User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13

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  1. Bobby
    Oct 23, 2004
    7
    More textured, more mature than previous albums. I just think everyone wants another "Deceptacon," and at 34, Hanna's not giving it.
  2. JakeH
    Oct 30, 2004
    9
    Kathleen Hanna is a 9 on my scale. Yeah...she's a looker.
  3. Ross
    Jul 23, 2005
    10
    There is no group as impassioned, wild savvy, politically hip and sexy as this trio. LONG LIVE LE TIGRE!!!
  4. D
    Oct 19, 2004
    5
    This record is incredibly boring and lifeless, lacking the inspired spontaneity and invention of their earlier releases. A confirmed dud.
  5. EricP
    Oct 20, 2004
    7
    If it's a "confirmed dud," why did you give it a 5? I'd say try not to hold up to Le Tigre's earlier releases and try to take it by itself. Some parts are more than a little awkward, but nothing anyone who buys a Le Tigre album can't handle.
  6. [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", 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.
  7. #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 into fans, but Le Tigre fans will adore it.
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. Whether thrashing out punk anthems Bikini Kill or turning out dancefloor-ready disco pop as on ‘This Island’, Hanna has always had something to say, and never has her message sounded so clear.
  2. The band is throwing a dance party--albeit DNC-promoting--led by cheerleader choruses and beats that snap, skip, and glisten like something out of a '79 discotheque. [22 Oct 2004, p.95]
  3. Kathleen Hanna’s girlish yelp grates more than usual, practically bereft of charm, and her bandmates can barely write a functional song much less play one.