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10 albums that blew the budget

When it comes to big-budget albums, there's a lot of mythology out there.

Plenty of records are hammed up as being the most expensive ever made, perhaps in the hope that the story will take the edge off the eye-watering bill.

For instance, according to legend, My Bloody Valentine's Loveless cost so much to make and sold so poorly (at the time) that it bankrupted Creation Records. Likewise, Tony Wilson's Factory went to the wall in the aftermath of Happy Mondays' Yes Please! - in hindsight, sending Bez and Shaun Ryder to record in Barbados may not have been the brightest idea.

But were either of them among the most expensive? Here's our attempt to tally the definitive Top Ten of budget-blowers...

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