Author: Neal Kelley

The Top Ten Albums of 2015 (So Far)

As the second quarter of 2015 comes to a close, it’s fitting that music streaming is back in the news. Apple Music is trying to assume pole position ahead of Spotify and Tidal in the ears and minds of listeners across the world. Will it work? Eh… probably not (at least not soon). Spotify has been tried […]

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Ranking the Best Musical Moments on ‘Mad Men’

The series finale of Mad Men is this Sunday at 10pm on AMC. Right now I’m going through the seven stages of grief, landing somewhere in between bargaining and depression. In an effort to keep this show alive, I’ve been re-watching old episodes (my favorite? season 5, episode 5, “Signal 30“), recounting classic scenes, and reading every single thing on the […]

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‘Kindred’ Review: Passion Pit’s Need for Speed

Is Michael Angelakos in a hurry? That’s the question to ask when listening to his indietronica band Passion Pit’s new release, Kindred. The album clocks in at just under 40 minutes with ten succinct tracks and is packed with reverberated percussion, multi-tracked choruses, and a variety of sentimental hooks and beats, a familiar follow-up to their 2012 effort Gossamer. The […]

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Percy Sledge, 1940-2015

I don’t remember a lot about my childhood except that a lot of time was spent in transit, shuffling around in my parents’ car. The only options for music were the radio or, for longer car rides, cassette tapes and eventually CDs. My parents controlled most of these listening options so by the time I […]

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‘Tuxedo’ Review: Mayer Hawthorne Dresses Up

We’re big fans of Ann Arbor, MI over here at JamFeed, which means we’re always on the lookout for the next Mayer Hawthorne project (same goes for Andrew W.K. Time for a comeback, Andy!). The Ann Arbor native, who began his music career as DJ Haircut of the hip-hop group Athletic Mic League, has been recording […]

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Highway to Hell: Live Blogging the 2015 Grammy Awards

JamFeed contributors Neal Kelley and Jonathan Sherman suffered through the Grammys last night so you didn’t have to! Read their live blog below. 8PM Neal Kelley: Oh shit. LL Cool J is hosting again?! This is going to be a long night…and twenty seconds in, he’s already yelling as AC/DC starts up. They’re undisputedly the […]

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Who Should Headline Super Bowl 50?

Katy Perry took the field on an animatronic lion last Sunday night for halftime of Super Bowl 49 (or Super Bowl XLIX for all of you who still think we need to honor Roman Numerals for some reason). If you like Katy Perry dancing with cartoon Nazi sharks, you were most likely pleased. If you like Lenny Kravitz […]

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