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  • Summary: Kathleen Hanna (also of Bikini Kill) returns for her second album with Le Tigre, the follow-up to the band's well-received 1999 debut.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Le Tigre meld cheesy lo-fi electronica, garagey hip-hop, cerebral sound collage, and new-wavey songcraft into infectious, stripped-down tunes.
  2. 90
    Protest music that doesn't protest too much -- a music with such a joy and wit to its outrage that it acquires a universality beyond its subject matter. [Nov 2001, p.98]
  3. 80
    The catchiest lesson in sexual politics you're likely to hear this season. [Dec 2001, p.111]
  4. That unholy alliance of punk guitar and drum machine now shows off the organic contours of "real" band interaction -- check out how smoothly they funkify with one another on "Fake French."
  5. 70
    Isn't as ambitious or effective as the trio's genre-smashing debut, but it should still keep dancefloors and mosh pits sweaty all year. [Jan 2002, p.74]
  6. Lacking some of its predecessor's musical inventiveness, Feminist Sweepstakes revisits similar terrain, but Hanna's increasing bitterness makes it hard to tell whether even she believes what she's saying.
  7. Feminist Sweepstakes is a clever, catchy Day-Glo riot that anyone can join. [#184, p.140]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. WodekS.
    Oct 25, 2001
    8
    Hammond organ and sexy vocals. Smart women you'd want to talk to. A triumph.

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