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Going back to your roots can be a good thing, particularly if you haven’t dyed your hair in a while, and it’s Maximo Park’s turn to go back to theirs…

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There’s something brilliantly knowing and straightforward about how Maxïmo Park’s comeback album begins with a one-minute piano brush called ‘When I Was Wild’, on which singer Paul Smith sings redemption…

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Alot’s happened since Maxïmo Park first scissor-kicked their way onto the scene in 2004. After the New Rock Revolution alongside The Futureheads, The Cribs and Bloc Party came the inevitable…

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There’s something admirable in the way that Newcastle’s bounciest sons Maxïmo Park just get bloody well stuck in there. They don’t dance around the point or pause to consider how…

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Album review: On the day this album arrived in NME’s oddly malnourished-looking ‘in’ pile, there was a man on television. The man stepped out into Downing Street, held up a…

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We live in a world where The Enemy are hailed as the voice of disenfranchised youth, because the marketing men can package their cut-and-paste authenticity as the voice of the…

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“Our new album is going to teach indie kids how to dance,” Chromeo boast as they fiddle with their knobs on the Imagination Stage. “Because if they keep punching the…

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Apparently, Paul Smith thinks that Maximo Park have now “got their emotional pop album out of our systems”. Sadly, this seems to have coincided with the public getting their…

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Always the bridesmaids, Maximo Park were given an unnecessarily hard time by a lot of people first time round, for no greater crime than not being The Futureheads. The…

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These guys’ first album was pretty good because it sounded like a serious version of Vic Reeves’ Big Night Out. Sadly, this new stuff doesn’t work. On the promo photo,…