A Certain Trigger

Album Review of A Certain Trigger by Maxïmo Park.

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A Certain Trigger

Maxïmo Park

A Certain Trigger by Maxïmo Park

Release Date: May 31, 2005
Record label: Warp
Genre(s): Indie, Rock

90 Music Critic Score
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A Certain Trigger - Excellent, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 90
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While Maxïmo Park might be relative latecomers to the post-punk/new wave revival, their debut album, A Certain Trigger, stakes out their own distinctive territory within that sound. Sonically speaking, the Newcastle band's mix of wiry guitars, sharply punctuated rhythms, and atmospheric keyboards is nothing new, even when compared to their fellow revivalists. What makes Maxïmo Park, and A Certain Trigger, special is the way the band captures the joys and frustrations of being young and cooped up in a small town -- they're bittersweet, angry, thoughtful, and funny, often within the course of the same song.

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