“Write a review – well how objective can I be?”
OK, well for starters, it goes without saying that this is one of the catchiest, easily digestible tunes on Maximo Park’s ‘A Certain Trigger’ long player. In fact, some would argue that is without doubt the standout track.
However, what cannot be ignored and should be questioned is why, only nine months after it’s original release, does this need to come out again as a single? Granted, there are one or two additional new songs on each format but, surely it would have proved more endearing to fans of the band to have released something like ‘Postcard Of A Painting’ or ‘Once A Glimpse’ – both of which could quite easily cut the mustard as singles in their own right.
Enjoy the fact that this re-release will undoubtedly earn Maximo Park some much needed and well deserved exposure on national radio and terrestrial television but if you haven’t done already, go out and buy the album and let the marketing men end up with egg all over their faces as far as this is concerned.
5Dom Gourlay's Score