First Reviews of Adam Lambert’s “Better Than I Know Myself” are Glam-tastic!

Adam Lambert gave us an early holiday gift a few days ago, with the release of Better Than I Know Myself, his first single from his upcoming second album, Trespassing. (I almost put sophomore, but I’ve grown so tired of seeing that term – LOL!) I posted the song immediately and the comments here, as well as other sites have surprised me.

There definitely seems to be two distinct camps of Adam Lambert fans: those who are happy with whatever Adam may be singing, and those who are not as happy when there’s song production. Unless you go to an “unplugged” version like Adam Acoustic!, I don’t think that’s possible on a major release. And IMO, I don’t think that’s Adam’s desire right now. We heard him say over and over, that he wasn’t releasing it until it was exactly what he wanted.

Perhaps it’s also the type of song. I guess some want Rocker Adam, the super-hot glam guy we saw on pre-Idol videos (“Crawl Through Fire” at The Zodiac comes to mind!) and the more daring Idol performances. Maybe I’m not so surprised by the calling out of the style. We’ve known about these two fan bases since the For Your Entertainment CD was released and the comments came pouring in. What does surprise me is that since we’ve waited so long for new music, some listeners were so quick voicing their disappointment.

All that debate aside, here’s a review that is an honest, fresh breath of air to read. Thank you to for the following.

Love ya!

~ Carol ~

Adam Lambert is easily one of the most noteworthy and talented new artists American Idol has uncovered in a very, very long time. With a unique style of his own and killer vocals, Lambert is a born entertainer who is not afraid to take a risk to express his genuine artistry.

After finishing up his game-changing stint on American Idol, things turned unexpectedly rocky for Lambert. I vividly remember his much-criticized American Music Awards performance back in 2009 when (in the heat of moment) he kissed one of his male band members that led to an outrage among some viewers.

I applauded Lambert for that moment. He may not have realized it at the time, but he stood up for tolerance and pushed a boundary that desperately needed to be pushed. In fact, I believe Lambert changed things for the better by challenging ignorance and he paved the way for other (male) artists to express themselves freely from that point forward.

The positive, long-term impact aside, the AMA incident put a dark cloud over the release of his “For Your Entertainment” LP. Instead of talking about his music (and stellar collaborations with people like Sam Sparro and Lady Gaga), Lambert ended up defending his actions in every single interview that was set up to talk about his debut record.

With the heartfelt and beautifully-performed “Whataya Want from Me,” “For Your Entertainment” did end up delivering one massive radio hit that put Lambert in pole position for continued success. Part of Lambert’s ongoing success has also been the unconditional loyalty of his fans. When I met Lambert backstage at the 53rd GRAMMY Awards last January, he spoke specifically about the love of his fans and how he enjoys being on Twitter to interact with them and get their feedback.

Almost two years after the release of “For Your Entertainment,” Lambert returns with the brand-new “Better Than I Know Myself” that gives listeners a taste of his new album, entitled “Trespassing.” It’s a record that Lambert calls “transformational” and its stories are very much based on his personal experience over the last two years.

Click here for the continuation of the review.

And here’s another great review from MTV Buzzworthy.

There’s a collection of reviews here, on

About Carol

I started writing on this site back in May 2009, not knowing what I was in for or where it would take me. I had no idea of the joy and personal satisfaction I'd find here. I never dreamed that I'd get to meet Adam, but that dream came true! The bonus of becoming such great friends with Lila and the other fans is what keeps me going. Music gets me though every day. In addition to Adam, I love Muse, Linkin Park, 80s and finding newer bands and supporting them by attending everything that's within 350 miles. With Adam, the boundaries are farther! Thanks for joining us on this ride! :)


  1. Carol, don’t be fooled the fans who are criticizing BTIKM aren’t real fans they are fans of other past idols who have not been successful & dropped by label or one in particular that is not selling records. These fans spend a lot of time going to every Adam related blog to post negative comments on just about every subject. I’ve read some doozies today from unnamed people making bogus comments about BTIKM. It’s obvious they either haven’t listen to it or their intention is to discredit his music. I hope other reviewers understand this and ignore the minority.

  2. MomTerryLady says:

    I am thrilled with Better Than I Know Myself! I have no complaints whatsoever and not just because it’s Adam Lambert singing it. I really enjoy the sound of it and Adam’s voices is perfect! I love the message of the song! It’s something that I will enjoy listening to over and over for years to come. They knew what they were doing. My grandson’s mother is not a huge fan of Adam but she said it was really good. I think a lot of people will be pleasantly surprised by this beautiful upbeat song and start appreciating Adam’s talent as a versatile and inspiring artist!

  3. I’m so excited to have new music from Adam. I really like the song. I do hope that it is a hit, we need to get more exposure for this music god! I do hope that there is a more edgy rock style in some of the album but there are many years of amazing talent just waiting to grace our lives and all of Adam’s work I appreciate wonderful feedback for this new single. I really hope this is the case because I look forward to Adam Rocking our world with these new pieces of Genius!
    Rock On Adam Baby….we LOVE YOU!
    XOX Adamicted

  4. Thanks for the wonderful and insightful review. We Adam fans always enjoy a thoughtful review no matter what side it comes down on. Personally I didn’t think “the kiss” on the AMA’s was as much of an issue as the overall S&M theme. That was just a little shocking for many, myself included. The kiss was indeed “way over due”. It was heart breaking to watch him “shoot himself in the foot” so to speak with that performance coupled with the CD cover picture all in one week! But those of us who love him and admire his extraordinary talent weathered the storm and came out the other side stronger and more resilient than ever! As for the new single, it isn’t not my favorite at the moment. It’s growing on me and I think it’s radio friendly, which is the name of the game right now for sure. I don’t get the ending at all. But I’m sure there will be plenty for me to love in the new CD and I’m anxiously awaiting the March release! Two years has been a long, long wait indeed!
    Thanks again for your review and giving us a place to add our thoughts!

  5. Well; I never needed anyone to tell me how wonderful Adam Lambert is; his voice is out of this world. When i hear him sing I think only an angel could have that voice!! and I’m greatfull to God for him. His new music is welcome; and I can’t wait to buy his new cd in March!! He is my idol and I don’t think I will ever see or hear someone like him in my lifetime; again: Thank you Adam Lambert!! l

  6. mandytwo Glamb616 says:

    Thanks Carol for the reviews. The more I listen to BTIKM the more I love it. Can’t wait to get the CD.

  7. cory-coralys says:

    I will said always that he have triumph and sucess but he must care that the people that he think that his close friend that stole a part of money hard worked inverted in bad invertion , take care , in days knows something and the person who stole him, in love study who share the bed sheets profound , dont believe in the appareances, find the scent the internal , spiritual …..

    you bright like stars in the heaven, adam……..

  8. Sometimes I worry about what Adam is doing, if what he is doing is the right thing, then I remember that Adam not only has unmafchable talent he also has a great knowledge of the music world, so I have to trust that he knows what he is doing. I trust Adam in his choices.

  9. I love ADAM and I’m a fan for life. I will be there to always support him in all his endeavors..

  10. BRENDA LATHAM says:


  11. Hi Carol, I don’t know if you can help since we all love Adam so much, on his 29th birthday I thought finally I have a chance to have Adam’s signed photo so I went out of my way by giving to Charity Water more than I could , but I never got that signed photo that were promised. Can you image how disappointed I am?!

  12. I love adam alot his new song(better than i know myself) is amazing i will always buy his albums and support him good luck adam;-)

  13. kat23mogan says:

    You simply need to remember Adam loves the Glam/Rock/Pop genre…He is wanting to produce tracks that will play on main stream radio…This song is wonderful…I am already finding my self singing the chorus…which is what you want. My daughter told me in her classes in high school …whenever anyone said, “what do you want from me?” a chorus of what do you want from me would start…That is when you know you have made it…I love the song…i love Outlaws of Love…I can not see this cd being any less of a hit…His other cd people try to diss…but to sell well over a million world wide…to have a sold out world wide tour…his amazing EMA performance…shows all this many is a mega talent..So no worries…This song is already generating a ton of hype…no doubt by the end of the week…it will be in top ten in sales…

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