Maxïmo Park - The National Health mp3 album
Too Much Information is the fifth studio album by English indie rock band Maxïmo Park. It was released on 3 February 2014 through Daylighting in the UK and Vertigo elsewhere in Europe. The track "Brain Cells" was released to radio stations as a promotional single in late 2013, followed by physical releases of singles "Leave This Island" and "Midnight On The Hill". Give, Get, Take" was eventually released as a digital single at the end of 2014.
Recorded At – Moles Studio. Recorded At – Rockfield Studios. The National Health (CDr, Album, Copy Prot.
Maxïmo Park seek to diagnose a nation's problems on their fourth album. Maxïmo Park’s arrival in 2005 with A Certain Trigger saw them thrown straight into a market already saturated with quirky British guitar groups. However, Darwinism applies in music as much as it does in the wild, and their infectious, literate and just straight-up solid tunes stood them in good stead, isolating them from the rest of their dunderheaded contemporaries. Perhaps sensing this, vocalist Paul Smith seemed determined to make The National Health an album that would delve right into the heart of matters. We're in a global recession and everyone is being bombarded with bouncy, happy music, he said in an interview. The nation is out of control and the record is about taking back control, and being a force for change in your own life. It can't speak for everybody but it has its eyes and ears all around us.
Maxïmo Park don’t hold back here. The National Health is a relentless whirr of huge melodies, frantic deliveries, all-over-the-place emotion and tales so tightly packed that it’s a wonder they’re able to pull it together at all. But they serve these songs up like the highly skilled pop pros they’ve become, and most strikingly they’re still attacking them like heady young’uns in the early throes of music-making.
The fourth album from the Newcastle post punkers is a reaction against the bouncy, happy music that they feel is incongruously soundtracking the global recession. On the charged title track the singer Paul Smith implores, I feel we’re heading for a. The chorus to Hips and Lips weirdly (brilliantly) recalls Girls Aloud’s Biology, while the plaintive hook on The Undercurrents is gorgeous. But as the album progresses, the familiar mix of romantic yearning and domestic confessionals reveals.
|1||When I Was Wild||1:02|
|2||The National Health||3:00|
|3||Hips And Lips||3:32|
|5||Write This Down||3:14|
|7||Until The Earth Would Open||3:17|
|9||This Is What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted||3:54|
|10||Wolf Among Men||2:55|
|11||Take Me Home||2:54|
|13||Waves Of Fear||2:41|
- Cello – Beth Porter (tracks: 1)
- Engineer, Mixed By – Dan Austin
- Mastered By – Peter Maher*
- Music By – Tiku* (tracks: 5), Lloyd* (tracks: 2, 4 to 8, 10, 11, 13), Wooller* (tracks: 1 to 3, 5, 9), Smith* (tracks: 11, 12)
- Producer – Gil Norton
- Producer [Additional Production Assistant] – Ben Humphreys (tracks: 3)
- Producer [Additional Production] – Amir Amor (tracks: 3)
- Words By – Smith*
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 850358003433
|VVR701652||Maxïmo Park||The National Health (CD, Album)||V2||VVR701652||UK & Europe||2012|
|none||Maxïmo Park||The National Health (CDr, Album, Copy Prot., Promo)||V2||none||Netherlands||2012|
|none||Maxïmo Park||The National Health (CDr, Album, Copy Prot., Promo)||Vertigo||none||Germany||2012|
|0602537046386||Maxïmo Park||The National Health (CD, Album)||V2||0602537046386||Germany||2012|
|06025 3704707 9||Maxïmo Park||The National Health (CD, Album + CD, EP + Ltd, Del)||V2||06025 3704707 9||UK & Europe||2012|