Album: Leona Lewis, Glassheart (Syco)

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With pesky priapic cherubs One Direction having nabbed Lewis's "most popular X Factor act" crown, this long-delayed third album sets out to make the Hackney diva "current" again.

Which is to say there's a track written by Emeli Sandé, a Bond theme manqué and, obviously and actually rather effectively, some dubstep. Though, equally obviously, there's still swathes of antiseptic balladry best described as "music to fold towels by".