So there we are. 51 albums. 51 calendar years. And my 50th birthday on Saturday.

It wasn’t the year that any of us were expecting.

And as a result of the minor inconvenience of a global pandemic, my options for a venue for celebrating my 50th are somewhat limited. So it’s going to happen on Twitter and Spotify.

If you’d like to join me, keep an eye out for the hashtag #51for50 from 7pm GMT on Saturday evening. There’s a playlist you can listen along to on Spotify here. Or if you don’t have Spotify, there’s an MP3 mix here. Press play at 7pm and listen along. It’s basically a 21st Century Mix Tape.

The 51 for 50 Mix Tape Inlay
1970Curtis MayfieldCurtis
1971Sly and the Family StoneThere’s A Riot Goin’ On
1972Nick DrakePink Moon
1973Herbie HancockHeadhunters
1974Gil Scott HeronPieces of a Man
1975Lonnie Liston SmithExpansions
1976Stevie WonderSongs in the Key of Life
1977Steely DanAja
1978Bob Marley & the WailersBabylon by Bus
1980The CureSeventeen Seconds
1981UltravoxRage in Eden
1982Duran DuranRio
1983Billy BraggLife’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy
1984The Art of Noise(Who’s afraid of) the Art of Noise?
1985The WaterboysThis is the Sea
1986Miles DavisTutu
1987David SylvianSecrets of the Beehive
1988Talk TalkSpirit of Eden
1989The TheMindbomb
1990The SundaysReading, Writing & Arithmetic
1991The OrbAdventures Beyond the Ultraworld
1992The Beastie BoysCheck Your Head
1996DJ ShadowEntroducing
1997Roni SizeNew Forms
1998Red SnapperMaking Bones
1999The Chemical BrothersSurrender
2000Badly Drawn BoyThe Hour of Bewilderbeast
2001Roots ManuvaRun Come Save Me
2002BlackaliciousBlazing Arrow
2003OutKastSpeakerboxx/The Love Below
2004The EggForwards
2005Sigur RosTakk..
2006ColdcutSound MIrrors
2007Groove ArmadaSoundboy Rock
2008GoldfrappSeventh Tree
2009Lily AllenIt’s not me, it’s you
2010Hot ChipOne Life Stand
2011Little DragonRitual Union
2012Alt-JAn Awesome Wave
2013Daft PunkRandom Access Memories
2014Christine & the QueensChaleur Humaine
2015Belle and SebastianGirls in Peactime Want to Dance
2016Xenia RubinosBlack Terry Cat
2018Janelle MonaeDirrty Computer
2019Mungo’s HiFiMore Fyah
2020Groove ArmadaEdge of the Horizon

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