Monday, April 28, 2008

"All of our songs sound the same"

Well you could have treated yourselves to the new albums from Portishead, Tindersticks or The Fall today but surely there's only one album release today that matters (to those of a certain age....)

Probe 61 is "CSI: Ambleside" by Half Man Half Biscuit.

"Half Man Half Biscuit's 'nth album offers no departure whatsoever from their rather formulaic brand of tuneless caterwaul and whilst this 'mostly filler no killer' approach might appease the already committed fan, it is unlikely to attract any new friends. Somewhat inevitably, there is no myspace page to 'check out'".

On first listen, not as 'rocking' as Achtung Bono but all is relative. Every trademark HMHB component is present correct - if it ain't broke etc. And the last track - 'National Shite Day' - is one of their best. Even, if as they say on this track below, all their songs sound the same..

Half Man Half Biscuit
CSI Ambleside [BUY] or [BUY]

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