From The Desk Of Mr. Lady [EP]

  • Record Label: Mr. Lady
  • Release Date: Jan 30, 2001

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. After a 34-minute art project that ended up a great album, a 17-minute EP ends up an art project.
  2. Alternative Press
    Parts of the result feel overly defensive and overly techno-y, but "Bang! Bang!" will blow your drawers off... [#155, p.85]
  3. Another smart, danceable collection of cultural subversion.
  4. There's still plenty of grating screaming and yelling on From the Desk of Mr. Lady, underscored by a strong punk ethos.
  5. Entertainment Weekly
    Features more punk polemics, rhythmic sound collages, and lo-fi gizmo music... [2/2/01, p.102]
  6. They do a good job of mixing humor and fun with their politics...
  7. Le Tigre deliver a new salvo of pro-woman political savvy on a traipsing train of New Wave punk and tinkertoy keyboards
  8. This disc may lack its predecessor's immediacy, but rarely has sophomore slump sounded like such success.
  9. At its weakest moments, From the Desk of Mr. Lady sounds so '80s or early '90s, teetering dangerously on the brink of nostalgia.
  10. 60
    Fortunately, the energy and enthusiasm with which the seven tunes are hashed out here makes them compelling enough to render the miserly production inconsequential...
  11. Not bad for a placeholder EP.
  12. Mostly, From the Desk of Mr. Lady comes off like sub-standard material that didn't make it on to last year's full-length.
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  1. alexf
    Jul 25, 2007
    Great album. Tons of fun.