Calvin Harris album

Have a great day. Found this album art so beautiful. Calvin Harris, Over Now, ITunes.

2020.11.17 21:47 Mush_teary_us Have a great day. Found this album art so beautiful. Calvin Harris, Over Now, ITunes.

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2020.11.12 15:20 jackisboredtoday "Loud" by Rihanna turns 10 years old today

On November 12, 2010 Rihanna released her fifth album “Loud,” an album which marked her return to uptempo dance-pop after a departure from her original sound with her previous project “Rated R.” The album contains many of Rihanna's most memorable hits such as "What's My Name," "S&M," "Man Down," "Only Girl," and more & it stands as one of the most successful albums in her career.
The album features writing & production from major names in the industry including StarGate, Polow da Don, Ester Dean, and Tricky Stewart, among others, and found Rihanna exploring her fun side amid a new image exemplified by the iconic red hair she sported throughout this album's promotion. Ahead of its release, “Loud” was preceded by two singles, "Only Girl (In the World)" and "What’s My Name," both of which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The album itself went on to debut #3 on the Billboard 200 with 207,000 first week sales, and eventually sold more than eight million copies worldwide en route to Grammy nominations for Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year. For a look back at the project I thought I would take a track-by-track look at the songs:
  1. S&M: The album opens off on a fittingly “Loud” note with the bombastic pop jam that is S&M, a major highlight in Rih’s career which became the third single from the album in January 2011. The song stirred up controversy for its overt references to rough sex and its explicit music video, which was age-restricted on YouTube for years (becoming the first age-restricted video to reach 100 million views before the restriction was removed) and banned in multiple countries for its overt sexuality. The song was also accompanied by a Britney Spears remix which was performed at the Billboard Music Awards which helped to propel it to its status as the third #1 single from this album and the 10th #1 in Rihanna's career.
  2. What’s My Name: The album’s second track is the second single, What’s My Name; a sultry pop track with a feature from her fellow superstar and on-&-off flame Drake, in the first of what would become numerous hit collaborations which are standouts in both artists’ discographies.
  3. Cheers (Drink to That): The final single from the album cycle was Cheers (Drink to That) a laid-back anthem for weekends out with your friends built around a sample of Avril Lavigne’s “I’m With You.” The song was a hit with the public, rising into the top 10 on Billboard before the single was replaced by the lead single for her next album cycle, a song titled We Found Love (remember when Rihanna was releasing so much music that the biggest problem was her putting out albums too quickly to let all the singles accomplish what they could? I miss her).
  4. Fading: The first song in the tracklist not to be a single is Fading, a lightweight breakup track featuring production from Polow da Don, and one of the songs that could have most easily fit on any of her previous albums, with a similar feel to some of the downtempo tracks on projects like Good Girl Gone Bad. I feel like this song gets overlooked (and I overlooked it too when I first got into this album) because it isn't a hit single and doesn't have a flashy feature, but it really has grown on me with time
  5. Only Girl (In the World): The lead single of the album is a huge blast of electropop bliss, as Only Girl explodes in the chorus, making a classic of turn of 2010 pop. This single was another of the three different #1 hits on the album. Interestingly, though, despite being the lead single it was not the first song to reach #1 (What’s My Name reached the spot sooner), making it the first lead single to reach the top of the chart after a later single from the same album cycle.
  6. California King Bed: The biggest ballad from this album and the 5th single, California King Bed lets Rihanna stretch her vocals out with a range that goes from an intimate performance over the gentle guitar of the verses to full-on belting as the hook arrives. This song is also the closest Rihanna has come to dabbling in country music, as she performed it alongside Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles at the ACM awards
  7. Man Down: The 4th single, Man Down was never sent to pop radio but it did reach #59 on the Hot 100 in the wake of its controversial music video, which drew mainstream news attention for portraying Rihanna killing a man who had assaulted her. The song itself, one of three songs on this album Rihanna is credited with writing, allows Rihanna to return to the reggae music that lined her first albums, and has become a fan-favorite track among the Rihanna Navy
  8. Raining Men: Originally intended as a 3rd single but scrapped soon after, Raining Men is one of the most energetic tracks on the album, boosted by a Nicki Minaj verse right in the midst of Nicki's initial run of features that consistently stole the show on every song. For an uptempo song about having endless access to different men, we were robbed of a big music video for this song.
  9. Complicated: In addition to providing one of Rihanna's most iconic twitter interactions, Complicated makes for a nice dance-pop track with Tricky Stewart production. It wasn't a single (and is in my opinion one of the more "filler" songs on this album) but it makes for an enjoyable track that helps to transition from the uptempo wildness of "Raining Men" before it to the slow jam "Skin" that follows it in the tracklist
  10. Skin: Another non-single, this is the most R&B song on the album, a truly sultry slow-jam that serves as one of Rihanna's sexiest and most underrated deep cuts, with Rih's demands that her man strip for her delivered in a voice that simmers over the tense production
  11. Love the Way You Lie (Part II): Whether in its original version or in its piano-only mix which removes the Eminem feature, Love the Way You Lie allows for the album to end on a more somber note, while still including a huge single that everybody recognizes. Much ink has already been spilled about the resonance in both Rihanna and Eminem's personal narratives that this song has, so instead I just wanna take a second to shout out her vocals on the bridge, where Rihanna belts in a way that she hadn't been able to demonstrate before this album, foreshadowing more vocal growth to come.
The album was also promoted with the Loud Tour, which spanned 98 shows from June to December, and included opening acts such as J. Cole, B.o.B & Calvin Harris. The tour went onto be the most successful of Rihanna's career at the time, grossing $90 million. In addition to the songs above, the Loud era included a handful of notable features such as Love the Way You Lie with Eminem, All of the Lights with Kanye West, Who's That Chick with David Guetta, and Fly with Nicki Minaj
To finish, here are a few more performances since I didn't know where to put these but i definitely wanted them in the post:
Medley (Love the Way You Lie/What's My Name/Only Girl) at the AMAs
Medley (Only Girl/What's My Name/S&M) at the Brit Awards
What's My Name on the X Factor
California King Bed on American Idol
S&M on the Today Show
What do all of you think of this album, its place in Rihanna's career, and the way that it's aged in the decade since its release? Any favorite moments from the era you rihmember? Or deep cuts that you think didn't get their due?
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2020.11.11 17:56 TheRoyalGodfrey October 2020 RIAA Certifications

Source is RIAA website.

Singles

Artist Single Certification Label
Lil Nas X Old Town Road (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) 13x Platinum Columbia
John Legend All of Me 13x Platinum Columbia
Bruno Mars Just the Way You Are 12x Platinum Atlantic
Bruno Mars Grenade Diamond Atlantic
Bruno Mars The Lazy Song 7x Platinum Atlantic
Bruno Mars Marry You 4x Platinum Atlantic
Bruno Mars Count On Me 3x Platinum Atlantic
Bruno Mars Talking To The Moon 2x Platinum Atlantic
Bruno Mars Runaway Baby Platinum Atlantic
Bruno Mars Liquor Store Blues (feat. Damien Marley) Gold Atlantic
Bruno Mars The Other Side (feat. CeeLo Green & B.o.B) Gold Atlantic
Future Life Is Good (feat. Drake) 7x Platinum Epic/Freebandz
Ty Dolla $ign Or Nah (feat. Wiz Khalifa & Mustard) 6x Platinum Atlantic
Polo G Pop Out (feat. Lil Tjay) 5x Platinum Columbia
Polo G Martin & Gina Platinum Columbia
Polo G Heartless (feat. Mustard) Platinum Columbia
Polo G Flex (feat. Juice Wrld) Platinum Columbia
Polo G Through the Storm Platinum Columbia
Polo G Deep Wounds Gold Columbia
Khalid & Normani Love Lies 5x Platinum RCA
TLC No Scrubs 5x Platinum Laface
Russ Losin Control 5x Platinum Columbia/Russ
GoldLink Crew (feat. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy) 4x Platinum RCA
Trey Songz Slow Motion 3x Platinum Atlantic
Trey Songz Cake Gold Atlantic
Trey Songz Dive In Gold Atlantic
Trey Songz I Need A Girl Gold Atlantic
Trey Songz All We Do Gold Atlantic
OutKast Ms. Jackson 3x Platinum Laface
OutKast B.O.B. Platinum Laface
OutKast So Fresh So Clean Platinum Laface
Calvin Harris Feels (feat. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams & Big Sean) 3x Platinum Columbia
Calvin Harris Faking It (feat. Kehlani & Lil Yachty) Platinum Columbia
Blanco Brown The Git Up 3x Platinum Broken Bow
Blanco Brown & Parmalee Just The Way Gold Stoney Creek
Jack Harlow WHATS POPPIN 3x Platinum Atlantic
YK Osiris Worth It 3x Platinum Def Jam
Trippie Redd Love Scars 2x Platinum TenThousand Projects
Trippie Redd Dark Knight Dummo (feat. Travis Scott) 2x Platinum TenThousand Projects
Diplo Wishin (feat. Trippie Redd) Platinum Mad Decent
Trippie Redd Shake It Up Platinum TenThousand Projects
Trippie Redd Taking A Walk Platinum TenThousand Projects
Trippie Redd Death (feat. DaBaby) Platinum TenThousand Projects
Trippie Redd Bust Down Platinum TenThousand Projects
Trippie Redd 1400/999 (feat. Juice Wrld) Platinum TenThousand Projects
Trippie Redd Love Scars 3 Gold TenThousand Projects
Trippie Redd Missing My Idols Gold TenThousand Projects
Trippie Redd It Takes Time Gold TenThousand Projects
Trippie Redd Under Enemy Arms Gold TenThousand Projects
Trippie Redd Bang! Gold TenThousand Projects
Trippie Redd Who Needs Love Gold TenThousand Projects
Trippie Redd Mac 10 (feat. Lil Baby & Lil Duke) Gold TenThousand Projects
Trippie Redd In Too Deep Gold TenThousand Projects
Trippie Redd Love Scars Pt. 2 / Rack City (feat. Antionia & Chris King) Gold TenThousand Projects
Trippie Redd Can't Love Gold TenThousand Projects
Trippie Redd Hate Me (feat. NBA Youngboy) Gold TenThousand Projects
Trippie Redd Love Me More Gold TenThousand Projects
Trippie Redd 6 Kiss (feat. Juice Wrld & YNW Melly) Gold TenThousand Projects
Ty Dolla $ign Blasé (feat. Future & Rae Sremmurd) 2x Platinum Atlantic
Ty Dolla $ign Clout (feat. 21 Savage) Gold Atlantic
Surfaces Sunday Best 2x Platinum TenThousand Projects
Powfu Death Bed (Coffee For Your Head) [feat. beabadoobee] 2x Platinum Columbia
H.E.R. Every Kind of Way Platinum MBK/RCA
H.E.R. Changes Gold MBK/RCA
H.E.R. Jungle Gold MBK/RCA
H.E.R. Hard Place Gold MBK/RCA
H.E.R. Avenue Gold MBK/RCA
H.E.R. Lights On Gold MBK/RCA
Logic Everyday Platinum Def Jam
Logic Black Spiderman (feat. Damian Lemar Hudson) Platinum Def Jam
Jeezy All There (feat. Bankroll Fresh) Platinum Def Jam
Jeezy Leave You Alone (feat. Ne-Yo) Platinum Def Jam
Karol G & Nicki Minaj Tusa 28x Latin Plat/1.7x Plat Universal
24kGoldn Mood (feat. iann dior) Platinum Columbia
Internet Money Lemonade (feat. Don Toliver, Gunna & NAV) Platinum TenThousand Projects
Lil Tjay Ruthless Platinum Columbia
Mac Miller Good News Platinum Warner
Joji Yeah Right Platinum 88rising/12Tone
NAV & Gunna Turks (feat. Travis Scott) Platinum XO/Republic
NF When I Grow Up Platinum Caroline
Bhad Babie Hi Bich Platinum Atlantic
Rod Wave Poison Gold Alamo
Rod Wave Dark Clouds Gold Alamo
Rod Wave Close Enough to Hurt Gold Alamo
Cordae Have Mercy Gold [email protected]
Lil Yachty Oprah's Bank Account (feat. DaBaby & Drake) Gold QC/Motown
MGK A Little More (feat. Victoria Monét) Gold Bad Boy/Interscope
2KBABY Old Streets Gold Masked/Warner
DJ Scheme & Danny Towers How You Feel? (feat. Ski Mask the Slump God & Lil Yachty) Gold Scheme/Empire
Saweetie Tap In Gold Warner
Will Smith Friend Like Me Gold Disney
YFN Lucci Wet (She Got That...) Gold Think It's A Game/Warner
2 Chainz Rule the World (feat. Ariana Grande) Gold Def Jam
DJ Shadow Nobody Speak (feat. Run The Jewels) Gold Mass Appeal
6 Dogs Faygo Dreams Gold 6 Dog Records
Money Man 24 (feat. Lil Baby) Gold Black Circle/Empire
Tyla Yaweh Tommy Lee Gold Epic
iann dior Prospect (feat. Lil Baby) Gold TenThousand Projects
Labrinth Still Don't Know My Name Milan/Sony
Chloe x Halle Do It Gold Columbia

Albums

Artist Album Certification Label
Whitney Houston Whitney Diamond Arista
Bruno Mars Doo-Waps & Holligans 6x Platinum Atlantic
John Legend Get Lifted 2x Platinum Columbia
Metro Boomin Not All Heroes Wear Capes Platinum Republic
NBA Youngboy Still Flexin, Still Steppin Gold Atlantic
Ty Dolla $ign Beach House 3 Gold Atlantic
Trippie Redd A Love Letter to You 4 Gold TenThousand Projects
Trippie Redd A Love Letter to You 3 Gold TenThousand Projects
How Do Certifications work?
When a song has 150,000,000 streams in the US or 1,000,000 sales, an artist can purchase a certification (for around ~$300). You don't automatically get a plaque when you cross the threshold. The label or the artist needs to buy it. Often artists will buy certifications in bulk before they release new music.
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2020.11.11 17:10 cilantro_samosa [OC] What would rosters look like if you took the top 950+ players in WS/48 and put them on teams they grew up near?

If this seems familiar, I actually did a version with 700 players and minimum 15000 minutes played. I dropped the minutes requirement to 10000 to include players who spent most/all of their career in the ABA and players who burned bright but had injury troubles (Brandon Roy and Doug Collins).
If you're not a fan of reading a lot of text, here's the imgur link to rosters, although you should know I added 25 new teams! There is a TL;DR at the bottom!

Inspiration

Ever since LeBron went back to Cleveland, it's always fascinated me on what rosters would look like if everyone went home. I did this during the shutdown for the current rosters (all 514 players that played a game in 2019-2020 before the shutdown plus Jusuf Nurkic, who would have returned had the season continued normally)!

Player Pool and Team Pool

I used the top 957 players who have at least 10000 minutes played in their career.
Why 10000 minutes played? Because that's the lower standard set by Basketball-Reference to get on their ABA career leaderboard (15000 MP for NBA). I added George Mikan, because even though he hasn't played enough minutes, he's featured in All-Time ESPN NBARank and Bill Simmons Hall of Fame Pyramid.

I started off with the current 30 teams. To split up the Lakers and Clippers, I gave the Clippers their proposed Inglewood site.
As I looked at the map of player hometowns, I realized that there were:
  1. some areas that had a lot of players, but few close NBA teams.
  2. conversely, some areas that had bloated rosters with too many players
Based off city population and arena size, I added 25 new teams. I relaxed my arena restrictions (minimum capacity before was 10000).
New Teams:
Team Arena (Capacity) Notables
Anaheim Amigos Honda Center (18336) Kawhi Leonard, Reggie Miller, Bill Walton
Baltimore Bullets Royal Farms Arena (12289) Dominique Wilkins, Carmelo Anthony, Sam Cassell
Berkeley Bears Haas Pavilion (11858) Bill Russell, Damian Lillard, Paul Pierce
Birmingham Barons Legacy Arena (17654) Charles Barkley, Eric Bledsoe, Artis Gilmore
Capital City Go-Go Entertainment and Sports Arena (4200) Allen Iverson, Kevin Durant, Moses Malone
College Park Skyhawks Gateway Center Arena (3500) Dwight Howard, Josh Smith, Norm Nixon
Gary Steelheads Genesis Convention Center (6500) Shawn Kemp, Jack Sikma, Glenn Robinson
Indianapolis Jaguars Indiana Farmers Coliseum (6800) Jerry Lucas, Zach Randolph, John Paxson
Lansing Spartans Breslin Student Events Center (14759) Magic Johnson, Devin Booker, Draymond Green
Lexington Wildcats Rupp Arena (20545) Hal Greer, Neil Johnston, Dave Cowens
Long Island Knights Nassau Coliseum (14500) Julius Erving, Tobias Harris, Calvin Murphy
Louisville Colonels KFC Yum Center (22090) Larry Bird, Rajon Rondo, Wes Unseld
Newark Americans Prudential Center (18711) Kyrie Irving, Rick Barry, Shaquille O'Neal
North Little Rock RimRockers Simmons Bank Arena (18000) Scottie Pippen, Sidney Moncrief, Joe Johnson
Pittsburgh Ironmen PPG Paints Arena (19100) Pete Maravich, John Havlicek, Maurice Lucas
Queens Red Storm Carnesecca Arena (5602) Bob Cousy, Kemba Walker, Anthony Mason
Raleigh Cougars PNC Arena (19722) Michael Jordan, John Wall, Sam Jones
Rosemont Rush Allstate Arena (17500) Dan Issel, Shawn Marion, Bill Laimbeer
Seattle SuperSonics KeyArena (18600) John Stockton, Steve Nash, Detlef Schrempf
Shreveport Storm CenturyLink Center (13000) Karl Malone, Joe Dumars, Willis Reed
South Side Sky Wintrust Arena (10387) Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, Anthony Davis
Spirits of St. Louis Enterprise Center (22000) Bradley Beal, Andre Iguodala, Harry Gallatin
Westwood Bruins Pauley Pavilion (13800) Gilbert Arenas, Gail Goodrich, Jrue Holiday
Winston-Salem Demon Deacons Lawrence Joel Coliseum (14665) Jerry West, Chris Paul, Bob McAdoo
Wynnewood Hawks Hagan Arena (4200) Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain, Kyle Lowry

The Process

I created rotations to the best of my ability, but I am not proclaiming these as the be-all, end-all
Next phase was to add international players
And with that, here are the all-time hometown rosters including internationals in italics! (If you're more of a visual person, here's the imgur link where I also included regular season stats and career accolades)

Anaheim Amigos

PG SG SF PF C
darren collison reggie miller george yardley kawhi leonard bill walton
greg anthony jim barnett greg ballard cliff levingston mark eaton
paul neumann jared dudley bryon russell keith van horn bob rule
cj watson adam keefe steve johnson
scott williams coby dietrick

Atlanta Hawks

PG SG SF PF C
walt frazier dale ellis shareef abdur-rahim larry nance dikembe mutombo
sedale threatt lou williams mike mitchell horace grant al horford
matt harpring chris morris harvey grant dale davis
jeremy lamb willie anderson al-farouq aminu jim fox
shandon anderson alvin scott jj hickson kelvin cato
jodie meeks zaza pachulia

Baltimore Bullets

PG SG SF PF C
sam cassell reggie lewis carmelo anthony dominique wilkins marvin webster
muggsy bogues will barton rudy gay billy owens
gene shue dudley bradley reggie williams
dave twardzik

Berkeley Bears

PG SG SF PF C
gary payton damian lillard jason kidd paul pierce bill russell
lester conner phil chenier bruce bowen paul silas antonio davis
jon barry brent barry drew gooden brook lopez
nate williams cliff robinson robin lopez
bison dele

Birmingham Barons

PG SG SF PF C
eric bledsoe andrew toney john drew charles barkley artis gilmore
wesley person robert horry antonio mcdyess ben wallace
tr dunn gerald wallace larry kenon theo ratliff
derrick mckey clarence weatherspoon leon douglas
reggie king demarre carroll
buck johnson

Boston Celtics

PG SG SF PF C
dana barros vinny del negro vin baker andre drummond
michael adams rick mahorn marcus camby
travis best matt bonner
johnny egan

Brooklyn Nets

PG SG SF PF C
lenny wilkens chris mullin bernard king connie hawkins ray felix
stephon marbury world b free billy cunningham rudy larusso zaid abdul-aziz
carl braun rolando blackman roger brown taj gibson len elmore
mark jackson vinnie johnson doug moe john salley
george thompson jr smith jim mcmillian
john roche bob verga walter simon

Capital City Go-Go

PG SG SF PF C
allen iverson paul pressey bob dandridge kevin durant moses malone
ty lawson victor oladipo walt williams joe smith alonzo mourning
gerald henderson delonte west allan bristow ed davis mark west
jarrett jack dante cunningham jr reid

Charlotte Hornets

PG SG SF PF C
stephen curry ray allen james worthy kevin garnett brad daugherty
darrell armstrong david thompson alex english bobby jones jermaine o'neal
sleepy floyd walter davis khris middleton antawn jamison hassan whiteside
jim cleamons anthony morrow xavier mcdaniel trevor booker clifford ray
anthony johnson tyrone corbin mikki moore pervis ellison
bismack biyombo

Chicago Bulls

PG SG SF PF C
isiah thomas jeff hornacek mark aguirre terry cummings george mikan
doc rivers hersey hawkins luol deng toni kukoc joakim noah
patrick beverley michael finley andres nocioni mickey johnson nazr mohammed
corey maggette jim brewer luc longley

Cleveland Cavaliers

PG SG SF PF C
cj mccollum michael redd lebron james charles oakley nate thurmond
larry jones kevin martin james posey gus johnson zydrunas ilgauskas
antonio daniels alvin robertson ruben patterson anderson varejao
eric snow dick snyder phil hubbard tom boerwinkle
earl boykins larry siegfried kosta koufos

College Park Skyhawks

PG SG SF PF C
norm nixon jeff malone sam mitchell josh smith dwight howard
charlie ward kentavious caldwell-pope jae crowder derrick favors tree rollins
lloyd neal elmore smith
wayne cooper
joe meriweather

Dallas Mavericks

PG SG SF PF C
deron williams ricky pierce dennis rodman dirk nowitzki chris bosh
mookie blaylock marcus smart willie naulls larry johnson lamarcus aldridge
micheal williams damon jones cj miles kenyon martin tony battie
spud webb dave stallworth julius randle alton lister
jj barea kurt thomas greg ostertag
oliver miller

Denver Nuggets

PG SG SF PF C
chauncey billups micheal ray richardson danilo gallinari paul millsap nikola jokic
chuck williams reggie jackson scott wedman james johnson nene hilario
eric piatkowski eduardo najera
pat garrity

Detroit Pistons

PG SG SF PF C
archie clark steve smith george gervin chris webber mel daniels
bj armstrong ralph simpson shane battier dave debusschere dan roundfield
paul seymour jalen rose campy russell rudy tomjanovich kevin willis
kelvin ransey voshon lenard steve mix grant long derrick coleman
johnny davis terry tyler terry mills tim mccormick
jonas jerebko

Gary Steelheads

PG SG SF PF C
scott skiles dick barnett chet walker shawn kemp jack sikma
quinn buckner kendall gill glenn robinson mason plumlee
craig hodges junior bridgeman eddy curry
rod higgins

Golden State Warriors

PG SG SF PF C
kc jones phil smith willie wise kenny sears rich kelley
jeremy lin mickael pietrus aaron gordon red rocha
eddie house tom meschery darnell hillman
kurt rambis andris biedrins
kevin restani dennis awtrey

Houston Rockets

PG SG SF PF C
slater martin clyde drexler jimmy butler hakeem olajuwon yao ming
joe caldwell rashard lewis luis scola deandre jordan
dwight jones zelmo beaty
emeka okafor
kendrick perkins
chris andersen

Indiana Pacers

PG SG SF PF C
oscar robertson dick van arsdale gordon hayward george mcginnis clyde lovellette
louie dampier kevin grevey terry dischinger alan henderson rik smits
mike conley jon mcglocklin bojan bogdanovic ian mahinmi
jeff teague mike woodson larry steele
jim price courtney lee randy wittman
bill keller
jerry sichting

Indianapolis Jaguars

PG SG SF PF C
john paxson jim paxson bonzi wells jerry lucas wayne embry
george hill gary harris zach randolph kent benson
allen leavell eric gordon johnny green jim davis
kyle macy ron harper goose ligon
john mengelt

Lansing Spartans

PG SG SF PF C
magic johnson devin booker morris peterson draymond green brad miller
dan majerle jason richardson loy vaught javale mcgee
trent tucker jay vincent ben poquette

Lexington Wildcats

PG SG SF PF C
glen combs hal greer louis orr neil johnston dave cowens
freddie lewis clem haskins barry clemens brian grant arnie risen
george king tyrone hill dave robisch
jack coleman chuck share
patrick patterson lasalle thompson

Long Island Knights

PG SG SF PF C
calvin murphy wally szczerbiak julius erving tobias harris jeff ruland
foots walker randy smith charles smith tom gugliotta mike gminski
mike james john williamson danny green frank brickowski

Los Angeles Clippers

PG SG SF PF C
russell westbrook james harden demar derozan dave greenwood swen nater
dennis johnson bill sharman tayshaun prince curtis rowe elden campbell
mack calvin paul westphal bob gross
andre miller byron scott josh childress
reggie theus kyle korver jan van breda kolff
brandon jennings jay humphries arron afflalo

Los Angeles Lakers

PG SG SF PF C
baron davis michael cooper paul george sidney wicks pau gasol
darwin cook stacey augmon marques johnson mel hutchins john block
lucious harris cedric ceballos amir johnson darrall imhoff
tracy murray trevor ariza john williams
rick fox
dorell wright

Louisville Colonels

PG SG SF PF C
rajon rondo frank ramsey cliff hagan larry bird wes unseld
don buse darel carrier allan houston les hunter clyde lee
ted mcclain derek anderson greg smith felton spencer
butch beard greg buckner
chris whitney

Memphis Grizzlies

PG SG SF PF C
anfernee hardaway adrian smith corliss williamson bailey howell spencer haywood
tony delk bingo smith otto porter michael cage marc gasol
thaddeus young sam lacey
terry catledge lorenzen wright
popeye jones

Miami Heat

PG SG SF PF C
derek harper mitch richmond eddie jones otis thorpe rony seikaly
goran dragic tim hardaway jr raja bell udonis haslem neal walk
james jones otto moore

Milwaukee Bucks

PG SG SF PF C
terry porter fred brown latrell sprewell giannis antetokounmpo andrew bogut
devin harris wesley matthews caron butler ersan ilyasova jim chones
nick van exel carlos delfino don kojis carl landry kevin kunnert
bill hanzlik paul griffin kurt nimphius
luc mbah a moute

Minnesota Timberwolves

PG SG SF PF C
ricky rubio ron boone harrison barnes vern mikkelsen kevin mchale
kirk hinrich dick garmaker mike miller bob boozer gorgui dieng
devean george mark olberding raef lafrentz
kris humphries randy breuer
nick collison joel przybilla

New Orleans Pelicans

PG SG SF PF C
dj augustin kerry kittles danny granger bob pettit demarcus cousins
mo williams don chaney purvis short hot rod williams al jefferson
avery johnson mahmoud abdul-rauf cincinnatus powell brandon bass greg monroe
chris duhon bobby phills reggie evans george johnson
marcus thornton glen davis mike green
othella harrington erick dampier
cornell warner harvey catchings

New York Knicks

PG SG SF PF C
tiny archibald charlie scott metta world peace dolph schayes kareem abdul-jabbar
rod strickland jeff mullins tom sanders tom heinsohn patrick ewing
bobby wanzer mario elie jamal mashburn elton brand sam perkins
vern fleming david west billy paultz
olden polynice

Newark Americans

PG SG SF PF C
kyrie irving bob weiss rick barry troy murphy shaquille o'neal
brian taylor kelly tripucka al harrington karl-anthony towns
larry brown eric williams tim thomas andrew bynum
al attles kenneth faried chris gatling
brevin knight nenad krstic mark bryant
eric murdock

North Little Rock RimRockers

PG SG SF PF C
derek fisher sidney moncrief scottie pippen larry smith caldwell jones
joe johnson glen rice wil jones joe barry carroll
eddie miles ronnie brewer anthony tolliver andrew lang
fred jones charles jones

Oklahoma City Thunder

PG SG SF PF C
mark price john starks thabo sefolosha blake griffin alvan adams
darnell valentine craig ehlo maurice evans serge ibaka steven adams
jim king wayman tisdale enes kanter
antoine carr

Orlando Magic

PG SG SF PF C
dee brown tracy mcgrady vince carter amare stoudemire darryl dawkins
chucky atkins otis birdsong hedo turkoglu truck robinson nikola vucevic
eddie johnson (78-87) evan fournier chandler parsons red robbins matt geiger
carlos arroyo marreese speights will perdue
kwame brown
clemon johnson

Philadelphia 76ers

PG SG SF PF C
jameer nelson earl monroe paul arizin larry foust samuel dalembert
bill melchionni geoff petrie tyreke evans warren davis chris dudley
chris ford michael kidd-gilchrist jim washington jason thompson
matt guokas ollie johnson ray scott
malik rose

Phoenix Suns

PG SG SF PF C
fat lever leandro barbosa richard jefferson sean elliott channing frye
mike bibby jerryd bayless arthur becker
kenny thomas

Pittsburgh Ironmen

PG SG SF PF C
norm van lier pete maravich john havlicek armen gilliam maurice lucas
brad davis billy knight jack twyman len chappell pat cummings
johnny moore stu lantz jack marin
ron williams
george king

Portland Trail Blazers

PG SG SF PF C
terrell brandon klay thompson nicolas batum kevin love arvydas sabonis
damon stoudamire danny ainge mike dunleavy jr ac green mychal thompson
steve jones terrence ross mel counts
mike newlin dave gambee

Queens Red Storm

PG SG SF PF C
bob cousy richie guerin lamar odom anthony mason leroy ellis
kemba walker gus williams mike riordan ed pinckney tom owens
dick mcguire ben gordon rodney mccray bob kauffman
kenny anderson brian winters malik sealy charlie villanueva
kenny smith ray williams maurice harkless
rafer alston ernie grunfeld

Raleigh Cougars

PG SG SF PF C
john wall michael jordan cedric maxwell buck williams walt bellamy
nate mcmillan sam jones jerome kersey pj tucker randy denton
phil ford bryant stith jerry stackhouse chris wilcox
john lucas ml carr chucky brown
ramon sessions rodney rogers
henry bibby

Rosemont Rush

PG SG SF PF C
flynn robinson nick anderson shawn marion dan issel bill laimbeer
shaun livingston anthony parker robert covington bob netolicky dave corzine
don nelson aaron williams

Sacramento Kings

PG SG SF PF C
kevin johnson matt barnes omri casspi peja stojakovic vlade divac
beno udrih francisco garcia ryan anderson bill cartwright
jim eakins
james donaldson
chuck hayes

San Antonio Spurs

PG SG SF PF C
tony parker manu ginobili robert reid tim duncan rasho nesterovic
david wesley marco belinelli bo outlaw boris diaw luke jackson
patty mills bill bridges jeff foster

Seattle SuperSonics

PG SG SF PF C
john stockton steve nash detlef schrempf carlos boozer byron beck
isaiah thomas brandon roy doug christie marvin williams james edwards
nate robinson jason terry martell webster vladimir radmanovic steve hawes
mario chalmers jamal crawford mike lewis
luke ridnour rodney stuckey blair rasmussen

Shreveport Storm

PG SG SF PF C
jimmy jones joe dumars calvin natt karl malone willis reed
james silas orlando woolridge elvin hayes robert parish
bob love benoit benjamin
john beasley pj brown
stromile swift ervin johnson

South Side Sky

PG SG SF PF C
derrick rose dwyane wade cazzie russell juwan howard anthony davis
maurice cheeks tony allen eddie johnson(81-99) bill robinzine red kerr
tim hardaway quentin richardson ron anderson jason maxiell
rickey green sonny parker bobby simmons
kevin porter
darrell walker

Spirits of St. Louis

PG SG SF PF C
jo jo white bradley beal andre iguodala harry gallatin ed macauley
lucius allen donnie freeman jerry sloan david lee gene moore
andy phillip warren jabali bill bradley laphonso ellis steve stipanovich
tyronn lue doug collins alec burks jon koncak
anthony peeler kevin gamble bob ferry
john brown

Toronto Raptors

PG SG SF PF C
larry costello george carter clifford robinson tristan thompson bob lanier
jose calderon cory joseph christian laettner jonas valanciunas
kelly olynyk jamaal magloire
andray blatche danny schayes
walter dukes

Utah Jazz

PG SG SF PF C
joe ingles andrei kirilenko tom chambers rudy gobert
fred roberts mehmet okur
phil jackson shawn bradley

Washington Wizards

PG SG SF PF C
steve francis adrian dantley grant hill elgin baylor david robinson
sherman douglas dave bing dennis scott thurl bailey ralph sampson
gene littles austin carr jerome williams kenny carr roy hibbert
johnny dawkins dell curry danny ferry kermit washington marcin gortat
hubert davis jeff green jerami grant curtis perry
john battle michael smith
john tresvant

Westwood Bruins

PG SG SF PF C
gilbert arenas gail goodrich chris mills kiki vandeweghe tyson chandler
jrue holiday steve kerr jamaal wilkes lonnie shelton
chris childs austin croshere

Winston-Salem Demon Deacons

PG SG SF PF C
chris paul jerry west josh howard happy hairston bob mcadoo
jason williams lou hudson johnny newman danny manning brendan haywood
bobby jackson jj redick george lynch
jimmy walker
rod thorn

Wynnewood Hawks

PG SG SF PF C
kyle lowry kobe bryant richard hamilton rasheed wallace wilt chamberlain
walt hazzard aaron mckie tom gola donyell marshall sam bowie
alvin williams cuttino mobley roy hinson marcus morris tom mcmillen
bob sura mike bantom markieff morris
mike gale gene banks trooper washington
hakim warrick

Best Positional Groups (in my opinion)

(in reverse alphabetical order)
Best Guards: Winston-Salem, South Side, Seattle, Queens, LA Clippers, Indiana
Best Wings: Washington, North Little Rock, Long Island, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Charlotte
Best Bigs: Shreveport, Portland, New York, Houston, Detroit, Dallas, Birmingham

TL;DR

What did you do?
Why did you do it?
Who did you use?
New Teams:
Team Notables
Anaheim Amigos Kawhi, Reggie, Bill Walton
Baltimore Bullets Dominique, Melo
Berkeley Bears Bill Russell, Dame, Paul Pierce
Birmingham Barons Barkley, Eric Bledsoe, Artis Gilmore
Capital City Go-Go AI, KD, Moses
College Park Skyhawks Dwight Howard, Josh Smith
Gary Steelheads Shawn Kemp, Sikma
Indianapolis Jaguars Jerry Lucas, Zach Randolph
Lansing Spartans Magic, D-Book, Draymond
Lexington Wildcats Hal Greer, Cowens
Long Island Knights Dr J, Tobias Harris
Louisville Colonels Bird, Rondo, Unseld
Newark Americans Kyrie, Rick Barry, Shaq
North Little Rock RimRockers Pippen, Sidney Moncrief, Iso Joe
Pittsburgh Ironmen Pistol Pete, Havlicek
Queens Red Storm Cousy, Kemba
Raleigh Cougars Michael Jordan, John Wall
Rosemont Rush Shawn Marion, Laimbeer
Seattle SuperSonics Stockton, Steve Nash, Schrempf
Shreveport Storm Mailman, Dumars, Willis Reed
South Side Sky Dwyane Wade, D-Rose, Anthony Davis
Spirits of St. Louis Beal, Iguodala
Westwood Bruins Arenas, Jrue
Winston-Salem Demon Deacons Logo, CP3
Wynnewood Hawks Kobe, Wilt, Lowry
How did you do it?
Where did you do it?
Are you a nephew?

If you made it this far, thank you for reading! I hope y'all enjoyed the read!
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2020.11.11 17:04 cilantro_samosa [OC] What would rosters look like if you took the top 950+ players in WS/48 and put them on teams they grew up near?

If this seems familiar, I actually did a version with 700 players and minimum 15000 minutes played. I dropped the minutes requirement to 10000 to include players who spent most/all of their career in the ABA and players who burned bright but had injury troubles (Brandon Roy and Doug Collins).
If you're not a fan of reading a lot of text, here's the imgur link to rosters, although you should know I added 25 new teams! There is a TL;DR at the bottom!

Inspiration

Ever since LeBron went back to Cleveland, it's always fascinated me on what rosters would look like if everyone went home. I did this during the shutdown for the current rosters (all 514 players that played a game in 2019-2020 before the shutdown plus Jusuf Nurkic, who would have returned had the season continued normally)!

Player Pool and Team Pool

I used the top 957 players who have at least 10000 minutes played in their career.
Why 10000 minutes played? Because that's the lower standard set by Basketball-Reference to get on their ABA career leaderboard (15000 MP for NBA). I added George Mikan, because even though he hasn't played enough minutes, he's featured in All-Time ESPN NBARank and Bill Simmons Hall of Fame Pyramid.

I started off with the current 30 teams. To split up the Lakers and Clippers, I gave the Clippers their proposed Inglewood site.
As I looked at the map of player hometowns, I realized that there were:
  1. some areas that had a lot of players, but few close NBA teams.
  2. conversely, some areas that had bloated rosters with too many players
Based off city population and arena size, I added 25 new teams. I relaxed my arena restrictions (minimum capacity before was 10000).
New Teams:
Team Arena (Capacity) Notables
Anaheim Amigos Honda Center (18336) Kawhi Leonard, Reggie Miller, Bill Walton
Baltimore Bullets Royal Farms Arena (12289) Dominique Wilkins, Carmelo Anthony, Sam Cassell
Berkeley Bears Haas Pavilion (11858) Bill Russell, Damian Lillard, Paul Pierce
Birmingham Barons Legacy Arena (17654) Charles Barkley, Eric Bledsoe, Artis Gilmore
Capital City Go-Go Entertainment and Sports Arena (4200) Allen Iverson, Kevin Durant, Moses Malone
College Park Skyhawks Gateway Center Arena (3500) Dwight Howard, Josh Smith, Norm Nixon
Gary Steelheads Genesis Convention Center (6500) Shawn Kemp, Jack Sikma, Glenn Robinson
Indianapolis Jaguars Indiana Farmers Coliseum (6800) Jerry Lucas, Zach Randolph, John Paxson
Lansing Spartans Breslin Student Events Center (14759) Magic Johnson, Devin Booker, Draymond Green
Lexington Wildcats Rupp Arena (20545) Hal Greer, Neil Johnston, Dave Cowens
Long Island Knights Nassau Coliseum (14500) Julius Erving, Tobias Harris, Calvin Murphy
Louisville Colonels KFC Yum Center (22090) Larry Bird, Rajon Rondo, Wes Unseld
Newark Americans Prudential Center (18711) Kyrie Irving, Rick Barry, Shaquille O'Neal
North Little Rock RimRockers Simmons Bank Arena (18000) Scottie Pippen, Sidney Moncrief, Joe Johnson
Pittsburgh Ironmen PPG Paints Arena (19100) Pete Maravich, John Havlicek, Maurice Lucas
Queens Red Storm Carnesecca Arena (5602) Bob Cousy, Kemba Walker, Anthony Mason
Raleigh Cougars PNC Arena (19722) Michael Jordan, John Wall, Sam Jones
Rosemont Rush Allstate Arena (17500) Dan Issel, Shawn Marion, Bill Laimbeer
Seattle SuperSonics KeyArena (18600) John Stockton, Steve Nash, Detlef Schrempf
Shreveport Storm CenturyLink Center (13000) Karl Malone, Joe Dumars, Willis Reed
South Side Sky Wintrust Arena (10387) Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, Anthony Davis
Spirits of St. Louis Enterprise Center (22000) Bradley Beal, Andre Iguodala, Harry Gallatin
Westwood Bruins Pauley Pavilion (13800) Gilbert Arenas, Gail Goodrich, Jrue Holiday
Winston-Salem Demon Deacons Lawrence Joel Coliseum (14665) Jerry West, Chris Paul, Bob McAdoo
Wynnewood Hawks Hagan Arena (4200) Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain, Kyle Lowry

The Process

I created rotations to the best of my ability, but I am not proclaiming these as the be-all, end-all
Next phase was to add international players
And with that, here are the all-time hometown rosters including internationals in italics! (If you're more of a visual person, here's the imgur link where I also included regular season stats and career accolades)

Anaheim Amigos

PG SG SF PF C
darren collison reggie miller george yardley kawhi leonard bill walton
greg anthony jim barnett greg ballard cliff levingston mark eaton
paul neumann jared dudley bryon russell keith van horn bob rule
cj watson adam keefe steve johnson
scott williams coby dietrick

Atlanta Hawks

PG SG SF PF C
walt frazier dale ellis shareef abdur-rahim larry nance dikembe mutombo
sedale threatt lou williams mike mitchell horace grant al horford
matt harpring chris morris harvey grant dale davis
jeremy lamb willie anderson al-farouq aminu jim fox
shandon anderson alvin scott jj hickson kelvin cato
jodie meeks zaza pachulia

Baltimore Bullets

PG SG SF PF C
sam cassell reggie lewis carmelo anthony dominique wilkins marvin webster
muggsy bogues will barton rudy gay billy owens
gene shue dudley bradley reggie williams
dave twardzik

Berkeley Bears

PG SG SF PF C
gary payton damian lillard jason kidd paul pierce bill russell
lester conner phil chenier bruce bowen paul silas antonio davis
jon barry brent barry drew gooden brook lopez
nate williams cliff robinson robin lopez
bison dele

Birmingham Barons

PG SG SF PF C
eric bledsoe andrew toney john drew charles barkley artis gilmore
wesley person robert horry antonio mcdyess ben wallace
tr dunn gerald wallace larry kenon theo ratliff
derrick mckey clarence weatherspoon leon douglas
reggie king demarre carroll
buck johnson

Boston Celtics

PG SG SF PF C
dana barros vinny del negro vin baker andre drummond
michael adams rick mahorn marcus camby
travis best matt bonner
johnny egan

Brooklyn Nets

PG SG SF PF C
lenny wilkens chris mullin bernard king connie hawkins ray felix
stephon marbury world b free billy cunningham rudy larusso zaid abdul-aziz
carl braun rolando blackman roger brown taj gibson len elmore
mark jackson vinnie johnson doug moe john salley
george thompson jr smith jim mcmillian
john roche bob verga walter simon

Capital City Go-Go

PG SG SF PF C
allen iverson paul pressey bob dandridge kevin durant moses malone
ty lawson victor oladipo walt williams joe smith alonzo mourning
gerald henderson delonte west allan bristow ed davis mark west
jarrett jack dante cunningham jr reid

Charlotte Hornets

PG SG SF PF C
stephen curry ray allen james worthy kevin garnett brad daugherty
darrell armstrong david thompson alex english bobby jones jermaine o'neal
sleepy floyd walter davis khris middleton antawn jamison hassan whiteside
jim cleamons anthony morrow xavier mcdaniel trevor booker clifford ray
anthony johnson tyrone corbin mikki moore pervis ellison
bismack biyombo

Chicago Bulls

PG SG SF PF C
isiah thomas jeff hornacek mark aguirre terry cummings george mikan
doc rivers hersey hawkins luol deng toni kukoc joakim noah
patrick beverley michael finley andres nocioni mickey johnson nazr mohammed
corey maggette jim brewer luc longley

Cleveland Cavaliers

PG SG SF PF C
cj mccollum michael redd lebron james charles oakley nate thurmond
larry jones kevin martin james posey gus johnson zydrunas ilgauskas
antonio daniels alvin robertson ruben patterson anderson varejao
eric snow dick snyder phil hubbard tom boerwinkle
earl boykins larry siegfried kosta koufos

College Park Skyhawks

PG SG SF PF C
norm nixon jeff malone sam mitchell josh smith dwight howard
charlie ward kentavious caldwell-pope jae crowder derrick favors tree rollins
lloyd neal elmore smith
wayne cooper
joe meriweather

Dallas Mavericks

PG SG SF PF C
deron williams ricky pierce dennis rodman dirk nowitzki chris bosh
mookie blaylock marcus smart willie naulls larry johnson lamarcus aldridge
micheal williams damon jones cj miles kenyon martin tony battie
spud webb dave stallworth julius randle alton lister
jj barea kurt thomas greg ostertag
oliver miller

Denver Nuggets

PG SG SF PF C
chauncey billups micheal ray richardson danilo gallinari paul millsap nikola jokic
chuck williams reggie jackson scott wedman james johnson nene hilario
eric piatkowski eduardo najera
pat garrity

Detroit Pistons

PG SG SF PF C
archie clark steve smith george gervin chris webber mel daniels
bj armstrong ralph simpson shane battier dave debusschere dan roundfield
paul seymour jalen rose campy russell rudy tomjanovich kevin willis
kelvin ransey voshon lenard steve mix grant long derrick coleman
johnny davis terry tyler terry mills tim mccormick
jonas jerebko

Gary Steelheads

PG SG SF PF C
scott skiles dick barnett chet walker shawn kemp jack sikma
quinn buckner kendall gill glenn robinson mason plumlee
craig hodges junior bridgeman eddy curry
rod higgins

Golden State Warriors

PG SG SF PF C
kc jones phil smith willie wise kenny sears rich kelley
jeremy lin mickael pietrus aaron gordon red rocha
eddie house tom meschery darnell hillman
kurt rambis andris biedrins
kevin restani dennis awtrey

Houston Rockets

PG SG SF PF C
slater martin clyde drexler jimmy butler hakeem olajuwon yao ming
joe caldwell rashard lewis luis scola deandre jordan
dwight jones zelmo beaty
emeka okafor
kendrick perkins
chris andersen

Indiana Pacers

PG SG SF PF C
oscar robertson dick van arsdale gordon hayward george mcginnis clyde lovellette
louie dampier kevin grevey terry dischinger alan henderson rik smits
mike conley jon mcglocklin bojan bogdanovic ian mahinmi
jeff teague mike woodson larry steele
jim price courtney lee randy wittman
bill keller
jerry sichting

Indianapolis Jaguars

PG SG SF PF C
john paxson jim paxson bonzi wells jerry lucas wayne embry
george hill gary harris zach randolph kent benson
allen leavell eric gordon johnny green jim davis
kyle macy ron harper goose ligon
john mengelt

Lansing Spartans

PG SG SF PF C
magic johnson devin booker morris peterson draymond green brad miller
dan majerle jason richardson loy vaught javale mcgee
trent tucker jay vincent ben poquette

Lexington Wildcats

PG SG SF PF C
glen combs hal greer louis orr neil johnston dave cowens
freddie lewis clem haskins barry clemens brian grant arnie risen
george king tyrone hill dave robisch
jack coleman chuck share
patrick patterson lasalle thompson

Long Island Knights

PG SG SF PF C
calvin murphy wally szczerbiak julius erving tobias harris jeff ruland
foots walker randy smith charles smith tom gugliotta mike gminski
mike james john williamson danny green frank brickowski

Los Angeles Clippers

PG SG SF PF C
russell westbrook james harden demar derozan dave greenwood swen nater
dennis johnson bill sharman tayshaun prince curtis rowe elden campbell
mack calvin paul westphal bob gross
andre miller byron scott josh childress
reggie theus kyle korver jan van breda kolff
brandon jennings jay humphries arron afflalo

Los Angeles Lakers

PG SG SF PF C
baron davis michael cooper paul george sidney wicks pau gasol
darwin cook stacey augmon marques johnson mel hutchins john block
lucious harris cedric ceballos amir johnson darrall imhoff
tracy murray trevor ariza john williams
rick fox
dorell wright

Louisville Colonels

PG SG SF PF C
rajon rondo frank ramsey cliff hagan larry bird wes unseld
don buse darel carrier allan houston les hunter clyde lee
ted mcclain derek anderson greg smith felton spencer
butch beard greg buckner
chris whitney

Memphis Grizzlies

PG SG SF PF C
anfernee hardaway adrian smith corliss williamson bailey howell spencer haywood
tony delk bingo smith otto porter michael cage marc gasol
thaddeus young sam lacey
terry catledge lorenzen wright
popeye jones

Miami Heat

PG SG SF PF C
derek harper mitch richmond eddie jones otis thorpe rony seikaly
goran dragic tim hardaway jr raja bell udonis haslem neal walk
james jones otto moore

Milwaukee Bucks

PG SG SF PF C
terry porter fred brown latrell sprewell giannis antetokounmpo andrew bogut
devin harris wesley matthews caron butler ersan ilyasova jim chones
nick van exel carlos delfino don kojis carl landry kevin kunnert
bill hanzlik paul griffin kurt nimphius
luc mbah a moute

Minnesota Timberwolves

PG SG SF PF C
ricky rubio ron boone harrison barnes vern mikkelsen kevin mchale
kirk hinrich dick garmaker mike miller bob boozer gorgui dieng
devean george mark olberding raef lafrentz
kris humphries randy breuer
nick collison joel przybilla

New Orleans Pelicans

PG SG SF PF C
dj augustin kerry kittles danny granger bob pettit demarcus cousins
mo williams don chaney purvis short hot rod williams al jefferson
avery johnson mahmoud abdul-rauf cincinnatus powell brandon bass greg monroe
chris duhon bobby phills reggie evans george johnson
marcus thornton glen davis mike green
othella harrington erick dampier
cornell warner harvey catchings

New York Knicks

PG SG SF PF C
tiny archibald charlie scott metta world peace dolph schayes kareem abdul-jabbar
rod strickland jeff mullins tom sanders tom heinsohn patrick ewing
bobby wanzer mario elie jamal mashburn elton brand sam perkins
vern fleming david west billy paultz
olden polynice

Newark Americans

PG SG SF PF C
kyrie irving bob weiss rick barry troy murphy shaquille o'neal
brian taylor kelly tripucka al harrington karl-anthony towns
larry brown eric williams tim thomas andrew bynum
al attles kenneth faried chris gatling
brevin knight nenad krstic mark bryant
eric murdock

North Little Rock RimRockers

PG SG SF PF C
derek fisher sidney moncrief scottie pippen larry smith caldwell jones
joe johnson glen rice wil jones joe barry carroll
eddie miles ronnie brewer anthony tolliver andrew lang
fred jones charles jones

Oklahoma City Thunder

PG SG SF PF C
mark price john starks thabo sefolosha blake griffin alvan adams
darnell valentine craig ehlo maurice evans serge ibaka steven adams
jim king wayman tisdale enes kanter
antoine carr

Orlando Magic

PG SG SF PF C
dee brown tracy mcgrady vince carter amare stoudemire darryl dawkins
chucky atkins otis birdsong hedo turkoglu truck robinson nikola vucevic
eddie johnson (78-87) evan fournier chandler parsons red robbins matt geiger
carlos arroyo marreese speights will perdue
kwame brown
clemon johnson

Philadelphia 76ers

PG SG SF PF C
jameer nelson earl monroe paul arizin larry foust samuel dalembert
bill melchionni geoff petrie tyreke evans warren davis chris dudley
chris ford michael kidd-gilchrist jim washington jason thompson
matt guokas ollie johnson ray scott
malik rose

Phoenix Suns

PG SG SF PF C
fat lever leandro barbosa richard jefferson sean elliott channing frye
mike bibby jerryd bayless arthur becker
kenny thomas

Pittsburgh Ironmen

PG SG SF PF C
norm van lier pete maravich john havlicek armen gilliam maurice lucas
brad davis billy knight jack twyman len chappell pat cummings
johnny moore stu lantz jack marin
ron williams
george king

Portland Trail Blazers

PG SG SF PF C
terrell brandon klay thompson nicolas batum kevin love arvydas sabonis
damon stoudamire danny ainge mike dunleavy jr ac green mychal thompson
steve jones terrence ross mel counts
mike newlin dave gambee

Queens Red Storm

PG SG SF PF C
bob cousy richie guerin lamar odom anthony mason leroy ellis
kemba walker gus williams mike riordan ed pinckney tom owens
dick mcguire ben gordon rodney mccray bob kauffman
kenny anderson brian winters malik sealy charlie villanueva
kenny smith ray williams maurice harkless
rafer alston ernie grunfeld

Raleigh Cougars

PG SG SF PF C
john wall michael jordan cedric maxwell buck williams walt bellamy
nate mcmillan sam jones jerome kersey pj tucker randy denton
phil ford bryant stith jerry stackhouse chris wilcox
john lucas ml carr chucky brown
ramon sessions rodney rogers
henry bibby

Rosemont Rush

PG SG SF PF C
flynn robinson nick anderson shawn marion dan issel bill laimbeer
shaun livingston anthony parker robert covington bob netolicky dave corzine
don nelson aaron williams

Sacramento Kings

PG SG SF PF C
kevin johnson matt barnes omri casspi peja stojakovic vlade divac
beno udrih francisco garcia ryan anderson bill cartwright
jim eakins
james donaldson
chuck hayes

San Antonio Spurs

PG SG SF PF C
tony parker manu ginobili robert reid tim duncan rasho nesterovic
david wesley marco belinelli bo outlaw boris diaw luke jackson
patty mills bill bridges jeff foster

Seattle SuperSonics

PG SG SF PF C
john stockton steve nash detlef schrempf carlos boozer byron beck
isaiah thomas brandon roy doug christie marvin williams james edwards
nate robinson jason terry martell webster vladimir radmanovic steve hawes
mario chalmers jamal crawford mike lewis
luke ridnour rodney stuckey blair rasmussen

Shreveport Storm

PG SG SF PF C
jimmy jones joe dumars calvin natt karl malone willis reed
james silas orlando woolridge elvin hayes robert parish
bob love benoit benjamin
john beasley pj brown
stromile swift ervin johnson

South Side Sky

PG SG SF PF C
derrick rose dwyane wade cazzie russell juwan howard anthony davis
maurice cheeks tony allen eddie johnson(81-99) bill robinzine red kerr
tim hardaway quentin richardson ron anderson jason maxiell
rickey green sonny parker bobby simmons
kevin porter
darrell walker

Spirits of St. Louis

PG SG SF PF C
jo jo white bradley beal andre iguodala harry gallatin ed macauley
lucius allen donnie freeman jerry sloan david lee gene moore
andy phillip warren jabali bill bradley laphonso ellis steve stipanovich
tyronn lue doug collins alec burks jon koncak
anthony peeler kevin gamble bob ferry
john brown

Toronto Raptors

PG SG SF PF C
larry costello george carter clifford robinson tristan thompson bob lanier
jose calderon cory joseph christian laettner jonas valanciunas
kelly olynyk jamaal magloire
andray blatche danny schayes
walter dukes

Utah Jazz

PG SG SF PF C
joe ingles andrei kirilenko tom chambers rudy gobert
fred roberts mehmet okur
phil jackson shawn bradley

Washington Wizards

PG SG SF PF C
steve francis adrian dantley grant hill elgin baylor david robinson
sherman douglas dave bing dennis scott thurl bailey ralph sampson
gene littles austin carr jerome williams kenny carr roy hibbert
johnny dawkins dell curry danny ferry kermit washington marcin gortat
hubert davis jeff green jerami grant curtis perry
john battle michael smith
john tresvant

Westwood Bruins

PG SG SF PF C
gilbert arenas gail goodrich chris mills kiki vandeweghe tyson chandler
jrue holiday steve kerr jamaal wilkes lonnie shelton
chris childs austin croshere

Winston-Salem Demon Deacons

PG SG SF PF C
chris paul jerry west josh howard happy hairston bob mcadoo
jason williams lou hudson johnny newman danny manning brendan haywood
bobby jackson jj redick george lynch
jimmy walker
rod thorn

Wynnewood Hawks

PG SG SF PF C
kyle lowry kobe bryant richard hamilton rasheed wallace wilt chamberlain
walt hazzard aaron mckie tom gola donyell marshall sam bowie
alvin williams cuttino mobley roy hinson marcus morris tom mcmillen
bob sura mike bantom markieff morris
mike gale gene banks trooper washington
hakim warrick

Best Positional Groups (in my opinion)

(in reverse alphabetical order)
Best Guards: Winston-Salem, South Side, Seattle, Queens, LA Clippers, Indiana
Best Wings: Washington, North Little Rock, Long Island, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Charlotte
Best Bigs: Shreveport, Portland, New York, Houston, Detroit, Dallas, Birmingham

TL;DR

What did you do?
Why did you do it?
Who did you use?
New Teams:
Team Notables
Anaheim Amigos Kawhi, Reggie, Bill Walton
Baltimore Bullets Dominique, Melo
Berkeley Bears Bill Russell, Dame, Paul Pierce
Birmingham Barons Barkley, Eric Bledsoe, Artis Gilmore
Capital City Go-Go AI, KD, Moses
College Park Skyhawks Dwight Howard, Josh Smith
Gary Steelheads Shawn Kemp, Sikma
Indianapolis Jaguars Jerry Lucas, Zach Randolph
Lansing Spartans Magic, D-Book, Draymond
Lexington Wildcats Hal Greer, Cowens
Long Island Knights Dr J, Tobias Harris
Louisville Colonels Bird, Rondo, Unseld
Newark Americans Kyrie, Rick Barry, Shaq
North Little Rock RimRockers Pippen, Sidney Moncrief, Iso Joe
Pittsburgh Ironmen Pistol Pete, Havlicek
Queens Red Storm Cousy, Kemba
Raleigh Cougars Michael Jordan, John Wall
Rosemont Rush Shawn Marion, Laimbeer
Seattle SuperSonics Stockton, Steve Nash, Schrempf
Shreveport Storm Mailman, Dumars, Willis Reed
South Side Sky Dwyane Wade, D-Rose, Anthony Davis
Spirits of St. Louis Beal, Iguodala
Westwood Bruins Arenas, Jrue
Winston-Salem Demon Deacons Logo, CP3
Wynnewood Hawks Kobe, Wilt, Lowry
How did you do it?
Where did you do it?
Are you a nephew?

If you made it this far, thank you for reading! I hope y'all enjoyed the read!
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2020.11.09 19:18 TheBonesOfAutumn About a year ago I shared my story of Ted Carr, a possible serial killer from Indianapolis, Indiana. I am happy to announce that two of his possible victims, who were never found, will soon be listed on Namus!

If you haven’t read my post about Ted, you can find it below. However it’s pretty long, so I’m going to include a “TLDR;”
TLDR: 35-year-old Lois Williams and her 17-year-old daughter Karen, went missing from their Indianapolis, Indiana apartment on January 25th, 1967. They took nothing with them, and nothing of value was missing from the home. It is believed that a man named Melvin “Ted” Carr is responsible for their disappearance. They have never been found.
I submitted their cases to Namus and today I received word their cases are no longer “pending.” They have officially been moved to the “approved” list and will become public after the Indianapolis Police Department approves the listing. Email
I know it’s not much of an “update,” but I’m very excited and wanted to share the news with y’all.
Original Post:
On April 20th 1977, around 4:30 A.M., 65-year-old Harriet Carr, who lived at 940 North Olney Street in Indianapolis, Indiana, noticed her garage door was slightly ajar and went to investigate. She entered the garage to find her husband, 62-year-old Melvin “Ted” Carr, dead of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Harriet rushed inside to turn off the still running car, only to discover her husband wasn’t the only one in the garage. In the open trunk of Teds car, Harriet saw three bodies; a woman, a teenage girl, and a very young boy. As Harriet ran screaming from the garage, neighbors called police.
The three bodies found in Teds trunk were identified as 24-year-old Karen Nills, her 2-year-old son Robert, and a 17-year-old girl named Sandra Harris. All three were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning, and it was determined that both Karen and Sandra had been sexually assaulted.
Police located a loaded .25 caliber revolver in Teds pocket, and noted Ted was carrying a handkerchief. A vacuum cleaner hose was found leading from the cars tailpipe towards the trunk of the car.
The evidence painted a picture of what had happened.
Ted had abducted the three victims, sexually assaulted the two women, then ordered them into the trunk at gunpoint. He then proceeded to drive his car into the garage, inserted one end of the hose into the tailpipe and the other into the trunk. He closed and locked the trunk and left his victims to die.
Deep scratch marks located on the inside of the trunk told investigators that the two women had fought ferociously in an attempt to escape, breaking their fingernails in the process. Unfortunately their escape attempt was unsuccessful.
When Ted went to confirm his victims were dead, he used the handkerchief to cover his face and opened the trunk. But Teds makeshift mask proved to be no match for the large amount of toxic gas that had filled the trunk and garage, and in a bizarre twist of fate, he succumbed to the fumes himself.
After an autopsy it was concluded that Ted had undiagnosed heart issues that may have made him more susceptible to the fumes.
So who was Ted Carr?
Melvin “Ted” Carr was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1915. In his youth, he was said to be a quiet but good student who made good grades and he rarely got in trouble. Ted spent his summers following his grandpa and dad to work. Over time, he became a very skilled craftsman. But as Ted got older, and after his parents divorced, his personality changed drastically.
According to people who knew Ted, he was “easy on the eyes” and always had a girlfriend, or two. But Ted also had a temper, especially with women.
Teds dad moved to Indiana and bought a small service station, while Teds mom remained in Ohio. Ted stayed with his mother and sister, Virginia, for a short while, but soon got an apartment of his own and a job working as a part time carpenter and painter.
At some point between 1933 and 1942, Ted was married for the first time, but I could find absolutely no information about his first wife.
In 1942 Ted joined the military. While stationed in Virginia he married a woman named Benny French. I couldn’t find any information about their marriage either, other than it didn’t last long. By 1943 the couple was divorced. I did, however, learn that Benny died at age 73 in California.
In 1943 Ted was discharged from the military and returned home to Ohio. He once again used newspaper advertisements to get work as a craftsman. In the same year, Ted was married to his third wife, Harriet, in Ohio.
Harriet was a graduate of Ohio State University. She was a school teacher and also gave private music lessons. She met Ted through a mutual friend, and after only dating for a few months, they were married.
In early 1945 Ted found himself in trouble with the law. A woman named Clara Esser hired Ted to build her a house, but after giving him almost 3,000 dollars and seeing nothing being built, she had him arrested.
In December of 1946 Ted was bound over to a grand jury, and in January of 1947 he was indicted on charges of receiving property under false pretenses. Ted waived his trial by jury and instead his case was presented in front of a judge on May 7th 1947. During the trial it was learned that Ted was on the FBI radar for some time. It was shown that he had been arrested several times for stealing vehicles, carrying concealed weapons, and writing bad checks as far away as San Fransisco.
Finally in June Ted was found guilty. It’s normally customary for the guilty person to remain incarcerated while a full investigation is being conducted, but the judge granted Ted a 2000 dollar bond, and while the investigation continued, Ted was a free man.
Three days after he was found guilty, Ted filed a motion for a new trial. It would take 8 months for a judge to deny his request.
During those eight months, Ted traveled quite extensively, leaving his wife Harriet to care for their home in Ohio. He was known to have traveled to Indiana, Illinois, Texas, Massachusetts, Wyoming, Idaho, and Nebraska.
In October of 1947 Ted was arrested in Kimball, Nebraska after he kidnapped two hitchhikers, a husband and wife named Robert and Betty Carney.
Betty and Robert were hitchhiking in an attempt to get out west. They told police after picking up the pair in Illinois, in a brand new Cadillac that was pulling a trailer, Ted asked them if they would be interested in working for him at a hunting lodge he claimed to own in Idaho. He also told them his name was John Marshall, the same name he used to write bad checks in California years before.
After agreeing to work for him, the couple said things went fine for a few days. Ted bought them food, gave them blankets to sleep with, and chatted with them the entire ride, even telling a joke or two.
Then on the third morning, as they reached a secluded road in Kimball, Nebraska, Teds attitude changed. He suddenly became extremely angry for no reason, and pulled a gun from under his seat. He stopped the vehicle along a secluded road and ordered the couple from the car at gunpoint.
He then proceeded to handcuff Robert to the trailer hitch and violently rape Betty. He struck both Robert and Betty in the face multiple times with the gun, leaving them bleeding and bruised.
Eventually Ted let the couple go and drove away.
The couple flagged down a passing motorist who took them to the police station. The couple explained what happened, and a short time later Ted was arrested for rape and kidnapping.
Believe it or not, Ted was once again granted a bond. He fled the state and headed back home to Ohio.
Finally in February of 1948, the Ohio judge denied Teds request for a new trial. But on the day of his sentencing, Ted requested a continuance for later in February and again for March. The judge agreed. During that month Ted fled Ohio with Harriet and the pair headed for Indiana.
In March of 1948 the Ohio judge who had granted Ted the bond and continuances, decided to seek money from a man named Jack Abrams who had signed Teds 2000 dollar bond. After the state had spent a considerable amount of time and money working on the case against Ted, Jack was charged only 65 dollars, and a warrant was issued for Ted.
After settling down in Indiana, Ted continued to find work as a carpenter and also worked for his dad at his service station. While working at the gas station he met a woman named Lois Williams, who along with her daughter, would later go missing, never to be found.
In February of 1967 it was reported that Lois Williams, a 35-year-old divorcée, and her 17 year old daughter Karen, had gone missing from their apartment. Lois’ father had last heard from his daughter and granddaughter in January.
He called police to preform a welfare check. Police noted that Lois’ house was spotless, and nothing appeared to have been taken, not even Lois or Karen’s winter coat, despite the freezing temperatures outside. Karen’s school books sat open on the table, the tv was on.
A missing/endangered persons report was issued.
By the time Lois went missing, she knew Ted Carr well. Ted had met her while working at his dads service station where Lois would frequently take her car for repairs. It was rumored that both Lois and her daughter Karen had a sexual relationship with Ted, though the relationship with Karen was never confirmed.
On the evening Lois was last seen, a neighbor and co-worker of Teds, named Calvin Campbell, witnessed Lois and Karen leave the gas station in Teds car. Hours later, he returned alone and angry, telling the coworker he was mad at Lois who he claimed had went into a bar and refused to come out.
Ted ordered Calvin to close the shop and he did so. The following morning as Calvin was readying for work, Teds dad came across the street yelling that Ted had been beaten up and robbed. Calvin found Ted on the ground, seemingly dazed, incoherent, and bloody. Ted told Calvin a story of how someone had mugged him outside of the service station, but insisted Calvin not call police.
Calvin went inside to check if anything had been stolen from the business. Nothing was missing, but Teds car, the same one he was driving the night before, was on a lift. It had been cleaned with a pressure washer inside and out, with particular focus on the trunk.
Calvin quit his job at the service station after that. Calvins wife, Maurine, believes she was almost a victim of Teds as well. She said one night Ted informed her he was going to the hospital because he was having trouble breathing. Later that night, and while Calvin was working his new night job as a janitor, Ted called her from “the hospital.” He requested she check to see if he had left the garage door open, claiming he was worried he may had left it open and feared for the safety of his tools inside.
Maurine and Calvin had been informed of Teds past and the suspicions that surrounded him by police, so she decided not to go.
It was later discovered that Ted had been at the hospital that evening, but a nurse discovered he had vanished from his room, never bothering to check out, hours before the phone call to Maurine was made. Another neighbor reported seeing his car parked a block away that evening.
Maurine thinks Ted used the landline he had in his garage to call her and believes it was Teds failed attempt at kidnapping her.
Like Maurine, Teds other neighbors found him to be “weird.” They claimed he would often tinker in his garage or do yard work late into the night. One neighbor even claimed he built an entire privacy fence in a single night. They also said they rarely ever saw Harriet, but they would occasionally hear her talking to Ted, who would never respond to her.
Early into the disappearance of Lois and Karen, Police searched Teds garage and found personal papers belonging to Lois in a suitcase, Lois’ watch was also discovered in the garage of the gas station, but no other evidence was discovered and police didn’t believe they had enough to charge Ted with the crime.
In early 1971, Ted was convicted of swindling an elderly blind woman out of her life savings. After giving Ted her power of attorney, he left the handicapped 81-year-old widow with only 30 dollars in her savings account.
Shortly after, he was suspected of forcing a 10 year old girl to commit “an abnormal sex act” under the threat of being raped. He was never charged for this crime.
Later that same year, Ted received five years in jail after he took a 14-year-old girl named Joyce Kinley to Mexico for “immoral” purposes.
Ted had opened a store selling “specialty pottery and ceramics from Mexico.” Teds landlord, a man named Roy Henley, who was also the Kinleys landlord, made the suggestion that Ted take Joyce with him on a trip to Mexico to employ her as his assistant. Her mother, Maurine, agreed and the two spent three weeks in Mexico.
Joyce called her mother daily, telling her Ted was mistreating her, but said he hadn’t attempted to have sex with her. Upon their return, Maurine and Roy demanded Ted give them 500 dollars for them to not report what had happened. Ted agreed and gave them the money.
Shortly after, Maurine signed over her rights of Joyce to Ted, with the promise that Ted would pay for her schooling. It was also suggested by Roy that Ted marry Joyce in Mexico, to prevent any further issues.
Maurine agreed and accompanied Joyce and Ted to Mexico where the ceremony was performed.
Upon their return to the US, Ted was stopped at the border in Texas and questioned about the young girl. He was later arrested and sent back to Indiana where he received his sentence of five years.
Maurine would later testify she had lied about Teds abuse towards Joyce, and was merely in cahoots with Roy to extort money from Ted.
Neither Roy nor Maurine was arrested or charged with any crimes.
While Ted was in prison for the crime, correctional officers discovered several hand drawn maps of the interior of both the elderly woman and the 14-year-old girls homes. The maps also included Teds plans to kill them. He was also reported to put out two “hits” on a detective and an FBI agent.
Ted was released after serving only three of his five year sentence.
After the bodies were discovered in Teds garage, the investigation into Lois and Karen’s disappearance resumed. After a bit of a battle with Teds widow Harriet, police began excavating his yard and his basement and garage floor, where fresh patches of cement were found.
Unfortunately investigators were unable to locate Lois or Karen’s remains. Bones discovered in the backyard turned out to be animal bones, and the investigation stopped.
Some investigators believe they were not allowed an adequate amount of time to fully search the property. Ted was well known as an excellent craftsman, and had completely remodeled his basement shortly after Lois and Karen had disappeared.
Some investigators believe the pairs remains are still inside of the house somewhere, perhaps in a wall.
Lois’ father had believed for quite some time that Ted was responsible for their disappearance. He wrote to Ted while Ted was incarcerated. In the letter he said:
I never did trust you. Those poor girls never did harm to a soul on earth. The suffering for them has passed. They are in Gods heaven. But what about you, Ted Carr? Have you thought about your own death and what lies beyond? I can’t imagine what your punishment will be, can you?
Unfortunately he passed away without ever getting any real closure, as Lois and Karen’s remains have never been found.
The house at 940 North Olney still stands today. I’ve included pictures of it from google street views.
After Teds death, more crimes he had committed came to light.
A 19-year-old woman who had worked for Ted for a short time, told investigators her life had been threatened by him only two weeks prior to Teds death. She said while on a trip to purchase auto parts for Ted, the car she was driving, that belonged to Ted, hit a patch of ice and she wrecked. She sustained minor injuries and was treated at a nearby hospital.
The woman asked Ted to pay her medical bills as she had been injured on the job. According to the woman, Ted told her he would only pay the bills in exchange for sexual favors. When she denied his request, he became violent, and threatened her by saying, ”If you ever go to the police or tell your attorney, I’ll make sure you never speak again.”
She was only the first person to come forward with claims about Ted. Soon after, more victims emerged with much more horrific stories involving Ted.
A 7-year-old girl identified Ted from his picture in the newspaper as the man who had sodomized her in a park in 1975. He had enticed her into his car and took her to a nearby alley where he sexually assaulted her. He then let her go on the other side of town, where she was found by police.
Three girls from Indiana also named Ted as the man who abducted them from Indianapolis in 1975. The girls were walking to an amusement park on the far side of Indianapolis when they said a man forced them into his car at gunpoint and then took them to a secluded field next to some woods.
The man then cut the throats of the two older girls, ages 13 and 14, and raped the youngest girl, age 11, before stabbing her 15 times in the chest. He left the three for dead in the cornfield and drove away.
The two older girls managed to crawl through the field to the edge of a road where they were spotted by a passing motorist who got help. All three of the girls miraculously survived the attack.
While more victims of Teds came to light, so did an accomplice.
A 20-year-old carnival worker named Charles Crouch from Beech Grove, Indiana was arrested on conspiracy charges after he admitted to investigators that he had attempted to kidnap the three victims that were found in Teds trunk, Karen, Robert, and Sandra.
Charles told police Ted had picked him up while he was hitchhiking in Indianapolis. Ted then offered him money if he would drive Karen and Robert to the Texas/Mexico border where he said he would meet them. Charles agreed, but later Ted told him Karen wouldn’t go willingly, so it was time for a new plan.
Charles said after that the pair attempted to recruit others to stage a break-in at the Nills house with the offer of guns of money. Ted wanted Karen and her son Robert to be tied up, and the house robbed. He also quoted Ted as saying after the job was done, he wanted the robbers ”to leave the apartment and never look back.” However, they were unsuccessful in their attempts to hire someone.
Detectives theorized Ted was planning on entering the apartment after the staged robbery occurred, and killing the three people inside.
Charles said that on the night of April 18th, Ted picked Karen, Robert, and Sandra, up from Karen’s apartment. He said they all arrived at Teds house at 10 P.M. and went into the garage. Charles said they “hung out” and sniffed glue from a paper sack.
Charles said when he left around midnight, Karen was still huffing glue, while Robert slept in the front seat of Teds car, and Sandra was sleeping in the backseat.
When Charles left Teds garage, Ted requested he take a different vehicle of Teds to a tavern and leave it parked there. Charles drove the car to the tavern as instructed and left on foot. The car was found three days after Ted died.
Charles said on the day of the killings he left for Richmond, where he worked as a maintenance man for a different carnival. Upon his return to the carnival in Indiana, a police informant called investigators and told them Charles was back. He was then arrested.
Charles bond was set for 20,000 dollars and he was given a court date. On the day of his sentencing, his charges were dropped from conspiracy to commit murder, to conspiracy to commit a felony. I could find no record of what his sentence ultimately was.
Charles wasn’t the only one police questioned. A short time after Teds death, police brought in one of their own.
Francis Wright, then 45, was a former Marion County Sheriffs Deputy. He was promised immunity in exchange for his testimony regarding Lois Williams disappearance.
Another former deputy claimed that Francis had told him he attempted to borrow money from Ted shortly after Lois Williams and her daughter had disappeared. The other deputy advised him against it.
Francis said while he was “friendly” with Ted, he denied ever asking him for money. He also said he had never seen Lois Williams or her daughter, and knew nothing about their disappearance or if Ted was involved.
Sources:
Here are two Imgur albums of articles I clipped about Ted.
Album 1
Album 2
Court Transcripts
Teds Obituary
Harriets Obituary
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2020.11.07 20:27 Curtis-Romance Woodvale (the CD cover lettering) is her shoutout to Joe

Woodvale (the CD cover lettering) is her shoutout to Joe
It is a basic word play. But Woodvale is her shoutout to Joe, symbolising him. And because both names appear in the hide-and-seek page, she not only plays easter egg games with fans, but is actually playing a sorta childlike hide-and-seek game with Joe in the woods. She put Woodvale high above in the tree in the right corner, whilst put her name in the grass in the bottom left, actualising the image from the lyric in LIWYW (" My baby's fit like a daydream , Walking with his head down , I'm the one he's walking to "; and " My baby's fly like a jet stream , High above the whole scene, Loves me like I'm brand new "). This hide-and-seek rhetoric also reflects the image of Invisible String she tries to convene, like two people finally found each other in the woods.
The Woodvale word play employs the same rhetoric technique she used in the last image of her End Game music video: her standing on the Millennial Bridge in the middle of the night with no other people around but Joe, intimately alone on her right side (symbolised by his Alma Mater) with St Paul's Cathedral in the background (major wedding vibe in that video, btw).
This post is also a riddle. If you can crack it, you can crack Woodvale. That's all I will say. Got respect their privacy.
--Edit--
p.s. I think I found a new meaning of this easter egg after I read a post about Harry. So we know she wrote Out of the Woods about Harry. Well, look at her in this cover page, she left the woods standing in open light, totally relaxing. And Joe's moniker (Woodvale) is not in the woods, but outside of it. So if the other posts about this Album's hypothesis is right, I think she also wants to deliver this message to the public and perhaps to Harry too that she's already out of it. The ship has sailed. And everybody should just move on now.
p.p.s. Poor Calvin and Tom, it seems they didn't really make any impression at all in her life, judging only by this cover page and my theorising of this cover page.
p.p.p.s. OK, this is getting out of the place. But if we follow this Out of the Woods narative, then Joe's moniker plays yet another role: her guiding light, and it does look like the lettering is placed in such a way that it is ahead of her.

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2020.11.05 17:59 Aggressive-Customer6 Frank actually is pretty prolific

Idk why people act like he never drops. He’s given us two long decade defining albums, 2 other projects that require just a little effort to find that are also high quality, and from 2017-now he’s put out 9 high quality tracks. Plus he’s had killer features on Tyler’s, Calvin Harris, and Travis records. Dude takes his time with albums (they worth the wait) but he drops enough singles to build up a nice mixtape or ep to hold us over.
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2020.10.23 22:03 waxy303 [For Sale] Hip-Hop, Pop, Metal, Electronic, R&B, Alternative, Soundtracks, etc.

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I based my prices off of Discogs and occasionally Ebay and tried to beat the current lowest offered price, or at least match it on some of the harder to find releases. I am however always open to reasonable offers and happy to discuss prices/trades!
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3OH!3 - Want (limited edition blue)
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$175 Kid Cudi - Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin' (RSD release)
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2020.10.21 10:09 PackAttack817 Suggestions for a new listener?

I recently heard Slide by Calvin Harris for the first time in a while and that made me want to check out Frank Ocean a bit more. I really haven't heard many songs with him outside of Slide, No Church In The Wild, and Thinkin Bout You.
From what I've heard, he sounds similar to Childish Gambino when he sings, with a bit of The Weeknd thrown in there, both of which are two of my favorite artists, so anything that gives off a similar vibe to their music would be ideal (I also really like Drake if that helps at all for suggestions' sake)
I figured the best thing to do was to come here first and see what songs/albums you guys think I should start with. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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2020.10.16 19:44 AGreenProducer Do you know of any "Masterpiece" albums that rival Zedd's "Clarity" album?

You know those albums that you fall in love with and can't help but to listen to on repeat for weeks at a time?
I first heard the "Clarity" album by Zedd in 2012 and I got chills. I still get chills. The album is a masterpiece. There are very few albums that stimulate me as much as that one does.
Even after listening to it dozens of time I find myself going back to it again and again and still get inspired. It is a timeless piece of art in my books.
There are a handful of stimulating albums that come close to rivaling Clarity:
I'm desperate to expand on this list. I feel like it has been forever since I've discovered a new album that I can obsess over.
I'm working my way through the EDM Hall of Fame, but I'd really like find entire albums that will blow my mind.
Any suggestions?
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2020.10.12 23:35 futuristmusic I released my first mashup album today. It’s a tribute to Calvin Harris’s 18 Months with entirely new vocal tracks. Hope this is okay to post! (Various, Calvin Harris) - [53:26]

I released my first mashup album today. It’s a tribute to Calvin Harris’s 18 Months with entirely new vocal tracks. Hope this is okay to post! (Various, Calvin Harris) - [53:26] submitted by futuristmusic to mashups [link] [comments]


2020.10.06 21:26 RobYaLunch Billboard Chart Discussion - Week Of October 10, 2020

Billboard Hot 100 chart
Position Title Artist ▲/▼ Last week Weeks Charting Peak
1 Franchise Travis Scott Featuring Young Thug & M.I.A. ▲+100 [FRESH] 1 1
2 Dynamite BTS ▼-1 1 6 1
3 WAP Cardi B Featuring Megan Thee Stallion ▼-1 2 8 1
4 Laugh Now Cry Later Drake Featuring Lil Durk - 4 7 2
5 Mood 24kGoldn Featuring iann dior - 5 8 5
6 Blinding Lights The Weeknd ▲+1 7 44 1
7 Rockstar DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch ▼-1 6 24 1
8 Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) Jawsh 685 x Jason Derulo ▲+1 9 16 7
9 Watermelon Sugar Harry Styles ▼-1 8 28 1
10 I Hope Gabby Barrett Featuring Charlie Puth - 10 40 10
11 Before You Go Lewis Capaldi - 11 35 9
12 Holy Justin Bieber Featuring Chance The Rapper ▼-9 3 2 3
13 Whats Poppin Jack Harlow Featuring DaBaby, Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne ▼-1 12 34 2
14 Lemonade Internet Money & Gunna Featuring Don Toliver & NAV ▲+2 16 7 14
15 For The Night Pop Smoke Featuring Lil Baby & DaBaby - 15 13 6
16 Go Crazy Chris Brown & Young Thug ▼-3 13 21 9
17 Circles Post Malone - 17 57 1
18 One Of Them Girls Lee Brice ▲+4 22 18 18
19 Got What I Got Jason Aldean ▲+2 21 18 19
20 Come & Go Juice WRLD x Marshmello ▼-1 19 12 2
21 Popstar DJ Khaled Featuring Drake ▼-7 14 11 3
22 Roses SAINt JHN ▼-4 18 28 4
23 Be Like That Kane Brown With Swae Lee & Khalid ▲+4 27 12 22
24 Adore You Harry Styles ▼-1 23 43 6
25 Break My Heart Dua Lipa - 25 27 13
26 Lovin' On You Luke Combs - 26 14 23
27 Mood Swings Pop Smoke Featuring Lil Tjay ▼-7 20 13 17
28 My Ex's Best Friend Machine Gun Kelly X blackbear ▲+30 58 7 28
29 The Woo Pop Smoke Featuring 50 Cent & Roddy Ricch ▲+1 30 13 11
30 Tap In Saweetie ▼-2 28 12 20
31 If The World Was Ending JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels - 31 27 27
32 Bang! AJR ▲+1 33 13 32
33 Don't Start Now Dua Lipa ▼-1 32 48 2
34 More Than My Hometown Morgan Wallen - 34 16 34
35 ily surf mesa Featuring Emilee ▲+2 37 19 35
36 Said Sum Moneybagg Yo ▼-12 24 13 24
37 Kings & Queens Ava Max ▲+1 38 8 37
38 Rags2Riches Rod Wave Featuring ATR Son Son ▼-3 35 14 12
39 Midnight Sky Miley Cyrus - 39 7 14
40 What You Know Bout Love Pop Smoke ▲+16 56 4 40
41 Life Is Good Future Featuring Drake ▼-5 36 38 2
42 Some Girls Jameson Rodgers ▲+1 43 8 42
43 I Should Probably Go To Bed Dan + Shay ▼-1 42 9 42
44 Forget Me Too Machine Gun Kelly & Halsey ▲+57 [FRESH] 1 44
45 Cool Again Kane Brown ▼-16 29 18 29
46 Chasin' You Morgan Wallen ▼-6 40 36 16
47 Epidemic Polo G ▲+54 [FRESH] 1 47
48 Die From A Broken Heart Maddie & Tae ▼-4 44 25 22
49 We Paid Lil Baby & 42 Dugg ▼-3 46 22 10
50 Bloody Valentine Machine Gun Kelly ▲+51 [FRESH] 1 50
51 Wishing Well Juice WRLD ▼-6 45 12 5
52 One Beer HARDY Featuring Lauren Alaina & Devin Dawson - 52 17 52
53 Cardigan Taylor Swift ▼-4 49 10 1
54 24 Money Man Featuring Lil Baby ▲+6 60 7 54
55 Rain On Me Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande ▼-14 41 19 1
56 Happy Anywhere Blake Shelton Featuring Gwen Stefani ▲+1 57 10 56
57 Hawai Maluma ▼-2 55 6 55
58 Pretty Heart Parker McCollum ▲+3 61 12 58
59 Breaking Me Topic & A7S ▼-6 53 10 53
60 Heather Conan Gray ▼-6 54 7 46
61 7 Summers Morgan Wallen ▼-2 59 7 6
62 I Called Mama Tim McGraw ▲+5 67 9 61
63 You Broke Me First. Tate McRae - 63 6 63
64 Starting Over Chris Stapleton ▲+9 73 5 57
65 Love You Like I Used To Russell Dickerson ▲+12 77 4 65
66 Ain't Always The Cowboy Jon Pardi ▲+13 79 5 66
67 Greece DJ Khaled Featuring Drake ▼-2 65 11 8
68 Ice Cream BLACKPINK X Selena Gomez ▼-2 66 5 13
69 Everywhere But On Matt Stell ▲+14 83 4 69
70 Diamonds Sam Smith ▼-19 51 2 51
71 Martin & Gina Polo G ▲+3 74 9 61
72 The Bigger Picture Lil Baby ▼-3 69 16 3
73 OK Not To Be OK Marshmello & Demi Lovato ▲+2 75 3 36
74 Girls In The Hood Megan Thee Stallion ▼-6 68 14 28
75 Hit Different SZA Featuring Ty Dolla $ign ▲+6 81 4 29
76 Relacion Sech, Daddy Yankee & J Balvin Featuring ROSALIA & Farruko - 76 4 64
77 Un Dia (One Day) J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy ▼-6 71 10 63
78 Dollaz On My Head Gunna Featuring Young Thug ▲+9 87 17 38
79 Kacey Talk YoungBoy Never Broke Again ▼-7 72 7 50
80 Do It Chloe X Halle ▲+5 85 7 63
81 Smile Juice WRLD & The Weeknd ▼-3 78 8 8
82 Like That Doja Cat Featuring Gucci Mane ▼-18 64 18 50
83 Caramelo Ozuna x Karol G x Myke Towers ▲+1 84 7 76
84 Over Now Calvin Harris X The Weeknd ▲+2 86 5 38
85 Blind DaBaby Featuring Young Thug ▲+10 95 2 85
86 Nobody's Love Maroon 5 ▼-4 82 10 41
87 You Got It VEDO ▲+1 88 3 87
88 U 2 Luv Ne-Yo & Jeremih ▲+13 [FRESH] 1 88
89 Better Zayn ▲+12 [FRESH] 1 89
90 3 Headed Goat Lil Durk Featuring Lil Baby & Polo G ▲+6 96 14 43
91 Drunk Face Machine Gun Kelly ▲+10 [FRESH] 1 91
92 B.S. Jhene Aiko Featuring H.E.R. ▲+7 99 9 24
93 Big, Big Plans Chris Lane ▲+8 [FRESH] 1 93
94 Ay, Dios Mio! Karol G ▲+7 [FRESH] 1 94
95 Good Time Niko Moon ▲+6 [FRESH] 1 95
96 Put Your Records On Ritt Momney ▲+5 [FRESH] 1 96
97 Money Over Fallouts Tory Lanez ▲+4 [FRESH] 1 97
98 Moral Of The Story Ashe Featuring Niall Horan ▲+3 [FRESH] 3 71
99 One Too Many Keith Urban Duet With P!nk ▼-37 62 2 62
100 La Jeepeta Nio Garcia x Anuel AA x Myke Towers x Brray x Juanka ▼-2 98 8 93
Billboard Global 200 chart (most popular songs globally)
Position Title Artist ▲/▼ Last week Weeks Charting Peak
1 WAP Cardi B Featuring Megan Thee Stallion ▲+1 2 4 1
2 Dynamite BTS ▼-1 1 4 1
3 Mood 24kGoldn Featuring iann dior ▲+1 4 4 3
4 Lemonade Internet Money & Gunna Featuring Don Toliver & NAV ▲+2 6 4 4
5 Hawai Maluma - 5 4 4
6 Holy Justin Bieber Featuring Chance The Rapper ▼-3 3 2 3
7 Franchise Travis Scott Featuring Young Thug & M.I.A. ▲+94 [FRESH] 1 7
8 Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) Jawsh 685 x Jason Derulo ▲+1 9 4 6
9 Blinding Lights The Weeknd ▼-2 7 4 7
10 For The Night Pop Smoke Featuring Lil Baby & DaBaby - 10 4 10
Billboard 200 chart
Position Title Artist Sales Change Last week Weeks Charting
1 Tickets To My Downfall Machine Gun Kelly 122,536 (62,336 pure) -- [FRESH] 1
2 Super One: The 1st Album SuperM err err [FRESH] 1
3 Nectar Joji 94,677 (41,913 pure) -- [FRESH] 1
4 Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon Pop Smoke 70,856 (938 pure) -10% 2 13
5 Ohms Deftones 39,574 (32,873 pure) -- [FRESH] 1
6 Legends Never Die Juice WRLD 49,359 (404 pure) +0% 5 12
7 Folklore Taylor Swift 38,210 (10,553 pure) -55% 1 10
8 My Gift Carrie Underwood 44,183 (42,087 pure) -- [FRESH] 1
9 Top YoungBoy Never Broke Again 41,924 (168 pure) -33% 3 3
10 Daystar Tory Lanez 37,010 (2,102 pure) -- [FRESH] 1
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Why is X artist higher than Y artist on the 200 chart, even though X artist sold less?
A: This is because of a discrepancy between Billboard's ranking and the ranking from the website that the sales data is scraped from
Q: Where do you get the sales data from?
A: https://hitsdailydouble.com/sales_plus_streaming
Q: What does "err" mean on the 200 chart?
A: If you are seeing "err", that means that the bot I use to gather chart data couldn't identify sales data for a particular album because of a difference in album naming between Billboard and HitsDailyDouble
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2020.10.03 22:22 bhishma-pitamah BTS Grammy submission and discussion post 041020

BTS Submissions for Grammy Nominations
DYNAMITE
• Record of The Year
• Song of The Year
• Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
• Best Music Video
Also difference between ROTY and SOTY is ROTY honors the performing artist (BTS), producers (David Stewart), sound engineers, sound mixers and SOTY honors the songwriter (David Stewart and Jessica Agombar)
MAP OF THE SOUL : 7
• Album of The Year
• Best Pop Vocal Album
And now this is what BTS is competing against
For Best Pop Vocal album
And more that I might have missed
For AOTY
And so on
For SOTY
For ROTY
And more
For Best Music Video
For Pop Duo/group
Free feel to discuss your thoughts in the comments and let me know what I missed :)
I will update it as I see more submission.
Link to the submission thread if anyone wants to go through it - https://twitter.com/theblackboyblog/status/1311366605461282817?s=19
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2020.10.02 23:22 BiggThings All I want in life is a FUNK Schoolboy Q album with features including Anderson .Paak, The Game, Calvin Harris, A-Trak, Kendrick Lamar, and Channel Tres

Pls Groovy Q
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2020.10.02 17:38 letsallpoo The Popheads Winners Rate II: Electric Poogaloo


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Well, it's here. We've made it. Over four years have passed since I made an innocent little post suggesting that we assign some numbers to some songs, and we've now amassed 100 unique rate-winning songs. To celebrate this milestone, rickikardashian and I would like to cordially invite you to reflect on the latter half of these seminal tunes. This is the second edition of the Winners Rate, where we will once again see which song is truly the best of the best.
The songs here span from A to Z, from 1971 to 2020, hip-hop to k-pop, movie soundtracks to video game OSTs, certified classics to beloved album cuts, from one synthpop song titled "Strangers" made by a Norwegian pop girl to a different song that also fits that exact description. These songs represent all sorts of styles and tastes, but they all fit into the canon of pop music that this subreddit champions — the kind of pop music that can be anything and everything. And most importantly, all of these songs have made it here by triumphing in a bloody battle against dozens of other worthy songs in a violent spectacle that we call rates. It seems like every rate that happens nowadays gets deemed The Worst Rate™: the rate with the messiest, most preposterous, most downright homophobic results ever. But this rate? This rate will likely have the actual messiest, most preposterous, most homophobic, and most worstest results known to man. And I wouldn't want it any other way.
May your favorites triumph. Here are the songs:
  1. a-ha - Take On Me
  2. ABBA - Dancing Queen
  3. ABBA - Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
  4. Bastille - Pompeii
  5. Beyoncé - Crazy In Love (feat. Jay-Z)
  6. Bleachers - Don't Take The Money
  7. Calvin Harris - Slide (feat. Frank Ocean & Migos)
  8. Carole King - I Feel The Earth Move
  9. Caroline Polachek - So Hot You're Hurting My Feelings
  10. Doja Cat - Boss Bitch
  11. Donny Osmond - I'll Make A Man Out of You
  12. Estelle - American Boy (feat. Kanye West)
  13. Evanescence - Bring Me To Life
  14. FKA twigs - Cellophane
  15. Girls' Generation - Genie
  16. Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive Full Version
  17. Hanne Mjøen - Strangers
  18. Janelle Monáe - Make Me Feel
  19. Justin Timberlake - Mirrors Radio Edit
  20. Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
  21. Katy Perry - Hot N Cold
  22. Kesha - C'Mon
  23. Lady Gaga - Poker Face
  24. Lady Gaga - The Edge of Glory
  25. Lana Del Rey - Young And Beautiful
  26. Little Mix - Touch
  27. Lizzo - Juice
  28. Lorde - Supercut
  29. Mariah Carey - A No No
  30. Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
  31. Mariah Carey - We Belong Together
  32. Marina - Froot Full Version
  33. Mitski - Your Best American Girl
  34. Niall Horan - On The Loose
  35. Nintendo - Mii Channel Theme
  36. OutKast - Hey Ya!
  37. Paramore - Brick By Boring Brick
  38. Paramore - Still Into You
  39. Red Velvet - Russian Roulette
  40. Robyn - Dancing On My Own
  41. Selena Gomez & The Scene - Naturally
  42. Sigrid - Strangers
  43. Taylor Swift - Enchanted
  44. The 1975 - The Sound
  45. The Weeknd - I Feel It Coming (feat. Daft Punk)
  46. Tove Lo - Disco Tits Audio Only
  47. Tove Lo - Habits (Stay High)
  48. Whitney Houston - How Will I Know
  49. Years & Years - All For You
  50. Zedd - Clarity (feat. Foxes)
Playlists:
Submission Link
To learn more about these songs and the rates they won, refer to the rate wiki page.
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The Rules

Robyn - Dancing On My Own: 8 I love this Calum Scott cover!

Submission Guidelines

Use this Reddit message link to submit your scores! If you're having trouble opening up that link, copy and paste the contents of this pastebin instead. Let me know if you run into any difficulties.
We'll be accepting scores until November 17th, by the end of the day. There will not be a formal extension period, so please get your scores in at that time! The reveal begins on November 27th.
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2020.09.29 18:49 RobYaLunch Billboard Chart Discussion - Week Of October 03, 2020

Billboard Hot 100 chart
Position Title Artist ▲/▼ Last week Weeks Charting Peak
1 Dynamite BTS ▲+1 2 5 1
2 WAP Cardi B Featuring Megan Thee Stallion ▼-1 1 7 1
3 Holy Justin Bieber Featuring Chance The Rapper ▲+98 [FRESH] 1 3
4 Laugh Now Cry Later Drake Featuring Lil Durk ▼-1 3 6 2
5 Mood 24kGoldn Featuring iann dior ▲+1 6 7 5
6 Rockstar DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch ▼-2 4 23 1
7 Blinding Lights The Weeknd ▼-2 5 43 1
8 Watermelon Sugar Harry Styles ▼-1 7 27 1
9 Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) Jawsh 685 x Jason Derulo ▼-1 8 15 7
10 I Hope Gabby Barrett Featuring Charlie Puth ▲+1 11 39 10
11 Before You Go Lewis Capaldi ▼-2 9 34 9
12 Whats Poppin Jack Harlow Featuring DaBaby, Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne ▼-2 10 33 2
13 Go Crazy Chris Brown & Young Thug - 13 20 9
14 Popstar DJ Khaled Featuring Drake ▼-2 12 10 3
15 For The Night Pop Smoke Featuring Lil Baby & DaBaby - 15 12 6
16 Lemonade Internet Money & Gunna Featuring Don Toliver & NAV ▲+6 22 6 16
17 Circles Post Malone ▼-1 16 56 1
18 Roses SAINt JHN ▼-4 14 27 4
19 Come & Go Juice WRLD x Marshmello ▼-2 17 11 2
20 Mood Swings Pop Smoke Featuring Lil Tjay ▲+6 26 12 17
21 Got What I Got Jason Aldean - 21 17 21
22 One Of Them Girls Lee Brice ▼-3 19 17 19
23 Adore You Harry Styles ▼-5 18 42 6
24 Said Sum Moneybagg Yo ▲+36 60 12 24
25 Break My Heart Dua Lipa ▼-5 20 26 13
26 Lovin' On You Luke Combs ▼-3 23 13 23
27 Be Like That Kane Brown With Swae Lee & Khalid ▼-2 25 11 22
28 Tap In Saweetie ▼-4 24 11 20
29 Cool Again Kane Brown ▲+2 31 17 29
30 The Woo Pop Smoke Featuring 50 Cent & Roddy Ricch ▼-3 27 12 11
31 If The World Was Ending JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels ▼-1 30 26 27
32 Don't Start Now Dua Lipa ▼-4 28 47 2
33 Bang! AJR ▲+8 41 12 33
34 More Than My Hometown Morgan Wallen ▲+5 39 15 34
35 Rags2Riches Rod Wave Featuring ATR Son Son ▼-3 32 13 12
36 Life Is Good Future Featuring Drake ▼-3 33 37 2
37 ily surf mesa Featuring Emilee ▲+12 49 18 37
38 Kings & Queens Ava Max ▲+19 57 7 38
39 Midnight Sky Miley Cyrus ▼-5 34 6 14
40 Chasin' You Morgan Wallen ▲+3 43 35 16
41 Rain On Me Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande ▼-4 37 18 1
42 I Should Probably Go To Bed Dan + Shay ▲+3 45 8 42
43 Some Girls Jameson Rodgers ▲+19 62 7 43
44 Die From A Broken Heart Maddie & Tae ▼-6 38 24 22
45 Wishing Well Juice WRLD ▼-3 42 11 5
46 We Paid Lil Baby & 42 Dugg - 46 21 10
47 Say So Doja Cat Featuring Nicki Minaj ▲+1 48 38 1
48 Savage Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyonce ▼-8 40 28 1
49 Cardigan Taylor Swift ▲+3 52 9 1
50 Blueberry Faygo Lil Mosey ▼-3 47 33 8
51 Diamonds Sam Smith ▲+50 [FRESH] 1 51
52 One Beer HARDY Featuring Lauren Alaina & Devin Dawson ▲+4 56 16 52
53 Breaking Me Topic & A7S ▲+2 55 9 53
54 Heather Conan Gray ▼-3 51 6 46
55 Hawai Maluma ▲+3 58 5 55
56 What You Know Bout Love Pop Smoke ▲+27 83 3 52
57 Happy Anywhere Blake Shelton Featuring Gwen Stefani ▲+9 66 9 56
58 My Ex's Best Friend Machine Gun Kelly X blackbear ▲+12 70 6 58
59 7 Summers Morgan Wallen ▲+5 64 6 6
60 24 Money Man Featuring Lil Baby ▲+8 68 6 60
61 Pretty Heart Parker McCollum ▲+12 73 11 61
62 One Too Many Keith Urban Duet With P!nk ▲+39 [FRESH] 1 62
63 You Broke Me First. Tate McRae ▲+6 69 5 63
64 Like That Doja Cat Featuring Gucci Mane ▼-10 54 17 50
65 Greece DJ Khaled Featuring Drake ▲+9 74 10 8
66 Ice Cream BLACKPINK X Selena Gomez ▼-5 61 4 13
67 I Called Mama Tim McGraw ▲+11 78 8 61
68 Girls In The Hood Megan Thee Stallion ▼-15 53 13 28
69 The Bigger Picture Lil Baby ▲+2 71 15 3
70 Without You Luke Combs Featuring Amanda Shires ▲+31 [FRESH] 1 70
71 Un Dia (One Day) J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy ▲+9 80 9 63
72 Kacey Talk YoungBoy Never Broke Again ▼-22 50 6 50
73 Starting Over Chris Stapleton ▲+16 89 4 57
74 Martin & Gina Polo G ▲+10 84 8 61
75 OK Not To Be OK Marshmello & Demi Lovato ▼-39 36 2 36
76 Relacion Sech, Daddy Yankee & J Balvin Featuring ROSALIA & Farruko ▼-1 75 3 64
77 Love You Like I Used To Russell Dickerson ▲+10 87 3 77
78 Smile Juice WRLD & The Weeknd ▲+1 79 7 8
79 Ain't Always The Cowboy Jon Pardi ▲+14 93 4 79
80 Dolly Lil Tecca Featuring Lil Uzi Vert ▲+21 [FRESH] 1 80
81 Hit Different SZA Featuring Ty Dolla $ign ▼-4 77 3 29
82 Nobody's Love Maroon 5 ▼-19 63 9 41
83 Everywhere But On Matt Stell ▲+11 94 3 83
84 Caramelo Ozuna x Karol G x Myke Towers ▲+1 85 6 76
85 Do It Chloe X Halle ▲+1 86 6 63
86 Over Now Calvin Harris X The Weeknd ▼-4 82 4 38
87 Dollaz On My Head Gunna Featuring Young Thug ▲+5 92 16 38
88 You Got It VEDO ▲+7 95 2 88
89 My Window YoungBoy Never Broke Again Featuring Lil Wayne ▼-54 35 2 35
90 When You Down Lil Tecca Featuring Polo G & Lil Durk ▲+11 [FRESH] 1 90
91 Me Gusta Anitta Featuring Cardi B & Myke Towers ▲+10 [FRESH] 1 91
92 Wet. (She Got That...) YFN Lucci ▲+9 [FRESH] 1 92
93 Whole Lotta Choppas Sada Baby ▲+8 [FRESH] 1 93
94 Lonely If You Are Chase Rice ▼-3 91 6 91
95 Blind DaBaby Featuring Young Thug ▲+6 [FRESH] 1 95
96 3 Headed Goat Lil Durk Featuring Lil Baby & Polo G ▲+1 97 13 43
97 Drug Addiction YoungBoy Never Broke Again ▼-53 44 2 44
98 La Jeepeta Nio Garcia x Anuel AA x Myke Towers x Brray x Juanka ▲+1 99 7 93
99 B.S. Jhene Aiko Featuring H.E.R. ▲+2 [FRESH] 8 24
100 Wolves Big Sean Featuring Post Malone ▲+1 [FRESH] 2 65
Billboard Global 200 chart (most popular songs globally)
Position Title Artist ▲/▼ Last week Weeks Charting Peak
1 Dynamite BTS ▲+1 2 3 1
2 WAP Cardi B Featuring Megan Thee Stallion ▼-1 1 3 1
3 Holy Justin Bieber Featuring Chance The Rapper ▲+98 [FRESH] 1 3
4 Mood 24kGoldn Featuring iann dior ▼-1 3 3 3
5 Hawai Maluma ▼-1 4 3 4
6 Lemonade Internet Money & Gunna Featuring Don Toliver & NAV ▲+5 11 3 6
7 Blinding Lights The Weeknd - 7 3 7
8 Laugh Now Cry Later Drake Featuring Lil Durk ▼-3 5 3 5
9 Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) Jawsh 685 x Jason Derulo ▼-3 6 3 6
10 For The Night Pop Smoke Featuring Lil Baby & DaBaby - 10 3 10
Billboard 200 chart
Position Title Artist Sales Change Last week Weeks Charting
1 Folklore Taylor Swift 85,540 (56,674 pure) +89% 4 9
2 Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon Pop Smoke 78,703 (1,136 pure) +5% 2 12
3 Top YoungBoy Never Broke Again 62,929 (9,394 pure) -50% 1 2
4 Alicia Alicia Keys 59,218 (48,607 pure) -- [FRESH] 1
5 Legends Never Die Juice WRLD 49,264 (375 pure) -9% 3 11
6 Code Red Moneybagg Yo & Blac Youngsta 37,408 (1,532 pure) -- [FRESH] 1
7 The Speed Of Now, Part 1 Keith Urban err err [FRESH] 1
8 Hamilton: An American Musical Original Broadway Cast err err 5 261
9 My Turn Lil Baby 36,247 (138 pure) -11% 6 30
10 Virgo World Lil Tecca 35,379 (3,633 pure) -- [FRESH] 1
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Why is X artist higher than Y artist on the 200 chart, even though X artist sold less?
A: This is because of a discrepancy between Billboard's ranking and the ranking from the website that the sales data is scraped from
Q: Where do you get the sales data from?
A: https://hitsdailydouble.com/sales_plus_streaming
Q: What does "err" mean on the 200 chart?
A: If you are seeing "err", that means that the bot I use to gather chart data couldn't identify sales data for a particular album because of a difference in album naming between Billboard and HitsDailyDouble
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2020.09.29 17:20 chrisg1010 After Hours: Director’s Cut (A Fan-Made Compilation)

Hey everyone!
I personally think After Hours is Abel’s best project, but I noticed there were quite a few leaks, remixes, and other songs felt like they should be on the album.
So, I’ve compiled what I deem to be the best collection of songs into a YouTube playlist. I figured it would be easier to share this way since not everyone uses Spotify, so that everyone could listen and see the listing.
Link here if you want to go in blind: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_L-_yQMuqA6QDR7fJyNg8otYGiP6brVl
Speaking of the listing, it is:
  1. Alone Again
  2. Hold Your Heart (Unreleased)
  3. Too Late
  4. Hardest to Love
  5. Scared to Live
  6. Cut You (UIBO Demo)
  7. Snowchild
  8. Escape From LA
  9. Heartless (Full version with Uzi included)
  10. Faith
  11. Blinding Lights
  12. In Your Eyes (Full version with Doja included)
  13. Over Now (Calvin Harris ft. The Weeknd)
  14. Save Your Tears
  15. Take Me Back To LA (Unreleased)
  16. Repeat After Me Interlude
  17. After Hours
  18. Until I Bleed Out
  19. Nothing Compares (Bonus Track)
  20. Missed You (Bonus Track)
  21. Nothing Without You (Acoustic Live)
  22. Final Lullaby (Bonus Track)
So, that’s 22 songs in total, ordered in the best way possible.
Just some extra info:
Cut You is wildly different from Until I Bleed Out, only sharing some lyrics, so I decided to include it. Think of Cut You as Until I Bleed Out Pt. 1, where he’s still upbeat/sober.
Heartless has both Abel verses, the Uzi verse, and Abel’s bridge.
In Your Eyes has all of Doja’s singing and adlibs, both Abel verses, and Doja’s verse.
Over now is a Calvin Harris song featuring Abel that fits really well in the context of After Hours, so I decided to include it.
Nothing Without You is a live recording, so the vocals aren’t mixed, but it’s still a good mood-setter for Final Lullaby.
So there you have it! After Hours: Director’s Cut.
Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_L-_yQMuqA6QDR7fJyNg8otYGiP6brVl
Enjoy!
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2020.09.28 17:04 HHHFreshBotRedux The Weekly [Fresh]ness - week of Sunday, September 20, 2020

Sunday, September 20, 2020
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[FRESH VIDEO] Knxwledge. - ⚱️⚱️⚱️ (Conway & Westside vocals) link +468 nuddel
[FRESH VIDEO] Alicia Keys, Sampha - 3 Hour Drive (R&B) link +132 sapphire1921
[FRESH] 2Pac feat Dr.Dre - Welcome To Deathrow (Unreleased) link +33 Repulsive-Substance6
Monday, September 21, 2020
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[FRESH] Bryson Tiller - Always Forever link +538 TheJakInDaBox
[FRESH] Spillage Village - Hapi ft. Mereba and Big Rube link +531 grizzsaw12
[FRESH] REASON - The Soul (Pt. 2) link +196 ad287
[FRESH] Chris Patrick - 3AM link +48 PiplupTCG
[FRESH EP] David Shawty & Pollari - NITEMARE 3200 link +27 Spacewolfe
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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[FRESH VIDEO] JADASEA & MIKE - old earth link +66 1L-Fanta
[FRESH VIDEO] Mos Def with MF Doom freestyle together link +43 Repulsive-Substance6
[FRESH] JADASEA & MIKE - old earth link +25 tkama
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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[FRESH VIDEO] Anderson .Paak - CUT EM IN feat. Rick Ross link +666 1L-Fanta
[FRESH VIDEO] Conway The Machine - NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert link +531 Usernamesin2016LUL
[FRESH] Lupe Fiasco - BBQ Chicken Freestyle link +175 Modalchemist
[FRESH] MadeinTYO - Money Up (feat. Toro y Moi) link +170 DEADSHOTx297
[FRESH VIDEO] YG - Out On Bail link +119 mazz1334
[FRESH VIDEO] Young Dolph - Hold Up Hold Up Hold Up link +119 RebellingAlpha
[FRESH] clipping. - ’96 Neve Campbell (ft. Cam & China) link +112 Zondatastic
[FRESH ALBUM] Mozzy - Occupational Hazard link +77 MakGalis
[FRESH VIDEO] Comethazine - We Gone Win link +71 RubyKDC
[FRESH] YG - Out On Bail link +69 Thegrandmaster21
[FRESH VIDEO] Atmosphere - Blotter Acid Reflux Syndrome link +46 TVxStrange
[FRESH VIDEO] RMR - Nouveau Rich link +43 poland626
[FRESH VIDEO] Gunna - Sun Came Out link +37 osiri3
[FRESH] Atmosphere - Blotter Acid Reflux Syndrome link +33 NewTerrarium
Thursday, September 24, 2020
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[FRESH] A$AP Ferg ft. ONEFOUR & Fivio Foreign - Aussie Freaks link +197 maloboosie
[FRESH ALBUM] Joji - Nectar link +131 BeastingBoli
[FRESH ALBUM] Lil Peep - HELLBOY link +87 Hii-woah
[FRESH EP] KayCyy - HAVING MY WAY link +68 shitcanget
[FRESH] Shoreline Mafia - Bitches (feat. 1takejay) [Official Music Video] link +63 shmittymcshmittins
[FRESH] Starrah - Keep Calm (prod. James Blake) link +58 Jezawan
[FRESH VIDEO] Armani Caesar - Palm Angels link +53 thesuntalking
[FRESH ALBUM] Action Bronson - Only For Dolphins link +52 dixonyo
[FRESH VIDEO] Headie One ft. AJ Tracey, Stormzy & ONEFOUR - Ain't It Different Remix link +45 maloboosie
[FRESH ALBUM] Action Bronson - Only For Dolphins link +44 GimmieThat
[FRESH] Bryson Tiller - T R A P S O U L (Deluxe) link +39 NoxK
[Fresh] Joji - Gimme Love (Official Remix) link +38 -ImNotAMexican-
[FRESH ALBUM] Elzhi - Seven Times Down Eight Times Up link +34 _Vondas
[FRESH] Big Baby Scumbag - Tom Brady Freestyle link +30 TheRoyalGodfrey
[FRESH] Clipping. - '96 Neve Campbell (feat. Cam & China) link +26 Flyntloch
Friday, September 25, 2020
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[FRESH ALBUM] Joji- Nectar link +5144 MetroBS
[FRESH] The Weeknd- King Of The Fall link +3591 SneakyCowMan
[FRESH ALBUM] Spillage Village - Spilligion link +3387 jeffreytey
[FRESH ALBUM] Action Bronson - Only For Dolphins link +2468 guyohmysigh3
[FRESH VIDEO] Travis Scott - Franchise (ft. Young Thug & MIA) link +2459 realwords
[FRESH ALBUM] A$AP Ferg - Floor Seats II link +1375 TheJakInDaBox
[FRESH] Lil Wayne - Tha Carter V (Deluxe) link +1255 dubbsmqt
[FRESH ALBUM] Lil Peep - Hellboy link +1123 MedullaOblogobble
[FRESH ALBUM] Bryson Tiller - T R A P S O U L (Deluxe) link +1054 TheJakInDaBox
[FRESH ALBUM] Public Enemy - What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? link +706 dgloverii
[FRESH VIDEO] Aminé - Woodlawn & Burden [Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2020] link +428 tierdrop
[FRESH VIDEO] The final Beastie Boys show has been uploaded to Youtube from Bonnarroo 2009 RIP MCA link +393 Girrzimm
[FRESH] Tame Impala - Borderline ( Blood Orange Remix ) link +367 markoxpolo
[FRESH] REASON - SAUCE (ft. Vince Staples) link +339 HoundOfJustice
[FRESH ALBUM] Machine Gun Kelly - Tickets To My Downfall link +257 QwertytheCoolOne
[FRESH ALBUM] Elzhi - Seven Times Down Eight Times Up link +252 HoundOfJustice
[FRESH ALBUM] Sango - Da Rocinha 4 link +235 RafiakaMacakaDirk
[FRESH VIDEO] Bryson Tiller - Right My Wrongs link +215 SpikeyPT
[FRESH VIDEO] $NOT - Revenge link +162 RadRoku
[FRESH VIDEO] A$AP Ferg - Dennis Rodman (Official Video) ft. Tyga link +145 ThisIsARealAcc
[FRESH] Spillage Village – Judas feat. Ari Lennox, Buddy, Chance the Rapper & Masego link +144 Checkwinner
[FRESH VIDEO] REASON - Sauce (feat. Vince Staples) link +135 thesuntalking
[FRESH ALBUM] Tory Lanez - DAYSTAR link +126 keepmynamelowkeyfam
[FRESH VIDEO] Calvin Harris x The Weeknd - Over Now (Deconstructed) link +122 ozeeSF
[FRESH] Clipping. - ‘96 Neve Campbell ft Cam & China link +81 NugPacino
[FRESH ALBUM] Dom Kennedy - Rap N Roll link +73 spacedonkey213
[FRESH VIDEO] Action Bronson - Golden Eye link +71 dixonyo
[FRESH] Polo G - Epidemic link +69 zachquiri
[FRESH VIDEO] Joji - Your Man (Official Video) link +59 hp123a
[FRESH VIDEO] Saigon - The MF Effect feat. Kool G Rap link +53 smokeurobinson
[FRESH] Spillage Village - Judas (Feat. JID, Ari Lennox, Chance the Rapper, Buddy, & Masego) link +50 MalikLee_TheEmcee
[FRESH ALBUM] 14 trapdoors & Camoflauge Monk - Eileen (featuring Benny the Butcher, Smoke DZA, Qari, Skyzoo, Che Noir, Royce Da 5'9", Boldy James & more) link +47 TheRoyalGodfrey
[FRESH] Action Bronson - Sergio (prod. by Alchemist) link +42 dixonyo
[FRESH ALBUM] IshDARR - Nausea link +25 ObesePotatoes
[FRESH] REI AMI - Mac & Cheese link +25 Awhile2
Saturday, September 26, 2020
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[FRESH VIDEO] Joji - Tick Tock link +199 PiplupTCG
[FRESH] Mulberry - VALUE link +80 vorleon
[FRESH VIDEO] Murs - The Battle (prod. 9th Wonder) link +61 TVxStrange
[FRESH] SPILLAGE VILLAGE - JUPITER (EARTHGANG, Jordan Bryant, Hollywood JB, & Benji) link +43 jeremicci
[FRESH] Famous Dex - Covered in Diamonds link +35 Franchementballek
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2020.09.26 09:22 NathairGlas TIL Gary Numan’s album, 'Savage (Songs From A Broken World)' was excluded from Billboard's dance/electronic music chart even though it was mostly recorded with electronic instruments. Gary's album outsold Calvin Harris' number one charted album 'Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1' by approximately 600 copies.

TIL Gary Numan’s album, 'Savage (Songs From A Broken World)' was excluded from Billboard's dance/electronic music chart even though it was mostly recorded with electronic instruments. Gary's album outsold Calvin Harris' number one charted album 'Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1' by approximately 600 copies. submitted by NathairGlas to todayilearned [link] [comments]


2020.09.25 20:01 CyrusWaugh Reputation (2017) All Songs Ranked

We're catching up to the modern times, and next up is arguably the most controversial era of Taylor Swift, The Reputation Era. Where the internet figuratively crashed with the release of the lead single, no one expected this style, especially since her last record was full of glimmer like positive energy and this style was dark and brooding. I've told my friends, if click bait was an album it would be Reputation, many view it as the worst Taylor Swift record ever made, and rehearsed joke: Reputation gets a bad rep, I view Reputation as Taylor Swift's The Outsiders, on one hand being weird in several areas, there is intellectualism spread through out it there's honestly plenty to enjoy from this record and I'm going to break it all down.
15.This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
Production really drags this down, but I do enjoy the lyrics, it's all about the feud, with Kanye West, and how she tried to forgive him but was betrayed yet again by him with the whole snap chat incident, but it can be interpreted as people who pretend to be your friends and use for their own personal gain. Pretty good message, solid lyricism, but the melody isn't good, and the bass is too loud. With all the personal burns towards Kanye, a darker tone would've worked better than a perky one. But I will say that laugh at the bridge was brilliant, I will not change my mind on that.
14. King Of My Heart
Apparently this is a reference to Game Of Thrones, but I don't watch that so I'm not gonna catch on any of it like details of that show or percussion, so I'm throwing that out the window. There are some brief good moments, more towards the bridge, but I have the same problems with this as the last one, the bass is way too loud, and overpowers everything else, and it hurts my ears. The chorus moves pretty well, given she's trying to do a trap/edm style with this track. It's a fun song but I would put this in the D Tier list of her fun songs and she has plenty better ones under her belt.
13. I Did Something Bad
I actually enjoy the darker production style of this one, because it has fun with the instrumentation, but unfortunately with a bunch of this record, you either get good production, and bad lyrics or vice versa. It's all about how the media says she does terrible, and she sees it as good and justified. And she's saying she's not going to stop, its right to feel that way, but this isn't really cleverly said rather its pretty obvious, the writing was really on the nose though I do enjoy the metaphor with the media comparing it to the witch trials, which makes sense, they don't care whether they're right or wrong, they just need to sell stories, overall the message needed to be said, but the way it was told fumbled.
12. Dress
Definitely the dirtiest song in her catalog. We get vivid details like her bleached hair, to his buzzcut, spilling wine in the bathtub, the song is really sexually driven, and I don't really like talking about these type of songs, I get really awkward and my thoughts literally go anywhere else. Definitely way too much moaning and given this song's message, I gag, but it is well written, pretty solid prediction, and the bridge is the best part of the song, I can't speak more of this before I throw up my lunch, just know its good, and if you're not squeamish like me go ahead and listen to this, its one of those songs I try to avoid, like Tip Of My Tongue, when Grady revealed the true meaning of that I lost my appetite pretty similar situation hear.
11. ...Ready For It
This is as close as you're gonna get to a balance with the bombastic trap production style to good lyrics besides one more song. It's pretty bad ass, the intro sets the tone fairly well, its about finding your true partner, but for a song about finding that person which seems to be referencing Joe Alwyn, which is the longest lasting relationship she's had I believe, but this is your tribute to him? idk, but you know what its different and I'll give it that, another thing I love about each album is that they are very different sonically each time, the closest in correlation to each other are Fearless and Speak Now, but they do have notable instrumental differences. So I'll take something fresh no matter what, I do the same thing for Eric Church, I'll do the same for her.
10. Gorgeous
This feels like it was cut from 1989 tbh. It is way brighter in her tone and the production and is the odd one out of this record. I'll admit I'm confused by what this song is about but my view is that she wants to have an affair as she's talking about this person and its stated she already has a boyfriend, and we get details like, if he has a girlfriend, she's jealous and if he doesn't, its even worse, she's trying to have an affair but she cannot muster up the courage to do it with him, maybe I'm wrong idk. That's just how I view the song, and if it isn't that the I'd probably drop it a space or two below, so I'm gonna keep this perspective towards it. The bridges are the greatest strength of this record, as they shine the details I like the most, like when she talks about her home with her cats.
9. Endgame (ft. Ed Sheeran & Future)
The intro is definitely going to turn people away, but I actually like it, I don't understand why, I enjoy this song. It should be a thumbs down for me, but I think just works (plus Ed Sheeran is a part of it maybe that's why) Production does overtake everything pretty often in this song, like the intro and and closing minute of this song. It's definitely an improvement from their last collab together, Future is eh, he doesn't really sound as cool as Kendrick Lamar did on Bad Blood, lyrics are okay, and honestly Ed did a better job when it came to the rapping. The chorus is pretty darn relaxing ngl. Taylor's verse is without a doubt the best of the 3, with the details of hatchets and maps, and drama. However for a song about not wanting us to care about our reputation it seems like she cares a lot.
8. So It Goes...
From here on out, almost all of the songs here take a step back from the dark trap style this record is flooded with and we get better songs sonically. This is still pretty bombastic, but it feels like more of a Chainsmokers song, if you are afraid of this record, this is a good song to start out the album to give you an idea of what to expect. There's a theory that because of the dots on this and Ready for it, it divides the record into 2 parts, Ready For It is the reputation defense side, and the other is what actually goes on behind closed doors, and its mostly right, and its mostly brilliant. The perception of who she describes is really interesting, calling a magician because he makes everyone disappear, pretty on the nose wordplay, but then you get to cut me into pieces, so what I figure is that she is willing to let her guard down and be vulnerable, solid stuff and a majority of that would follow represent the quality this record offers.
7. Don't Blame Me
Don't Blame Me is a lot more provocative than most of the record, it feels like a continuation of the narrative of Blank Space, with how she talks about breaking hearts for a long time, and at this point she's used to it, but for a record all about expressing her reputation and speculation, it feels too defensive, I'm not saying she's to blame but this certainly brings up the notion she doesn't really care about relationships anymore and sees them as more of a tool, and that's fine, as that's one of the main reasons I put Blank Space at #1 for 1989 but with Blank Space, she took in all the criticism and fired it back, this just feels like it is dodging the hits.
6. Getaway Car
She still hasn't missed a beat when it comes to describing relationships in unique profound ways. In this one the relationship is told in the perspective of a heist she describes her dumping of Calvin Harris and her relationship with Tom Hiddleston, and its in some sort of way an apology, in the line "I wanted to leave him, I needed A Reason. The sound reminisces of the 1989 sound, with the synth with a little mixture of new percussion styles. Comparing Tom to a car is secretly brilliant, and how they never got far, this is what I crave, stories actually about her, and not about the media perspective. How she compares their relationship to her stealing the money and car keys in a motel, is some of her best songwriting, I keep saying it, the bridges since 1989 just get better and better, it's definitely one of standout tracks and if you want to get away from all the reputation defense songs, add this to your playlist.
5. Call It What You Want
I love the first 3 lines, my favorite thing out of this whole record is those first 3 lines, which sums up her reputation fairly well up to this point, the castle being her reputation, the knife being naivety during the fearless-speak now era and the guns being the media circus, how she gave up defending herself. The message is pretty interesting, its her saying even though she lost the battle for how her reputation is perceived, she doesn't care because she has someone who knows her for who she actually is. It's a lighthearted rap, that is relaxing throughout most of it, it kinda loses me when it gets a little repetitive. She's waving a white flag, telling the media call this what you want, she doesn't care anymore. Some ways this song holds up some ways it doesn't, the white flag didn't last long as she remained defensive during the Lover Era, however in terms of relationship with Alwyn it does as they've been together for 4 years now so its a bittersweet message overall imo.
4. Dancing With Our Hands Tied
One of the other tracks about Alwyn, and is imo the first part of story line that would carry into songs like Cornelius Street from Lover and Invisible String in Folklore. It entails how she's afraid how this relationship is stable and is afraid how the world can tear them apart through rumors and accusations. The tie metaphor could have 2 meanings to me, 1: the rope representing the media bashing her and making difficult to dance or 2: the rope is a brace to make sure they don't fall apart. Either or is a great metaphor with a song with a unique message. It's also produced really well, and I may be in the minority on that as people like to claim the percussion is too loud, I don't see it.
3. Delicate
This is my study jam, I'm not a fan of the LoFi mix people use, but I put this song on loop. And arguably this is my favorite music video from her. It's all about her being herself after being invisible from the media for almost a year, and seeing this state as delicate. It's kind of heartbreaking when you view it that way, she always has to live up to the expectations of the media, her fans and critics, and 2 of the 3 bash her regardless of what actually happens. So this is her in a way being the most free in a long time. You also have the pre-chorus about how someone actually cares for her even though at this point, her reputation has reached its lowest point. It is the real catharsis of this record, where she actually lets go of everything, that being her own fears and insecurities.
2. Look What You Made Me Do
You're probably thinking: welp, he's lost his damn mind, but I'm one of those people who think this song is secretly brilliant, it shook the planet, with how different and dark it was. And I think the writing is actually freaking great for this track. Every little detail to tilted stage, kingdom keys. It is produced really well, the verses have different structure. It's all about her not shaking it off, but overcoming all the criticisms of her lifestyle and getting stronger and coming back with a vengeance. And Honestly I'm sick of people complaining about the record, because I can guarantee their #1 complaint is this song and the music video, speaking of which I also think is brilliant. I have so much fun singing along to this, because it is both serious and ridiculous. The scene where in the bridge has to be my favorite part where this current version of herself is standing above all these younger versions, like the ones from Shake It Off, Mean, and You Belong With Me. The bridge is excellent even though it is pretty repetitive. People aren't going to like this song say it doesn't make sense and that's okay but if you are anything like me seek this out.
1. New Years Day
For all reviews I had a little doubt of what would end up as #1, but for this one I knew New Years Day was going to be, as it is one of the best songs in her entire catalogue. How a new years kiss honestly doesn't mean anything but when they help you clean up after a party, that is what actually means something, it seems simple but little things can outweigh even the biggest traditions, I never thought I'd be moved by details like carrying shoes, candle wax, Polaroids etc. It is beautiful throughout its entirety, and how she doesn't want this to be another fling, and him just picking up bottles and cleaning up speaks volumes. I think this was sort of put to country radio, I never heard it, but still shows she has respect for the genre the brought her to she is now. I'm still a little confused by what she means by the last page, so anyone know what she means? I wanna enjoy this song to the fullest extent.

Next Up Is Lover, I should have it ready to be released in about two hours of this post so around 2:00ish from where I live which is the atlantic coast
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2020.09.25 07:08 SAUL_AG Nectar first listen.

These are my thoughts on the first listen through. I am rambling what ever comes to mind. I was expecting more. It’s definitely a different sound from what his previous albums/EP’s consisted of. I was expecting more depressed undertones. Ew hit. It reminded me of a song The Weeknd would produce. Overall quality track. Tick Tock mix was well produced lyrics on the song were mediocre. Upgrade was a bit raw for me and needed more time worked in. High Hopes Omar Apollo’s feature complimented the song well. His verse reminded me of Future’s verse on the song King’s Dead. “La di da di da, slob on me knob Pass me some syrup, fuck me in the car La di da di da, mothafuck the law Chitty chitty bang, murder everything” Nitrous. Was on of my favorite tracks. Classic Joji. Afterthought. I enjoyed the Billie Eilish like voice on the song. I’ll be checking BENEE’s music out. Like You Do was another classic Joji tracks. One of the best songs on the album. Your Man gave me a Calvin Harris vibe. Something that would be on the album 18 months. Great song to end the album. I still need to listen to the album a couple more times to gather all my thoughts.
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