Buzz Meter

Buzz Meter
My Bloody Valentine (Pictured)
It only took Kevin Shields 21 years, but he made good on his very, very belated promise.

The Knife
A 100-minute album might seem like a challenge but when it comes to the Dreijer siblings, we say bring it on.

The Strokes
Julian sings in falsetto now? First instinct is to run but wow, it's nice to hear their gambles finally pay off.

FIDLAR
Cheap beer is great for a buzz. Cheap punk? Depends on who you ask.

LL Cool J
Nice try, but you've got 15 years of musical irrelevance and one NCIS role to answer for before you can call an album Authentic Hip Hop.