TOP OF THE POPS: ED’S BIG-SELL­ING RI­VALS

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - ON THE RECORD -

Emile Emile Sandé Sandé Our Ver­sion of Events Classy ur­ban soul from the Scot­tish singer and former med­i­cal stu­dent. The NHS’s loss, our gain.

Adele Adele 21 Still sell­ing from early 2011, still one of the most co­he­sive pop al­bums around. But please, cafés, there are other artists you can play to death, aren’t there? Cold­play Cold­play Mylo Xy­loto: Chris Martin’s are­nastrad­dling band is still com­pet­ing with the likes of U2 in the Who’s The Best Band In The Land con­test. Lana Lana Del Del Ray Ray Born to Die The year’s most com­mer­cial “odd” pop al­bum? Take your body down­town, why dontcha . . . Ed Ed Sheeran Sheeran + Re­leased late last year, this re­mains the bed­sit record of choice for 2012.

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