It's outstanding. I love every song except the title track, but if I had to pick favorites, they'd be:
- Shady, featuring Nile Rodgers (bass player for Chic, back in the day) and Sam Sparro - disco funk you might not realize you are craving, but you are;
- Broken English - haunting, unusual slow groove with electro touches;
- Pop That Lock - 2:32-2:39 might be my favorite seven seconds of the album;
- Underneath - ballad beyond;
- Naked Love - if summer were music, it would sound like this.
Buy it at Amazon (physical CD) or iTunes or on Adam's web site (where you can get it on vinyl).
Tweet from Adam's proud dad (who was a DJ during his college days):
And the Rolling Stone 4-star review:
So here's the great pop album everybody was hoping Adam Lambert would make, ever since he ran wild on "American Idol" three years ago.
It wasn't just Glambert's dynamite-with-a-laser-beam voice that got him into our national knickers: It was his warmth, his humor, his burlesque bravado.
His 2010 debut, "For Your Entertainment," was a typical "Idol" quickie -- decent, but it needed more personality.
"Trespassing" delivers, with a mix of tinsel disco-club sleaze and leather-boy love ballads. While he excels in a radio cheddar bomb like "Naked Love," he gets deeper in slow jams like "Underneath" and "Outlaws of Love." But all over "Trespassing," Glambert sings everything like Zeus in a thong.Update 5/18/12: Let's enjoy some more reviews, shall we?
John Kearns for CityBeat in the UK:
The album is artistic dynamite, oozes decadent charm and sheer talent from every pore . . . [The] celebratory songs such as Cuckoo and Pop That Lock are the aural equivalent of being kissed by a thousand cherry lip-glossed supermodels all at once. . . Broken English is a track that boasts a soaring death-defying vocal and beautifully evocative and plaintive lyric.Joey Guerra for the Houston Chronicle:
This is fierce, fun dance music, lifted high into the heavens by Lambert's supernatural range . . . The album's first half is a beat-per-minute celebration, all sex and clubs and smoky disco haze.Gawker:
Adam Lambert's consistently electrifying second album, Tresspassing (out this week), is that freedom [to be at peace with queerness] set to music. It's freer than anything I've heard since the drag queen Sylvester disguised himself all over again in baritone at the conclusion of his "Dance (Disco Heat)." . . . Lambert is one to mix it up, too, as he often unleashes a hair-metal yowl that harkens back to yet a different era of masculine/feminine fluidity. . . There's almost nothing here that a straight dude could get away with singing. On Tresspassing, Lambert is here, queer and it sure sounds like he's used to it. It's a boon to his art.