Label: Le Tigre Records
Spearheaded by Bikini Kill's Kathleen Hanna, Le Tigre helped steer the "huge strong mass(es) of feminist fury" into the digital age with their minimalist electro-punk "rollerskate jams." The trio's sophomore album revels in primitive drum-machine beats, buzzing guitar and glitchy synths. Tracks like "Shred A," "On Guard" and "My Art" mingle in shout-along punk, while "Fake French" grooves at a near-dub-like cadence, and "Dyke March 2001" works in cheerleader electro-pop. But they remain as defiant as ever: "Go tell your friends I'm still a feminist/ But I won't be coming to your benefit."