A Certain Trigger - Maxïmo Park
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Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33

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  1. Feb 26, 2011
    Great lyrics, great rhythm and great spirit. A Certain Trigger is one of those energetic albums you listen to and just gets amazed. And just like GabrielP said there below... there's certainly Pulp and Smiths in it.
  2. Feb 24, 2012
    Nice debut record from Northern UK Indie rockers. Lyrically the frontman fancies himself as a bit of an Oscar Wilde. At times this works well but occasionally it just gets on your nerves. For the most part on this record it adds something different to the band. There are plenty of catchy hooks present throughout and there are some really great tracks on here, especially the singles that came off it. Having said that, the non single track "Acrobat" is one of my favourite tracks from it. These guys really died a death after this though. They had a style that is quite likable to begin for one album but kind of gets old quick on their other albums. Expand
  3. Sep 1, 2013
    I just don't agree with the reviews of some publications, this album is fun, witty and energetic. The whole aesthetic is spot on and the tone is perfect. Maximo keep up the pace and intrigue throughout.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Most of A Certain Trigger's album tracks sound like singles waiting to be discovered.
  2. A magnificent album where every verse fills you with excitement for the next chorus, where wide-scoping fields of sound work in unison to stage the perfect pop-rock riot and where every meticulously crafted melody comes back to haunt you when you least expect it.
  3. A Certain Trigger is a strong release from its opener on, though it has noticeable shifts in momentum, with a second, rousing tour de force in its closing tracks.