The albums in this list generally fall into one of two categories; those that contain music that sum up in some way events contemporary to their release (from when I was 16 or so onwards, for the most part), and those that sum up a particular period of my life but I came to late.

Seventh Tree by Goldfrapp is an oddity as I could have sworn it was release in the early 00s, but actually didn’t make an appearance until 2008. I could have sworn I was listening to it when driving in my consulting job, but I can’t have been.

I will attribute all of this to the fact that I’m nearly 50, and that’s the whole point of this exercise anyway.

If you don’t know it, Seventh Tree is a fabulous album. Far more organic that much of Alison Goldfrapp’s work, it is a delight. Particularly the song Happiness.

https://open.spotify.com/album/4YGQn2C71NbOEgSQM9fxRt?si=YyNc9gyzTByUyZVbm64Dew

You can see the #51for50 project to date here: https://mmitii.mattballantine.com/category/projects/51-for-50/

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