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The Music
The Music
Price: £4.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best. Debut. Ever., 27 Nov. 2006
This review is from: The Music (Audio CD)
It really is the best debut album i've ever heard. Its 4 years on now since its release, and still no album has quite such an effect on me. Just the sheer energy coursing through the whole CD is staggering, for a band so new and so young at the time. But even four years on, it seems so fresh still, and is one of very very few albums I own that is still so listenable after that amount of time. There's not a track on there that i'd even consider skipping past. The album sounds good straight from the off, but it really does go to another level after seeing the live show that The Music put together too, where the energy from the album is multiplied up and up to give such a powerful performance.

If ever anything was worth 5 stars, this is.
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A Certain Trigger
A Certain Trigger
Price: £3.98

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Maximum Punk, 16 May 2005
This review is from: A Certain Trigger (Audio CD)
Having hear the singles 'Apply Some Pressure' and 'Graffiti', I decided this had to be bought today when it was finally released. It was worth the purchase too. It starts strongly with the 2 singles preceded by the bassy, bouncy 'Signal & Sign'. It continues well also, with 'Postcard of A Painting' and 'Going Missing', both nice tracks with single-worthy choruses. The album drops off a bit, but 'Once, A Glimpse' brings it right back up again. One of the slightly darker-sounding tracks on the album, still not awfully dark though, Maximo Park don't do dark! Then, towards the end of the album, you get the excellent, and very different, 'Acrobat'. I love this track, with it's spoken-word verses, and emotional chorus in Paul Smith's trademark north-east voice. It's a very laid back tune, different feel to most MP songs, with a great fuzzy, effect-laiden guitar riff in the background.
The album gets 4 out of 5 for me, missin out on the final star because there's a couple of tracks that I can see wearing thin quite quickly. Definitely worth buying though!

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