I love a good review – thank you Todd Fletcher, AC Associated Content, Arts & Entertainment columnist! The comparison of For Your Entertainment to Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill “solid” debut album from 1995 is spot on. Go Adam! Dana, Glamb #6
Debut Album For Your Entertainment Shines
Adam Lambert’s album, For Your Entertainment , has been the most anticipated debut in quite some time. Lambert won the hearts of his fans known as Glamberts when he came in second place on the hit TV series American Idol. Music critics across the USA saw how madly talented this San Diego native is. He has garnered more press than any other Idol so far, and it has nothing to do with his sexuality or his black eye liner. The 27 year old, musical theater veteran can sing any type of music thrown at him.
The main question while watching his rise to the top was if he could actually pull it off once an album of his own music was released. This means not singing covers, such as his haunting but much adored cover of Tears For Fears’ Mad World. Not only does FYE live up to its hype, it obliterates any pondering idea that he was just another of American Idol‘s many “here today gone tomorrow” contestants. The finished product is the most solid debut album since Alanis Morissette unleashed Jagged Little Pill in 1995. Pill sold over 15 million copies in the United States alone and earned four Grammys.
FYE is not just your average run of the mill pop-rock mesh up. RCA Records commissioned songs from the hottest acts in music today including Pink (Whataya Want From Me), Lady Gaga (Fever), Weezer’s River Cuomo (Pick U Up), One Republic’s Ryan Tedder (Sleepwalker), and Muses’ Matthew Bellamy (Soaked). Lambert will draw comparisons to rockers Freddie Mercury and David Bowie, but that is not completely fair. The vocal acrobatics conquered on the record prove that Lambert is the most uniquely gifted vocalist of his generation. He stands out all on his own accolades. As Michael Jackson was the King Of Pop, Lambert is the new King Of Rock.