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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.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Here's one new rock record whose optimistic abandon is specifically conceived as a response to deprivation and attack.
  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. Its infusion of HipHop drum programs, Old Skool electronics, rabblerousing calls-to-arms and repetitive guitar riffs is highly addictive. [#213, p.58]
  4. This is still some of the most original, passionate and listenable music of the year, but the mood has changed. [Jan 2002, p.95]
  5. Feminist Sweepstakes wants to be a terrifically fun album, yet with no deviation from the ceaseless politics and endless drum machine beats, things go stale.
  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. Hanna straddles the line between cheeky and obnoxious throughout.

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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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