Matt Durrant

I run around, I read bad books, I take pictures on my phone and some videos.
I sometimes try to make electronic music
Here are my favourite albums (which I'm buying on vinyl).
Contact me on WhatsApp. I largely ignore email and Facebook.

50 Favourite Albums of 2005

My favourite albums as determined by my Spotify account (source code).

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RankAlbumTracks
1.
85%
Year of Meteors
Laura Veirs
2005
1. Fire Snakes
2. Galaxies
3. Secret Someones
4. Magnetized
5. Parisian Dream
6. Rialto
7. Through the Glow
8. Cool Water
9. Spelunking
10. Black Gold Blues
11. Where Gravity Is Dead
12. Lake Swimming
2.
75%
Beauty & The Beat
Edan
2005
1. Polite Meeting
2. Funky Voltron
3. I See Colours
4. Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme
5. Murder Mystery
6. Torture Chamber
7. Making Planets
8. Time Out - Segue
9. Rock And Roll
10. Beauty
11. The Science Of The Two
12. Smile
13. Promised Land
3.
68%
Be
Common
2005
1. Be (Intro)
2. The Corner
3. GO!
4. Faithful
5. Testify
6. Love is...
7. Chi-City
8. The Food - Live (Explicit)
9. Real People
10. They Say
4.
67%
THE MOUSE & THE MASK
DANGERDOOM
2005
1. El Chupa Nibre
2. Sofa King
3. The Mask
4. Perfect Hair
5. Benzi Box
6. Old School Rules
7. A.T.H.F. (Aqua Teen Hunger Force)
8. Basket Case
9. No Names
10. Crosshairs
11. Mince Meat
12. Vats of Urine
13. Space Hos
14. Bada Bing
15. Sofa King - Danger Mouse Remix
16. Space Ho's - Madlib Remix
5.
65%
Arular
M.I.A.
2005
1. Banana - Skit
2. Pull Up the People
3. Bucky Done Gun
4. Sunshowers
5. Fire, Fire
6. Dash the Curry - Skit
7. Amazon
8. Bingo
9. Hombre
10. One for the Head - Skit
11. 10 Dollar
12. U.R.A.Q.T.
13. Galang
14. M.I.A
6.
61%
Dimanche a Bamako
Amadou & Mariam
2005
1. M' Bife
2. M' Bife Balafon
3. Coulibaly
4. La Réalité
5. Senegal Fast Food
6. Artistiya
7. La Fête au Village
8. Camions Sauvages
9. Beaux Dimanches
10. La Paix
11. Djanfa
12. Taxi Bamako
13. Politic Amagni
14. Gnidjougouya
15. M' Bife Blues
7.
58%
Gimme Fiction
Spoon
2005
1. The Beast And Dragon, Adored
2. The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine
3. I Turn My Camera On
4. My Mathematical Mind
5. The Delicate Place
6. Sister Jack
7. I Summon You
8. The Infinite Pet
9. Was It You?
10. They Never Got You
11. Merchants Of Soul
8.
57%
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Bright Eyes
2005
1. At The Bottom Of Everything
2. We Are Nowhere And It's Now
3. Old Soul Song (For The New World Order)
4. Lua
5. Train Under Water
6. First Day Of My Life
7. Another Travelin' Song
8. Land Locked Blues
9. Poison Oak
10. Road To Joy
9.
55%
Z
My Morning Jacket
2005
1. Wordless Chorus
2. It Beats For You
3. Gideon
4. What A Wonderful Man
5. Off The Record
6. Into The Woods
7. Anytime
8. Lay Low
9. Knot Comes Loose
10. Dondante
10.
50%
Philtre
Nitin Sawhney
2005
1. Everything
2. Spark
3. Dead Man
4. Rag Doll
5. Mausam
6. Journey
7. Void
8. Koyal (Songbird)
9. Noches En Vela (Part 1)
10. Noches En Vela (Part 2)
11. Mirage
12. Throw
13. Flipside
14. Brainwaves
15. Footprints
16. The Search
17. Sanctuary
11.
48%
Nashville
Josh Rouse
2005
1. It's the Night Time
2. Winter in the Hamptons
3. Street Lights
4. Carolina
5. Middle School Frown
6. My Love Has Gone
7. Saturday
8. Sad Eyes
9. Why Won't You Tell Me What
10. Life
12.
47%
Strange Geometry
The Clientele
2005
1. Since K Got over Me
2. (I Can't Seem to) Make You Mine
3. My Own Face Inside the Trees
4. K
5. E.M.P.T.Y.
6. When I Came Home from the Party
7. Geometry of Lawns
8. Spirit
9. Impossible
10. Step into the Light
11. Losing Haringey
12. Six of Spades
13.
44%
Arular
M.I.A.
2005
1. Banana Skit
2. Pull Up The People
3. Bucky Done Gun
4. Sunshowers
5. Fire, Fire
6. Dash The Curry Skit
7. Amazon
8. Bingo
9. Hombre
10. One For The Head Skit
11. 10 Dollar
12. Galang
13. You're Good
14.
44%
Black Sheep Boy
Okkervil River
2005
1. Black Sheep Boy
2. For Real
3. In a Radio Song
4. Black
5. Get Big
6. A King and a Queen
7. A Stone
8. The Latest Toughs
9. Song of Our So-Called Friend
10. So Come Back, I Am Waiting
11. A Glow
15.
41%
Digital Ash In A Digital Urn
Bright Eyes
2005
1. Time Code
2. Gold Mine Gutted
3. Arc Of Time (Time Code)
4. Down in a Rabbit Hole
5. Take It Easy (Love Nothing)
6. Hit The Switch
7. I Believe In Symmetry
8. Devil In The Details
9. Ship In A Bottle
10. Light Pollution
11. Theme To Pinata
12. Easy/Lucky/Free
16.
37%
The Sunset Tree
The Mountain Goats
2005
1. You Or Your Memory
2. Broom People
3. This Year
4. Dilaudid
5. Dance Music
6. Dinu Lipatti's Bones
7. Up the Wolves
8. Lion's Teeth
9. Hast Thou Considered The Tetrapod
10. Magpie
11. Song For Dennis Brown
12. Love Love Love
13. Pale Green Things
17.
36%
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene
2005
1. Our Faces Split the Coast in Half
2. Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day)
3. 7/4 (Shoreline)
4. Finish Your Collapse and Stay for Breakfast
5. Major Label Debut
6. Fire Eye'd Boy
7. Windsurfing Nation
8. Swimmers
9. Hotel
10. Handjobs for the Holidays
11. Superconnected
12. Bandwitch
13. Tremoloa Debut
14. It's All Gonna Break
18.
35%
The Woods
Sleater-Kinney
2005
1. The Fox
2. Wilderness
3. What's Mine Is Yours
4. Jumpers
5. Modern Girl
6. Entertain
7. Rollercoaster
8. Steep Air
9. Let's Call It Love
10. Night Light
19.
31%
Illinois
Sufjan Stevens
2005
1. Concerning the UFO sighting near Highland, Illinois
2. The Black Hawk War or, How to demolish an entire civilization and still feel good about yourself in the morning or, we apologize for the inconvenience but you're going to have to leave now or, I have fought the big knives and will continue to fight them..
3. Come on! Feel the Illinoise! Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition. Part II: Carl Sandburg visits me in a dream
4. John Wayne Gacy. Jr.
5. Jacksonville
6. A short reprise for Mary Todd, who went insane, but for very good reasons
7. Decatur, or round of applause for your Step-Motther!
8. One last "Whoo-hoo" for the Pullman
9. Chicago
10. Casimir Pulaski Day
11. To The Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I have an idea concerning your predicament, and it involves an inner tube, bath mats, and 21 able bodied men
12. The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
13. Prairie Fire That Wanders About
14. A conjunction of drones simulating the way in which Sufjan Stevens has an existential crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze
15. The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is out to get us
16. They are night zombies! They are neighbours!! They have come back from the dead!! Ahhhh!
17. Let’s hear that string part again, because I don't think they heard it all the way out in Bushnell
18. In this temple as in the hearts of man for whom he saved the earth
19. The Seer's Tower
20. The tallest man, the broadest shoulders. Part I: The Great Frontier. Part II: Come To Me Only With Playthings Now.
20.
23%
Z
My Morning Jacket
2005
1. Wordless Chorus
2. It Beats 4 U
3. Gideon
4. What a Wonderful Man
5. Off the Record
6. Into the Woods
7. Anytime
8. Lay Low
9. Knot Comes Loose
10. Dondante
21.
22%
Right About Now
Talib Kweli
2005
1. Right About Now
2. Drugs, Basketball & Rap (feat. Planet Asia & Jason Smith)
3. Who Got It
4. Fly That Knot (feat. Mf Doom)
5. Ms. Hill
6. Flash Gordon
7. Supreme Supreme (feat. Mos Def)
8. The Beast (feat. Papoose)
9. Roll off Me
10. Rock On
11. Where You Gonna Run (feat. Jean Grae)
12. Two & Two
22.
21%
Be
Common
2005
1. Be (Intro)
2. The Corner
3. GO!
4. Faithful
5. Testify
6. Love is...
7. Chi-City
8. The Food
9. Real People
10. They Say
11. It's Your World - Part 1 & 2 (Explicit)
23.
19%
Dimanche a Bamako
Amadou & Mariam
2005
1. M'bifé
2. M'bifé (balafon)
3. Coulibaly
4. La Réalité
5. Sénégal Fast-Food
6. Artistiya
7. La Fête au Village
8. Camions Sauvages
9. Beaux dimanches
10. La Paix
11. Djanfa - n " la trahison "
12. Taxi Bamako
13. Politic Amagni " La politique, c'est pas bon "
14. Gnidjougouya
15. M'bifé blues
24.
19%
Demon Days
Gorillaz
2005
1. Intro
2. Last Living Souls
3. Kids with Guns
4. O Green World
5. Dirty Harry
6. Feel Good Inc.
7. El Mañana
8. Every Planet We Reach Is Dead
9. November Has Come
10. All Alone
11. White Light
12. DARE
13. Fire Coming out of the Monkey's Head
14. Don't Get Lost in Heaven
15. Demon Days
25.
18%
1980 Forward
Various Artists
2005
1. Schopska Pesen (Diaphonic Chant)
2. Lorelei
3. New Health Rock
4. Fears of Gun
5. Fossil
6. Sight of You
7. Off You
8. Cottonmouth
9. Where Is My Mind?
10. I'm Coming Home (Mama)
11. See America Right
12. Two Wrongs Won't Make Things Right
13. In Love With a View
14. Super-Connected
15. Summer Dress
16. Scene of the Crime
17. Emmeleia
18. Magic Mountain
26.
17%
Plans
Death Cab for Cutie
2005
1. Marching Bands of Manhattan
2. Soul Meets Body
3. Summer Skin
4. Different Names for the Same Thing
5. I Will Follow You into the Dark
6. Your Heart Is an Empty Room
7. Someday You Will Be Loved
8. Crooked Teeth
9. What Sarah Said
10. Brothers on a Hotel Bed
11. Stable Song
27.
17%
Twin Cinema
The New Pornographers
2005
1. Twin Cinema
2. The Bones Of An Idol
3. Use It
4. The Bleeding Heart Show
5. Jackie, Dressed In Cobras
6. The Jessica Numbers
7. These Are The Fables
8. Sing Me Spanish Techno
9. Falling Through Your Clothes
10. Broken Breads
11. Three Or Four
12. Star Bodies
13. Streets Of Fire
14. Stacked Crooked
28.
17%
Face the Truth
Stephen Malkmus
2005
1. Pencil Rot
2. It Kills
3. I've Hardly Been
4. Freeze the Saints
5. Loud Cloud Crowd
6. No More Shoes
7. Mama
8. Kindling for the Master
9. Post-paint Baby
10. Baby C'mon
11. Malediction
29.
16%
Right About Now - The Official Sucka Free Cd
Talib Kweli
2005
1. Right About Now
2. Drugs, Basketball & Rap
3. Who Got It
4. Fly That Knot
5. Ms. Hill
6. Flash Gordon
7. Supreme Supreme
8. The Beast
9. Roll Off Me
10. Rock On
11. Where You Gonna Run
12. Two & Two
30.
16%
LCD Soundsystem
LCD Soundsystem
2005
1. Daft Punk Is Playing at My House
2. Too Much Love
3. Tribulations
4. Movement
5. Never as Tired as When I'm Waking Up
6. On Repeat
7. Thrills
8. Disco Infiltrator
9. Great Release
1. Losing My Edge
2. Beat Connection
3. Give It Up
4. Tired
5. Yeah
6. Yeah - Pretentious Mix
7. Yr City's a Sucker
31.
15%
You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having
Atmosphere
2005
1. The Arrival
2. Panic Attack
3. Watch Out
4. Musical Chairs
5. Say Hey There
6. Hockey Hair
7. Bam
8. Pour Me Another
9. Smart Went Crazy
10. Angelface
11. That Night
12. Get Fly
13. Little Man
32.
15%
Year of Meteors
Laura Veirs
2005
1. Fire Snakes
2. Galaxies
3. Secret Someones
4. Magnetized
5. Parisian Dream
6. Rialto
7. Through the Glow
8. Cool Water
9. Spelunking
10. Black Gold Blues
11. Where Gravity Is Dead
12. Lake Swimming
13. Magnetized Phone Call
33.
15%
Four Tet Remixes
Madvillain
2005
1. Meat Grinder (Four Tet Remix)
2. Accordion (Four Tet Remix)
3. Money Folder (Four Tet Remix)
4. Great Day (Four Tet Remix)
5. Rhinestone Cowboy (MF Doom & Four Tet Remix)
6. Meat Grinder (Four Tet Remix - Instrumental)
7. Accordion (Four Tet Remix - Instrumental)
8. Money Folder (Four Tet Remix - Instrumental)
9. Great Day (Four Tet Remix - Instrumental)
10. Shadows of Tomorrow (Four Tet Remix - Bonus Beat)
34.
14%
Out-Of-State Plates
Fountains Of Wayne
2005
1. Number 45 Sunblock
2. Maureen
3. California Sex Lawyer
4. Janice's Party
5. Karpet King
6. Baby I've Changed
7. I Know You Well
8. You're Just Never Satisfied
9. I'll Do The Driving
10. Nightlight
11. I Want You Around
12. Trains And Boats And Planes
13. Places
14. Can't Get It Out Of My Head - Live At The Jacksonville Coliseum, Florida/1997
1. City Folk Morning
2. The Girl I Can't Forget
3. ...Baby One More Time
4. Elevator Up
5. Comedienne
6. Kid Gloves
35.
14%
Illinois
Sufjan Stevens
2005
1. Concerning the UFO sighting near Highland, Illinois
2. The Black Hawk War, Or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself In the Morning, Or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience But You're Going to Have to Leave Now, Or...
3. Come On! Feel the Illinoise! Part I: The World's Columbian Exposition Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream
4. John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
5. Jacksonville
6. A short reprise for Mary Todd, who went insane, but for very good reasons
7. Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step-Mother!
8. One last "Whoo-hoo!" for the Pullman
9. Chicago
10. Casimir Pulaski Day
11. To The Workers of The Rock River Valley Region, I have an idea concerning your predicament, and it involves an inner tube, bath mats, and 21 able-bodied men
12. The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
13. Prairie Fire That Wanders About
14. A conjunction of drones simulating the way in which Sufjan Stevens has an existential crisis in the Great Godfrey Maze
15. The Predatory Wasp of The Palisades Is Out To Get Us
16. They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From the Dead!! Ahhhh!
17. Let's hear that string part again, because I don't think they heard it all the way out in Bushnell
18. In This Temple As in The Hearts of Man For Whom He Saved The Earth
19. The Seer's Tower
20. The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders Part I: The Great Frontier Part II: Come to Me Only With Playthings Now
36.
13%
Gimme Fiction
Spoon
2005
1. The Beast and Dragon, Adored
2. The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine
3. I Turn My Camera On
4. My Mathematical Mind
5. The Delicate Place
6. Sister Jack
7. I Summon You
8. The Infinite Pet
9. Was It You?
10. They Never Got You
11. Merchants of Soul
1. I Summon You (First Demo)
2. Was It You? (Home Demo)
3. I've Been Good Too Long (Home Demo)
4. Sister Jack (Piano Demo)
5. The Beast and Dragon, Adored (Home Demo)
6. My Mathematical Mind (Home Demo)
7. They Never Got You (Home Demo)
8. The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine (Home Demo)
9. The Delicate Place (Home Demo)
37.
13%
A Tribute To Elliott Smith
Various Artists
2005
1. Oh Well, OK
2. Say Yes
3. A Quiet Afternoon
4. Thirteen
5. Ballad Of Big Nothing
6. Become
7. Waltz #2
8. It Takes All Kinds
9. Miss Misery
10. Forcing
11. Pretty (Ugly Before)
12. Isn't It Good
13. Rose Parade
14. Thief In The Night
15. A Fond Farewell
16. The Enemy Is You
17. Clear Your Tab
18. Drive All Over Town
19. 4 AM
20. Quicksilver
38.
13%
Surrounded By Silence
Prefuse 73
2005
1. I've Said All I need To Say About Them Intro
2. Hide Ya Face
3. Bad Memory Interlude One
4. Ty Versus Detchibe
5. Expressing Views Is Obviously Illegal
6. Pastel Assassins
7. Pagina Dos
8. Silence Interlude
9. Now You're Leaving
10. Gratis
11. We Got Our Own Way
12. Mantra
13. Sabbatical With Options
14. It's Crowded
15. Just The Thought
16. La Correcion Exchange
17. Hide Ya Face Reminder Version
18. Morale Crusher
19. Minutes Away Without You
20. Rain Edit Interlude
39.
12%
Takk...
Sigur Rós
2005
1. Takk...
2. Glósóli
3. Hoppípolla
4. Með Blóðnasir
5. Sé Lest
6. Sæglópur
7. Mílanó
8. Gong
9. Andvari
10. Svo Hljótt
11. Heysátan
40.
12%
You're A Woman, I'm A Machine
Death From Above 1979
2005
1. Turn It Out
2. Romantic Rights
3. Going Steady
4. Go Home, Get Down
5. Blood on Our Hands
6. Black History Month
7. Little Girl
8. Cold War
9. You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
10. Pull Out
11. **** Results
41.
12%
Strange Geometry
The Clientele
2005
1. Since K Got Over Me
2. (I Can't Seem To) Make You Mine
3. My Own Face Inside The Trees
4. K
5. E.M.P.T.Y.
6. When I Came Home From The Party
7. Geometry Of Lawns
8. Spirit
9. Impossible
10. Stepp Into The Light
11. Losing Haringeygey
12. Six Of Spades
42.
11%
Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene
2005
1. Our Faces Split The Coast In Half
2. Ibi Dreams Of Pavement (A Better Day)
3. 7/4 (Shoreline)
4. Finish Your Collapse And Stay For Breakfast
5. Major Label Debut
6. Fire Eye'd Boy
7. Windsurfing Nation
8. Swimmers
9. Hotel
10. Handjobs For The Holidays
11. Superconnected
12. Bandwitch
13. Tremola Debut
14. It's All Gonna Break
43.
11%
Arular
M.I.A.
2005
1. Banana - Skit
2. Pull Up the People
3. Bucky Done Gun
4. Sunshowers
5. Fire, Fire
6. Dash the Curry - Skit
7. Amazon
8. Bingo
9. Hombre
10. One for the Head - Skit
11. 10 Dollar
12. U.R.A.Q.T.
13. Galang
14. M.I.A
44.
11%
Gimme Fiction
Spoon
2005
1. The Beast And Dragon, Adored
2. The Two Sides Of Monsieur Valentine
3. I Turn My Camera On
4. My Mathematical Mind
5. The Delicate Place
6. Sister Jack
7. I Summon You
8. The Infinite Pet
9. Was It You?
10. They Never Got You
11. Merchants Of Soul
1. Carryout Kids
2. You Was It
3. I Summon You [Demo]
4. Sister Jack [Piano Demo]
45.
11%
Monkey Barz
Sean Price
2005
1. Peep My Words
2. One Two Yall
3. Onion Head
4. Fake Neptune
5. Heartburn
6. Shake Down
7. Mad Mann
8. Brokest Rapper You Know
9. Boom Bye Yeah
10. I Love You (*****)
11. Bye Bye
12. Spliff N Wessun
13. Jail ****
14. Monkey Barz
15. Slap Boxing
16. Rising to the Top (Grand Theft Auto Theme Song)
46.
11%
The Mouse and The Mask
DANGERDOOM
2005
1. El Chupa Nibre
2. Sofa King (feat. MF DOOM)
3. The Mask (feat. Ghostface Killah)
4. Perfect Hair
5. Benzi Box (feat. CeeLo Green)
6. Old School Rules (feat. Talib Kweli)
7. A.T.H.F. (Aqua Teen Hunger Force)
8. Basket Case
9. No Names (feat. Money Mark)
10. Crosshairs
11. Mince Meat
12. Vats Of Urine
13. Space Hos
14. Bada Bing
15. Sofa King (feat. Danger Mouse) - Danger Mouse Remix
16. Space Ho's (feat. Madlib) - Madlib Remix
47.
11%
Congotronics
Konono N°1
2005
1. Lufuala Ndonga
2. Masikulu
3. Kuke Kule
4. Ungudi Wele Wele
5. Paradiso
6. Kule Kule Reprise
7. Mama Liza
48.
10%
The Woods
Sleater-Kinney
2005
1. The Fox
2. Wilderness
3. What's Mine is Yours
4. Jumpers
5. Modern Girl
6. Entertain
7. Rollercoaster
8. Steep Air
9. Let's Call it Love
10. Night Light
49.
10%
Naturally
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
2005
1. How Do I Let a Good Man Down?
2. Natural Born Lover
3. Stranded In Your Love (feat. Lee Fields)
4. My Man Is a Mean Man
5. You're Gonna Get It
6. How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?
7. This Land Is Your Land
8. Your Thing Is a Drag
9. Fish In the Dish
10. All Over Again
50.
10%
Z
My Morning Jacket
2005
1. Wordless Chorus
2. It Beats For You
3. Gideon
4. What A Wonderful Man
5. Off The Record
6. Into The Woods
7. Anytime
8. Lay Low
9. Knot Comes Loose
10. Dondante