My friend John brought this CD round for me to have a listen to, proclaiming I would like it because I love Kenickie and Bis.
After listening to it, I punched John. Not because this CD was bad, but because Bis or Kenickie (much as it pains me to say it) would have had to have gone a long way to have produced such an accomplished, diverse LP.
From the opening track (surely the greatest opening track in the history of the world) "Deceptacon", LeTigre light up your life with their acidic, twisted rants and observations.
Like some crazed half-breed of Sleater-Kinney and early pre-poncing Kenickie, LeTigre effortlessly work their way through, from the pure adrenaline rush of "My My Metrocard" to the serene yet powerful "Slideshow at Free University".
Clever, witty, and more to the point.. brilliant to listen to. LeTigre in no uncertain terms rock.
As for John's CD. He got it back. It would have been a sin to deprive him of it. Myself, I've burnt out my first copy and so had to buy another. But hell, it was worth it.