AOTY 2018

No Tourists

The Prodigy - No Tourists
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2018 Ratings: #655 / 707
User Score
Based on 49 ratings
2018 Ratings: #710
November 2, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
BMG, Take Me to the Hospital / Label
Big Beat / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
NME
This is the kind of record you can only make nearly three decades at the frontline of dance music.
80
The Observer

This is arena-moulded rock-rave, rather than the unhinged, roofless futurism of their 90s albums, and it’s glorious, dumb fun.

70
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.

70
PopMatters

While there are enough reference points and touchstones on No Tourists to stir memories of the band's entire career, there are incendiary moments that hit similar heights. 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.

62
Pitchfork

Ultimately, No Tourists is the sound of a once-inflammatory band happily lodged in its comfort zone, where virtuoso water treading meets industrial-strength customer satisfaction.

60
Dork

... leaving instead a series of big beats in search of a big hook to hang from. Tourists might be banned, but there’s not much new for them to come and see anyway.

60
The Guardian
Overall, it’s an album that ably and enjoyably revisits their classic sound, while never quite escaping the long shadow of those former glories.
60
AllMusic

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.

60
Clash
‘No Tourists’ is unlikely to win The Prodigy any new fans but it’s unlikely to upset any existing ones. And really, if rave-influenced industrial dance is your thing, these old heads are still a cut above anyone else out there.
50
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.
40
musicOMH
No Tourists is a change of heart, but it proves Howlett’s instincts right with its lack of inspiration. 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.
30
Drowned in Sound

The whole of No Tourists unfolds like a band on a monstrous reunion union tour who can’t quite remember how to play their greatest hits. Where they were once vital, dangerous even, each offering now only musters an anaemic reminder of what once was, immediately diminished by the memory of its younger self.

ElectricMess
41
I swear to God it's like they were deliberately trying to find the most annoying samples available
KengojiUltamYT
50
The same shit they have been for doing for years

Best Songs: Need Some1,Light Up the Sky,No Tourists,Timebomb Zone

Worst Song: Champions of London
qd
32
what even does boom boom tap mean like wtf????
Farlov
45
I stand by my review of The Day Is My Enemy, but i don't have much desire to defend this one.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#20/NZ Herald
#48/NME

Track List

  1. Need Some1
  2. Light Up the Sky
  3. We Live Forever
  4. No Tourists
  5. Fight Fire with Fire (feat. Ho99o9)
  6. Timebomb Zone
  7. Champions of London
  8. Boom Boom Tap
  9. Resonate
  10. Give Me a Signal (feat. Barns Courtney)
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Added on: July 19, 2018