- Audio CD (November 30, 1999)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Mr. Lady Records
- ASIN: B00001ZSUF
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #143,061 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Not only are the songs themselves danceable and full of great melodies, but the lyrics are worth a close listen. The names invoked on "Hot Topic" (not unlike the [in]famous Billy Joel "We Didn't Start the Fire") are worthy of investigation-- from Sleater-Kinney to David Wojnarowicz. And the simple poetry of "Les and Ray" (the final song on the album) is truly touching.
As always, Kathleen Hanna is a major force behind the group's sound and energy, but the other two members are not to be ignored for their contributions. Sadie Benning was recently profiled in Time magazine of all places, and Johanna Fateman is the group's connection to the New York art scene. All three combine to produce an album that's thought-provoking-- but actually a real joy to listen to. One of my favorite albums of all time (and I'm actually a classical musician!).
Although I like BK and JR, I found this to be an easier listen. Easily one of the best albums I've heard all year (along with Bis' "Social Dancing"). I highly recommend this.
I've been a big fan of Ms. Hanna for some time now and this album displays her depth and range very nicely. The Le Tigre album has some of the grrl angst as in the Bikini Kill days, but the lyrics and sound go beyond that, it explores topics from their influenences (as in the song "Hot Topic") to the films of Cassavetes ("Whats yr take on Cassavetes") to comment on Giuliani shutting down strip bars in "My Metrocard."
What I really love about these songs is that each is very singalong and catchy but then the lyrics start to sink in and your like "whoah..."
The opening track, Deceptacon, is a power-pop sing along and will probably stick in you head for awhile although the last track on the album called "Les and Ray" is the best. Its so sweet and heart-felt, my eyes tear up and I get a knot in my throat each time I listen to it, in a good way, of course!
Hmmm....I think I need to push play on my discman again...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing record. I'm not gonna write a longer review because words fail me. Just buy it.Published 8 months ago by You Mean That Guy
Bikini Kill was not, dare I say, a good band. Julie Ruin was hardly an improvement for Hanna. So what happened in those 12 months when she decided to form Le Tigre with her two... Read morePublished on September 29, 2008
These women are carrying on the artistic sensibilities originally brought to us by Mark Mothersbaugh et al (Devo). Read morePublished on October 30, 2006 by Arise Therefore
Le Tigre can be a very cool act, but its output is not nearly as good as Bikini Kill's, Kathleen Hannah's previous band. Read morePublished on January 16, 2006 by André Ming
Le Tigre is a one-of-a-kind band, and buying this CD is something you simply can't regret! They blend political lyrics, electronic, punk, pop, spoken word and a multimedia feel... Read morePublished on September 9, 2005 by conney island baby
I'm not even going to try to make this review sound pretentious. All I'll say is that you MUST BUY THIS CD. You won't regret it.Published on August 17, 2005 by Victoria Moore
If going to see a concert doesn't neccicarily expect the creation of live music, then I guess this band is ok. Read morePublished on August 8, 2005 by P. S. Wright
The first song I heard from this polemic-based, feminist electro-punk trio was "Deceptacon." My initial reaction: "what the f--- is this? Read morePublished on February 27, 2005 by Eddie