As fast as electronic powerhouse The Prodigy, burst back into the dance scene, they may just as quickly make their depart, only this time for good . The UK trio, who are all in their forties, have had a legendary twenty five year run and their recent album, The Day Is My Enemy, celebrates the group's sixth straight debut at number one on the charts. Even though the groups primary producer, Liam Howlett, claimed in a recent AMA that all past tensions between the members have completely disappeared, they cannot stop father time, who is knocking at their doors.
The group recently gave an interview to NME magazine where Howlett mentioned “There comes a point where you don't want to be Uncle Alan at the wedding reception” . While a hefty summer tour is currently underway, the band has not provided any specific estimation of when they will hang up their coats. “The people decide when we fuck off, but it can’t go on forever” said Kieth Flint, whose incredibly active stage presence and energy definitely permit a retirement.
After being at the top for so long, it's hard to blame the group for their desires. While its certainly possible for the members to make occasional appearences in collaborations or other special projects or for Liam Howlett to possibly operate a solo project (he does nearly all the music anyways), most can definitely agree that its best to go out on a high note. It's not the brightest News, but the group have solidified themselves in music history and one of the most cutting edge electronic acts of all time with a truly untouchable sound.
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