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“This album’s of a pretty high standard to say the least”--Popjustice
“What we heard was nothing short of brilliant”--Digital Spy
Over here, that album stalled at number 36, and Lambert is best known for alleged crimes against classic rock. Soon he'll attempt to fill Freddie Mercury's singlet in a series of gigs with the remaining members of Queen. Maybe Ritchie from Five was busy?
But it would be a shame if those Queen shows proved too distracting, because Lambert's own music deserves a shot. The first half of Trespassing offers a smorgasbord of succulent up-tempo pop. There are a couple of derivative cuts, but the highlights are tasty enough to compensate.
Naked Love sounds like a mash-up of P!nk and early Madonna, and Kickin' In is the sort of irresistible Michael Jackson tribute that Justin Timberlake used to dish up. Shady's disco-funk redux features smokin' hot guitar licks from Chic's Nile Rodgers. Best of all is Cuckoo, which has a vocal hook that's camper than Liberace's dry-cleaning pile.
The album's second half is less entertaining, alternating between bombastic arena-rock stompers and unimaginative ballads. Outlaws of Love is a well-intentioned but not terribly interesting gay rights anthem, while Underneath somehow manages to sound both overwrought and boring.
Only Broken English competes with the pop thrills of the first half. Beginning with a reference to the Tower of Babel, it just gets more ridiculous, climaxing with a breakdown that sounds like opera meets dubstep.
However, even when his material sags, Lambert is a compelling presence: a likeable pop peacock with a vocal range Justin Hawkins might envy. His lyrics rely too heavily on meaningless slogans ("I'm takin' you to school!"), but he never lacks a sense of humour.
"Gotta get out of this straitjacket," Lambert winks on Cuckoo, the album's standout track. Freddie would surely have smiled at that one.
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I just bought The Original High (awesome by the way) and realised hadn't seen my Trespassing CD for ages - so I bought another one. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A great Adam Lambert fan , I think this is in my opinion his best album. He seems to have gone a bit commercial latterly and has lost some of his uniqueness...Published 2 months ago by Peter Grice
Fantastic album by a truly amazing vocal talent! Buy it you won't be disappointed.Published 3 months ago by mrs g r jones