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"TKO"  Le Tigre  Release date: 2005  Label: Universal/Island

This is great. The trashy eighties beats and synths, the stabs of guitar, the quiver and moan round the edges of the vocals, the call-and-response shouting and "uh oh!" backing vocals in the chorus. It's as lame as fuck to compare Le Tigre to other female-dominated bands simply because of the presence of Kathleen Hanna, so I'm not going to. I'm going to compare this to Shampoo because that's exactly what it sounds like, and it's also exactly why it's brilliant. The Peaches remix on the flip sounds like Peaches, which is no bad thing in itself, but an inevitable step down from the heights of Carrie and Jacqui's bubblegum punk genius. -Ian Martin, Jan.19.05

Le Tigre [TKO] 2005 TKO

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