Le Tigre, This Island (Universal)

Posted November 16th, 2004 by admin

Le Tigre
This Island
By: Eric Greenwood

Le Tigre is sort of like a minor fender bender. You might crane your neck around to catch a glimpse of the damage, if you're bored, but you won't feel left out if you don't because, after all, it's only a fender bender. On its third album and *spoiler alert* major label debut, this trio of cruddy DIY electroclash wannabes sleepwalk through another batch of shrill, politically motivated anthems. 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. The riot grrl punk ethos died the moment these girls signed up with Universal Records. And the screeching, unlistenable cover of The Pointer Sisters' "I'm So Excited" is the final nail in the coffin.

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