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  1. hrdboild

    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft starts NOW

    I've never fully embraced the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their best songs are right up there with anyone but I find the albums a little too uneven. John Frusciante though is a monster of a guitar player. I love that dude's style.
  2. hrdboild

    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft starts NOW

    I was wondering when all the Beatles albums would start coming off the board, so of course now we get two in a row. It wouldn't surprise me if VF21 stakes her claim here as well. My top 3 Beatles albums are all still available... very tempting. But I think I'm going to stick with my original...
  3. hrdboild

    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft starts NOW

    I have the record. :) I'm telling you I went all the way down the rabbit hole. The only reason I didn't take this album in the first round is that it's only my second favorite Pumpkins album so I felt comfortable I'd be able to get one of them here. Since we're sheltering in place though and I...
  4. hrdboild

    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft starts NOW

    The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995) (https://www.allmusic.com/album/mellon-collie-and-the-infinite-sadness-mw0000645152) Forever the outsider, Billy Corgan got his first big taste of success when the second Smashing Pumpkins album went platinum and landed his...
  5. hrdboild

    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft starts NOW

    I guess I just appreciate that it's a handy short-hand for conjuring up a particular era that feels quaint in light of more recent developments vis-a-vis the fact that we're all basically on house arrest right now. Most people want to lump me in with the Millennials but I've always had way more...
  6. hrdboild

    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft starts NOW

    I suppose everyone has their own perspective on the fight to be a participant in the collective culture. My feeling has been that us Gen X'ers who bridged the gap between the post-counterculture hangover that we inherited and the dawning information age and it's abiding obsession with social...
  7. hrdboild

    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft starts NOW

    I like the pick too of course, but I'm giving you a standing ovation for everything you wrote here!
  8. hrdboild

    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft starts NOW

    Wow, I've really got to dig into this! I know El-P from Run the Jewels but have yet to dig into his back catalog. The guest spots alone tell me this is well worth my time. Track 1 is already blowing my mind. :)
  9. hrdboild

    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft starts NOW

    Nas - Illmatic (1994) (https://www.allmusic.com/album/illmatic-mw0000623739) Having seen how these drafts go now, I'm re-prioritizing my list based on which albums I would be most upset about if someone sniped them from me and to my surprise that has pushed Nasir Jones' extraordinary debut...
  10. hrdboild

    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft starts NOW

    Well when you put it that way, this is the better alternative! :) It's also not the worst thing in the world that others recognize the timeless brilliance that is OK Computer, granting me room to squeeze in another album I otherwise wouldn't have been able to fit in my 20 picks. I suppose...
  11. hrdboild

    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft starts NOW

    I'd like your post Lowe but that was going to be my pick so instead I'll go weep quietly in the corner...
  12. hrdboild

    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft starts NOW

    It took me awhile to warm up to Kendrick. He didn't fit into the groove-centric, soul-sampling, smooth-flow sound that characterized "conscious" rap in the first decade of the 2000s. What was clear from the beginning though is that he was an artist with something new to say and an endless...
  13. hrdboild

    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft starts NOW

    Man, Tower Records... used to be there was a record store in every town. Times have sure changed!
  14. hrdboild

    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft starts NOW

    Nice pick! :) I do like Stairway, but I feel like it's been emulated by so many other people that the meandering intro followed by huge mid-song left turn into headbanger territory is a fix I can get in a lot of other places. The thunderous John Bonham stomp of When the Levee Breaks stands...
  15. hrdboild

    TDDS - 2020 Shelter-in-Place on a Desert Island Music Draft starts NOW

    Count me in! Pretty sure I'm not going to win with my musical taste but it's something to do. :)
  16. hrdboild

    Buddy Hield - love him or hate him, sit him or play him (split)

    Where's the line here between correlation and causation though? If Buddy moving to the bench had been the only lineup change between the two samples I think there'd be a stronger argument to be made that he's shooting the ball better now because he's in the second unit or that we're winning more...
  17. hrdboild

    Buddy Hield - love him or hate him, sit him or play him (split)

    Of course he agrees, Grant has the basketball IQ of a turnip. His whole claim to fame is demonstrative enthusiasm. I've yet to hear him make a single intelligent read about basketball strategy and he's been watching the game front and center for decades.
  18. hrdboild

    Buddy Hield - love him or hate him, sit him or play him (split)

    Yes! This guy/gal gets it. If I get you a Luke Walton mask do you think you could get yourself down to the sideline next game? Bingo! It's been true all year. Luke is getting positive results on defense and could be a pretty good assistant coach if he stuck to that but he's out of his depth...
  19. hrdboild

    All-Purpose MLB Thread!

    That's not going to happen. The A's have been looking at locations for a new ballpark in the East Bay for almost 20 years. I won't bore you with the details but I'm sure that stuff is all online somewhere if you care to look for it. They've had over a dozen different sites drawn up with...
  20. hrdboild

    All-Purpose MLB Thread!

    Okay, let me try to be brief... How can you say that Oakland doesn't support their team the way Sacramento does when they sell at minimum twice as many tickets every season and sold out their 54,000 seat stadium for a playoff game last Fall? Seriously? I understand that baseball and basketball...