Tate Williams

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Best Music of 2016!

What a year, what a year of music. There were drone attacks, midnight surprise drops, the 1990s, earthquakes, tsunamis, low-flying panic attacks. [...]

December 30, 2016 Arts & Culture, Uncategorized
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Best Music of 2015

I love year end lists. Love reading them, love writing them. Something about listing music in particular captures the spirit of the year in a bottle. [...]

December 16, 2015 Arts & Culture
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Best Music of 2014

I was kind of down on 2013 in general when I did a roundup last year, but I have to say that 2014 is the best year for music I can remember, since maybe 2007. Which makes me think maybe [...]

January 4, 2015 Arts & Culture
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Best Music of 2013

When I look back at my 2012 list, and how great that year in music was, it’s probably not surprising that 2013 seemed to be a year of disappointments. That’s not to say it was a year of bad music. [...]

December 22, 2013 Arts & Culture, Blog
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Best Music of 2012

This year I made a Top 15 List instead of a Top 10 list, a decision I stand by because of the sheer volume of great music this year. Not only that, the Top 5 was crowded by the same [...]

December 26, 2012 Arts & Culture, Blog, Writing
Mr. Chair’s Best Albums of 2010!

Mr. Chair’s Best Albums of 2010!

Originally published on Mrchair I read this post by John Roderick of The Long Winters for Seattle Weekly, and it made me rethink end of year list-making. I highly recommend the read, and he makes some fine points, especially that we don’t experience music [...]

January 5, 2011 Arts & Culture, Blog, Writing
MRCHAIR’S BEST MUSIC OF THE DECADE

MRCHAIR’S BEST MUSIC OF THE DECADE

Originally posted on Mrchair Part II, Positions 10-1 10. TV On The Radio, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes Song: Staring at the Sun I really like every record they’ve put out, and their sound keeps getting more polished and sophisticated. [...]

January 19, 2010 Arts & Culture, Blog, Writing
MRCHAIR’S BEST MUSIC OF THE DECADE

MRCHAIR’S BEST MUSIC OF THE DECADE

Originally posted on mrchair. Part I, Positions 20 through 10. Sick of lists yet? No? Well okay then. Here are my 20 favorite albums of the decade. I struggled to write, and especially to order, a list like this, mainly [...]

January 10, 2010 Arts & Culture, Blog, Writing