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!”

PUP – PUP

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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