Miss Black America - Terminal
(Review from Rocksound)
Miss Black America have continually polarised opinion
- they're either the best, voice-to-the-voiceless punk rockers around,
pretentious geeks. Their second album, 'Terminal', should cement their
position in the former category. Sure, this is geeky - one look at Seymour
Glass' NHS specs will tell you that - but dammit the man has something
to say, and he has an ability to weave his message into delightful,
brash Brit Pop tunes.
The stuttering 'Dot Dot Dot' and the sweeping gesture of 'Drowning By
Numbers' are the pick of the crop this time around, but the whole album
plots an intelligent course through fizzing energy and indie majesty.
'Reborn' and and 'Voices' are magnificent ballads - the latter digging
out the acoustic guitars - and 'Terminal One' and 'Terminal Two' Open
and tail end the album on a gorgeously plaintive note.
Oh, and you can get this for a measly fiver.
MIKE HAYOOCK, Rocksound
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