Andy Kellman

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Prior to joining All Music Guide in 1999, Ypsilanti, Michigan native Andy Kellman delivered newspapers, played baseball, stocked paint, and sorted mail. Also a former retail veteran, he worked at the…
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Prior to joining All Music Guide in 1999, Ypsilanti, Michigan native Andy Kellman delivered newspapers, played baseball, stocked paint, and sorted mail. Also a former retail veteran, he worked at the Ann Arbor locations of Musicland, Discount Records, and (Michigan) WhereHouse Records, the last of which he managed. He has contributed to several music publications, has written liner notes for the Raven and BBR labels, and joined NARAS in 2010. He has successfully married (once) and reproduced (twice).

Favorite albums and singles, 2000-2014

Erykah Badu - New Amerykah, Pt. 1 [Universal Motown, 2008]
The Foreign Exchange - Love in Flying Colors [FE Music, 2013]
Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City [Aftermath, 2013]
The-Dream - Love/Hate [Def Jam, 2007]
J Dilla - Donuts [Stones Throw, 2006]
Michael Mayer - Immer [Kompakt, 2002]
Metro Area - Metro Area [Environ, 2002]
Moodymann - Black Mahogani [Peacefrog, 2004]
D'Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah [RCA, 2014]
Donnie - The Daily News [Soul Thought, 2007]
Teedra Moses - Complex Simplicity [TVT, 2004]
King Midas Sound - Waiting for You [Hyperdub, 2009]
Basement Jaxx - Rooty [Astralwerks, 2001]
Flying Lotus - You're Dead! [Warp, 2014]
The Avalanches - Since I Left You [Modular, 2000]
Bilal - Airtight's Revenge [Plug Research, 2010]
Andy Stott - Luxury Problems [Modern Love, 2012]
Jazmine Sullivan - Love Me Back [J, 2010]
Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury [Zomba, 2006]
James T. Cotton - The Dancing Box [Spectral Sound, 2004]

Afronaught - "Transcend Me" [Apollo, 2001]
Flying Lotus - "Never Catch Me" [Warp, 2014]
The Foreign Exchange - "Daykeeper" [FE Music, 2008]
Amerie - "1 Thing" [Columbia, 2005]
Clipse - "Grindin'" [Arista, 2002]
Miguel - "Adorn" [RCA, 2012]
Luomo - "Body Speaking" [Force Tracks, 2002]
Aaliyah - "Rock the Boat" [Blackground, 2001]
Sa-Ra - "Love Czars" [Ubiquity, 2009]
The-Dream - "I Luv Your Girl" [Def Jam, 2008]
Storm Queen - "Look Right Through" [Environ, 2010]
Walter Jones - "Living Without Your Love" [DFA, 2009]
2000F & J Kamata - "You Don't Know What Love Is" [Hyperdub, 2009]
DKD - "Future Rage" [Bitasweet, 2004]
T.I. - "What You Know" [Atlantic, 2006]
Floating Points - "Peoples Potential" [Eglo, 2010]
FunkinEven - "Kleer" [Eglo, 2009]
Factory Floor - "Two Different Ways" [DFA, 2011]
Portishead - "Machine Gun" [Go! Discs, 2008]
Braille - "The Year 3000" [Rush Hour, 2011]