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5 of the best second albums ever

Releasing a follow up album is difficult in any genre, particularly if your debut album was well received. The ‘second album syndrome’ is known the world over: artists struggle with the pressure to emulate their first offering and succumb to creating something subpar. This isn’t always the case though, and …

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The biggest indie debut albums

Having a number one album nowadays is reserved for the ever-marketable boybands like One Direction or sure-fire hitmakers like Adele. But, tucked away in the record stores are the little indie gems that have made waves over the last few years. We take a look at some of the big …

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The 10 best selling albums of the 21st century

The 21st century has given us plenty of great albums already. But which has sold the most so far? Here are the best selling albums of the 21st century in the UK! 10. The Fame – Lady Gaga (2008) Copies sold: 2.9 million Before she started wearing meat dresses and …

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Which artist has featured on the most songs?

Collaborations have become a major part of pop music over the past 20 years. At the time of writing, three of the top ten UK singles have a ‘featured’ artist while another 3 are collaborations (which are more or less the same thing). ‘Features’ are popular for a number of …

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What is the most expensive album ever made?

Making an album is expensive. The cost of studio time, equipment and session musicians adds up quickly, although most record labels set strict budgets for their artists. Occasionally, though, an artist will be given the freedom to do whatever they want. This usually leads to a huge bill and headaches …

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What is the most valuable record ever made?

It’s no secret that music fans are willing to pay a lot of money for memorabilia. Special editions, tour exclusive t-shirts, locks of hair – the list goes on. Nothing is more valuable than a rare record, however. Here are the world’s most valuable albums and singles. (P.S: we’ve only …

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4 solo artists who could be the next big thing in music

After the monumental success of Ed Sheeran’s latest album and Rag N’ Bone Man’s meteoric rise to fame, everyone is looking for the next big thing. Here are a few singer songwriters we think you’ll be hearing a lot more of over the next year! Alex G Influenced by an …

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