Monday, November 02, 2009

For Your Entertainment

Song: For Your Entertainment
Artist: Adam Lambert
Album: For Your Entertainment

While I was a fan of his when he was on American Idol, I really just liked the idea of Adam Lambert, more than I actually liked Adam Lambert. The recorded versions of songs he did on the show were so-so, and his first official single, "Time For Miracles" from the "2012" soundtrack was pure garbage balladry. Ugh.

But I was very interested in hearing what he was cooking up on his album as he was getting to work with some really interesting people while crafting it. He was going for disco, for rock, and based on the album cover, he wasn't shying away from... the gay. And I suppose that in itself makes me interested in Adam Lambert because he's the most high profile openly gay new artist here in America. Will a hit album reveal that that's okay in America and we won't have any more says-he's-not-but-give-me-a-break artists like Mika?

So "For Your Entertainment," the first official single from the album is what I expected. It's produced by Dr. Luke (Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Britney, etc) and is upbeat, fun, but I don't think a grand slam by any means. I'm hoping that the album has some more surprises, because with "Entertainment" I'm still liking the idea, more than the music.


For Your Entertainment

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