fuck em, and their law" and all I could think was "how appropriate".

This is just Techno at it's absolute best. It still sounds good today over 20 years later.

I wouldn't say that Liam Howlett evolved musically for "the better" though. The Prodigy sounds awful today. Invaders Must Die sounds like pure Dubstep diahrrea and I have yet to hear "The Day Is My Enemy".

90's Prodigy is the best Prodigy and still sounds good and modern on a decent sound system today.

I'm in my 20's and 2 years ago I showed this album to a fellow Millennial and they called it "shit". My generation wouldn't know what good music was if it ran over them with a Mack Truck.

Anyhow, I'd give this album a 6 if I could.


February 24, 2016

Best Prodigy album by far. Liam Howlett had to evolve musically & he did.


July 26, 2015
edited 4 months ago

I'm just gonna go out and say it: I don't really get it.
One Love is a classic, and Break & Enter is pretty cool (thought it drags on for too long), but a lot of the other stuff is just kinda meh. I really don't like "Their Law", I don't get why everyone loves it so much, it's just boring electro industrial. There are some standout tracks here, like "Voodoo People", and "No Good (Start The Dance)" is an alt-dance classic, but the album really drags at 78 minutes.

Edit: It still drags at spots, but my opinion of this has risen much higher due to the strength of many of the tracks. 4/5


June 21, 2012

this record together with several other 1994 techno, rave, ambient etc. records introduced me to the electronic music. even today, this one sounds so fresh and exceptional, everytime i play the cd, it still forces me to put the hand up in the air and start the dance. atmospheric and good for listening, too. do yourself a favor and go buy it. :)


May 8, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
The album was meant to have been longer, with a full mix of 'One Love' and an additional tune called 'We Eat Rhythm', however, this wiould exceed the amount a CD could hold so they had to put on the Edit of 'One Love' and cut 'We Eat Rhythm' out completely (it has since only appeared on a tape free with Select Magazine, it's a very tribal sounding tune, with no stabs or kicks). The 'Star Wars' sample on 'Full Throttle' had to be put on backwards at the insistence of Lawyers representing George Lucas.


August 24, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

What is needed left to say about this album. This album represents the quality and originality of 'The Prodigy' and Liam Howlett at the same time. Very diverse and powerfull album that shows that The Prodigy has developed from a young rave band to something more serious.

To bad they went a totally different way after this album, as I would have loved having a third album with tracks as full of energy as the ones on this album (and on 'Experience', too), something I miss on 'The Fat Of The Land'. The prodigy at this moment was far ahead of its time.