Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Adam's new album Trespassing is here!

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;
  • Chokehold;
  • 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.
The three bonus tracks (Runnin', Take Back, and Nirvana) on the deluxe version of the album have a different, darker, more rock-ish flavor, and I'm madly in love with them.

Buy it at Amazon (physical CD) or iTunes or on Adam's web site (where you can get it on vinyl).

Update 5/16/12:

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. 
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.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Dagnabit. Blogger has changed quite a bit and I can't control paragraph spacing.