CSI:Ambleside

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CSI:Ambleside
Studio album by Half Man Half Biscuit
Released 28 April 2008
Label Probe Plus
Half Man Half Biscuit chronology
Achtung Bono
(2005)
CSI:Ambleside
(2008)
90 Bisodol
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Bearded 4/5 stars[2]
Drowned in Sound 9/10 stars[3]

CSI:Ambleside is the eleventh album by UK rock band Half Man Half Biscuit, released in April 2008.

As with most Half Man Half Biscuit records, there are many pop cultural references, and references to Northern and Welsh towns throughout. For example, the "CSI" in the title is a reference to the CSI franchise, in ironic juxtaposition with Ambleside, a small town in northern England.

The album was fairly well received, and the track 'National Shite Day' has received praise since, Tim Jonze of The Guardian newspaper referring to it as, "Hilarious and depressingly true", and "Definitely the only [song] to mention A man with a mullet going mad with a mallet in Millets"[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Evening of Swing (Has Been Cancelled)"
  2. "Bad Losers On Yahoo! Chess"
  3. "Took Problem Chimp to Ideal Home Show"
  4. "Ode to Joyce"
  5. "Blue Badge Abuser"
  6. "Totnes Bickering Fair"
  7. "King of Hi-Vis"
  8. "Lord Hereford's Knob"
  9. "On the 'Roids"
  10. "Petty Sessions"
  11. "Little in the Way of Sunshine"
  12. "Give Us Bubblewrap"
  13. "National Shite Day"

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