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Ian Gittins, Virgin Media Music, 12 September 2011

HAVING SEEN his debut single, the haunting picture of a teenage drug-addict prostitute that was 'The A Team', hit number three earlier this year, Sheeran aimed its follow-up firmly at the music-biz suits who advised him to tone down his lyrics, moderate his hip-hop-style flow and even dye his ginger hair. Its title? 'You Need Me, I Don't Need You'.

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