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.

23 Favourite Albums of 2023

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

All Time || 2024 || 2023 || 2022 || 2021 || 2020 || 2019 || 2018 || 2017 || 2016 || 2015 || 2014 || 2013 || 2012 || 2011 || 2010 || 2009 || 2008 || 2007 || 2006 || 2005 || 2004

1.
68%
Phone Orphans
Laura Veirs
2023

1. Creatures of a Day ★★★☆☆
2. If You Could Hold Someone ★★★★☆
3. Rocks of Time ★★★☆☆
4. Tree Climber ★★★☆☆
5. Up is a Nice Place to Be ★☆☆☆☆
6. The Archers ★★★☆☆
7. Tiger Ocean ★★☆☆☆
8. Smoke Song ★★★★☆
9. Valentine ★★☆☆☆
10. Magnolia Sphere ★☆☆☆☆
11. Swan Dive ★★★☆☆
12. Next One, Maybe ★★★☆☆
13. Piano Improv ★☆☆☆☆
14. Beautiful Dreams ★★☆☆☆
2.
68%
Bird Machine
Sparklehorse
2023

1. It Will Never Stop ★★☆☆☆
2. Kind Ghosts ★★★★☆
3. Evening Star Supercharger ★★★☆☆
4. O Child ★☆☆☆☆
5. Falling Down ★★☆☆☆
6. I ****** It Up ★★★★☆
7. Hello Lord ★★☆☆☆
8. Daddy's Gone ★★☆☆☆
9. Chaos of the Universe ★★★☆☆
10. Listening to the Higsons ★★★☆☆
11. Everybody's Gone to Sleep ★★★☆☆
12. The Scull of Lucia ★★★☆☆
13. Blue ★★☆☆☆
14. Stay ★★☆☆☆
3.
62%
DanceOrama
GusGus
2023

1. The Terras ★★★☆☆
2. Rivals ☆☆☆☆☆
3. When We Sing ★★★★☆
4. Unfinished Symphony ★★★☆☆
5. Breaking Down ★★★★☆
6. Chaos Machine ★★★☆☆
7. Danceorama ★★☆☆☆
8. Mu ★★☆☆☆
9. Useful Data ★★☆☆☆
4.
61%
The Ballad of Darren
Blur
2023

1. The Ballad ★★★★☆
2. St. Charles Square ★★☆☆☆
3. Barbaric ★★★☆☆
4. Russian Strings ★★☆☆☆
5. The Everglades (For Leonard) ★☆☆☆☆
6. The Narcissist ★★★☆☆
7. Goodbye Albert ★★☆☆☆
8. Far Away Island ★★☆☆☆
9. Avalon ★★☆☆☆
10. The Heights ★★☆☆☆
5.
47%
Optical Delusion
Orbital
2023

1. Ringa Ringa (The Old Pandemic Folk Song) [feat. Mediaeval Baebes] ★★★☆☆
2. Day One ★★☆☆☆
3. Are You Alive? ★★★★☆
4. You Are the Frequency ☆☆☆☆☆
5. The New Abnormal ☆☆☆☆☆
6. Home (feat. Anna B Savage) ☆☆☆☆☆
7. Dirty Rat ★★☆☆☆
8. Requiem for the Pre-Apocalypse ★★★☆☆
9. What a Surprise (feat. The Little Pest) ★★☆☆☆
10. Moon Princess (feat. Coppe) ★★☆☆☆
6.
45%
SCARING THE HOES
JPEGMAFIA
2023

1. Lean Beef Patty ☆☆☆☆☆
2. Steppa Pig ☆☆☆☆☆
3. SCARING THE HOES ★★★★☆
4. Garbage Pale Kids ☆☆☆☆☆
5. Fentanyl Tester ★★★☆☆
6. Burfict! ★★★☆☆
7. Shut Yo ***** *** Up / Muddy Waters ★★☆☆☆
8. Orange Juice Jones ★★☆☆☆
9. Kingdom Hearts Key (ft. redveil) ★★★★☆
10. God Loves You ★★★★☆
11. Run The Jewels ★★☆☆☆
12. Jack Harlow Combo Meal ☆☆☆☆☆
13. HOE (Heaven on Earth) ☆☆☆☆☆
14. Where Ya Get Ya Coke From? ☆☆☆☆☆
7.
30%
Good Lies
Overmono
2023

1. Feelings Plain ☆☆☆☆☆
2. Arla Fearn ☆☆☆☆☆
3. Good Lies ★★★★☆
4. Good Lies (Outro) ☆☆☆☆☆
5. Walk Thru Water ☆☆☆☆☆
6. Cold Blooded ☆☆☆☆☆
7. Skulled ☆☆☆☆☆
8. Sugarushhh ☆☆☆☆☆
9. Calon ☆☆☆☆☆
10. Is U ★★★★☆
11. Vermonly ★★★☆☆
12. So U Kno ★★★★☆
13. Calling Out ☆☆☆☆☆
8.
21%
King's Disease III
Nas
2023

1. Ghetto Reporter ☆☆☆☆☆
2. Legit ☆☆☆☆☆
3. Thun ☆☆☆☆☆
4. Michael & Quincy ☆☆☆☆☆
5. 30 ★★★☆☆
6. Hood2Hood ☆☆☆☆☆
7. Recession Proof ★★★☆☆
8. Reminisce ☆☆☆☆☆
9. Serious Interlude ☆☆☆☆☆
10. I'm on Fire ☆☆☆☆☆
11. WTF SMH ★★☆☆☆
12. Once a Man, Twice a Child ☆☆☆☆☆
13. Get Light ☆☆☆☆☆
14. First Time ★★★☆☆
15. Beef ☆☆☆☆☆
16. Don't Shoot ☆☆☆☆☆
17. Til My Last Breath - Bonus Track ☆☆☆☆☆
9.
20%
MICHAEL
Killer Mike
2023

1. DOWN BY LAW ★★★☆☆
2. SHED TEARS ★★★☆☆
3. RUN (feat. Young Thug) ★★★☆☆
4. NRICH (feat. 6LACK, Eryn Allen Kane) ☆☆☆☆☆
5. TALK'N THAT ****! ☆☆☆☆☆
6. SLUMMER ☆☆☆☆☆
7. SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS (feat. Future & Eryn Allen Kane) ☆☆☆☆☆
8. TWO DAYS ☆☆☆☆☆
9. SPACESHIP VIEWS ☆☆☆☆☆
10. EXIT 9 ☆☆☆☆☆
11. SOMETHING FOR JUNKIES ☆☆☆☆☆
12. MOTHERLESS ☆☆☆☆☆
13. DON'T LET THE DEVIL (feat. thankugoodsir) ☆☆☆☆☆
14. HIGH & HOLY ☆☆☆☆☆
10.
19%
i/o
Peter Gabriel
2023

1. Panopticom - Bright Side Mix ★★★★☆
2. The Court - Bright-Side Mix ★★☆☆☆
3. Playing For Time - Bright-Side Mix ★★★★☆
4. i/o - Bright-Side Mix ★★★★☆
5. Four Kinds of Horses - Bright-Side Mix ☆☆☆☆☆
6. Road to Joy - Bright-Side Mix ☆☆☆☆☆
7. So Much - Bright-Side Mix ☆☆☆☆☆
8. Olive Tree - Bright-Side Mix ☆☆☆☆☆
9. Love Can Heal - Bright-Side Mix ☆☆☆☆☆
10. This Is Home - Bright-Side Mix ☆☆☆☆☆
11. And Still - Bright-Side Mix ☆☆☆☆☆
12. Live and Let Live - Bright-Side Mix ☆☆☆☆☆
1. Panopticom - Dark-Side Mix ☆☆☆☆☆
2. The Court - Dark-Side Mix ☆☆☆☆☆
3. Playing For Time - Dark-Side Mix ☆☆☆☆☆
4. i/o - Dark-Side Mix ☆☆☆☆☆
5. Four Kinds of Horses - Dark-Side Mix ☆☆☆☆☆
6. Road to Joy - Dark-Side Mix ☆☆☆☆☆
7. So Much - Dark-Side Mix ☆☆☆☆☆
8. Olive Tree - Dark-Side Mix ☆☆☆☆☆
11.
18%
I Am The River, The River Is Me
Jen Cloher
2023

1. Mana Takatāpui ★★★☆☆
2. Harakeke ☆☆☆☆☆
3. My Witch ☆☆☆☆☆
4. Being Human ☆☆☆☆☆
5. I Am The River, The River Is Me ☆☆☆☆☆
6. Protest Song ☆☆☆☆☆
7. The Wild ★★★☆☆
8. Aroha Mai, Aroha Atu ☆☆☆☆☆
9. He Toka-Tu-Moana ☆☆☆☆☆
10. I Am Coming Home ☆☆☆☆☆
12.
12%
My Back Was A Bridge For You To Cross
ANOHNI
2023

1. It Must Change ★★★★☆
2. Go Ahead ☆☆☆☆☆
3. Sliver of Ice ☆☆☆☆☆
4. Can’t ☆☆☆☆☆
5. Scapegoat ☆☆☆☆☆
6. It’s My Fault ☆☆☆☆☆
7. Rest ☆☆☆☆☆
8. There Wasn’t Enough ☆☆☆☆☆
9. Why Am I Alive Now? ☆☆☆☆☆
10. You Be Free ☆☆☆☆☆
13.
12%
Fuse
Everything But The Girl
2023

1. Nothing Left To Lose ★★★★☆
2. Run A Red Light ☆☆☆☆☆
3. Caution To The Wind ☆☆☆☆☆
4. When You Mess Up ☆☆☆☆☆
5. Time And Time Again ☆☆☆☆☆
6. No One Knows We’re Dancing ☆☆☆☆☆
7. Lost ☆☆☆☆☆
8. Forever ☆☆☆☆☆
9. Interior Space ☆☆☆☆☆
10. Karaoke ☆☆☆☆☆
14.
11%
Lahai
Sampha
2023

1. Stereo Colour Cloud (Shaman's Dream) ☆☆☆☆☆
2. Spirit 2.0 ★★★★★
3. Dancing Circles ☆☆☆☆☆
4. Suspended ☆☆☆☆☆
5. Satellite Business ☆☆☆☆☆
6. Jonathan L. Seagull ☆☆☆☆☆
7. Inclination Compass (Tenderness) ☆☆☆☆☆
8. Only ☆☆☆☆☆
9. Time Piece ☆☆☆☆☆
10. Can’t Go Back ☆☆☆☆☆
11. Evidence ☆☆☆☆☆
12. Wave Therapy ☆☆☆☆☆
13. What If You Hypnotise Me? ☆☆☆☆☆
14. Rose Tint ☆☆☆☆☆
15.
11%
Crispy Crunchy Nothing
PACKS
2023

1. Cheese ☆☆☆☆☆
2. 4th of July ☆☆☆☆☆
3. Dishwater ☆☆☆☆☆
4. Abalone ☆☆☆☆☆
5. Sunscreen + Epoxy ☆☆☆☆☆
6. Brown Eyes ☆☆☆☆☆
7. Not the Same ☆☆☆☆☆
8. Late to the Festivities ☆☆☆☆☆
9. EC ☆☆☆☆☆
10. Say My Name ★★★★☆
11. Smallest One ☆☆☆☆☆
12. Rag Doll ☆☆☆☆☆
13. Laughing Til I Cry ☆☆☆☆☆
14. Always Be a Kid ☆☆☆☆☆
16.
10%
Race the Night
Ash
2023

1. Race the Night ☆☆☆☆☆
2. Usual Places ☆☆☆☆☆
3. Reward In Mind ☆☆☆☆☆
4. Oslo (feat. Démira) ★★★☆☆
5. Like A God ☆☆☆☆☆
6. Peanut Brain ☆☆☆☆☆
7. Crashed Out Wasted ☆☆☆☆☆
8. Braindead ☆☆☆☆☆
9. Double Dare ☆☆☆☆☆
10. Over & Out ☆☆☆☆☆
11. Like A God - Reprise ☆☆☆☆☆
17.
10%
Rudy
Calibre
2023

1. Stunted ☆☆☆☆☆
2. More Fool Me ☆☆☆☆☆
3. The Game ☆☆☆☆☆
4. Heaven ☆☆☆☆☆
5. Tripping Out ☆☆☆☆☆
6. Cousin ☆☆☆☆☆
7. Treason ☆☆☆☆☆
8. Dumb *** ☆☆☆☆☆
9. Flu Jet ☆☆☆☆☆
10. No Stopping ★★★☆☆
11. Warbling ☆☆☆☆☆
12. Hard To Believe ☆☆☆☆☆
13. Living Without Your Love ☆☆☆☆☆
18.
10%
The Ballad of Darren
Blur
2023

1. The Ballad ☆☆☆☆☆
2. St. Charles Square ☆☆☆☆☆
3. Barbaric ☆☆☆☆☆
4. Russian Strings ☆☆☆☆☆
5. The Everglades (For Leonard) ☆☆☆☆☆
6. The Narcissist ★★★☆☆
7. Goodbye Albert ☆☆☆☆☆
8. Far Away Island ☆☆☆☆☆
9. Avalon ☆☆☆☆☆
10. The Heights ☆☆☆☆☆
11. The Rabbi ☆☆☆☆☆
12. The Swan ☆☆☆☆☆
13. Sticks and Stones ☆☆☆☆☆
19.
10%
Motorcycle Madness
Damien Jurado
2023

1. Night of the Leopard Man ★★★☆☆
2. St. Gregory Hotel ☆☆☆☆☆
3. Leopard Man ☆☆☆☆☆
4. Bergamot ☆☆☆☆☆
5. The Shadow of St. Gregory ☆☆☆☆☆
6. Disliking the Spoons ☆☆☆☆☆
7. After the Elephants ☆☆☆☆☆
8. Ralph A. Hughes ☆☆☆☆☆
9. The Day of St. Gregory ☆☆☆☆☆
10. Joseph Billie Gwin ☆☆☆☆☆
11. Song for Billy Hurst ☆☆☆☆☆
12. Song for Catherine Kerkow ☆☆☆☆☆
13. Passing the Elephants ☆☆☆☆☆
14. I Was a Teenage Kook ☆☆☆☆☆
20.
9%
Cracker Island
Gorillaz
2023

1. Cracker Island (feat. Thundercat) ★★★☆☆
2. Oil (feat. Stevie Nicks) ☆☆☆☆☆
3. The Tired Influencer ☆☆☆☆☆
4. Silent Running (feat. Adeleye Omotayo) ☆☆☆☆☆
5. New Gold (feat. Tame Impala and Bootie Brown) ☆☆☆☆☆
6. Baby Queen ☆☆☆☆☆
7. Tarantula ☆☆☆☆☆
8. Tormenta (feat. Bad Bunny) ☆☆☆☆☆
9. Skinny Ape ☆☆☆☆☆
10. Possession Island (feat. Beck) ☆☆☆☆☆
11. Captain Chicken (feat. Del The Funky Homosapien) ☆☆☆☆☆
12. Controllah (feat. MC Bin Laden) ☆☆☆☆☆
13. Crocadillaz (feat. De La Soul and Dawn Penn) ☆☆☆☆☆
14. Silent Running (feat. Adeleye Omotayo) [2D Piano Version] ☆☆☆☆☆
15. New Gold (feat. Tame Impala and Bootie Brown) - Dom Dolla Remix ☆☆☆☆☆
21.
9%
Magic 3
Nas
2023

1. Fever ☆☆☆☆☆
2. TSK ☆☆☆☆☆
3. Superhero Status ☆☆☆☆☆
4. I Love This Feeling ☆☆☆☆☆
5. No Tears ☆☆☆☆☆
6. Never Die (feat. Lil Wayne) ★★★☆☆
7. Pretty Young Girl ☆☆☆☆☆
8. Based On True Events ☆☆☆☆☆
9. Based On True Events, Pt. 2 ☆☆☆☆☆
10. Sitting With My Thoughts ☆☆☆☆☆
11. Blue Bentley ☆☆☆☆☆
12. Jodeci Member ☆☆☆☆☆
13. Speechless, Pt. 2 ☆☆☆☆☆
14. Japanese Soul Bar ☆☆☆☆☆
15. 1-800-Nas&Hit ☆☆☆☆☆
22.
9%
Silver
Say She She
2023

1. Reeling ★★★☆☆
2. Don't You Dare Stop ☆☆☆☆☆
3. Astral Plane ☆☆☆☆☆
4. C'est Si Bon ☆☆☆☆☆
5. Entry Level ☆☆☆☆☆
6. Passing Time ☆☆☆☆☆
7. Think About It ☆☆☆☆☆
8. Questions ☆☆☆☆☆
9. Forget Me Not ☆☆☆☆☆
10. Never Say Never ☆☆☆☆☆
11. The Water ☆☆☆☆☆
12. Echo In The Chamber ☆☆☆☆☆
13. Bleeding Heart ☆☆☆☆☆
14. Find A Way ☆☆☆☆☆
15. NORMA ☆☆☆☆☆
16. Silver ☆☆☆☆☆
23.
8%
VOIR DIRE
Earl Sweatshirt
2023

1. 100 High Street ★★☆☆☆
2. Vin Skully ☆☆☆☆☆
3. Sentry (feat. MIKE) ☆☆☆☆☆
4. Heat Check ☆☆☆☆☆
5. Mancala (feat. Vince Staples) ☆☆☆☆☆
6. 27 Braids ☆☆☆☆☆
7. Mac Deuce ☆☆☆☆☆
8. Sirius Blac ☆☆☆☆☆
9. Dead Zone ☆☆☆☆☆
10. The Caliphate (feat. Vince Staples) ☆☆☆☆☆
11. Free the Ruler ☆☆☆☆☆