Prodigy's first single in 5 years is certainly nothing ground-breaking, but it's still good and certainly indicates some growth in the group's sound, as opposed to some people who say it sounds like a half-baked Fat of the Land song.
True, it does have plenty of familiar FOTL-style ingredients: Keith Flint's crazed shouting, guitar usage, and relentlessly fast tempo. However, the differences can be found in the details, or rather, the way these elements are used. The lyrics are a dramatic improvement over anything from FOTL, which had nothing but a few lines in each song that got repeated ad nauseum. Here, there are more and more varied lyrics, which helps the song tremendously, in that it does not get old as quickly. Deep and meaningful they still aren't, but the effort's there, and it's well appreciated. Similarly, the guitar work is slightly more varied and more effective, giving the song a great punk-rock flavor.
The song also seems to indicate that Liam Howlett is trying to ditch techno elements as much as he can in favor of becoming an electronics-based rock group. Except for the keyboard pattern used throughout the song and the drum machines giving the song its rhythm, there are no techno sounds or elements in sight. By contrast, Firestarter contained several detours into techno effects and atmospherics that balanced out the rock stylings. Though the song still sounds good without these effects, it's somewhat worrisome to think of them being gone for a whole album, as they help to give FOTL's rock tracks their edge.
The only flaw with this single is that it contains no good b-sides or remixes, just cut-up versions of BGAT(instrumentals, vocals), which are pretty boring and don't add anything. Aside from that, Baby's Got a Temper is a decent comeback and drops some good hints about their upcoming album's direction.