Even though they split up after the first album (thankfully coming back later), this album, released while there was no Half Man Half Biscuit, has the band finding their sound here. It's lyrically cleverer, musically more interesting, and mostly recorded better. In fact, some of the live versions sound better than their studio counterparts. Also it is the only way to get some of their off-album singles on CD, and the Peel sessions are great.
Also, as if quantity matters, you do get a lot for your money. 17 tracks rack up for 53 minutes of laughter and good music.
In only two albums, Half Man Half Biscuit have secured their position as national treasures, and it's deserved.