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72. Olly Murs – Olly Murs

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The self-titled debut studio album by the English singer-songwriter Olly Murs. It was released on 23 November 2010 in the United Kingdom.


The album's lead single, "Please Don't Let Me Go", was released on 27 August 2010. The song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart. The second single from the album, "Thinking of Me", was released on 22 November 2010, and debuted at number four. The third single "Heart on My Sleeve" was released in March 2011 and peaked at number 20. The song was written by James Morrison and John Shanks. The fourth and final release from the album, "Busy" was released in May 2011 and peaked at number 44. In October 2011, nearly a year after the album's release, BBC Radio 1 listeners voted Olly Murs as "Album of the Year" in the annual Radio 1 Teen Awards.







71. Lights – Ellie Goulding

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The debut studio album by English singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding. It was released on 26 February 2010 by Polydor Records. Goulding collaborated with several producers on the album, including Starsmith, Fraser T. Smith, Frankmusik, Richard "Biff" Stannard, Ash Howes, Liam Howe, Fred Falke and Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett. The album received generally positive reviews from music critics. Commercially, it debuted atop the UK Albums Chart with first-week sales of 36,854 copies. In North America, Lights charted at number 21 in the United States and at number 66 in Canada. Four singles were released from the album: "Under the Sheets", "Starry Eyed", "Guns and Horses" and "The Writer".


The album was re-released as Bright Lights on 29 November 2010, including six new tracks. It spawned two additional singles—a cover version of Elton John's "Your Song", which peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart, and "Lights", which reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and became Goulding's most successful single in the US. On 8 March 2011, the album was released in the United States, with two songs removed and featuring three songs that were previously not available on the original version, but were included on the Bright Lights reissue.
 

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70. Get Weird – Little Mix

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The third studio album by British girl group Little Mix. It was released on 6 November 2015, through Syco Music and Columbia Records. The album was preceded by the release of the singles "Black Magic" and "Love Me Like You". Two further singles were subsequently released from the album, "Secret Love Song" and "Hair".


Get Weird peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart with sales of 60,053 in its first week and was certified double platinum in the UK for shipments of over 600,000 units in August 2016. It also peaked at number one in Ireland, number two in Australia, and in the top twenty in twelve other charts, including Sweden, Italy, Netherlands, and the US. As of November 2015, Little Mix are the only girl group from the UK to have their first three albums debut in the top fifteen of the Billboard 200. To promote the album, Little Mix embarked on their third headlining and first worldwide concert tour, entitled The Get Weird Tour in March 2016. The tour visited the UK, Oceania and Asia









69. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Noel Gallagher

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The self-titled debut studio album by the English rock band Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. Released on 17 October 2011, it is the first studio album released by eponymous frontman Noel Gallagher since his departure from Oasis in August 2009 and the group's eventual dissolution.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds sold 55,000 copies after two days of sale, more than twice as many copies as its nearest rival, Letters by The X Factor winner Matt Cardle. On 23 October 2011, the album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, with first-week sales of 122,530 copies. In comparison the debut album by the band of Noel's brother Liam Gallagher, Beady Eye's Different Gear, Still Speeding, sold 66,817 copies when it debuted at number three on the chart in March 2011 and has since sold 166,609 copies in the UK as of January 2012. On 11 November 2011, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for shipments of 300,000 units in the UK. As of February 2012 the album has sold 600,000 copies in the UK. The album was the fourteenth best-selling album in the UK in 2011. It was also the second biggest-selling rock album of 2011 in the UK, behind Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto. As of 2 January 2013 the album has sold 739,000 copies in the UK. As February 2015 the album has sold 2.5 million copies worldwide.
 

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68. Chaos & the Calm – James Bay

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The debut studio album by English singer-songwriter James Bay. It was released on 23 March 2015 by Republic Records and produced by Jacquire King.


The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album, while the song "Hold Back the River" was nominated for Best Rock Song and Bay for Best New Artist.

The Official Charts Company reported that Chaos and the Calm debuted at number one in the UK Albums Chart on 29 March 2015, having sold over 64,000 copies in the first week of release.







67. Ceremonials – Florence & the Machine

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The second studio album by English indie rock band Florence and the Machine. It was released on 28 October 2011 by Island Records. The band started working on the album in 2010 and finished it in 2011. The standard edition of the album was entirely produced by Paul Epworth, who also worked prominently on the band's debut album Lungs (2009).

Five singles were released from Ceremonials. "What the Water Gave Me" was released on 23 August 2011 as a teaser for the album. "Shake It Out" was released on 30 September 2011 as the album's official lead single, becoming one of the band's most commercially successful singles to date. "No Light, No Light" was released on 16 January 2012 as the second single from the album, and "Never Let Me Go" was released on 30 March 2012. "Spectrum (Say My Name)" was released on 5 July 2012, and fuelled by a remix by Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, became Florence and the Machine's first number-one single in the UK. The album's fifth and final single, "Lover to Lover", was released on 30 November 2012. Ceremonials was also promoted by the band by a worldwide tour, the Ceremonials Tour (2011–12).
 

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66. All Over the World – The Very Best – ELO

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A compilation album by the Electric Light Orchestra, released in 2005

Originally released exclusively in the band's home market (the UK), the album sold very well, becoming the ELO's first Top Ten entry since Dino Record's compilation album The Very Best of the Electric Light Orchestra hit number 4 in 1994. All Over the World sold over 300,000 copies in the UK alone within a year and a half of its release.


The album was repackaged with new album art and re-released on 30 May 2011, once more reaching the UK top ten. It sold 848,021 copies by December 2014.


Following the band's appearance at the Glastonbury Festival in the legends slot in 2016, the album re-entered the chart, reaching No. 1 in the week ending 4 August 2016, and passed its million sales mark 11 years after its release.







65. Never Been Better – Olly Murs

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The fourth studio album by English recording artist Olly Murs. It was released through Epic Records on 21 November 2014 in Ireland and 24 November in the United Kingdom.


Never Been Better peaked at number one on the UK Albums Chart making it his third consecutive number one album on the chart. The album has been certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. The album reached the top-ten in Ireland, the top-twenty in Switzerland, and top-forty positions in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany and Norway. Never Been Better received generally mixed reviews from music critics, some praising Murs' more serious tone, while others felt that the album was unspectacular and safe.
 

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Direct Hits – The Killers
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Red – Taylor Swift
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The Thrill of it All – Sam Smith
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If You Wait – London Grammar
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Caustic Love – Paolo Nutini
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Greatest Hits – Queen
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In and Out of Consciousness – Robbie Williams
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Decade in the Sun: Best Of – Stereophonics
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Swings Both Ways – Robbie Williams
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The Marshall Mathers LP 2 – Eminem
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Unapologetic – Rihanna
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4 – Beyoncé
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Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg
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Every Kingdom – Ben Howard
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Science & Faith – Script
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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Noel Gallagher
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Chaos & the Calm – James Bay
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All Over the World – The Very Best – ELO
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This is making it obvious that I don't buy many albums anymore. Of the listed so far, I only have ONE.

67. Ceremonials – Florence & the Machine
 

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64. Liones: Hidden Treasures – Amy Winehouse

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A posthumous compilation album by English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse. It was released on 2 December 2011 by Island Records. It was her third album, and features unreleased songs and demos selected by Mark Ronson, Salaam Remi and Winehouse's family, including the first single, "Body and Soul", with Tony Bennett. The album was released in aid of the Amy Winehouse Foundation. "Our Day Will Come" was released as the album's second and final single on 4 December, and was Winehouse's first solo single to be released since 2007.

Lioness: Hidden Treasures debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart with 194,966 copies sold in its first week, the biggest first-week sales of Winehouse's career, as well as the fourth biggest first-week sales of 2011. It was certified double platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) on 17 December 2011, and had sold 750,000 copies by July 2012. The album debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 114,000 units, making it Winehouse's highest-debuting album in the United States. As of July 2012, it had sold 423,000 copies in the US.


63. The Element of Freedom – Alicia Keys

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The fourth studio album by American singer and songwriter Alicia Keys, released on December 11, 2009, by J Records. Recording sessions for the album took place during May to September 2009 at The Oven Studios in Long Island, New York. Production was primarily handled by Keys, Kerry Brothers, Jr., and Jeff Bhasker. Departing from the classicist soul music of Keys' previous albums, The Element of Freedom has a mid-tempo, low-key sound and features mostly ballads.


The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 417,000 copies in its first week. It became Keys' first number-one album in the United Kingdom. The Element of Freedom was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) within its first month of release and produced five singles that attained chart success. Upon its release, the album received generally positive reviews from music critics, who complimented its low-key style, cohesiveness, and Keys' singing, while some were ambivalent towards the lyrics. By August 2012, The Element of Freedom had sold over four million copies worldwide. It is the 148th best selling album of the 2010s.
 

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62. Disc-Overy – Tinie Tempah

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Disc-Overy is the debut studio album by the British rapper Tinie Tempah, released in Ireland on 1 October 2010 and in the United Kingdom on 17 January 2011, by Parlophone Records. The original album track list includes Kelly Rowland, Ellie Goulding, Labrinth, Emeli Sandé, Eric Turner, Wiz Khalifa, Swedish House Mafia and Range. Disc-Overy uses predominantly upbeat, dance-orientated production with lyrics concerning fame, youth and love. The album earned Tinie two BRIT Awards in 2011 and has received Double-Platinum certification by the BPI. In July 2011, Disc-Overy was announced as a nominee for the annual Mercury Music Prize.


Following the success of "Written in the Stars" as the album's North American lead single, it was announced that Disc-Overy would receive a United States release with a revised track list. The tracks "Obsession", "Invincible" featuring Kelly Rowland, and "Just A Little" featuring the Roc Nation artist Range were removed from the American track list, while new collaborations with Wiz Khalifa, Bei Maejor and Ester Dean were added. New production contributions came from Boi-1da, Alex da Kid and Stargate. The album was released in the United States on 17 May 2011. The three new tracks were later released in the United Kingdom on a deluxe edition of Disc-Overy, made available on 20 June 2011.







61. The Very Best Of – Fleetwood Mac

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The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac is an enhanced compilation album released by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac in 2002 to promote their then-upcoming album Say You Will (2003). It was released as a double album in the US, and as a single disc in the UK. It debuted on the Billboard 200 album chart at number 12 on 2 November 2002 and spent 42 weeks on the chart. It was certified gold on 12 November 2002, platinum on 10 January 2003, and later 4x platinum on 11 September 2018, by the RIAA.


The US version contained the highly successful Californian era of Fleetwood Mac's work (1975 onwards). It also featured the B-side "Silver Springs", the previously unreleased The Dance performance of "Go Insane", and several rare single remixes of key tracks, such as "Rhiannon" and "Sisters of the Moon". The enhanced section contained rare live performances, interviews, music videos and footage of the band making their next album.


The UK version of 2002 was not enhanced, and contained three songs from the Peter Green-led blues era of Fleetwood Mac.
 

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60. Nothing But the Beat - David Guetta

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The fifth studio album by French DJ and record producer David Guetta, released on 26 August 2011. Released as a double album, the first disc features collaborations with artists from the R&B, hip hop and pop worlds such as Lil Wayne, Taio Cruz, Nicki Minaj, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Afrojack, Chris Brown, Flo Rida, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Dev, Timbaland, Jessie J and Sia. Also making appearances are will.i.am, Akon and Ne-Yo, all three of whom previously collaborated with Guetta on his fourth studio album, One Love. In comparison, the second disc features purely instrumental tracks. The album is also Guetta's first album not to feature long-time collaborator Chris Willis on vocals. Critical reviews of the album were mixed.







59. The Truth About Love – Pink

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the sixth studio album by American singer Pink. It was released on September 18, 2012, by RCA Records. The Truth About Love samples rock music influences and is generally themed about relationships, breakups and the different stages and cases of love, while tackling issues of feminism, sexual prowess and social exclusion. It features guest artists Eminem, Lily Allen, and Nate Ruess of American band Fun.

According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), it was the seventh global best-selling album of 2012 with sales of 2.6 million copies. As of July 2014, the album has sold 2 million copies in the US, and estimated 7 million copies worldwide, becoming her most successful album since 2001's Missundaztood.


The first single from The Truth About Love, "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" was released in July 2012, the song sat firmly at number five on the US Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks, and went Platinum for over a million copies sold, as well as charting inside the top ten in several other countries. The follow up second single, "Try" received matching success and preceded Pink's fourth Hot 100 #1 hit, third single "Just Give Me a Reason" which made The Truth About Love Pink's first album since her 2001 album Missundaztood to spawn more than two Hot 100 top 10-charting singles, therefore adding up to fourteen Top 10 hits overall. As of July 2013, "Just Give Me a Reason" is the second best selling song of 2013 in the US. To promote the album, Pink embarked on a concert tour, entitled The Truth About Love Tour in February 2013. The tour continued through 2013 and included American, Australian and European legs and ended on January 31, 2014.
 

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58. Number Ones – Michael Jackson

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Number Ones is a greatest hits album by American singer Michael Jackson. It was released on November 18, 2003, by Epic Records. Number Ones was Jackson's first proper compilation album with Epic Records, after the release of the first disc of HIStory in 1995 (and after the re-release of that disc as a single album titled Greatest Hits: HIStory, Volume I in 2001). The album included Jackson singles that reportedly reached number 1 in charts around the world. Number Ones also features the last original single released during Jackson's lifetime, "One More Chance", released two days after the release of the album.


Number Ones was successful around the world, originally reaching number one in the UK among other countries. The album eventually returned to the top spot in the UK and reached number one on the US charts after Jackson's sudden death in 2009, staying as the number one selling album in the United States for six non consecutive weeks and for twenty-seven weeks on the Top Pop Catalog Albums chart. However, as a 'catalog' title, initially Number Ones was excluded from the Billboard 200 denying Jackson a seventh solo number one album on the chart. The rules preventing titles older than 18 months to chart on the Billboard 200 were subsequently changed in the fall of 2009 due to the posthumous success of Jackson, as well as The Beatles re-mastered re-releases.


Number Ones has sold approximately 9 million copies worldwide and is certified 5x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). At the 2009 American Music Awards, it won two awards - Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Favorite Soul/R&B Album. With Number Ones, Jackson was the first artist to sell more than one million downloads in one week. The album was also the third best-selling album of 2009 according to SoundScan.







57. Come Around Sundown – Kings of Leon

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The fifth studio album by American rock band Kings of Leon, released in Ireland, Australia and Germany on October 15, 2010, followed by releases in the UK on October 18 and North America on October 19. The official album covers and track list were revealed on September 3. The lead single, "Radioactive", along with its accompanying music video, premiered on September 8, on the Kings' official website. The following day, it received its official radio premiere on Australian radio.


The album debuted at number one in Australia, Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Canada, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In the UK, the album sold 183,000 units in its first week as well as breaking the record for biggest first week digital album sales by selling over 49,000 album downloads. It was the 11th biggest selling album of 2010 in the UK with 694,300 sales. On November 30, 2011, the album received a nomination at the 54th Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album.
 

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56. Midnight Memories – One Direction

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The third studio album by English-Irish boy band One Direction, released on 25 November 2013 by Columbia Records, Syco Music and Sony Music. The album was described as having a "slightly rockier tone" than their previous efforts. It has become the fastest-selling album in Amazon UK's history, breaking the record set by One Direction's previous release, Take Me Home (2012). The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, making One Direction the first group in history to debut at number one in the US with their first three albums. Despite being released five weeks before the year's end, Midnight Memories nevertheless became the best-selling album of 2013 as listed by the IFPI, with sales of four million copies. The album was preceded by the release of the singles "Best Song Ever" and "Story of My Life".











55. Bad Blood – Bastille

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The debut studio album by English band Bastille. It was released on 4 March 2013 in the United Kingdom, and on 3 September 2013 in the United States, and features the singles "Overjoyed", "Bad Blood", "Flaws", "Pompeii", "Laura Palmer" and "Things We Lost in the Fire". The album was recorded in London and produced by lead-singer, Dan Smith, and Mark Crew.


The record debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, has spent three non-consecutive weeks at the top, and was certified platinum in the UK. It has also charted on the US Billboard 200, as well as in several other countries.


An extended version of the album, All This Bad Blood, was released on 25 November 2013, and featured the single "Of the Night".


It was nominated for British Album of the Year at the 2014 BRIT Awards.
 

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54. Back to Black – Amy Winehouse

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The second and final studio album by English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse, released on 27 October 2006 by Island Records. Winehouse predominantly based the album on her tumultuous relationship with then-ex-boyfriend and future husband Blake Fielder-Civil, who temporarily left her to pursue his previous ex-girlfriend. Their short-lived separation spurred her to create an album that explores the themes of guilt, grief, infidelity and heartbreak in a relationship.

Back to Black sold 3.58 million copies in the UK alone, becoming the UK's second best-selling album of the 21st century so far. The album has sold over 16 million copies worldwide.


A deluxe edition of Back to Black was released in November 2007, containing a bonus disc of B-sides and live tracks. Winehouse's debut DVD I Told You I Was Trouble: Live in London, released that same month, includes a live set recorded at Shepherd's Bush Empire in London and a 50-minute documentary detailing the singer's career over the previous four years.








53. Greatest Hits – Foo Fighters

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Greatest Hits includes a selection of Foo Fighters hit singles. Two singles from their 1995 debut, Foo Fighters album ("This Is a Call" and "Big Me") are included. Three singles are included from 1997's The Colour and the Shape album ("Monkey Wrench", "Everlong" and "My Hero"). The Colour and the Shape remains the band's biggest selling album in the US. Two singles are included from 1999's There Is Nothing Left to Lose album ("Learn to Fly" and "Breakout") as are two singles from 2002's One by One album ("All My Life" and "Times Like These"). One single ("Best of You") is included from the band's biggest worldwide selling album In Your Honor, released in 2005. "Best of You" remains the band's highest charting hit on the U.S., UK and Australian singles charts. Two singles are included from 2007's Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace album ("The Pretender" and "Long Road to Ruin"). Greatest Hits also contains two new songs "Wheels" and "Word Forward".


"Wheels" is the first single taken from the album, which premiered on radio on September 23, 2009. The single was officially released on September 29, 2009. "Wheels" and "Word Forward", which was written for Dave Grohl's friend, Jimmy, who had recently died, were composed during the Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace tour and recorded specifically for the compilation with producer Butch Vig.


A deluxe edition of the compilation includes a book and a DVD featuring some of the band's music videos and live performances. It also includes a video for "Wheels" directed by Sam Brown, who also worked on "The Pretender"
 

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I love Bad Blood, it's my favourite album by them. Not that they have had many albums and I reckon the reason I love it the most is because of how different it sounded. I like Dan's voice and almost immediately love every song I hear from Bastille, but after a while, I kinda become bored with them, only the first album Bad Blood never tires for me.
 

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I own these:

Four – One Direction
Direct Hits – The Killers
Science & Faith – Script
To Be Loved – Michael Bublé
Never Been Better – Olly Murs
Midnight Memories – One Direction

I don't own it but I've listened to the entire album more than once:

Chaos & the Calm – James Bay
The Thrill of it All – Sam Smith
 
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