Year End Lists 2014: NJ’s Lake Effect Share Their 10 Favorite Records

Mike Mehalick December 23, 2014 Features No Comments

Lake Effect

Hello! We’re NJ’s own Lake Effect and we carefully crafted a list for our top ten favorite records of 2014, presented in alphabetical order. And by Lake Effect I mean Brian (me!) and Max because Keith and Ryan hate music.

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Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues

Strip it of its significance and you’re still left with a raucous and unpretentious punk record, a welcome return to form for AM!

Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else

Just as vicious and even catchier than their last fantastic album Attack On Memory.

Mac DeMarco – Salad Days

This album wins the Best Vibes on Record award of 2014.

Priests – Bodies Control Money Power

Jagged riffs, unrelenting, awesome. “You put your fingers in other people’s mouths all day!”


Yeah yeah yeah it technically came out in 2013 shut up!

Real Estate – Atlas

Mournful and tuneful, a great combination.

Screaming Females – Live at The Hideout

One of America’s best live bands -> releases a live record -> easy pick for any top ten list.

Speedy Ortiz – Real Hair

EP? Don’t care, it got as many spins (if not more) than any LP.

White Lung – Deep Fantasy

Punk punk punk punk punk.

Winnebago – Turbine Lounge

Love this stripped down rock and roll record that includes the best song title of the year in “Drunk at the Track.”

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Mike is a graduate of the School Of Visual Arts with a BFA in Film & Video focused on screenwriting. His career stops have included editing positions at AOL, The Huffington Post, and BuzzFeed. He regularly contributes to a variety of outlets. Follow him @mmehalick

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