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 2017

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

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RankAlbumTracks
1.
70%
Hug of Thunder
Broken Social Scene
2017
1. Sol Luna
2. Halfway Home
3. Protest Song
4. Skyline
5. Stay Happy
6. Vanity Pail Kids
7. Hug of Thunder
8. Towers and Masons
9. Victim Lover
10. Please Take Me with You
11. Gonna Get Better
12. Mouth Guards of the Apocalypse
2.
65%
New Energy
Four Tet
2017
1. Alap
2. Two Thousand and Seventeen
3. LA Trance
4. Tremper
5. Lush
6. Scientists
7. Falls 2
8. You Are Loved
9. SW9 9SL
10. 10 Midi
11. Memories
12. Daughter
13. Gentle Soul
14. Planet
3.
55%
Jen Cloher
Jen Cloher
2017
1. Forgot Myself
2. Analysis Paralysis
3. Regional Echo
4. Sensory Memory
5. Shoegazers
6. Strong Woman
7. Kinda Biblical
8. Great Australian Bite
9. Loose Magic
10. Waiting in the Wings
11. Dark Art
4.
53%
Dirty Projectors
Dirty Projectors
2017
1. Keep Your Name
2. Death Spiral
3. Up In Hudson
4. Work Together
5. Little Bubble
6. Winner Take Nothing
7. Ascent Through Clouds
8. Cool Your Heart
9. I See You
5.
48%
4:44
JAY-Z
2017
1. Kill Jay Z
2. The Story of O.J.
3. Smile
4. Caught Their Eyes
5. 4:44
6. Family Feud
7. Bam
8. Moonlight
9. Marcy Me
10. Legacy
6.
44%
Axis Mutatis
The Shamen
2017
1. Destination Eschaton - Beatmasters 7"
2. Transamazonia - Beatmasters 7''
3. Conquistador
4. Mk2a
5. Neptune
6. Prince Of Popocatapetl
7. Heal (The Separation)
8. Persephone's Quest
9. Moment
10. Axis Mundi
11. Eschaton Omega
12. Agua Azul
13. S2 Translation
7.
35%
La Confusion
Amadou & Mariam
2017
1. Bofou Safou
2. C'est Chaud
3. Filaou Bessame
4. Ta Promesse
5. La Confusion
6. Femmes du Monde
7. Fari Mandila
8. Diarra
9. Mokou Mokou
10. Yiki Yassa
11. Massa Allah
12. Mokou Mokou Blues
8.
24%
Stax Classics
William Bell
2017
1. I Forgot To Be Your Lover
2. Private Number
3. You Don't Miss Your Water
4. Lovin' On Borrowed Time
5. A Tribute To A King
6. My Baby Specializes
7. Born Under A Bad Sign
8. All For The Love Of A Woman
9. My Whole World Is Falling Down
10. I've Got To Go On Without You
11. Everybody Loves A Winner
12. Gettin' What You Want (Losin' What You Got)
9.
22%
TACKLE BOX
Hamell on Trial
2017
1. SAFE
2. THE MORE YOU KNOW
3. FROGGY #1
4. SHE RIDE IT
5. NOT ARETHA'S RESPECT (COPS)
6. BALLAD OF CHRIS
7. FROGGY #2
8. DANCE TIL THE SOBBING STOPS
9. BODYGUARD BLANKET
10. HOW I WANNA DIE
11. FROGGY #3
12. TACKLE BOX
13. BETTER BELIEVE IT
14. MOUTHY B
15. FROGGY #4
16. WHEN I CRY
10.
19%
Love In The 4th Dimension
The Big Moon
2017
1. Sucker
2. Pull The Other One
3. Cupid
4. Formidable
5. Bonfire
6. The Road
7. Happy New Year
8. Silent Movie Susie
9. Love In The 4th Dimension
10. Zeds
11. The End
12. Hold This - Bonus Track
13. The Undead - Bonus Track
14. Eureka Moment - Bonus Track
15. Something Beautiful - Bonus Track
11.
19%
Náufrago
Thes One
2017
1. Impossible
2. Anonymous Call
3. It's Over
4. Let Me Break It Down
5. A Brand New Sound
6. I'm Not Playin'
7. Impeach Now
8. That Devil
12.
18%
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Spoon
2017
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. Rhythm & Soul
6. Eddie's Ragga
7. The Underdog
8. My Little Japanese Cigarette Case
9. Finer Feelings
10. Black Like Me
13.
18%
Out Of Silence
Neil Finn
2017
1. Love Is Emotional
2. More Than One Of You
3. Chameleon Days
4. Independence Day
5. Alone
6. Widow’s Peak
7. Second Nature
8. The Law Is Always On Your Side
9. Terrorise Me
10. I Know Different
14.
17%
Jen Cloher
Jen Cloher
2017
1. Forgot Myself
2. Analysis Paralysis
3. Regional Echo
4. Sensory Memory
5. Shoegazers
6. Strong Woman
7. Kinda Biblical
8. Great Australian Bite
9. Loose Magic
10. Waiting in the Wings
11. Dark Art
15.
15%
In The Beginning: Before The Heavens
Blu & Exile
2017
1. Soul Provider
2. Another Day
3. Constellations
4. All These Ladies
5. Party Of Two
6. Back To Basics
7. On The Radio
8. You’re Gonna Die Someday
9. Life Is A Gamble
10. Things We Say
11. Hot For Yall
12. Hard Workers
13. Sold The Soul
14. Stress Off The Chest
16.
11%
The Saga Continues
Wu-Tang Clan
2017
1. Wu-Tang The Saga Continues Intro (feat. RZA)
2. Lesson Learn'd (feat. Inspectah Deck and Redman)
3. Fast and Furious (feat. Hue Hef and Raekwon)
4. Famous Fighters (Skit)
5. If Time Is Money (Fly Navigation) [feat. Method Man]
6. Frozen (feat. Method Man, Killa Priest and Chris Rivers)
7. Berto and the Fiend (Skit) [feat. Ghostface Killa]
8. Pearl Harbor (feat. Ghostface Killah, Method Man, RZA and Sean Price)
9. People Say (feat. Redman)
10. Family (Skit)
11. Why Why Why (feat. RZA and Swnkah)
12. G'd up (feat. Method Man, R-Mean and Mzee Jones)
13. If What You Say Is True (feat. Streetlife)
14. Saga (Skit) [feat. RZA
15. Hood Go Bang! (feat. Redman and Method Man)
16. My Only One (feat. Ghostface Killah, RZA, Cappadonna, and Steven Latorre)
17. Message
18. The Saga Continues Outro (feat. RZA)
17.
10%
Paradox
Aleksi Perälä
2017
1. GBLFT1740065
2. GBLFT1740066
3. GBLFT1740067
4. GBLFT1740068
5. GBLFT1740069
6. GBLFT1740070
7. GBLFT1740071
8. GBLFT1740072
9. GBLFT1740073
10. GBLFT1740074
18.
10%
Everybody Works
Jay Som
2017
1. Lipstick Stains
2. The Bus Song
3. Remain
4. 1 Billion Dogs
5. One More Time, Please
6. Baybee
7. (Bedhead)
8. Take It
9. Everybody Works
10. For Light
19.
10%
I See You
The xx
2017
1. Dangerous
2. Say Something Loving
3. Lips
4. A Violent Noise
5. Performance
6. Replica
7. Brave For You
8. On Hold
9. I Dare You
10. Test Me
20.
10%
Do Not Pass Me By Vol. II
Pastor T.L. Barrett and the Youth for Christ Choir
2017
1. Jesus Is All the World to Me
2. I Want to Be in Love With You
3. Jesus, Lover of My Soul
4. O Sinner
5. I Shall Wear a Crown
6. Do Not Pass Me By
7. Here I Am
8. There Is Only One
9. O What a Day
10. No Not One
21.
10%
Season High
Little Dragon
2017
1. Celebrate (feat. Agge)
2. High
3. The Pop Life
4. Sweet
5. Butterflies
6. Should I
7. Don't Cry
8. Strobe Light
9. Push
10. Gravity
22.
10%
Hot Thoughts
Spoon
2017
1. Hot Thoughts
2. WhisperI'lllistentohearit
3. Do I Have to Talk You Into It
4. First Caress
5. Pink Up
6. Can I Sit Next to You
7. I Ain't the One
8. Tear It Down
9. Shotgun
10. Us
23.
10%
Debt Sounds
Autonomics
2017
1. Spirit Blues
2. Bad Blood
3. Southern Funeral
4. Superfuzz
5. Dead T.V. Star
6. I Love You, Oprah Winfrey
7. Brown Liquor
8. Never Gonna Die
9. She's into Death
10. Nada Surf Hotel
11. The Worst Way
24.
10%
Plunge
Fever Ray
2017
1. Wanna Sip
2. Mustn't Hurry
3. A Part of Us
4. Falling
5. Idk About You
6. This Country
7. Plunge
8. To the Moon and Back
9. Red Trails
10. An Itch
11. Mama's Hand
25.
10%
Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star
Shabazz Palaces
2017
1. Since C.A.Y.A.
2. When Cats Claw
3. Shine a Light
4. Dèesse Du Sang
5. Eel Dreams
6. Parallax
7. Fine *** Hairdresser
8. The Neurochem Mixalogue
9. That's How City Life Goes
10. Moon Whip Quäz
11. Federalist Papers
26.
10%
Plunge
Fever Ray
2017
1. Wanna Sip
2. Mustn't Hurry
3. A Part of Us
4. Falling
5. IDK About You
6. This Country
7. Plunge
8. To the Moon and Back
9. Red Trails
10. An Itch
11. Mama's Hand
27.
10%
Capacity
Big Thief
2017
1. Pretty Things
2. Shark Smile
3. Capacity
4. Watering
5. Coma
6. Great White Shark
7. Mythological Beauty
8. Objects
9. Haley
10. Mary
11. Black Diamonds
28.
10%
Communicating
Hundred Waters
2017
1. Particle
2. Wave to Anchor
3. Prison Guard
4. Parade
5. At home & in my head
6. Firelight
7. Re:
8. Fingers
9. Communicating
10. Blanket Me
11. Better
29.
10%
Resolution
The Perceptionists
2017
1. Early Mourning
2. Hose Down
3. Out of Control
4. Lemme Find Out
5. When Push Comes to Shove
6. Let's Battle
7. Free at Last
8. Dirty Drumz
9. Grab Hold
10. A Different Light
11. Resolution
30.
10%
Diaspora
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
2017
1. Diaspora
2. IDK
3. Our Lady of New Orleans (Herreast Harrison)
4. Bae (Interlude)
5. Desire and the Burning Girl
6. Uncrown Her
7. Lawless
8. Completely
9. New Jack Bounce (Interlude)
10. No Love
11. The Walk
31.
10%
DJ-Kicks The Exclusives Vol. 3
Various Artists
2017
1. I Haven't Been Everywhere But It's On My List - DJ-Kicks
2. Without You - DJ-Kicks
3. Wrong With Us - DJ-Kicks
4. The Horn Conspiracy - DJ-Kicks
5. Two For One
6. Beroving - DJ-Kicks
7. Can You See - DJ-Kicks
8. Mystery - DJ-Kicks
9. A Mechanical Sky - DJ-Kicks
10. Hugo - DJ-Kicks
11. Bird Matrix - DJ-Kicks
32.
10%
Bicep
Bicep
2017
1. Orca
2. Glue
3. Kites
4. Vespa
5. Ayaya
6. Spring
7. Drift
8. Opal
9. Rain
10. Ayr
11. Vale
12. Aura
33.
10%
Self
Om Unit
2017
1. Cold Love
2. Passages
3. Out of the Shadows
4. Nothing (feat. Rider Shafique)
5. Unmasked
6. Make Believe (feat. DRS)
7. Twilight
8. Fieldofdreams
9. Despite It All
10. Cloudwerk
11. What I Can Be (feat. Amos)
12. Tahatan
34.
10%
Hug Of Thunder
Broken Social Scene
2017
1. Sol Luna
2. Halfway Home
3. Protest Song
4. Skyline
5. Stay Happy
6. Vanity Pail Kids
7. Hug Of Thunder
8. Towers And Masons
9. Victim Lover
10. Please Take Me With You
11. Gonna Get Better
12. Mouth Guards Of The Apocalypse
35.
10%
Black Origami
Jlin
2017
1. Black Origami
2. Enigma
3. Kyanite
4. Holy Child
5. Nyakinyua Rise
6. Hatshepsut
7. Calcination
8. Carbon 7 (161)
9. Nandi
10. 1%
11. Never Created, Never Destroyed
12. Challenge (To Be Continued)
36.
10%
Volcano
Temples
2017
1. Certainty
2. All Join In
3. (I Want to Be Your) Mirror
4. Oh the Saviour
5. Born Into the Sunset
6. How Would You Like To Go?
7. Open Air
8. In My Pocket
9. Celebration
10. Mystery Of Pop
11. Roman God-Like Man
12. Strange Or Be Forgotten
37.
10%
Last Place
Grandaddy
2017
1. Way We Won't
2. Brush with the Wild
3. Evermore
4. Oh She Deleter :(
5. The Boat is in the Barn
6. Chek Injin
7. I Don't Wanna Live Here Anymore
8. That's What You Get for Gettin' Outta Bed
9. This is the Part
10. Jed the 4th
11. A Lost Machine
12. Songbird Son
38.
10%
Uyai
Ibibio Sound Machine
2017
1. Give Me a Reason
2. The Chant (Iquo Isang)
3. One That Lights Up (Andi Domo Ikang Uwem Mi)
4. The Pot Is On Fire
5. Quiet
6. Joy (Idaresit)
7. Power of 3
8. Lullaby
9. Guide You (Edu Kpeme)
10. Sunray (Eyio)
11. Cry (Eyed)
12. Trance Dance
39.
10%
Perestroika
Apathy
2017
1. Live from the Iron Curtain
2. Tomorrow Is Gone
3. Soviet Official
4. Winter Winds
5. Covey Leader to Raven
6. No More Soft ****
7. Gorbachev
8. The Broadcast
9. Perestroika
10. Stompkillcrushmode
11. What It's All About
12. Globetrotters
40.
10%
The Greatest Gift
Sufjan Stevens
2017
1. Wallowa Lake Monster
2. Drawn to the Blood - Sufjan Stevens Remix
3. Death with Dignity - Helado Negro Remix
4. John My Beloved - iPhone Demo
5. Drawn to the Blood - Fingerpicking Remix
6. The Greatest Gift
7. Exploding Whale - Doveman Remix
8. All of Me Wants All of You - Helado Negro Remix
9. Fourth of July - 900X Remix
10. The Hidden River of My Life
11. City of Roses
12. Carrie & Lowell - iPhone Demo
41.
10%
Migration
Bonobo
2017
1. Migration
2. Break Apart
3. Outlier
4. Grains
5. Second Sun
6. Surface
7. Bambro Koyo Ganda
8. Kerala
9. Ontario
10. No Reason
11. 7th Sevens
12. Figures
42.
10%
No Shape
Perfume Genius
2017
1. Otherside
2. Slip Away
3. Just Like Love
4. Go Ahead
5. Valley
6. Wreath
7. Every Night
8. Choir
9. Die 4 You
10. Sides
11. Braid
12. Run Me Through
13. Alan
43.
10%
MASSEDUCTION
St. Vincent
2017
1. Hang On Me
2. Pills
3. Masseduction
4. Sugarboy
5. Los Ageless
6. Happy Birthday, Johnny
7. Savior
8. New York
9. Fear The Future
10. Young Lover
11. Dancing With A Ghost
12. Slow Disco
13. Smoking Section
44.
10%
Birds And The BEE9
Sampa the Great
2017
1. Healing
2. Flowers
3. Protect Your Queen
4. Rhymes To The East
5. Can I Get a Key
6. Black Girl Magik
7. Casper
8. Karma The Villain
9. Bye River
10. Inner Voice
11. The Truth
12. I Am Me
13. Healer
45.
10%
DAMN.
Kendrick Lamar
2017
1. BLOOD.
2. DNA.
3. YAH.
4. ELEMENT.
5. FEEL.
6. LOYALTY. FEAT. RIHANNA.
7. PRIDE.
8. HUMBLE.
9. ****.
10. LOVE. FEAT. ZACARI.
11. ***. FEAT. U2.
12. FEAR.
13. GOD.
14. DUCKWORTH.
46.
10%
BIG MOUTH STRIKES AGAIN
Hamell on Trial
2017
1. Intro
2. A Little Concerned (That's All)
3. Inquiring Minds
4. Not Aretha's Respect (Cops)
5. Happiest Man In The World
6. Hail
7. Gods At Odds
8. Mouthy B
9. Million Kinds Of Love
10. Greatest Gig Of My Life
11. Whores
12. Together
13. TV
14. The Meeting
47.
10%
3 Dimensional Prescriptions
Oh No
2017
1. Intro
2. Showroom Floor
3. Custom
4. Networth
5. G.T.D.
6. 6 Sun Raise Son
7. Wind Chime Wizardry
8. Imhotep
9. Move Script
10. Tears on My Nautica
11. Spaceship
12. Write Wrongs
13. Latest Drug
14. Exit Thru the Gift Shop
48.
10%
Push On
The Allergies
2017
1. Intro
2. Love That I'm In
3. Since You've Been Gone
4. Entitled to That
5. Get Down on You
6. Push On
7. Main Event
8. Hold You Close
9. Buzzsaw
10. Allergic Interlude
11. It Won't Be Me
12. Funky Feeling
13. Remedy
14. Get on the Floor
49.
9%
World Mix
Deep Forest
2017
1. Deep Forest
2. Sweet Lullaby
3. Hunting
4. Night Bird
5. The First Twilight
6. Savana Dance
7. Desert Walk
8. White Whisper
9. The Second Twilight
10. Sweet Lullaby (Ambient Mix)
11. Sweet Lullaby (Round the World Mix)
12. Sweet Lullaby (Apollo Mix)
13. Deep Forest (Sunrise at Alcatraz)
14. Forest Hymn (Apollo Mix)
15. Forest Hymn
50.
9%
Shapeshifters
CURL
2017
1. Foreclosure
2. DK Mode
3. Lonely Hearts
4. Left Man
5. Shapeshifters
6. Curtains and Carpets
7. Witch Hunt
8. Electrotherapy