Feminist Sweepstakes

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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. Le Tigre meld cheesy lo-fi electronica, garagey hip-hop, cerebral sound collage, and new-wavey songcraft into infectious, stripped-down tunes.
  2. Mojo
    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. Uncut
    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. Mixer
    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. Q Magazine
    60
    Feminist Sweepstakes is a clever, catchy Day-Glo riot that anyone can join. [#184, p.140]

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  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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