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Maximo Park | The National Health

Maximo Park have always slipped through the cracks in the US, a fact that borders on the criminal: besides being one of the most consistent post-Britpop acts around, the Newcastle quintet is also one of the genre's most adventurous bands.
Straight to the Sun (2012)
By ANNIE ZALESKI  |  September 07, 2012
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Born Ruffians | Say It

Over the past half of Warp’s robust 20-year run, the label’s enduring legacy as a vanguard force in electronic music has drifted as its tastes have gone positively eclectic. The mixed-media future folk of Bibio, the experimental soul of Jamie Lidell, th
Warp (2010)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 28, 2010
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Chairmen of the boards

Not unlike Swedish, Tagalog, and Esperanto, music is a language, with its own conjugations and (lewdly) dangling participles.
Our critics pick the 14 producers with the fattest, meanest beats
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  October 18, 2007
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Post-punk redux

Hyperactive. That’s the best way to describe Maximo Park singer Paul Smith.
Maximo Park, Paradise Rock Club, July 11, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 16, 2007
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Subtle stars

In the gaps between words are the things that really intrigue me,” sings Maxïmo Park frontman Paul Smith on “Girls Who Play Guitars.”
Separating Maxïmo Park from the pack
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  May 21, 2007
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Notoriously stingy labels

A bunch of labels still refuse the unedited, half-decently coded MP3 as a mechanism for publicity.
Get them while you can
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  July 25, 2006


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Harmonic convergences

Beyond their artful, crackling, dueling-guitar geometrics and layers of cunning rhythms, the Futureheads' most distinguishing and potent weapon is their four-part vocals.
The Futureheads get past the post-punk blues
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  June 28, 2006
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Harmonic convergence

“I don’t know what to do with myself,” Ross Millard mutters, shrugging at his mates as he sets his guitar down at the rear of the small stage at the back of Seattle’s East Street Records and ambles toward his mic stand.
The Futureheads get past the post-punk blues
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  June 28, 2006
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Combat pop

The new British sound is marked by riot vans, rage-engorged faces in taxi queues, the mute vigilance of the cameras, and everywhere the sense of some remote flogging going on.
Hard-Fi fight for the right to, uh, party
By JAMES PARKER  |  April 12, 2006