- Summary: A somewhat unusual signing for Warp Records, the guitar-oriented Maximo Park (who sound not unlike a cross between the Futureheads and Franz Ferdinand) make their full-length debut with this Paul Epworth-produced disc.
- Record Label: Warp
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock
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rossgAug 26, 2005A raw performance worthy of dancing like a rock star on any occasion
AnnieJul 19, 2005I absolutely LOVED this album, stumbled upon them by accident and fell in love completely. This is defo my album of 2005 and im so glad i found it-listen and make up your own minds but as a hot young(22) woman in a crappy town i feel they soaked up everything that relates to me so so so so well :-) 10 out of 10, they make it their own :-) Well Done lads cant wait for a tour xx… Collapse
[Anonymous]Jul 26, 2005A great album, all of the songs are catchy. Definitely one of my favorite albums of the year.
GabrielPJul 30, 2005First time I listened "A Certain Trigger" I thought 'Yeah, this sounds like The Smiths'. Second time: 'Yeah, this guy sings like Jarvis Cocker'. Third time: 'But the whole album sounds like The Jam'. The pleasure of listen three of my favorite bands (Pulp, The Smiths, The Jam) in only one can be explained easily. Creative lyrics, that makes me remember Pulp's "Different Class" topics on songs like 'Apply Some Pressure' and 'The Night I Lost My Head', make the whole album a different (new) option on the world of (post) post punk. Bloc Party's five minutes of fame has gone. The time is now for Maxïmo Park.… Expand
JerryLJul 8, 2005Not quite as relentless as the Futureheads debut, but a fine album nonetheless. My only gripe is with the production, which could be a bit more polished - the frayed edges and clipped vocals help propel the majority of tracks here, but detract from others. Still, a great debut album which shows great promise of what lies ahead.… Expand
mattjAug 25, 2006some very high highs combined with bits that dont quite come off, full of charm and energy.
timMay 10, 2007More proof that 2005 went down as the worst year in music history.
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