Buzz Me­ter

Exclaim! - - SHOTS - BY STEPHEN CARLICK

EMINEM

Rap­ping quickly: not a substitute for hav­ing some­thing mean­ing­ful left to say.

NORM MAC­DON­ALD

Us­ing Down syn­drome jokes to take the heat off your trans­pho­bic jokes is de­cid­edly Not the Move™.

LAU­RYN HILL

An icon of Hill’s stature can get away with con­stant late­ness, but kick­ing Santigold and Nas off her tour was a bit much.

EM­PRESS OF

Lorely Ro­driguez’s forth­com­ing se­cond al­bum seems poised to blow her ex­cel­lent de­but out of the wa­ter.

IDLES

The band’s sweaty, pas­sion­ate shows and emo­tional, in­clu­sive an­thems have made them the talk of the mu­sic world.

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