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13th December, 2015
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Adele: delivered more songs to soothe the soul with 25, her third album

By Louise Bruton

Well, Adele swooped in and stole all of the glory this year with 25, her first album in four years, and lead single Hello. 25 is the most downloaded album in Britain ever– a huge feat considering its recent release – and she has proved to be an unstoppable force. 25 is like a comforting goodbye letter to ex-lovers and although it’s repetitive in its themes, Adele’s music miraculously cures...

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