Album Reviews: This Island by Le TigreKathleen Hanna may have left her riot grrrl guitar crunch behind in the ashes of fem-rock pioneers Bikini Kill, but she has not abandoned her patented energy, rage and rock chops at all. Although Hanna and her Tigre homies Johanna Fateman and J.D. Samson helped as much as anyone get the electroclash movement off of the ground, Le Tigre's This Island has way more in common with Sleater-Kinney than it does with Trans Am or old-school electro-art-popsters like Devo, despite a passing surface resemblance.
Whether it's the incendiary "Seconds" (which sounds like it leapt right off of Bikini Kill's Pussy Whipped) and "TKO," both of which feature Hanna in full banshee mode, or the seductive digi-bop of "Viz" and "Tell You Now," This Island is a triumph from beginning to end. It could've ended up much worse than this: The fiercely independent Hanna and company took a risk when they abandoned the indie labels for Universal, a major-label Godzilla that has done as much harm as good to the music industry in recent years. But if Tigre fans jump off the bandwagon now, it would be a shame, because This Island is the best record the band has made to date. -- Scott Thill, Morphizm.com
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