Maxïmo Park discography

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Maxïmo Park discography

Maxïmo Park performing at Radio 1's Big Weekend in 2005.
Releases
Studio albums 5
Compilation albums 2
Singles 15
Music videos 15

Maxïmo Park are an alternative rock band from Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Founded in the city in 2000, the band currently includes Paul Smith (lead vocals), Duncan Lloyd (guitar), Archis Tiku (bass), Lukas Wooller (keyboard) and Tom English (drums). As of 2009, Maxïmo Park's discography consists of three studio albums, one compilation album, ten singles and twelve music videos.[1]

Maxïmo Park released their debut album, A Certain Trigger in May 2005 on Warp Records. The record was met with considerable critical acclaim,[2][3] reached a respectable #15 on the UK Albums Chart, and was certified Gold in the UK.[4] Five different singles were released from the album, with the most successful being "Graffiti", which peaked at #15 in the UK Singles Chart in May 2005.[4] In January 2006, the group released a compilation album named Missing Songs, which consisted of nine B-sides from A Certain Trigger, as well as demo versions and remixes. The following year, the band released their sophomore effort, Our Earthly Pleasures, which was produced by Gil Norton. The album was released on 2 April 2007 and was preceded by the first single from the record, "Our Velocity". The album was the band's most successful to date, achieving a peak position of #2 in the UK Albums Chart. The album also received 2xPlatnium certification.[4]

The group released their third studio album, Quicken the Heart on 11 May 2009. The record was their most successful in Switzerland and Germany to date. In the UK, the album debuted at #6 in the Albums Chart. Two singles were released from the album; "The Kids Are Sick Again", which reached #50 in the Singles Chart, and "Questing, Not Coasting" which failed to chart.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[4]
AUT
[5]
BEL (Vl)
[6]
FRA
[7]
GER
[8]
IRE
[9]
NL
[10]
SWI
[11]
2005 A Certain Trigger 15 70 102 25 67
  • UK: Gold
2007 Our Earthly Pleasures
  • Released: 2 April 2007
  • Label: Warp Records
  • Formats: LP, CD, CD/DVD, download
2 50 88 165 14 52 42 34
  • UK: Gold
2009 Quicken the Heart
  • Released: 11 May 2009
  • Label: Warp Records
  • Formats: LP, CD, CD/DVD, download
6 58 86 145 13 95 22
2012 The National Health
  • Released: 11 June 2012
  • Label: V2 Records
  • Formats: LP, CD, download
13 62 17 55
2014 Too Much Information
  • Released: 3 February 2014
  • Label: Daylighting
  • Formats: LP, CD, download
7 49 24 88
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Details Peak chart positions
UK
[4]
AUT
[5]
BEL (Vl)
[6]
FRA
[7]
GER
[8]
IRE
[9]
NL
[10]
SWI
[11]
2006 Missing Songs
  • Released: 9 January 2006
  • Label: Warp Records
  • Formats: CD
2011 iTunes Essentials
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

EPs[edit]

Year Details Peak chart positions
UK
[4]
AUT
[5]
BEL (Vl)
[6]
FRA
[7]
GER
[8]
IRE
[9]
NL
[10]
SWI
[11]
2009 12
  • Released: 16 November 2009
  • Label: Warp
  • Formats: 12"

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart peak positions Album
UK
[4]
GER
[12]
2004 "The Coast Is Always Changing" 63 A Certain Trigger
2005 "Apply Some Pressure" 20
"Graffiti" 15
"Going Missing" 20
"Apply Some Pressure" (re-issue) 17
2006 "I Want You to Stay" 21
2007 "Our Velocity" 9 87 Our Earthly Pleasures
"Books from Boxes" 16 75
"Girls Who Play Guitars" 31
"Karaoke Plays" 104
2009 "Wraithlike" Quicken the Heart
"The Kids Are Sick Again" 50 72
"Questing, Not Coasting"
2012 "Hips And Lips" 171 The National Health
"Write This Down"
"The Undercurrents"
"The National Health"
2014 "Leave This Island" Too Much Information
"Midnight On The Hill"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s)
2004 "The Coast Is Always Changing" Mat Fleming, Christo Wallers & Clive Tonge
January 2005 "Apply Some Pressure" (Version 1) Jaron Albertin
March 2005 "Graffiti" Lynn Fox
June 2005 "Going Missing" Chris Cairns
September 2005 "Apply Some Pressure" (Version 2) Diamond Dogs
January 2006 "I Want You to Stay" Ramon Bloomberg
February 2007 "Our Velocity" Nima Nourizadeh
May 2007 "Books from Boxes" Daniel Wolfe
July 2007 "Girls Who Play Guitars" Leslie Ali
October 2007 "Karaoke Plays" Amy Neil
April 2009 "The Kids Are Sick Again"
May 2009 "Questing, Not Coasting"
May 2012 "Hips and Lips"
May 2012 "Write This Down"
September 2012 "The Undercurrents"
November 2013 "Brain Cells" Matt Stokes
February 2014 "Leave This Island" Matt Stokes
May 2014 "Midnight On The Hill" The Marshall Darlings

DVDs[edit]

As of 2009, Maxïmo Park have released two DVDs, which have included mostly live recordings and documentaries about the band. On 5 June 2006, the group released their first DVD, Found on Film. The feature included footage from two live shows by the band, as well as a documentary about the band, and five music videos from A Certain Trigger. The DVD was also packaged with a bonus BBC Sessions CD which contained tracks from the album, along with some previously unreleased songs.[13] The band's performance on 15 December 2007 at Newcastle Metro Arena was recorded live and released as a bonus DVD with the deluxe version of their third album, Quicken the Heart.

Compilation and soundtrack appearances[edit]

A number of Maxïmo Park's songs have been included on compilation discs. Their song "Wasteland" appeared on the War Child album Help!: A Day in the Life in 2005. An acoustic version of their song "Going Missing" was featured on the CD Radio 1's Live Lounge, and their cover of The Proclaimers' "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" was featured in its sequel Radio 1's Live Lounge 2. A cover of Justin Timberlake's "Like I Love You", with a slightly altered, satirical ending referring of Paul growing up in Billingham listening to records, featured on a compilation celebrating BBC Radio 1's 40th Anniversary.[1] An instrumental version of one of the song "Going Missing" appeared as in the film Stranger than Fiction.

The band has also recorded covers of:

The band's songs have also been featured on numerous video games. Their song "Apply Some Pressure" has appeared on the games Burnout Revenge, SSX on Tour and SingStar Rocks!, whilst "Apply Some Pressure", "Books from Boxes", "The Coast Is Always Changing", "Girls Who Play Guitars", "Going Missing", "Graffiti" and "I Want You to Stay" are all downloadable tracks for SingStar on the PlayStation 3. "Our Velocity" appeared on the demo for Project Gotham Racing 4 and the song "The Unshockable" features on the soundtrack to the game FIFA 08. Their song "Girls Who Play Guitars" is a downloadable track for Rock Band.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Maxïmo Park Discography". Discogs. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "A Certain Trigger". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  3. ^ Ubl, Sam (2005-05-16). "Album Reviews: Maximo Park: A Certain Trigger". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "UK Chartlog: M – My Vitriol". zobbel.de. Retrieved 31 July 2009. 
  5. ^ a b c "Austrian album positions". austriancharts.com. Retrieved 31 July 2009. 
  6. ^ a b c "Flanders album positions". ultratop.be. Retrieved 31 July 2009. 
  7. ^ a b c "French album positions". lescharts.com. Retrieved 31 July 2009. 
  8. ^ a b c "German album positions". musicline.de. Retrieved 31 July 2009. 
  9. ^ a b c "Irish album positions". irish-charts.com. Retrieved 31 July 2009. 
  10. ^ a b c "Dutch album positions". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 31 July 2009. 
  11. ^ a b c "Swiss album positions". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 31 July 2009. 
  12. ^ "German single positions". musicline.de. Retrieved 1 August 2009. 
  13. ^ "Found on Film". Maxïmo Park official website. 2006-06-05. Retrieved 2009-09-14.