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A Certain Trigger is the debut studio album by English indie rock band Maxïmo Park. It was released on 16 May 2005 through Warp Records. It was nominated for the 2005 Mercury Prize in August of that year.


1 Album information 2 Reception 3 Track listing 4 Covers 5 References

Album information[edit] The title for the album comes from the song "Once, a Glimpse". The songs "The Coast Is Always Changing", "Apply Some Pressure", "Graffiti", "Going Missing" and "I Want You to Stay" were released as singles. The censored version of "Apply Some Pressure" was used on the soundtracks of the video games Burnout Revenge and SSX on Tour. An instrumental version of "Going Missing" was used during the end credits of the movie Stranger than Fiction. The album has received Platinum status in the UK. When it was originally released, a limited edition version was available with a bonus CD containing a live performance in Japan. A Certain Trigger sold over 500,000 copies worldwide. In 2009, the Warp20 (Recreated) compilation included a cover version of the song "Acrobat" by Seefeel. Reception[edit]

Professional ratings

Aggregate scores

Source Rating

Metacritic 75/100[1]

Review scores

Source Rating

Allmusic [2]

BBC Collective [3]

NME (7/10)[4]

Pitchfork Media (8.4/10)[5]

PopMatters (7/10)[6]

Rolling Stone [7]

Pitchfork – 8.4 out of 10 "They play jaunty, precise power pop with punk's antipathies, exuding a tentative cool'. Uncut (p. 102) – 3 stars out of 5 – "[T]here's a romantic soul at play. Frontman Paul Smith loves the dejections of the north as much as Jarvis Cocker." CMJ (No. 914, p. 4) – "These five lads resurrect the trembling, trebly power chords and literate sensibilities of bands like Wire and the Fall...Maximo Park's brand of guitar pop is distinctly British and pogo-ready." Mojo (p. 96) – 3 stars out of 5 – "[T]he Geordie five-piece's inspired and eccentric debut deserves to catapult them well ahead of their Scottish peers."

Track listing[edit] All tracks written by Duncan Lloyd and Paul Smith, except where noted.

No. Title Length

1. "Signal and Sign" 2:25

2. "Apply Some Pressure" 3:19

3. "Graffiti" 3:05

4. "Postcard of a Painting" 2:14

5. "Going Missing" 3:41

6. "I Want You to Stay" (Lukas Wooller, Smith) 3:44

7. "Limassol" (Archis Tiku, Smith) 3:42

8. "The Coast Is Always Changing" 3:19

9. "The Night I Lost My Head" (Smith) 1:51

10. "Once, a Glimpse" 3:03

11. "Now I'm All Over the Shop" 2:23

12. "Acrobat" (Wooller, Smith) 4:42

13. "Kiss You Better" (Smith) 2:05

Limited Edition Bonus Disc (Live in Tokyo)

No. Title Length

1. "Signal and Sign" 2:49

2. "The Coast Is Always Changing" 3:27

3. "Graffiti" 3:04

4. "I Want You to Stay" (Lukas Wooller, Smith) 3:43

5. "Limassol" (Archis Tiku, Smith) 3:41

6. "Once, a Glimpse" 3:15

7. "Kiss You Better" (Smith) 2:26



Limited Edition Double CD


^ "A Certain Trigger by Maxïmo Park". Retrieved 1 October 2016.  ^ "A Certain Trigger". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 February 2012.  ^ "collective – Maximo Park – A Certain Trigger". BBC. 1 October 2005. Retrieved 9 February 2012.  ^ "Latest reviews from NME.COM – albums, tracks, gig reviews". NME. 17 January 2012. Archived from the original on 8 February 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2012.  ^ "Maximo Park: A Certain Trigger Album Review – Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved 1 October 2016.  ^ Begrand, Adrien. "Maximo Park: A Certain Trigger". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 9 February 2012.  ^ Rolling Stone, [1] Archived 6 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine.

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"The Coast Is Always Changing" "Apply Some Pressure" "Graffiti" "Going Missing" "I Want You to Stay" "Our Velocity" "Books from Boxes" "Girls Who Play Guitars" "Karaoke Plays" "The Kids Are Sick Again" "Questing, Not Coasting" "Hips and Lips" "Write This Down" "The Undercurrents" "The National Health" "Leave This Island" "Midnight on the Hill" "Give, Get, Take" "Risk to Exist" "What Did We Do to You to Deserve This?" "Get High (No I Don't)"


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