Adam Lambert Daily Update – May 9, 2012
ANN POWERS TWEETS
@annkpowers: Berts don’t need the link, you all know Trespassing is streaming, right?
@annkpowers: That said — if you are not yet an Adam Lambert believer, check out tracks 1,3,5,10. I think they’ll convince you!
@adamcrane: @annkpowers good to know. thanks! i’ve always been an Adam Lambert fan since his Idol days!
@annkpowers: @HitfixMelinda The ballad “Underneath” slays, too, beyond the tracks I highlighted.
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PRESS AND BLOG PICKS
“That’s what’s up!” on @WhoSay via @adamlambert http://www.whosay.com/adamlambert/photos/169273
Yahoo – Adam Lambert’s ‘Trespassing’: It’s That Deep “Trespassing is a full realization of the new Lambert signature sound: a rare strain of electropop that manages to be both mindlessly hedonistic and sublimely sophisticated at the same time…”
Rolling Stone review of album – Rob Sheffield writes “Trespassing delivers, with a mix of tinsel disco-club sleaze and leather-boy love ballads. While he excels in a radio cheddar bom 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.” Key tracks: “Shady”, “Outlaws of Love”
Rolling Stone – Adam Lambert’s Emotional Rescue (fan transcription). From the upcoming May 24 issue. “Adam Lambert’s Hollywood home sits atop a long driveway so steep that you could mistake it for a concrete wall. When Lambert began renting the midcentury modern with stunning city views, he thought the driveway was a pain. “To get up, you’ve got to overshoot it, turn around, come back and then turn in really fast at, like, a 9-degree angle, or else you scrape the whole bottom of your car,” he says. But after photographers caught wind of the American Idol star’s address, Lambert came to appreciate the driveway: “They’re not coming up that thing!”…”
New York Daily News – Album Review: Adam Lambert “Trespassing” “As serviceably catchy as most of the songs may be, it’s only Lambert’s performance that raises them above radio fodder. His vocal attack remains a dizzying mix of the awesome and the absurd…The latter cut [Underneath] means to reveal Lambert’s inner life, his secret vulnerability. While in reality he must have some, his deepest value as a singer, and a star, is his riveting certitude. That’s both politically potent (given his role as an out gay man), and artistically riveting: It’s the sound of liberation achieved.”
EQ – Album Review: “Trespassing” by Adam Lambert “I really can’t say enough good things about this album; it’s extremely strong, cohesive and deep, which you really don’t find in pop. I’ll be the first one to tell you that I’m an extremely harsh critic of most mainstream pop music. I have very high standards when it comes to pop, because so many pop artists skate by with minimal talent and maximal production and vocal enhancements. What I love so much about Adam is that he’s an artist who is not only overflowing with talent and showmanship, but also has within himself the talent and creativity to create an original, unique and meaningful piece of work that shines brighter than all the rest. Trespassing is undoubtedly the pop album of the year and has raised the standard for everybody else out there.”
My Portis Wasp Says – Adam Lambert – ‘Trespassing’ |Album Review “Adam Lambert returns this year (next week to be semi-specific) with his sophomore record Trespassing, and trespass he does wasps in the most joyfully cocky of ways over the 15 tracks that make up what might just be the best album you’ll hear all year! A bold statement for sure, but Adam is the only boy I can think of right now in pop who is given equal access to the sickest of producers and songwriters working today as dominating ladies in pop like Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Ke$ha and Kelly Clarkson, but apart from the latter none of these poptarts however hard they try quite manage to rise above their expensive productions like this boy does.”
Pop Heaven – JUDGEMENT DAY: POP HEAVEN OR HELL? ADAM LAMBERT’S “TRESPASSING” Track by track review: “In the next track, “Underneath,” Adam has written what could end up being the most breathtaking song of his career. Dark, emotional and atmospheric; it is a lyrical and sonic masterpiece in every way. (“Strip away the flesh and bone, look beyond the lies you’ve known, everybody wants to talk about a freak, no one wants to dig that deep, let me take you underneath…”) Imagine that Richard Marx wrote a confessional song about his dark side in the vein of Madonna’s “Ray of Light” album – then imagine it modern. One of the most haunting and beautiful songs, ever. Period.”
Idolator – Adam Lambert’s ‘Trespassing’: Check Out New Tracks & Adam’s Twitter Q&A! “We’ve pretty much been listening to Adam Lambert‘s Trespassing all day long, as the pop star’s sophomore album is currently streaming on Adam’s official site. To mark the occasion of his music finally reaching his fans’ ears, Lambert did a Q&A on Twitter this afternoon, answering his followers’ many queries — including what he thinks of Justin Bieber‘s Believe album cover art, which shares a similar design to his own album cover. Head below for Adam’s comments, as well as a few standout tracks from Trespassing that we just can’t get out of our head.”
Music that Goes Pop – Adam Lambert – Trespassing Album Leak + Review! “Adam Lambert’s Trespassing is a winner. With a variety of songs as huge as his vocal range, yet feeling at the same time completely cohesive, Lambert’s sophomore album is on trend and yet doesn’t have an expiration date.”
Music Box Mix – Adam Lambert “Trespassing” album review “Fans have already heard snippets of all 15 songs on the Trespassing Deluxe Edition, however, the full tracks are even better, providing more funky electronic sounds and beautiful harmonies.”
ONTD – Check out Adam Lambert’s Full Album “Trespassing” – Now Streaming – Comments galore.
Popdust – Read the Reviews for All Twelve Tracks – Some excerpts:
- Trespassing – “It’s the kind of glammed-out, us vs. them disco stomper that we’re always wanting to hear from Adam, and it’s a hell of a way to get the album going.”
- Cuckoo – “… less wacky than workmanlike. You could isolate any five seconds, paste them over any given pop hit, and not get much difference.”
- Shady – “It’s not quite as sleazy as we’d like Adam to one day get—baby steps, people—but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.”
- Broken English – “The song’s high point comes before the final chorus, where a key change takes the song into alien territory, and Adam wails over it in a way that can only be described—by music critics anyway—as “haunting.””
- Underneath – “Listening to “Underneath,” you wonder why “Better Than I Know Myself” wasn’t quietly tucked back into a drawer as a first draft. Everything the single was meant to accomplish actually gets accomplished here, fantastically.”
- Outlaws of Love – “The restraint’s welcome, particularly in contrast to some of the Top 40-bait found elsewhere. It makes everything here resonate far more than it otherwise might have, and it closes Trespassing with dignity and quiet reserve.”
- Kickin In – “Between this and the album’s title track, ifTrespassing doesn’t help start a second-wave Neptunes renaissance (assuming Chad Hugo is still hanging around somewhere), it’ll be a low down dirty shame.”
A couple of days ago, we learned that there was a new replacement for backup singer Octavia. This message from Octavia may be a clue as to why. We wish her well.
“Sincerli Octavia: Okay…..time for a change in lifestyle….this weight is KILLING me for real! I missed out on a great opportunity because I was physically unable to what was asked of me and it wasn’t much. Getting rid of trash today, weight-loss mission begins 2moro! I won’t be doing updates like some, this is for me.
I guess I had to have a dream put in my hands and then snatched away in order for me to wake up.
Here’s the complete transcript of yesterday’s Twitter Party
@milestougeaux: @adamlambert RollingStone: “Zeus in a Thong” Excellent concept idea for Album #3. Cheers!