A Certain Trigger

Release date
19 Jan 2006
Running length
13 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Maximo Park - Signal & Sign 2:25 24,585
2 Maximo Park - Apply Some Pressure 3:20 146,513
3 Maxïmo Park - Graffiti 3:05 258,880
4 Maxïmo Park - Postcard of a Painting 2:15 244,903
5 Maximo Park - Going Missing 3:41 119,268
6 Maxïmo Park - I Want You to Stay 3:46 250,146
7 Maxïmo Park - Limassol 3:44 205,110
8 Maxïmo Park - The Coast Is Always Changing 3:19 199,409
9 Maximo Park - The Night I Lost My Head 1:51 55,272
10 Maximo Park - Once A Glimpse 3:03 34,110
11 Maximo Park - All over the shop 2:23 21,603
12 Maxïmo Park - Acrobat 4:42 171,184
13 Maxïmo Park - Kiss You Better 2:05 218,808

About this album

A Certain Trigger is the debut album of Newcastle-based revival band Maxïmo Park. It was released on 16 May , on Warp Records. It was critically acclaimed and nominated for the 2005 Mercury Prize in August of that year.

The songs The Coast Is Always Changing, Apply Some Pressure, Graffiti, Going Missing and I Want You to Stay were released as singles. Apply Some Pressure was also featured on the soundtracks of the video games Burnout Revenge and SSX on Tour. The title for the album comes from the song Once, a Glimpse.

The song Going Missing was used during the end credits of the movie Stranger than Fiction.

The album has received Platinum status in the UK. When the album was originally released, a limited edition version was available with a bonus CD containing a live performance in Japan.

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  • Ivar91

    I really like this album, very much. :)

    23 Jan 2013 Reply
  • xyuleex

    Their best album!

    30 Jul 2012 Reply
  • pigeondetective

    one of the best debuts ever

    15 Jun 2012 Reply
  • ogian91

    Oh man, long time no listen. Great album! I wish I was 14 again...

    11 Apr 2012 Reply
  • xbrg36

    My Soundtrack to World Cup .

    26 Jan 2012 Reply
  • JackTommy

    it's taken me far too long to realise how brilliant this album is

    28 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Agaguess

    One of my favourite albums. Lyrics blow my mind

    11 Sep 2011 Reply
  • adaam2

    Upon reconsideration, this album is amazing. Bought this wayy back in early 2005, got a bit bored of it in the intermittent years, probably because they were releasing loads of generic bullshit from their next album, but yes this is great

    13 Mar 2011 Reply
  • TriggerLucy

    I love the drums, its something about the drums and the lyrics, this album is one of the best alt rock albums of recent times.

    5 Jul 2010 Reply
  • nimityaka_

    this is #1 MP album. i love it the most.

    24 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Hanges

    wow, good thing it's only indie right? It tells you so much about the nature of a song, very insightful comment!

    14 Apr 2010 Reply
  • KokoroScreamer

    I agree. I think "Postcard of a Painting" is one of the best indie songs I've heard so far!

    25 Feb 2010 Reply
  • giraffebreath

    My comment was unintentionally very similar to hotterthanjuly's comment. Still, he's totally right.

    26 Sep 2009 Reply
  • giraffebreath

    Second best album I've heard all decade.

    26 Sep 2009 Reply

    ya te digo

    25 Sep 2009 Reply
  • RideSoTa

    O melhor disco da banda.

    22 Sep 2009 Reply
  • coelho_

    As tags tão todas erradas. :s

    26 Jul 2009 Reply
  • dambarra

    www.chasing-noises.blogspot.com pls check it out!! XD

    15 May 2009 Reply
  • adamzZz

    Unforgettable album.

    12 Mar 2009 Reply
  • xxalexx2xx

    this song makes me want to march around and punch things

    9 Jan 2009 Reply
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