Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. Money cannot change vocalist Kathleen Hanna's tendency to sound snotty rather than angry, which frequently leaves you feeling like you're being harangued by Buffy the Vampire Slayer's right-on classmate.
  2. Mediocre... I'm just so used to this indie dance sound that Le Tigre just sounds boring in the context of Fall 2004.
  3. Mojo
    60
    Quality control slumps toward the end, but when they're good the're grrreat. [Nov 2004, p.110]
  4. A mostly "hit" but occasionally "miss" effort that showcases both the band's maturation and its residual shortcomings.
  5. When Le Tigre ventures out on an extended wire in a familiar direction with tunes like "On the Verge," "Nanny Nanny Boo Boo," and "After Dark," the ensemble proves that this long-awaited follow-up to Feminist Sweepstakes was not in vain.
  6. Theirs is an unwelcome indie lyricism that lives in a vacuum, devoid of guttural expression and left to vacant, bumper-worthy slogans.
  7. Uncut
    40
    Too much here is self-congratulatory sloganeering. [Nov 2004, p.110]
  8. The band tries to stretch but trips over its own convictions.
  9. Those who can overlook this slightly dumbed-down approach will find This Island is not without its moments.
  10. With a desire to reach a wider audience, there always comes some compromise. Le Tigre's battle cry for revolution, girl-style, has now been sweetened for mass consumption. It shouldn't go down this easy.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Ross
    Jul 23, 2005
    10
    There is no group as impassioned, wild savvy, politically hip and sexy as this trio. LONG LIVE LE TIGRE!!!
  2. [Anonymous]
    Apr 10, 2005
    4
    Aside from the fact that Le Tigre signed with an awful major label, I feel let down. It felt as if they were definitely "playing it safe", Aside from the fact that Le Tigre signed with an awful major label, I feel let down. It felt as if they were definitely "playing it safe", both in terms of experimenting with sounds as well as the statements that they were trying to make. They are capable of doing much better than this. Full Review »
  3. #1Fan(notqueer)
    Nov 26, 2004
    7
    No comparison to Le Tigre's stunning debut, but still carried by the genius of Kathleen Hanna. It's not going to make outsiders No comparison to Le Tigre's stunning debut, but still carried by the genius of Kathleen Hanna. It's not going to make outsiders into fans, but Le Tigre fans will adore it. Full Review »