45 Best Albums of 2014 So Far

The best rock, hip-hop, EDM and country of this year's first half

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Lake Street Dive, 'Bad Self Portraits'
Courtesy of Signature Sounds Recordings.9/45

Lake Street Dive, 'Bad Self Portraits'

Lake Street Dive's initials may spell "LSD," but the Massachusetts-bred quartet are mostly tripping on Motown-meets-Muscle Shoals soul nostalgia, while frontwoman Rachael Price's big voice triggers flashbacks of Amy Winehouse and her forebears. Their breakout LP shows a band so in command of its style that it rarely feels like shtick – and even when it does, it's tight, fun and feisty.

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