The Day Is My Enemy

The Prodigy - The Day Is My Enemy
Critic Score
Based on 24 reviews
2015 Ratings: #818 / 895
User Score
Based on 106 ratings
2015 Ratings: #631
March 30, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Take Me To The Hospital / Label
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Unquestionably, every song has been written to add firepower to the band’s live show, but it’s nonetheless the strongest and most confident Prodigy album since ‘The Fat Of The Land’.
‘The Day Is My Enemy’ is in many ways the quintessential Prodigy album. The uncompromising rave punk spirit that has driven them for over 25 years seems stronger than ever on a record that will delight old fans and capture a whole new era of angry youth.
Consequence of Sound

It’s easy to judge their criticisms as a “back in my day” condemnation of a scene they helped create, but their actions show otherwise; The Day Is My Enemy is meant to inspire the next generation of main stage headlining DJ electronic artists.


Despite a handful of decent tracks in the second half of the record, it’s difficult not to view The Day Is My Enemy as a poor man’s Invaders Must Die.

So, yes, there are easily as many misses as hits on the album, and 14 tracks is probably about seven tracks too long.
Rolling Stone

The Day Is My Enemy can be obnoxious and same-y after a while — but what good punk isn't?

At 14 cuts, this chunky effort is built for returning fan club members and not the EP-craving EDM crowd.
The Line of Best Fit
We were promised an album of violent thrills, but we just have The Prodigy on auto-pilot here. The day is their enemy? On this showing they should have stayed in bed.
For a band that have bemoaned the state of new music and accused it of not “pushing forward” The Prodigy are doing a lot of shoving, but little in the way of solving the problem they’ve identified. If they want to be considered as important as The Sex Pistols, they’ll have to do rather better than this.
Pretty Much Amazing
Perhaps it’s a testament to how brilliant they once were that Howlett has spent his last three albums mimicking his earlier output, but we expect better from a man who once set the template for his imitators, reduced here to a boated serpent gorging on its own tail.
Drowned in Sound
There's no craft here, just aimless, ill-spent rage; a broken pinball machine where most of the lights and whirrs awkwardly twitch.

The Day is My Enemy is an embarrassing display that inevitably ends badly.

"The Day Is My Enemy" has the same amount of energy any Prodigy record would have. Unfortunately, there's no presence of ideas or refinement, which makes it a very bloated listen.

Fav Tracks: Wild Frontier, Rhythm Bomb, The Day Is My Enemy, Beyond The Deathray, Wall Of Death, Ibiza

Least Fav Tracks: Invisible Sun, Destroy

Being desperately short of ammunition, they decided that attacking is the best defense, even if losing the battle is pretty inevitable.
Quite good, but not near their best. Sounds like Invaders 2.0, but inferior.
Probably their most consistent album, The Day Is My Enemy is a great time from start to finish with very little low points. Is it as good as, say, Music For The Jilted Generation? Well, no, but this is an extremely fun album, and that's really what should be expected from The Prodigy.

Best tracks: The Day Is My Enemy, Wall Of Death, Beyond The Deathray, Rhythm Bomb, Wild Frontier, Get Your Fight On
Worst track: Invisible Sun (but only by default)
Best track is Rhythm Bomb, overall this shit was so fucking long, too long, every track could have been cut down to some extent
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Track List

  1. The Day is My Enemy
  2. Nasty 
  3. Rebel Radio
  4. Ibiza feat. Sleaford Mods
  5. Destroy
  6. Wild Frontier
  7. Rok-Weiler
  8. Beyond the Deathray
  9. Rhythm Bomb feat. Flux Pavilion
  10. Roadblox
  11. Get Your Fight On
  12. Medicine
  13. Invisible Sun
  14. Wall Of Death
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Added on: January 6, 2015