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Manic Street Preachers: The Holy Bible 20
The Holy Bible is an album for life, not just for Christmas.
Young Fathers: Dead
Good luck to anybody buying Young Fathers a Christmas present this year
Weezer: Everything Will Be Alright In The End
Everything Will Be Alright In The End is Weezer’s most Weezery album since Weezer (aka The Green Album)
Taylor Swift: 1989
By now, you’ll have marvelled at the record-shattering sales stats surrounding this album, and devoured the thousands of Tay Sway think-pieces about everything from her stance on Spotify to her choice
Smith & Burrows: Funny Looking Angels
If your Christmas is more about log fires and wistfulness than party poppers and wacky antlers, then this is the album to make your spirits bright
Take That: III
Take That’s future may no longer be Orange, but it’s still bright.
Shed Seven: A Maximum High
“I’m as big as the universe,” swaggers Rick Witter on Magic Street
Afrikan Boy: The ABCD
Afrikan Boy first came to our attention with One Day I Went To Lidl, a rousing ode to budget shoplifting.
Kate Bush: Lionheart
If there’s one person who could teach even David Bowie how to make a comeback, it’s surely Kate Bush.
Ed Sheeran: X
Ed Sheeran has never tried to look the part of the international pop star, but his second album certainly finds him getting to grips with the role.

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