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The most anticipated albums of 2016

2016 is here, which means it’s time to put 25 back on the shelf and sink your teeth into some new tunes. Here’s what’s heading your way this year. (P.S. musicians are notoriously unreliable, so please don’t be mad at us if some of these albums don’t actually come out …

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90s

The 10 best selling albums of the 90s

The 90s was a fantastic time for music, with countless classic albums from now legendary artists. OK Computer, Parklife, Nevermind: the list goes on. So surely the biggest selling 90s albums in the UK is a pretty epic list, right? Erm…not quite. Prepare yourself for a shock as we delve …

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Vinyl

9 of the weirdest musical collaborations ever

There’s nothing quite like two brilliant artists coming together to record a song. Musical history is full of brilliant collaborations, from Jay-Z and Kanye to Queen and David Bowie. However, sometimes two artists from completely different sides of the track get together to record a track, resulting in some weird …

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The 9 weirdest UK number 1 singles of all time

Britain is renowned for producing good music, with the Beatles, David Bowie, Radiohead, the Rolling Stones and too many more to list all emerging from our wonderful isles. Unfortunately, the British public has quite a fondness for novelty singles too. Here are 9 of the weirdest songs to hit number …

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13 artists and bands you need to see live before you (or they) die

Muse Lasers! Explosions! Flying band members! Muse’s live show is every bit as ridiculous as their live albums, with Matt Bellamy strutting around like an alien-obsessed Freddie Mercury and over-the-top renditions of their entire back catalogue. The good news is that Muse should be around for a while yet, and …

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Which bands and singers have released the most albums?

Paul Weller released his 11th studio album last year, the 42nd album of his career (including The Jam). 42 albums! Given that the first one came out in 1977, The Modfather is currently averaging over an album a year (although, admittedly, some of them are compilations). Still, by some standards, …

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00s one-hit wonders: where are they now?

The 2000s gave us many great things: social media, smartphones, Breaking Bad, Kanye West and relatively few dodgy haircuts. The greatest legacy of the decade known as the noughties, however, was the novelty one-hit wonder single. Forget the 80s; the 00s gave us a ridiculous number of terrible songs that …

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