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No Tourists

The Prodigy

No Tourists

Album number seven from English big beat techno veterans written, produced and mixed by Liam Howlett in his London studio

ADM rating[?]

6.3

Label
BMG
UK Release date
02/11/2018
US Release date
02/11/2018
  1. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    After almost 30 years together, the veteran Essex rave crew are still producing the goods
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  2. 10.0 |   NME

    Takes various touchstones from their 28-year career and gleefully beats you over the head with them
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  3. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Glorious, dumb fun
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  4. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Sinister techno for a new generation
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  5. 7.0 |   Uncut

    No Tourists positively benefits from its echoes of past glories. Print edition only

  6. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    If you don't mind a little bit of posturing with your bone-cracking beats (and the beats throughout are certainly as solid as any Howlett has written), then No Tourists has you covered — but the title says it all: This one's for the locals
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  7. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    'No Tourists’ is perhaps what a Prodigy Bond theme would sound like
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  8. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    By now, the band know what they do well and ably show that they still have plenty of petrol left in the can to throw on the fire
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  9. 6.2 |   Pitchfork

    UK rave veterans help themselves liberally to sounds and ideas from their back catalog while punching up the production to ultra-modern standards
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  10. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Music for the jaded generation
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  11. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    A seventh consecutive No 1 album is in their sights
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  12. 6.0 |   Clash

    ‘No Tourists’ is unlikely to win The Prodigy any new fans but it’s unlikely to upset any existing ones
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  13. 6.0 |   All Music

    Even though No Tourists is yet another same-sounding entry in the Prodigy's late-era discography, it's also another satisfying dose of thrills designed to wreck the dancefloor and the mosh pit
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  14. 6.0 |   Mojo

    No Tourists may be an open-topped bus ride around a familiar sonic landscape, but it's also a lot of fun. Print edition only

  15. 5.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    ‘No Tourists’ will doubtless fare better in a live environment than it does on record, but it does leave you with the unshakeable sense that The Prodigy are in considerable need of an ‘Invaders Must Die’-style reinvention if they’re to remain relevant in the studio
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  16. 5.0 |   The Music

    Beats get smashed out like typewriters having a hissy fit
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  17. 4.0 |   Q

    Much of what follows sounds like he's set his overdriven synths to autopilot with vocalists Keith Flint and Maxim Reality reduced to the odd irate interjection. Print edition only

  18. 4.0 |   music OMH

    Making this record probably did bore them, just as it bores this reviewer to listen to most of it, and while there are signs of life in places it’s mostly, to quote Jeremy, so futile
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  19. 3.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    The only reasons to recommend this record over its predecessor is that it’s shorter and doesn’t have Sleaford Mods on it
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