Label: Warp Release Date: 04/05/09 Link: Maxïmo Park are back, brandishing another slice of radio-friendly but well-constructed indie-pop. It sounds like a step on from Our Earthly Pleasures while unrecognisably Maxïmo, a step forward, but also a step into the mainstream. This doesn't make for a bad sound, just a very recognisable one, at times sounding like Editors and at others Kaiser Chiefs. Messing around with interesting time signatures in the middle and edgy lyrics about the disillusioned youth save 'The Kids Are Sick Again' from becoming too dull. Some of those echoing synth sounds are really annoying though. Rating: 7/10