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 2008

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

All Time || 2021 || 2020 || 2019 || 2018 || 2017 || 2016 || 2015 || 2014 || 2013 || 2012 || 2011 || 2010 || 2009 || 2008 || 2007 || 2006 || 2005 || 2004 || 2003 || 2002 || 2001 || 2000

RankAlbumTracks
1.
44%
Saturdays = Youth
M83
2008
1. You Appearing
2. Kim & Jessie
3. Skin of the Night
4. Graveyard Girl
5. Couleurs
6. Up!
7. We Own the Sky
8. Highway of Endless Dreams
9. Too Late
10. Dark Moves of Love
11. Midnight Souls Still Remain
2.
42%
Champ
Tokyo Police Club
2008
1. Favourite Food
2. Favourite Colour
3. Breakneck Speed
4. Wait Up (Boots of Danger)
5. Bambi
6. End of a Spark
7. Hands Reversed
8. Gone
9. Big Difference
10. Not Sick
11. Frankenstein
3.
31%
Third
Portishead
2008
1. Silence
2. Hunter
3. Nylon Smile
4. The Rip
5. Plastic
6. We Carry On
7. Deep Water
8. Machine Gun
9. Small
10. Magic Doors
11. Threads
12. Magic Doors - Live
4.
23%
Dear Science
TV On The Radio
2008
1. Halfway Home
2. Crying
3. Dancing Choose
4. Stork & Owl
5. Golden Age
6. Family Tree
7. Red Dress
8. Love Dog
9. Shout Me Out
10. DLZ
11. Lover's Day
5.
18%
New Amerykah Part One[UK-AU-NZ-Japan Version]
Erykah Badu
2008
1. Amerykahn Promise
2. The Healer
3. Me
4. My People
5. Soldier
6. The Cell
7. Twinkle
8. Master Teacher Medley
9. That Hump
10. Telephone
11. Real Thang - Extended/Main
12. Honey
6.
18%
J 5
Jurassic 5
2008
1. In The Flesh
2. Quality Control Part 2
3. Jayou
4. Lesson 6: The Lecture
5. Concrete Schoolyard
6. Setup
7. Action Satisfaction
8. Sausage Gut
9. Improvise
10. Blacktop Beat
11. Without A Doubt
12. Lesson 6 - Reprise
13. Action Satisfaction - Dub
1. Ignition Sequence
2. Ducky Boy
3. Verbal Gunfight
4. Rubber Tires
5. Long Road To Glory
6. Ghetto Diplomat
7. Lesson Four: The Radio
7.
17%
Dear Science,
TV On The Radio
2008
1. Halfway Home
2. Crying
3. Dancing Choose
4. Stork & Owl
5. Golden Age
6. Family Tree
7. Red Dress
8. Love Dog
9. Shout Me Out
10. DLZ
11. Lover's Day
8.
16%
Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
Grouper
2008
1. Disengaged
2. Heavy Water/I'd Rather Be Sleeping
3. Stuck
4. When We Fall
5. Traveling Through a Sea
6. Fishing Bird (Empty Gutted in the Evening Breeze)
7. Invisible
8. I'm Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
9. A Cover Over
10. Wind and Snow
11. Tidal Wave
12. We've All Gone to Sleep
9.
16%
Way To Normal
Ben Folds
2008
1. Hiroshima (B B B Benny Hit His Head)
2. Dr. Yang
3. The Frown Song
4. You Don't Know Me (feat. Regina Spektor)
5. Before Cologne
6. Cologne
7. Errant Dog
8. Free Coffee
9. ***** Went Nuts
10. Brainwascht
11. Effington
12. Kylie from Connecticut
10.
15%
Csi: Ambleside
Half Man Half Biscuit
2008
1. Evening Of Swing (Has Been Cancelled)
2. Bad Losers On Yahoo! Chess
3. Took Problem Chimp To Ideal Home Show
4. Ode To Joyce
5. Blue Badge Abuser
6. Totnes Bickering Fair
7. King Of Hi-vis
8. Lord Hereford's ****
9. On The 'roids
10. Petty Sessions
11. Little In The Way Of Sunshine
12. Give Us Bubblewrap
13. National ***** Day
11.
15%
Heretic Pride
The Mountain Goats
2008
1. Sax Rohmer #1
2. San Bernardino
3. Heretic Pride
4. Autoclave
5. New Zion
6. So Desperate
7. In the Craters on the Moon
8. Lovecraft in Brooklyn
9. Tianchi Lake
10. How to Embrace a Swamp Creature
11. Marduk T-Shirt Men's Room Incident
12. Sept 15 1983
13. Michael Myers Resplendent
12.
13%
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Spoon
2008
1. Don't Make Me A Target
2. The Ghost Of You Lingers
3. You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
4. Don't You Evah
5. Rhthm & Soul
6. Eddie's Ragga
7. The Underdog
8. My Little Japanese Cigarette Case
9. Finer Feelings
10. Black Like Me
13.
12%
Elephant Shell
Tokyo Police Club
2008
1. Centennial
2. In A Cave
3. Graves
4. Juno
5. Tessellate
6. Sixties Remake
7. The Harrowing Adventures Of
8. Nursery Academy
9. Your English Is Good
10. Listen To The Math
11. The Baskervilles
14.
11%
Where Were U In '92 ?
Zomby
2008
1. **** Mixing, Let's Dance
2. Euphoria
3. We Got the Sound
4. Daft Punk Rave
5. Tears in the Rain
6. Get Sorted
7. G.T.I.
8. Float
9. Need Ur Lovin'
10. Pillz
11. Hench
12. B with Me
13. Where Were U in '92
14. U Are My Fantasy - Street Fighter II Theme Remix
15.
11%
Semi-Pro - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists
2008
1. Love Me ****
2. Get The Funk Out Ma Face
3. Lady Marmalade
4. The World Is A Ghetto
5. Tell Me Something Good
6. Mr. Big Stuff
7. Give Me Just A Little More Time
8. Why Can't We Be Friends
9. Walking In Rhythm
10. Dance To The Music
11. Love Rollercoaster
12. Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
13. Move On Up
14. Shining Star
16.
11%
The Best Of The Rykodisc Years
Josh Rouse
2008
1. Late Night Conversation
2. Dressed up Like Nebraska
3. Invisible
4. Laughter
5. Directions
6. 100m Backstroke
7. 65
8. Under Cold Blue Stars
9. Nothing Gives Me Pleasure
10. Feeling No Pain
11. Ugly Stories
12. 1972
13. Love Vibration
14. Come Back (Light Therapy)
15. Rise
16. Winter in the Hamptons
17. It's the Night Time
18. My Love Has Gone
19. Street Lights
20. Miserable South
17.
11%
Manifesto
The Souljazz Orchestra
2008
1. Parasite (Remastered)
2. Kapital (Remastered)
3. People, People (Remastered)
4. State Terrorism (Remastered)
5. Interested Benevolence (Remastered)
6. Grasshopper & Toad (Remastered)
7. Amen (Remastered)
18.
10%
Jean Grae: The Evil Jeanius
Blue Sky Black Death
2008
1. Shadows Forever
2. Ahead of the Game
3. Strikes
4. Threats
5. Away with Me
6. Even on Your Best Day
7. Take It Back
8. Lights Out
9. Nobody'll Do It for You
10. It's Still a Love Song
19.
10%
The Bake Sale
The Cool Kids
2008
1. What Up Man
2. One Two
3. Mikey Rocks
4. 88
5. What It Is
6. Black Mags
7. A Little Bit Cooler
8. Gold and a Pager
9. Bassment Party
10. Jingling
20.
10%
All Is Well
Sam Amidon
2008
1. Sugar Baby
2. Little Johnny Brown
3. Saro
4. Wild Bill Jones
5. Wedding Dress
6. Fall on My Knees
7. Little Satchel
8. O Death
9. Prodigal Son
10. All Is Well
21.
10%
The Dreamer
José James
2008
1. The Dreamer
2. Velvet
3. Blackeyedsusan
4. Park Bench People
5. Spirits Up Above
6. Nola
7. Red
8. Winter Wind
9. Desire
10. Love
22.
10%
4
Dungen
2008
1. Sätt att se
2. Målerås finest
3. Det tar tid
4. Samtidigt 1
5. Ingenting är sig likt
6. Fredag
7. Finns det någon möjlighet
8. Mina damer och fasaner
9. Samtidigt 2
10. Bandhagen
23.
10%
XL Recordings: The First Chapters
Various Artists
2008
1. DJs Take Control
2. Charly - Alley Cat Mix
3. Hard Times
4. The Bouncer - Housequake Mix
5. Way In My Brain - Remix
6. Everybody in the Place - Fairground Remix
7. Sweet Harmony
8. On A Ragga Tip - Original 12" Mix
9. Don't Go - Kicks Like A Mule Mix
10. Dub War - Chapter One
11. The Ansaphone
24.
10%
Stay Positive
The Hold Steady
2008
1. Constructive Summer
2. Sequestered In Memphis
3. One for the Cutters
4. Navy Sheets
5. Lord, I'm Discouraged
6. Yeah Sapphire
7. Both Crosses
8. Stay Positive
9. Magazines
10. Joke About Jamaica
11. Slapped Actress
25.
10%
Reinforced Presents Nookie - The Sound Of Music
Gavin Cheung
2008
1. The Sound of Music - Original Mix
2. Tribal Dance
3. A Drum, A Bass & A Piano
4. Only You
5. Khaos - A.A.S Mix
6. Drummer of Doom - Cloud Nine Remix
7. Give a Little Love - 94 Lick
8. Your Wildest Dreams
9. T-Tree
10. Gonna Let U Go
11. Sound of Music - Foul Play Remix
26.
10%
The Trials Of Van Occupanther
Midlake
2008
1. Roscoe
2. Bandits
3. Head Home
4. Van Occupanther
5. Young Bride
6. Branches
7. In This Camp
8. We Gathered in Spring
9. It Covers the Hillsides
10. Chasing After Deer
11. You Never Arrived
27.
10%
Vampire Weekend
Vampire Weekend
2008
1. Mansard Roof
2. Oxford Comma
3. A-Punk
4. Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
5. M79
6. Campus
7. Bryn
8. One (Blake's Got A New Face)
9. I Stand Corrected
10. Walcott
11. The Kids Don't Stand A Chance
28.
10%
London Zoo
The Bug
2008
1. Angry
2. Murder We
3. Skeng
4. Too Much Pain
5. Insane
6. Jah War
7. Fuckaz
8. You & Me
9. Freak Freak
10. Warning
11. Poison Dart
12. Judgement
29.
10%
Santigold
Santigold
2008
1. L.E.S Artistes
2. You'll Find a Way
3. Shove It
4. Say Aha
5. Creator
6. My Superman
7. Lights Out
8. Starstruck
9. Unstoppable
10. I'm a Lady
11. Anne
12. You'll Find a Way
30.
10%
Turning Down Water For Air
James Yuill
2008
1. You Always Do
2. Left Handed Girl
3. No Pins Allowed
4. This Sweet Love
5. Head Over Heels
6. The Ghost
7. No Suprise
8. Over The Hills
9. How Could I Lose
10. She Said In Jest
11. Breathing In
12. Somehow
31.
10%
Audacity
Ugly Duckling
2008
1. I Won't Let It Die
2. The Takedown
3. Audacity (Parts 1 & 2)
4. Falling Again
5. It's Gone
6. It Want To Believe
7. Einstein Do It
8. The Lonely Ones
9. Pay Or Quit
10. Right Now
11. It Never Mattered
12. Oh Yeah
32.
10%
The Acrobats
Helvetia
2008
1. The Acrobats
2. What It Did
3. Honest Gods
4. Harbored
5. Blasting Carolina
6. The Fever
7. Watermelon Sugar
8. Summer
9. Old, New Bycicle
10. Hit the Sauce
11. Moving That Behind
12. The Outs
33.
10%
New Amerykah Part One
Erykah Badu
2008
1. Amerykahn Promise
2. The Healer
3. Me
4. My People
5. Soldier
6. The Cell
7. Twinkle
8. Master Teacher Medley
9. That Hump
10. Telephone
11. Real Thang - Extended
12. Honey
13. Real Thang - Green Lantern Remix
34.
10%
The Sparrow and the Crow
William Fitzsimmons
2008
1. After Afterall
2. I Don't Feel It Anymore (Song Of The Sparrow)
3. We Feel Alone
4. If You Would Come Back Home
5. Please Forgive Me (Song Of The Crow)
6. Further From You
7. Just Not Each Other
8. Even Now
9. You Still Hurt Me
10. They'll Never Take the Good Years
11. Find Me To Forgive
12. Goodmorning
13. Maybe Be Alright
35.
10%
The Renaissance
Q-Tip
2008
1. Johnny Is Dead
2. Won't Trade
3. Gettin Up
4. Official
5. You
6. WeFight/WeLove
7. ManWomanBoogie
8. Move
9. Dance On Glass
10. Life Is Better
11. Believe
12. Shaka
13. Good Thang
36.
10%
Activity Center
Tahiti 80
2008
1. 24 X 7 Boy
2. Unpredictable
3. All Around
4. Brazil
5. Fire Escape
6. One Parachute
7. Tune In
8. Dream On
9. White Noise
10. Come Around
11. Whistle
12. Ear To The Ground
13. Too Close To The Sun
37.
10%
The Wackness - Music from The Motion Picture
Original Soundtrack
2008
1. The What
2. You Used To Love Me
3. Flava In Your Ear
4. Summertime
5. Can't You See
6. I Can't Wake Up
7. The World Is Yours - Explicit Album Version
8. Can I Kick It? - Contains Intro Of "Can I Kick It?"
9. Heaven & Hell
10. Bump N' Grind
11. Just A Friend - Single Version
12. Tearz
13. Long Shot Kick De Bucket
38.
10%
Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings
Counting Crows
2008
1. 1492
2. Hanging Tree
3. Los Angeles
4. Sundays
5. Insignificant
6. Cowboys
7. Washington Square
8. On Almost Any Sunday Morning
9. When I Dream Of Michelangelo
10. Anyone But You
11. You Can't Count On Me
12. Le Ballet d'Or
13. On A Tuesday In Amsterdam Long Ago
14. Come Around
39.
10%
George Harrison
Den Fiori
2008
1. My Sweet Lord
2. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
3. For You Blue
4. Here Comes The Sun
5. Cheer Down
6. Taxman
7. I Me Mine
8. You Like Me Too Much
9. Something
10. When We Was Fab
11. Blow Away
12. All Those Years Ago
13. I Need You
14. Piggies
40.
10%
Playlist: The Very Best Of Amerie
Amerie
2008
1. I'm Coming Out
2. Hate2loveu
3. 1 Thing
4. Why Don't We Fall in Love
5. Touch
6. Gotta Work
7. Talkin' To Me (Edit)
8. Take Control
9. Can We Go (feat. Carl Thomas)
10. Losing U
11. Talkin' About
12. Just What I Needed To See
13. Too Much For Me (feat. Nas, Baby, Foxy Brown & Amerie) - Clean Album Version
14. Take Control - Karmatronic Remix
41.
10%
Ultimate Keep Fit
Various Artists
2008
1. The Way You Move (feat. Sleepy Brown) - Radio Mix
2. Gotta Work
3. Gimme More
4. Doctor Pressure
5. Voodoo Child - Radio Edit
6. The Girls - Radio Edit
7. Point of View - Radio Edit
8. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
9. Sing Hallelujah!
10. Moving on Up - M People Master Mix
11. Falling Stars
12. You're Not Alone
13. Anthem
14. I See You Baby (feat. Gramma Funk) - Fatboy Slim Radio Edit
42.
10%
Yancey Boys
Illa J
2008
1. Timeless
2. We Here
3. R U Listenin'?
4. Alien Family
5. Strugglin
6. Showtime
7. Swagger
8. Mr. Shakes - Skit
9. DFTF
10. All Good
11. Sounds Like Love
12. Everytime
13. Illasoul
14. Air Signs
43.
9%
In Ghost Colours
Cut Copy
2008
1. Feel The Love
2. Out There On The Ice
3. Lights & Music
4. We Fight For Diamonds
5. Unforgettable Season
6. Midnight Runner
7. So Haunted
8. Voice In Quartz
9. Hearts On Fire
10. Far Away
11. Silver Thoughts
12. Strangers In The Wind
13. Visions
14. Nobody Lost, Nobody Found
15. Eternity One Night Only
44.
9%
Asseteria! Live From New York
Alex Celler
2008
1. Break The House Down
2. Our House
3. Speaker Humper
4. Phreekn (Lex Da Funk Mix)
5. In Da Club (Shake **** Up) (Chocolate Puma Dub)
6. Jenga
7. Don't Feel No Shame (Workidz Minimal Fox Inst Mix)
8. Erupt
9. Hot Room
10. One More Time (Tribal Funk SoulGood Mix)
11. Ibiza Sunset (Eddie Alexander Mix)
12. Flight 23
13. Rollercoaster (Mark Knights Toolroom Remix)
14. Death By House
15. Feel Together (Lifelike Mix)
16. You Love This *** (Pete Loves Acid Mix)
45.
9%
Songs From The South Vol. 1 & 2
Paul Kelly
2008
1. From St Kilda to Kings Cross
2. Leaps and Bounds
3. Before Too Long
4. Darling It Hurts
5. Look So Fine, Feel So Low
6. Dumb Things
7. To Her Door
8. Bradman
9. Everything's Turning To White
10. Sweet Guy
11. Careless
12. Winter Coat
13. From Little Things Big Things Grow
14. When I First Met Your Ma
15. Pouring Petrol On A Burning Man
16. Love Never Runs On Time
17. Song From The Sixteenth Floor
18. Deeper Water
19. Give In To My Love
20. How To Make Gravy
46.
9%
Absurd
Fluke
2008
1. Absurd - Whitewash Edit
2. Absurd - Landslide Mix
3. Absurd - Headrillaz Dub
4. Absurd - Mighty Dub Katz Vox
5. Absurd - Referendrum Mix
6. Absurd - Whitewash Mix
7. Absurd - Mighty Dub Katz Dub
8. Absurd
47.
9%
Pro Tools
GZA
2008
1. Intromental
2. Pencil
3. Alphabets
4. Groundbreaking
5. 7 Pounds
6. 0% Finance
7. Short Race
8. Interlude
9. Paper Plate
10. Columbian Ties
11. Firehouse
12. Path of Destruction
13. Cinema
14. Intermission - Drive in Movie
15. Life Is a Movie
16. Elastic Audio (Live)
48.
9%
This Is... 1997
Various Artists
2008
1. I Wanna Be the Only One (feat. Bebe Winans)
2. Your Woman
3. Scooby Snacks
4. Richard III
5. Wide Open Space
6. All You Good Good People
7. *****
8. Easy
9. Piece Of My Heart - feat. Marsha
10. Arms Around the World
11. Bodyshakin' - Radio Mix
12. Don't You Love Me
13. You Got The Love
14. I Can Make You Feel Good
15. The Day We Find Love
16. Give Me Love - Radio Edit
17. Strings for Yasmin - Radio Edit
49.
9%
Ninja Tune 17 Tracks
Various Artists
2008
1. Witness (1 Hope)
2. Let The Spirit
3. Get A Move On!
4. Spandex Man
5. True Skool
6. Ketto
7. The Keeper
8. To Build A Home
9. All Things To All Men
10. How You Like Me Now
11. Pretty Little Thing
12. Four Ton Mantis
13. Dark Lady
14. Fair Weather Friends
15. Stompbox
16. Spinnin'
17. Newsflash
50.
9%
The Best Of Guru's Jazzmatazz
Guru
2008
1. No Time To Play
2. Trust Me
3. Slicker Than Most
4. Down The Backstreets
5. Sights In The City
6. Loungin'
7. Respect The Architect
8. Watch What You Say
9. Lost Souls
10. Choice Of Weapons
11. Looking Through Darkness
12. Keep Your Worries
13. Supa Love
14. Lift Your Fist
15. Plenty
16. Choices
17. Loungin' - Jazz Not Jazz Mix
18. Respect The Architect - Remix