Adam Lambert: Three Songs from ‘For Your Entertainment’ Reviewed!

Yahoo Music’s Lyndsey Parker got to visit the 19 Entertainment offices today to preview some new American Idol music. She heard 4 songs from Adam Lambert, three of which she reviewed on her Reality Rocks blog HERE.

She also heard 7 previously unheard songs from Kris Allen (review HERE).

First things first. Lyndsey says nothing she heard today sounds even remotely like the retro power ballad “Time For Miracles” from the 2012 soundtrack. And to be honest peeps, I could not be more relieved. Adam kills the song vocally. But the tune itself is a sonic retread, not even good compared to other power rock ballads.

I’m happy to hear that the glittery, alien-inspired, retro-but-not, electro-infused dance music   Adam promised is going to be featured on his album, For Your Entertainment, in a major way. The album is set to be released on November 23rd.

“Yes, the music was THAT good, people, ” Lyndsey says, “It was EXACTLY the extraterrestrial electro-opus I hoped and dreamed it would be.”

The song I’m most excited about hearing is “Music Again”, produced by Rob Cavallo and written by Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins, who also plays guitar on the track. I love me some Darkness.

Entertainment Weekly revealed the Rob Cavallo produced song as a Hawkins-penned track in a recent EW interview, and let me tell you, THAT caught my attention.

But it was Lyndsey’s description, of “Music Again”, “A falsetto gang chorus like something off a lost Sweet outtakes album, squalling guitar riffs, pumping “Funkytown” beats, ” That got me really stoked. OMG. Sweet. I. Am. So. There. It’s Lyndsey’s favorite song. She apologized to the 19 staff for having to clean up brain parts after her head exploded. Heh.

“Entertainment” is a Dr. Luke/Claude Kelly joint, and is the title track of sorts, opening with the lyric, “I’m here for your entertainment!”. It’s Rocky Horror-meets-Robbie Williams style, according to Lyndsey. An “utra-caffeinated party starter” that’s just begging to be remixed.

And “Winners”, also produced by Rob Cavallo, is a “slinky, sexy, salacious dance-rock grinder with a keening, near-orgasmic vocal reminiscent of Adam’s watershed “Ring Of Fire” performance…” Whoa.

And Lyndsey didn’t even cover the Lady Gaga collaboration that went down on Monday. Yoinks. It’s going to be crazy!

Make sure to read Lyndsey’s full review of the songs HERE.

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424 Comments

  1. I’m feeling very much like a libra.

    Excited-scared, laughing-crying, want it now-love the suspense (sort of), a little sick to my stomach-butterflies in my stomach. :-)

    *pinch me* *hold me*

  2. Lindsey says nothing she heard today sounds even remotely like the retro power ballad ‘Time For Miracles’  from the 2012 soundtrack. And to be honest peeps, I could not be more relieved.

    You’re not the only one. Adam’s vocals are great on TfM and the song itself has grown on me (esp after hearing the shortened version in the vid) but these sound like so much more the Adam I was hoping for. She’s really got me stoked to hear the whole thing. I wish we knew when they were going to release the first single. grrr

  3. Oh my heck I am soooo ansy now I can’t go to sleep… This is great news!!!! This was my favorite part:

    ‘slinky, sexy, salacious dance-rock grinder with a keening, near-orgasmic vocal reminiscent of Adam’s watershed ‘Ring Of Fire’  performance’ ¦’ 

    OMG ROF was favorite Adam performace evah! SO EXCITED!!!

  4. ClaudeKelly http://bit.ly/y8aDa cant wait 4 y’all 2 hear =)
    34 minutes ago from web

    Adam’s collaborator on the song Entertainment. The link is to Lindsey’s blog.

  5. If these songs are even half as good as she’s making them sound, I will be very pleased with them.

    I’m assuming that the 4th track she heard but can’t write about yet is the single (hopefully that means it’s coming out soon…), so I wonder what that will be? The Pink song, as some have speculated? Or Strut? Or one of the RedOne collaborations?

  6. Can’t wait to hear the new tunes. They sound fantastic. But I also love time for miracles (have been listening to it on repeat for 2 days)

  7. OMG ROF was favorite Adam performace evah! SO EXCITED!!!

    Yes! I loved this part of the review! Something like ROF would be very awesome and exciting indeed!

    ClaudeKelly http://bit.ly/y8aDa cant wait 4 y’all 2 hear =)
    34 minutes ago from web

    Just love the enthusiasm of all his collaborators. This gives me more confidence about how great it will be :-)

  8. isisdagmar
    If these songs are even half as good as she’s making them sound, I will be very pleased with them.

    isisdagmar,
    Your comment remind me of Brian Ray’s tweet:

    brianrayguitar @Winks7619 @AdamLambert’s new Cd will be SO sick! If the other tracks are 1/2 this great…look out!! #AdamLambert

  9. ANOTHER ADAM THREAD!!!

    *thud*

    RoF–yes, please. I cannot wait wait wait to hear Music Again as well. Funkytown. Oh, heart be still. One of my all-time favorites.

    Won’t you take me to…FUNKYTOWN?

    Must.hear.new.Adam.music.please.and.album.cover.

    But you KNOW you want two Aimee Tweets:

    AimeeMayo @suebrody1 well hell yea I love that video. lolabout 2 hours ago from web in reply to suebrody1

    sitting on my balcony in LA… city lights and a perfect view of a 2012 Billboard. That new video is rocking my world. i love 2 B outside.about 2 hours ago from web

  10. I’m still shocked the TFM made the album. I don’t see how it could fit, really, and it’s already on a soundtrack. #disappointed

    Glad the rest of it sounds good. I can’t wait to hear it.

  11. I can’t wait to hear Music Again. Something tells me I am gonna be dancing my ass off. Excited doesn’t begin to explain how this preview makes me feel. I can’t wait…..

  12. I continue to be unable to sleep, due to the Adam Storm.

    And even if you don’t like TfM (I do), you have to admit that it is getting Adam’s name out there (I mean, it’s all over the place–check out Billboard) and it’s selling really well on iTunes (#9 and moving, #8 pop). Soon he releases the single (soon, please, thank you) and performs at the AMAs, then drops the album and performs at GMA–well, it’s all good (not to mention a future Oprah performance, one hopes).

  13. MJ:

    I disagree with this:

    But the tune itself is a sonic retread, not even good compared to other power rock ballads.</blockquote Well I kind of disagree. Seeing Adam on the video with the song is a powerful experience.

    I'm happy the rest of the review promises an album that Adam promised to his fans.

  14. I’m still shocked the TFM made the album. I don’t see how it could fit, really, and it’s already on a soundtrack. #disappointed

    I’m going with the theory that it’s just going as a 13th track, you know, like the Anoop of tracks. They probably figure since it’s going to be getting so much publicity from the movie connection that it can’t hurt to have it on there in case it entices someone to buy the album.

  15. No offense but her name is Lyndsey. Being someone whose name people always misspelled I’m kinda defensive about that. As far as her reviews, she has me doing a lot of homework before I can update my blog. Thanks to my ex, I missed the 80’s and 90’s musically. I am aware of some of the artists she refers to in the Kris review and am happy to see him in that Fray/Maroon5 vein. Hopefully these tracks will make up for the super blah “self-title” and the more blah cover photo for the record. Her Adam tracks review has me more excited by still a little anxious. Only a few more weeks.

  16. This has me nervousing all over the place.

    I so want this album to be epic.

    I’m still shocked the TFM made the album. I don’t see how it could fit, really, and it’s already on a soundtrack. #disappointed

    TFM is a great song though. Honestly, I totally shows off Adam’s vocal ability and range. There is nothing bad about this song being included on the album IMO.

  17. I’m so excited for the whole album. Can’t wait. Is TFM really on his album too?

  18. Lindsey says nothing she heard today sounds even remotely like the retro power ballad ‘Time For Miracles’  from the 2012 soundtrack. And to be honest peeps, I could not be more relieved.

    I agree. I’m relieved too. Or I guess maybe I can’t say relieved, because I wasn’t expecting the songs to be like TFM at all in the first place, but it’s nice to have that confirmed :)

    ‘Entertainment’  is a Dr. Luke/Claude Kelly joint, and is the title track of sorts, opening with the lyric, ‘I’m here for your entertainment!’ . It’s Rocky Horror-meets-Robbie Williams style, according to Lindsey. An ‘utra-caffeinated party starter’  that’s just begging to be remixed.

    Aww. Somehow, the description of this song makes me like the title “For Your Entertainment” a lot more. If I end up liking this song, then I can see myself liking the album title too, kind of like with TFM which I like a lot more after hearing it. It sounds like a very Adam kind of song. He just wants to entertain <3

    'Course I'm totally aware that Lyndsey is a pretty huge Adam fan and there IS going to be hyperbole going on, but I have to say I'm much more optimistic about the songs on Adam's album compared to during the tour era… which seems so long ago already…

    I’m still shocked the TFM made the album. I don’t see how it could fit, really, and it’s already on a soundtrack. #disappointed

    I don’t see how it could fit either, and I really like TFM. Hopefully it’s a bonus track, so that it won’t mess with the flow of the album. And since I have the ITunes download of TFM, I can just delete it off my ITunes version of Adam’s album if they somehow can’t find a way to make it fit, and play the copy I’ve already got separately.

  19. i feel so nervous about this whole thing, its crazy…but, i guess i am one of those people who adores him no matter what he sings…i think he is that special and that talented that he can just do anything and make me love it.

    i spent all day listening to TFM on my ipod and i think its amazing.

  20. Lindsey says nothing she heard today sounds even remotely like the retro power ballad ‘Time For Miracles’  from the 2012 soundtrack. And to be honest peeps, I could not be more relieved.

    I’m relieved too. Well, actually I don’t know if I can call myself relieved, because I wasn’t expecting the other songs to be anything like TFM in the first place, but it’s nice to have that confirmed :)

    ‘Entertainment’  is a Dr. Luke/Claude Kelly joint, and is the title track of sorts, opening with the lyric, ‘I’m here for your entertainment!’ . It’s Rocky Horror-meets-Robbie Williams style, according to Lindsey. An ‘utra-caffeinated party starter’  that’s just begging to be remixed.

    Something about that description just makes me go awwww. It’s so ADAM. He just wants to entertain us, and it ain’t that deep! I guess I always knew that that’s where he was coming from when he chose the album title For Your Entertainment, but this hits it home. If I end up liking this song, then I can officially move the album title into my “likes” list too. And that is a big “yay” for me.

    And ‘course I know that Lyndsey is a huge Adam fan and susceptible to hyperbole, but I can’t help it. I’m getting much more optimistic about this album than I was during the tour era… which seems so long ago already…

    ETA: And mj! This is the most excited I’ve seen you in a while too. Hmm… it seems like everyone’s succumbing a bit to the Adam Storm.. :D

  21. Well, I’m glad to report that none of Adam’s fans lost their mortgage money betting on MJ’s review of Time for Miracles. Everybody’s a wnner!

  22. Ugh. Lindsey Parker is so busy trying to out-hyperbole herself with every new sentence that I can’t even tell what she’s trying to say half the time. And, sorry, but if “Music Again” sounds like a remix of The Darkness, how is it ground-breakingly original? And if she’s only heard 4 songs from the album, with one of them being TFM, how can she be sure that the rest of the album sounds nothing like it? Thanks, but no thanks. I’ll wait to hear the album for myself.

  23. I LOVE the “Ring of Fire” thang! THAT song is what opened the world to Adam, I used to be a… I used to cut hair.. family business.. but I still have some friends in that business and they said that when Adam sang Ring of Fire” EVERYBODY was blown away.. Young, old.. straight.. Men, Women.. Gay.. EVERYBODY… I’m so glad he’s staying in that direction, and I hope he can match his live Voice on his recordings… which is CRAZY.. it’s always the other way around.. the man is unreal.. PLEASE keep power Vocals!

    My wife… Kids… friends.. family ALL fell in love with Adam’s voice from the show.. ie “ROF” “Feeling Good”…etc I hope he stays that way.

    I can’t wait for his music!

  24. First things first. Lindsey says nothing she heard today sounds even remotely like the retro power ballad ‘Time For Miracles’  from the 2012 soundtrack. And to be honest peeps, I could not be more relieved.

    Me too. I am very excited about the Entertainment track. Dance pop Adam is the one I am excited about. I hate reading all the hyperbole used by writers in the AI bubble though. “She apologized to the 19 staff for having to clean up brain parts after her head exploded” God shut up (obviously I mean Lyndsay not you MJ lol). It just seems like they are all trying to out do each other with these outlandish descriptions of Kris, Allison and Adam’s music and it reads phony and unnecessary.

  25. And if she’s only heard 4 songs from the album, with one of them being TFM

    Nope. She’s heard 4 songs from the album, excluding TFM. But she can’t talk about the fourth, probably cuz it’s the single.

  26. I’m going with the theory that it’s just going as a 13th track, you know, like the Anoop of tracks.

    What is the Anoop of tracks?

  27. it reads phony and unnecessary.

    To me it reads cute and light hearted. It isn’t meant to be taken seriously! As long as you go into it with the frame of mind of taking everything with a huge grain of salt, the hyperbole from Jim/Slezak/Lyndsey et al is actually kind of fun.

  28. Wow! I don’t know how Lindsey really feels…can someone enlighten me? :)

    I’m so excited!!!

  29. I LOVE the ‘Ring of Fire’  thang! THAT song is what opened the world to Adam, I used to be a’ ¦ I used to cut hair.. family business.. but I still have some friends in that business and they said that when Adam sang Ring of Fire’  EVERYBODY was blown away.. Young, old.. straight.. Men, Women.. Gay.. EVERYBODY’ ¦ I’m so glad he’s staying in that direction, and I hope he can match his live Voice on his recordings’ ¦ which is CRAZY.. it’s always the other way around.. the man is unreal.. PLEASE keep power Vocals!

    My wife’ ¦ Kids’ ¦ friends.. family ALL fell in love with Adam’s voice from the show.. ie ‘ROF’  ‘Feeling Good’ ’ ¦etc I hope he stays that way.

    I can’t wait for his music!

    I fell in love with Adam’s voice too. Great post!!!

  30. Before I go to bed (now), I am watching (re-watching) Adam on the set on TfM from ET’s segment last night. ADAM ON MY TV SCREEN!!! And if Adam is excited about TfM (I know he said that NoBo was beautiful, but he was just being polite, IMO), then I am, too. (Plus he is just so HANDSOME.) But I do love electro/synth/pop that I can dance to (or just be moved by, like RoF), so THAT is what I would like to hear. Right now.

    Bring on the Adam Storm. We’re ready. Thanks for the coverage, mj. Ciao.

  31. And if she’s only heard 4 songs from the album, with one of them being TFM

    Nope. She’s heard 4 songs from the album, excluding TFM. But she can’t talk about the fourth, probably cuz it’s the single.

    My point was that she’s heard half or less of the album, so she doesn’t know what the whole album sounds like. One more song doesn’t change that.

  32. It is really hard to judge when it comes to those folks though. Lyndsee or however the hell she spells it, Michael, and Jim are all prone to an absurd amount of fangirliness it really diminishes their credibility. Like, how am I, as a person that is whatever toward Adam supposed to take that? An uber adam fan loves Adam stuff. Alright. Shocker?

    I mean, I really like Michael a lot, but him and his absolute adoration of Kris is downright befuddling.

    I’m sure the reviews for Adam will be largely positive, but from a source like Lyndsay.. it’s expected. He sounds like he will be Lord GaGa though

  33. star: jesse from saved by the bell AND “the anoop of tracks”?! you FAAHHNY!

  34. Personally I think that Lyndsey could have been a bit more enthusiastic about it … lol

    Sounds like it will be my kind of album and her review also explains how the album title fits with one of the tracks in particular

    Good stuff!!!

  35. Hmmm, do you think the Adam Lambert – For Your Entertainment Tour will sell any tickets? :-)

  36. My point was that she’s heard half or less of the album, so she doesn’t know what the whole album sounds like. One more song doesn’t change that.

    Just thought I should let you know :) I got your point… but I think that 4 tracks is enough to get an idea for the sound of an album, especially if one of them is the lead single. But it varies with the album. Lady Gaga, for instance: if someone had given me Let’s Dance, Poker Face, LoveGame and oh I don’t know, throw in Starstruck or something, I would have gotten a pretty good idea of what the album sounded like. And I know Adam is going for “eclectic” but I don’t think he’ll go eclectic enough that the other songs will be completely different. So I think Lyndsey’s got a good idea of what the album sounds like.

  37. Anoop was the surprise bonus finalist.

    Hee, but I’m not convinced of the order in which they presented it. But the analogy still holds. And yet he wasn’t eliminated as many times as Matty:)

    Hope I like Planet Fierce.

  38. Anoop was the surprise bonus finalist :)

    Like the 13th in a 12 track album?

  39. First things first. Lindsey says nothing she heard today sounds even remotely like the retro power ballad ‘Time For Miracles’  from the 2012 soundtrack. And to be honest peeps, I could not be more relieved. Adam kills the song vocally. But the tune itself is a sonic retread, not even good compared to other power rock ballads.

    ‘It was EXACTLY the extraterrestrial electro-opus I hoped and dreamed it would be.’ 

    Wow, to be honest, I’m the exact opposite, and this leaves me really disappointed and sad. I know I can’t be incredibly shocked because that’s the route he wanted to go, and I wasn’t even a huge fan of Adam throughout the season. But in my opinion, Adam’s too good to do dull electropop. I don’t know if I can judge this from approximately a third of the album, but I don’t know if he’s the breath of fresh air that people have been making him out to be.

    I think he should stick to the glam rock portion of what he said and pretend he never said “electropop” or “Lady GaGa” as routes he wanted to go in his music. Then again, I hate electronic pop like Lady GaGa and look at her fame.

    I’m actually still looking forward to the rest of his album, there’s bound to be one amazing power ballad in there.

  40. Before I go to bed (now), I am watching (re-watching) Adam on the set on TfM from ET’s segment last night. ADAM ON MY TV SCREEN!!! And if Adam is excited about TfM (I know he said that NoBo was beautiful, but he was just being polite, IMO), then I am, too. (Plus he is just so HANDSOME.) But I do love electro/synth/pop that I can dance to (or just be moved by, like RoF), so THAT is what I would like to hear. Right now.

    Bring on the Adam Storm. We’re ready. Thanks for the coverage, mj. Ciao.

    yep, whatever she said. Sounds good !!

  41. Winks8
    October 22, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Hmmm, do you think the Adam Lambert ‘“ For Your Entertainment Tour will sell any tickets? :-)

    The questions is….will they have enough tickets to sell to meet the demand for the For Your Entertainment Tour... ;-)

  42. Wow, to be honest, I’m the exact opposite, and this leaves me really disappointed and sad. I know I can’t be incredibly shocked because that’s the route he wanted to go, and I wasn’t even a huge fan of Adam throughout the season. But in my opinion, Adam’s too good to do dull electropop. I don’t know if I can judge this from approximately a third of the album, but I don’t know if he’s the breath of fresh air that people have been making him out to be.

    I think he should stick to the glam rock portion of what he said and pretend he never said ‘electropop’  or ‘Lady GaGa’  as routes he wanted to go in his music. Then again, I hate electronic pop like Lady GaGa and look at her fame.

    I’m actually still looking forward to the rest of his album, there’s bound to be one amazing power ballad in there.

    I don’t like GaGa and electro pop either.. and I feel like it would be an injustice to his voice.. but I reckon he’ll find a way to fuse the two. Which could be weird interesting. Lyndsy didn’t really mention his vocals too much though… I don’t think. I skimmed.

  43. Entertainment’  is a Dr. Luke/Claude Kelly joint, and is the title track of sorts, opening with the lyric, ‘I’m here for your entertainment!’ . It’s Rocky Horror-meets-Robbie Williams style, according to Lindsey. An ‘utra-caffeinated party starter’  that’s just begging to be remixed.

    Adam loves Rocky Horror.

  44. Lyndsee or however the hell she spells it, Michael, and Jim are all prone to an absurd amount of fangirliness it really diminishes their credibility. Like, how am I, as a person that is whatever toward Adam supposed to take that? An uber adam fan loves Adam stuff. Alright. Shocker?

    I found Lyndsey’s reviews for both Adam and Kris very telling. Not because she loved Adam’s. Not because she thought Kris’s might all be hits. But because of the way she described the sounds of the songs. Because of that, I’m pretty sure I won’t like Kris’s album at all. And I think I’m going to love “Entertainment”. Possibly love “Winners” — and if I don’t, I’m pretty sure it will grow on me quickly. Music Again however sounds like a real toss up for me. All around, this leaves me feeling very positive about Adam’s album. I don’t expect all the songs to have this kind of vibe (Adam has told us himself there’s at least one restrained ballad and that at least one or two tracks that he co-wrote with friends will be a bit unusual). All in all a very esoteric album which, after hearing Lyndsay’s descriptions of some of the songs, I’m of the strong belief that I will end up enjoying at least 70% of.

  45. My point was that she’s heard half or less of the album, so she doesn’t know what the whole album sounds like. One more song doesn’t change that.

    Lindsey’s descriptions of “half or less” of the album, sound pretty spot on, to me anyway, with what Adam has been saying his whole album is about. Sexy, dancy, classic rock vocals with fresh electronic updated production. I doubt he’d do three tracks as she described (that comport with what he’s said) and and then seriously diverge for the rest of the tracks.

    I can certainly see how her OTTness can turn people off though. (However… not me. :-) )

  46. Hey MJ, was “Lady Gag” a freudian slip? ;)

    I am really enjoying Time for Miracles. I love Adam’s voice on the song. However, I wouldn’t want an entire album of songs like that one, so I’m glad to hear that he’s thrown in a bunch of other styles into the mix.

    I’m excited that the songs seem to be complex, with chanting, vocal breakdowns, etc. I like songs that take some creative risks and are musically interesting.

    I’m also looking forward to the Cavallo collaborations, especially because he says they’ll be guitars on the songs, and the ballads.

    Okay, I’m just waiting impatiently for the entire thing.

  47. I found Lyndsey’s reviews for both Adam and Kris very telling. Not because she loved Adam’s. Not because she thought Kris’s might all be hits. But because of the way she described the sounds of the songs. Because of that, I’m pretty sure I won’t like Kris’s album at all. And I think I’m going to love ‘Entertainment’ . Possibly love ‘Winners’  ‘” and if I don’t, I’m pretty sure it will grow on me quickly. Music Again however sounds like a real toss up for me. All around, this leaves me feeling very positive about Adam’s album. I don’t expect all the songs to have this kind of vibe (Adam has told us himself there’s at least one restrained ballad and that at least one or two tracks that he co-wrote with friends will be a bit unusual). All in all a very esoteric album which, after hearing Lyndsay’s descriptions of some of the songs, I’m of the strong belief that I will end up enjoying at least 70% of.

    Right.. if you’re BS intolerant, it would be best to skip over the hyperboles and just read the descriptions of the songs, which is useful. Kind of what was expected from Adam, but… informative all the same.

  48. Sherena:
    “And if she’s only heard 4 songs from the album, with one of them being TFM”

    Nope. She’s heard 4 songs from the album, excluding TFM. But she can’t talk about the fourth, probably cuz it’s the single.

    Where are you getting that from? She said in her article that she heard 3 songs. Did she tweet or something about a fourth? If not, then CathyMK would be correct that the fourth is TFM.

  49. JohnM

    Lyndsey tweeted this:

    Just went to 19 offices where I heard 8 Kris Allen songs & 4 Adam Lambert songs!! Loved everything I heard! So excited for these albums.

    My preview of 3 amazing Lambert tracks (sorry, I can’t write about 4th just yet). “Music Again” = Best Song Ever! http://tinyurl.com/yfj4no2

    Since she’s already written about TFM, we assume it’s the single.

  50. CindyM: there’s bound to be one amazing power ballad in there

    Isn’t that an oxymoron?? :-D

  51. Where are you getting that from? She said in her article that she heard 3 songs. Did she tweet or something about a fourth? If not, then CathyMK would be correct that the fourth is TFM.

    Yes, she tweeted.

    Lindsay Parker My preview of 3 amazing Lambert tracks (sorry, I can’t write about 4th just yet). “Music Again” = Best Song Ever! http://tinyurl.com/yfj4no2

  52. Thanks, mj, for a new Adam thread. You’ve been very kind to us.

    I just got up, from my part of the world, to this great news.
    It’s been a good week with all excitement. I’m anxiously awaiting for Adam’s FYE. Friends and family of mine will be happy to find out what’s in their stockings this x-mas.

    Sorry for the bold type. I tried to edit it but failed to correct it.

    I’m patient, very patient. :)

  53. It would help if FYE wasn’t the name of one of those crappy, overpriced strip mall record stores. Why, Adam. Why?

  54. JohnM
    October 22, 2009 at 12:47 am
    CindyM: there’s bound to be one amazing power ballad in there

    Isn’t that an oxymoron??

    That wasn’t my quote. And no, I don’t think it’s an oxymoron. I actually think TFM is an amazing power ballad and Adam’s vocals are out of this world on it. I think the lyrics, especially when you know the backstory, are poignant and emotional. Don’t get me started on “retread” especially considering the other Idol single that’s out there. :)

  55. It would help if FYE wasn’t the name of one of those crappy, overpriced strip mall record stores. Why, Adam. Why?

    for some odd reason, I thought his album was going to be titled “Caution: Contents May Be Hot”

    Listen. I know it’s lame but I don’t know where I came up with that…

  56. .

    especially when you know the backstory, are poignant and emotional).

    I’m not a fan of the power ballad. That’s a matter of taste, and I won’t deny anyone their love of a power ballad. It’s not my thing. BUT, if you have to know the back story to make a song powerful or more poinant, then the song itself isn’t doing its job. I am tired of hearing of the song’s backstory, to be honest. If it doesn’t work without it, then that’s a problem, for me, for someone else (I won’t say you).

  57. Sorry, CindyM — don’t know how I came up with that quote being yours…

    Just having a little fun, since I never met a power ballad I liked (until Allison did Alone, which I always just laughed at in the 80s, but that’s another animal altogether).

  58. I am tired of hearing of the song’s backstory, to be honest. If it doesn’t work without it, then that’s a problem, for me,

    I agree. I gave the same little speech when Time Of My Life’s backstory came to light. I’ll judge the song on it’s own merits, not it’s backstory.

  59. MY head is going to explode! This Adam storm is exhausting! Bring it on!

  60. ‘Caution: Contents May Be Hot’ 

    Listen. I know it’s lame but I don’t know where I came up with that’ ¦

    Isn’t that the name of Paris Hilton’s next album? ;)

  61. Paris Hilton had an album? Lord help us all. *sign of the cross* And I’m not even a practicing catholic any longer.

  62. JohnM
    October 22, 2009 at 12:57 am
    Sorry, CindyM ‘” don’t know how I came up with that quote being yours’ ¦

    Just having a little fun, since I never met a power ballad I liked (until Allison did Alone, which I always just laughed at in the 80s, but that’s another animal altogether).

    No need to be sorry, JohnM, not everybody likes a power ballad :)

    I didn’t NEED the backstory to love Time for Miracles. It would be an emotional song because of the words and the feeling that Adam puts into the song. Does it enhance it for me? Yeah, it does. What I really love about Time for Miracles is that Adam sings the hell out of it. He sounds like no one else and I can’t think of anyone that could sing it the way he did. Of course, YMMV.

  63. I love Time for Miracles because I love power rock ballads, but the other songs on FYE sound really exciting too. I’m sure that I won’t love all them but I find that if I listen to the ones I’m not crazy about , I come to love them , too. Sometimes I just need a little time to get over the shock of Adam’s wonderfulness.

  64. Is there any significance to the fact that Lyndsey Parker heard 8 of Kris’ songs but just 4 of Adam’s? Is that simply because Kris is done recording and the track list has (supposedly) been finalized, while Adam is still recording and the track list has not been finalized? I thought this was a little odd…

  65. Maybe they ran out time for Lyndsey to listen to more? Maybe they want to keep a bit more mystery with Adam? Maybe they wanted to give Lyndsey more to go on with Kris to counteract bad buzz? Who knows.

    ETA: I did read elsewhere that Ryan Tedder told a fan in L.A. last night that Adam’s tracks will be finalized by Friday. So maybe they only gave her songs that they already know will be on the album.

  66. Right.. if you’re BS intolerant, it would be best to skip over the hyperboles and just read the descriptions of the songs, which is useful. Kind of what was expected from Adam, but’ ¦ informative all the same.

    It may be what I hoped for but not what I expected. Based on Lyndsey’s description — there are three songs from 3 different genres.

    Most surprising to me is that Justin Hawkins not only wrote a song for Adam but played guitar on the track. I am pleased and amazed that he is back working again —

    I believe this is the first time he has been involved with any recording since the Summer 2006.

    There are many fans of The Darkness — and this one track will be enough to cause celabration and record sales.

    To me this collaboration is more exciting than Adam + Lady G.

  67. Okay, what is Red Guitar? LOL. I’m sooo out of the loop.

    Let me rephrase… because everyone experiences stuff differently. I don’t need to know the backstory of any given song. Either it stands on its own and tells a story or it doesn’t. I’m pre-programmed not to love the power ballads, so a little background info isn’t going to change my mind about the merits of the song itself. Mileage varies of course. Just my opinion– not right or wrong.

  68. girlygirl
    October 22, 2009 at 1:17 am
    Is there any significance to the fact that Lyndsey Parker heard 8 of Kris’ songs but just 4 of Adam’s? Is that simply because Kris is done recording and the track list has (supposedly) been finalized, while Adam is still recording and the track list has not been finalized? I thought this was a little odd’ ¦

    I think you probably answered your own question. Adam said last week that he had another week left of recording, then they would get the masters and choose the tracks. Kris was finished last week, so I would imagine that part of the task is finished.

  69. girlygirl
    Is there any significance to the fact that Lyndsey Parker heard 8 of Kris’ songs but just 4 of Adam’s? Is that simply because Kris is done recording and the track list has (supposedly) been finalized, while Adam is still recording and the track list has not been finalized? I thought this was a little odd’ ¦

    Not odd. Probably because they haven’t picked the tracks for Adam’s album yet since he is still recording it. Finishes early next week.

    ETA: I think Adam is done but they are still recording back-up tracks. But who knows — seems like the Lady G. track was a last minute add to his schedule.

  70. Is there any significance to the fact that Lyndsey Parker heard 8 of Kris’ songs but just 4 of Adam’s?

    He’s the winner. You expect him to get twice as much.

  71. Most surprising to me is that Justin Hawkins not only wrote a song for Adam but played guitar on the track. I am pleased and amazed that he is back working again ‘”

    I believe this is the first time he has been involved with any recording since the Summer 2006.

    Q3 I posted videos up thread of Justin Hawkins new band Hot Leg. The following is from his Wikipedia page:

    Justin David Hawkins (born 17 March 1975 in Chertsey, Surrey, England) is an English musician and singer-songwriter, best known for being the former lead singer and lead guitarist of The Darkness, alongside his brother, guitarist Dan Hawkins. His current band is called Hot Leg, formed in 2008

  72. maybe because if she had heard more than 4 she would have needed to invent a new language because she used up all the possible positive adjectives in the english language? ;)

    i dont blame her. ive run out of ways to describe adam. so i just SQUEE and FLAIL… but YMMV.

    (but it’s probably because adam’s haven’t been set yet.)

  73. I am tired of hearing of the song’s backstory, to be honest. If it doesn’t work without it, then that’s a problem, for me,

    ITA — the song should stand on it’s own merits. But Natasha’s story should not be forgotten either.

    Alain Johannes and his partner Natasha Shneider, are/were very well known and popular in LA, and many celebraties attended the benefit concert to help Alain pay some of the medical bills after Natasha died. I was one on the non-celebraties at the concert and saw them perform with Queens of the Stone Age on 2 occassions.

    So the backstory may be boring to some, but it is meaningful to others — like me.

    And it isn’t going away — the TfM backstory will be used as part of the TfM Oscar Song nomination campaign which is already underway.

  74. I don’t like GaGa and electro pop either.. and I feel like it would be an injustice to his voice..

    I would have to agree. And not only that, but I feel if his album isn’t “rock enough” the media that once was all supportive about Adam being the next Rock savior will shit bricks. Just my opinion, of course.

  75. maybe because if she had heard more than 4 she would have needed to invent a new language because she used up all the possible positive adjectives in the english language? ;)

    such a pessimist. :) She hasn’t even begun. Back in the 80’s my cousin had the job of reviewing and describing new music. It takes incredible talent to constantly come up with something new while also providing both a musical description and feel for the texture of the album in 25 words or less. English majors with a huge breadth of musical knowledge and passion are pretty much mandatory for this job so that they can both hear and describe all the influences going into a particular piece of music in such a way that the reader can grasp the sound.

  76. lol jms. i dont doubt it. i was just being silly. i was actually quite impressed with her descriptions (however OTT they may be).

  77. I’m still shocked the TFM made the album. I don’t see how it could fit, really, and it’s already on a soundtrack. #disappointed

    That makes two of us, I really just want it being the 13th floor of a “bonus,” song and not to push out any of the other songs that might be possibly good.

    And yeah, I shouldn’t need a backstory to feel a song. Some people just feel TfM and the backstory adds to it. That’s cool. For me the backstory doesn’t help a mediocre song (but one that has impeccable vocals) be better.

    And yes, not surprised, but very relieved to hear that none of the rest of the songs will sound like TfM, hoary is right.

    But so yeah, Adam should be done recording now as the 22nd was his end recording date, yes? So now it’s just a question of taking the songs and with the label deciding on which ones will make it. Seems like some slots are filled. Doubtful that Lyndsey would be sharing these songs if they weren’t in, yes? So there is that. There is Strut which seems in, so that’s four. And blech, TfM possibly taking up the slot form a RedOne, or Linda Perry, or Max Martin one, or even a good Ryan Tedder one. Yes, that’s how much I am not feeling TfM on this album.

    Oh wells. I remain not in charge. Damn it! Why doesn’t this change? Just one day, I’d be in charge. I’d be a marvelous Despotic Enlightener (yes, I did that on purpose).

  78. If I feel the emotion and hear the backstory later and it enriches the experience, that’s different. I just don’t want anyone telling me I should like TOM because of its backstory.

    Nobody is doing that.I haven’t seen anyone trying to convince people to like TFM or any other idol song, for that matter. TFM seems to have plenty of fans, but not everyone is going to like it.
    At the same time, other people (who may or may not like the song) are moved by the backstory. It really is simple.

  79. I don’t know about backstories — but to me there is a difference between an interesting story about a song’s inspiration and someone’s traggic death. Sorry but I don’t trivialise a woman’s life as a “backstory”. I just can’t go there.

    Separate from that I actually agree that TfM should be judged as an indepenent artistic expression — separate from the inspiration.

    Finally, just for a second — imagine that you had been lucky enough to meet Natasha — would you still refer to it as a “backstory”.

  80. OOOhhh! Someone has heard the songs and it wasn’t us. Not fair, just not fair. well, got to love Lyndsey and her excellent enthusiasm! Making me even more excited for Adam’s album.

  81. Maybe the fourth song is what do you want from me (written by pink).Rumor has it that it is the first single. :ï ¼â€°

  82. Adam didn’t say he wanted to be the next Rock Savior. He wants his new album to be eclectic.

  83. And it isn’t going away ‘” the TfM backstory will be used as part of the TfM Oscar Song nomination campaign which is already underway.

    OMG. How exciting. Nominated for the Oscars!! Wow!! I can’t wait to see Adam at the Oscars singing this song. OMG

  84. realvivi: Maybe the fourth song is what do you want from me (written by pink).Rumor has it that it is the first single. :ï ¼â€°

    The AO.com post with the Twitter link was a fake. That’s what started that rumor.

  85. Q3:

    A lot of people inside the Idol bubble may have no clue who Natashia Shneider and Alain Johannes are, their association with some of the top bands in rock or Natashia’s film career.

    They aren’t part of the stable of writers that has been assigned to almost every Idol album since Justin met Kelley on beach in Miami. The backstory would probably have more interest inside the Idol bubble if it involved Kara DioGaurdi.

  86. Sorry but I don’t trivialise a woman’s life as a ‘backstory’ . I just can’t go there.

    Well, not knowing the full backstory, I’m not making light of anything but the song itself. It’s the peeps that have the full story who are making an issue of it.

    Nobody is doing that.I haven’t seen anyone trying to convince people to like TFM or any other idol song, for that matter. TFM seems to have plenty of fans, but not everyone is going to like it.

    Sorry. The backstory has been brought up as a reason to love the song.

    ETA: There’s a huge difference between not liking an Adam Lambert disaster song and being in the Idol bubble and not having knowledge of music outside of that. Nice try.

  87. Couldn’t be more excited for this album- expecting some rock-infused GaGa. And I agree that the 4th song Lyndsey can’t write about is the single. So, regardless of whether or not he’s done recording, if the single has been chosen… I’m thinking (hoping) there could be a leak as early as this weekend…and a surprise release on Tuesday?

  88. This is great news. I’ll allow myself to be cautiously optimistic now..

  89. Sorry. The backstory has been brought up as a reason to love the song.

    I’m going to have to call you on that one. Where?

    I believe that some fans, including myself, have written that the story of the song adds to our appreciation of the song.

    I have seen zero effort on this blog to convince anyone to like Time for Miracles or Adam Lambert.

  90. And yeah the backstory is somehow going to add to the Oscar cred of this mediocre song for a schlocky film? possible (though not probable to me) but even if it did or won, still wouldn’t make me give a damn about the back story of this song as part of the song. Of course I feel for the woman’s circumstances when writing it and subsequent death. Of course. But that will never enter my equation of listening to that song and getting any kind of feeling from it. The most feeling I get from that song is when it’s shortened up and really pretty pictures of Adam wearing great clothes and rocking the hobo look or being on the roof seeking proof, make the song connect to me emotionally. Though pathos still isn’t the emotion I feel from that.

    ETA: and again, no one is saying that someone can’t also be moved by the story as adding to the song. Good for them. I’m not one of them. Different strokes n’all.

  91. I like Lady GaGa. Most of my friends like her. Now some of them who didn’t care for Adam will take a second look at him.
    I’m happy.

  92. I believe that some fans, including myself, have written that the story of the song adds to our appreciation of the song. To the best of my knowledge, it neither violates the rules of the blog nor is inappropriate for fans of a song to discuss why they find it moving.

    Okay, fair enough. But when did I say you violated any rules? Or that it was inappropriate?

    I said I didn’t like the song. I was told that it was powerful if you knew the story behind it. I said a song should stand alone. I still think that.

  93. It is really hard to judge when it comes to those folks though. Lyndsee or however the hell she spells it, Michael, and Jim are all prone to an absurd amount of fangirliness it really diminishes their credibility. Like, how am I, as a person that is whatever toward Adam supposed to take that? An uber adam fan loves Adam stuff. Alright. Shocker?

    I actually agree with you.

    It is nice to have an insight on how the songs sound, but the fact that she is going crazy about it doesn’t mean anything apart from the fact that she loves Adam. I never, ever believe one single review of something.

    It seems like I’m the only Adam fan that doesn’t care about RoF while loving TFM. And every time I see Mika’s name on anything Adam related makes me shiver, I can’t stand that guy or his music.

    On the other hand, while I’m not familiar with The Darkness’ sound, I really dig songs performed in falsetto, so I’m extremely curious about that track.

  94. Anyhew, still liking most of Lyndsey’s descriptions. Yes, she’s a fangirl, so HUGE licks of salt, but I like her desciptions of the songs, if nothing else.

    Yeah, I admit to being wary, to say the least, of a Justin Hawkins/Cavallo combination at this point, but maybe it won’t be too OTT and/or old fashioned. Sounds like there might be enough other stuff in there to keep it interesting and at the least the guitar work should kick ass and I like the addition of funk. What I felt was missing from some of Adam’s better pre-AI electronica stuff was enough of a bassline. If he can put in some funk and/or beats to it, I think that will help and be cool.

    I like the idea of a song with a RoF feel because that song made me an Adam fan, and started me watching the show again. Damn you RoF! I even got some other peeps hooked with that clip. So a song like that? I hope so!

    And a good dance song by Claude Kelly/Dr. Luke to shake one’s booty down to? Hope so. *fingers crossed*

    I’m both much more excited after hearing these descriptions because they sound cool, to being nervous because they won’t live up to these descriptions/my expectations now. The one thing that TfM did was REALLY lower my expectations again, I was back to expecting to really like 2 songs on Adam’s album. Now I’m back to being hopeful and saying 3.

  95. I am tired of hearing of the song’s backstory, to be honest. If it doesn’t work without it, then that’s a problem, for me,

    i would definitely love (or hate) a song more because of the backstory…cos it adds a lot of weight to the meaning of the lyrics whch for me is very important factor is loving or hating a song so for example Permanent by David Cook is my all time favourite DC song cos its dedicated to his brother and i get goosebumps everytime i hear it…and its because of the backstory i love it…

  96. I have seen zero effort on this blog to convince anyone to like Time for Miracles or Adam Lambert.

    has there been a proselytism efforts going on in this blog i didnt know about? hehe

    meanwhile, i’m really looking forward to the album…though i have never heard of Darkness but i love falsettos oriented songs so gonna do some homework now.and check out Darkness..

  97. Okay, fair enough. But when did I say you violated any rules? Or that it was inappropriate?

    Felt like a gang-up chiding fans for mentioning the backstory, like we were somehow wrong to do so. Your post was just one of several popping up like summer afternoon thunderstorms.

  98. The backstory has been brought up as a reason to love the song.

    I never really got that impression. Sometimes the “backstory” has been brought up to explain why some people, who like the song, then find the lyrics to be a bit more poignant (and maybe less cheesy) after they understand their context.

  99. I am not a fan of TFM so I was very happy to read Lyndsey’s review. I love Adam, but sorry— do not like dated power ballads.

    She described the sound on these songs just like Adam has and that’s a very good thing. I’m glad Adam will be taking risks and not giving us more of the same. Classic/metal rock does not always have a pleasing sound, but if it is modernized with dance elements it will be exciting.

    I am feeling really good about this album. A very big indicator is Adam being booked for the AMAs. I highly doubt they would book him without hearing any of his music first. This tells me they liked it so much that they booked him w/o it even being released. That’s a pretty big clue and deal.

  100. Lyndseys preview gave me chills and excitement! I expected no less from Adam, He will be iconic! :)

  101. I don’t know how much weight I can put on this review, because to be totally honest it was a lot of gushing and less information. I guess I have to wait until I can hear it for myself…

  102. I get the feeling that the only safe bet about Adam’s music and album is that it won’t be what people expect and that there will be some fans who love the AI Adam who will be taken aback and quite possible disappointed that he hasn’t fulfilled their personal wishes of being the second coming of Freddie…

    As for whether he morphs into Lord Gaga or not – I can only hope he has even a smidgen of the success she has had. Adam is such a club guy, he knows what gets played and what gets buzz. The results might not be everyone’s cup of tea and I can only say thank god for that (cause can you imagine what homogeneous rubbish that would have to be).

  103. Must. Hear. MUSIC. AGAIN. Before. My. Head. Explodes.

  104. Giddy with Antici……………………….pation!

    I don’t consider TfM to be Adam’s song–he was just a hired gun. His own stuff, though–Can. Not. Wait.

    Expecting to hear some leaks at some point. I hope:)

  105. I get the feeling that the only safe bet about Adam’s music and album is that it won’t be what people expect

    I completely disagree with this. I think we know exactly what to expect. This isn’t going to be an album full of cookie-cutter pop tunes. Adam has been quite clear all along about what the sound of his album will be. Refreshing is the word that comes to mind … something new, something different, something with Adam’s stamp on it. What could be better than that?

  106. I am a fan of The Darkness, so this collaboration with Justin Hawkins is just perfect for me :-)

    Lyndsey ´s descriptions of the songs are just out-of-this world I cannot wait to their release.

    Still loving TfM. Listening and watching the video several times a day. I love power ballads and if Adam is singing them, heavens!!!

  107. Ok…. so it sounds like I missed a rather interesting argument last night that included backstories. I’m not going to try and read into what happened, I only want to say….

    If you don’t like backstories, why the heck are you watching American Idol? LOL

    BTW – I don’t like backstories either whether AI related or SYTYCD, but you can’t escape them, they are what sells.

  108. I don’t know how much weight I can put on this review, because to be totally honest it was a lot of gushing and less information. I guess I have to wait until I can hear it for myself’ ¦

    Ditto! I can’t put any stock in Lyndsey since she was so OTT in her review. It’s great that she was so positive about them but I think she’d be positive about Adam if he sang polka music backed by rappers. I will wait and judge for myself. In the meantime, I know I love TFM, backstory or none and whether what is on TBD is my cup of tea or not, I will always have TFM.

  109. I can’t wait to hear this album, especially the song with Lady GaGa.

  110. The only thing that makes me a little leery is the mentions of Sweet, Mika and the Darkness. That’s a Whole Lotta Falsetto going on.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love falsetto, but I hope it’s not the whole album. I love Adam’s lower register as well.

    I do love Mika’s new album, the production is phenomenal, but I don’t want Adam’s album to be too much falsetto, he’s got much more range than that.

  111. any reviews that i have read about TFM have been great ones..am i missing something?

  112. Loved TFM and loved Lyndsey’s review! Understand that we must wait for the full album to make our own opinions.

    What are the chances that Adam’s new single is released next week?

  113. I said I didn’t like the song. I was told that it was powerful if you knew the story behind it. I said a song should stand alone. I still think that.

    Sounds perfectly logical to me. This seems like a deja vu conversation, since it’s very similar to things said on this blog when Cook’s TOML was released LOL. I said then that I thought the song sucked, regardless of the backstory. While I commended the writer on his strength, the song was still trite. I’m not going to hold TFM to a different standard.

    Although, I really don’t find TFM objectionable. In relation to the movie, I think the song does its job. And, Adam sounds really good on it. I don’t think it’s so fabulous that I’d go out of my way to listen to it, but I don’t think it’s total drek either.

    I’m not concerned that it’s on the CD either. Typically, with a post-idol CD, and the time-frame in which they do it, I find that most of the songs are mediocre or worse. The odds that Adam had 12 really great songs done in a matter of weeks are very, very slim. So, I’m not mourning whatever formulaic Tedder tune was bumped to make room for this.

    I do have a small sliver of hope that the enthusiasm some in the business have shown for working with Adam made them actually turn over quality songs to him. Not the usual, B-side, third-team crap that songwriters usually let the Idols have.

    I usually have to really like 3 songs before I’ll buy a CD. And, I think a CD with 4 really good songs on it is a win (in any circumstance – not just related to the AI kids). So, that’s my standard before I buy. Adam needs to give me 3 songs that I think I’ll enjoy listening to in my car. I really do want to like Adam’s music, because I find him to be crazy talented. And I’m really hoping it’s not the usual post-AI drivel that we typically get.

  114. It’s great to see all different types of fans here. It means that Adam’s chances of longevity in the music business look good. On the one hand, I’m too old to succumb to the “he’s the next Elvis and Michael Jackson all in one” hyperbole, but I’m also feeling an electricity around this guy that seems poised to pierce the Idol bubble in a big international way. I’m an Adam fan, no doubt, but I’m sure I won’t like every song equally.

    My take is that the Adam-brand is being marketed as having something for almost everyone. L. Gaga is the vanguard for this glam-pop movement. If Adam gets mentioned with her, that’s good PR for this album. However, if his name is associated with a possibly oscar-nominated song, this is also a very good thing, showing his versatility. Can you imagine that he could very well be performing on Oprah, the AMA’s and the Oscars all within the space of a few months? And both his dance single and TfM (maybe even in the same show sometime!)? Grannies, yuppies, teens and kids will all have some Adam to buy. Buy the Adam you want to and ignore the rest. Me, I’m buying all of it. Bring on the electro-dance and bring on that gorgeous rock-ballad voice!

  115. I’m one of the old fashioned fans I guess. I love power ballads and classic rock and I love TFM. BUT – I am super excited about this album because I have a strong feeling I will expand my musical taste to include this dancey, electro-pop sound. I have never disliked anything that Adam has done yet.

    Whatever he does you can be sure he will give it everything he’s got and it will be mind-blowingly fabulous.

  116. This all sounds pretty interesting! Definitely going to give it a listen when it comes out.

  117. Yes, I am inclined to believe a fair portion of Adam fans will be disappointed that he does not intend to do Power Rock ballads!!
    He has stated many times that his album will be very different, and will have a number of styles, like techno pop, dance music, a restained ballad, and some with 70’s influenced rocky glam with updated 2010 tracks.
    He will have some fans who like TFM because we have unpretentious
    musical sensibilities…..Loving some things in most genres!! ( OK, I give…admitting for the 1st time that Bluegrass leaves me cold as ,also,
    does Hill billy or rockabilly).
    So YES……YES. I will be excited to hear what any of his musical personalities have to offer up?????
    so I’ll now go back to listening to my latest slection on the pod…..”TFM “,…then “I’ts Hard Out Here For A Pimp”,and Peel Me A Grape”. No, I’m not a skitzophrenic(spelling?)!!!!HE,HE!!

  118. Zsus You’re hysterical! That backwards TfM had me thinking about the old Beatles songs, too.

  119. Lyndsey’e review gave me thrills. I must have flailed for an hour over her article, mostly about JUSTIN HAWKINS!!!! playing GUITAR!!! on a track written by him for Adam. This is fandoms colliding for me, my heart nearly stopped when I read Justin’s name. Finally, he’s back. And he’s back with HBIC! “Answered prayers” were the words that went through my mind.

    The whole article is just mind blowingly thrilling. The descriptions enticing and the narrative theme of NEW, possibly Different music is so exciting.

    This album promises to be a music lover’s dream (especially if your inclined toward the Brit side of the art). I for one can not wait to hear it.

    Entertainment sounds wonderfully fun, while Winners sounds sexy, Adam seems to be delivering exactly what he promised. November can not come soon enough.

    Good luck HBIC.

    Black Swan.

  120. Yeah, HBIC-we got alot of em’ here…and they’re mostly right.
    I’m in Adam paradise today.

  121. Adam’s first single needs to be released.

    Yep. I love TFM for what it is. It’s a perfect fit for the ending of a big, bombastic movie like 2012. (And no, I don’t know what happens but I can guess!) And really, as CGI’d as the video is, I can’t stop watching it, especially the 3:00 minute mark to the end when Adam just lets loose. But the timing of TFM is problematic. If you’re not paying close attention, like us, you could easily think this is Adam’s new single from his album and may wonder WTH?? A better scenario would have been single, FYE and then TFM (2012) maybe in the spring because then there would be no confusion about what TFM is. I hope the new single is released soon (today would be great :-) ) with a splash and a clear distinction is made between it and TFM.

    Lyndsey’s preview is so exciting. I have fingers and toes crossed that it is everything and more she says. Black Swan.

  122. Yes – count me among those who loves both TFM, and what I’m hearing so far about the rest of the album – different as those two might be.

    IDK – part of it is probably Adam’s voice (beautiful, sexy, powerful, everything!) and part of it is probably that I just have very eclectic tastes in music. I can listen to my Aerosmith along side my Queen and Bowie and Gaga any day :-)

  123. I don’t know how much weight I can put on this review, because to be totally honest it was a lot of gushing and less information. I guess I have to wait until I can hear it for myself’ ¦

    She did gush a lot but I also felt like she gave some really salient examples of what the music sounded like and if you’re familiar with the artists and sounds she mentioned you should have a pretty good idea of what Adam achieved in these recording sessions.

    Me? I’m unfamiliar with Mika, Sparrow, Hawkins or any of these aforementioned artists so I’m clueless as to what these songs will sound like.

    That said, I’m really excited to hear for myself because I’m always game for discovery new music genres. I remember a few years ago when I discovered Blue October which in turn led me to Kill Hannah and several other bands that I fell in love with.

    I wasn’t much of a fan of GaGa when she first came out but now I’m a huge fan and can’t wait to hear what type of song she thought would be perfect for Adam. She seems to have amazing instrincts both musically and conceptually.

  124. Im gonna go out on a limb here and predict that on the 26th or 27th Adam will release his single. They’re finishing picking the tracks on Friday. Then they pick a single, definitively. Possibly do a photoshoot for the single if they don’t have an adequate picture (probably not). Adam auditions for and chooses band members (dancers?), then BAM, on the 26th or 27th ET or AH or some big radio station say that they’ll be premiering Adams new single *****, tomorrow. TII comes out and TFM soars on the charts. Adam’s PR people, seeing how much publicity they get from TII, release Adams single to iTunes (after it premieres) so when people buy TFM they might look and see, ‘hey look he has another song out, wonder what it sounds like?’ etc etc
    Oh and on one of Adams day to relax before he has more publicity buzz the Album cover will be released.
    Edited because I doubt Adam will have a full day to relax till January

  125. Well I don’t like Tine For Miracles at all, but everything Lindsey describes sounded very intriguing to me. Sounds like FUN. I like fun Adam! So I’m really looking forward to hearing this. Dude, everything is teed up for you, just deliver us a good record. I’m hopeful! Fingers crossed!

  126. Adam’s PR people, seeing how much publicity they get from TII, release Adams single to iTunes (after it premieres) so when people buy TFM they might look and see, ‘hey look he has another song out, wonder what it sounds like?’ etc etc

    It’s working for Want and NoBo – people have been buying that lately too.

  127. I listened to TFM on repeat all the way to work. I’m like swooning over it now.

  128. I don’t know a lot about music, but I love Adam’s voice, I can’t get enough of TFM and the music video. So I am very happy that the people he colllaborated and Lynsey Parker gussed over his new album, which just means that I am in for a treat. I am just so happy to be an Adam Lambert fan.

  129. It’s working for Want and NoBo ‘“ people have been buying that lately too.

    eeeeexactly. But hopefully it’ll push his single a little higher than it’s pushing those two. Which I guess will be helped by interviews and radio play.

  130. I bet Brian May had an influence on Cavallo to have his boy Hawkins come over and write something(music again) for Adam. Unless this has been confirmed, Im willing to put my money on this scenario.

  131. If you’re not paying close attention, like us, you could easily think this is Adam’s new single from his album and may wonder WTH??

    This might sound like a dumb question, but since TFM is on Adam’s album, and it’s a single, doesn’t that in fact make TFM “Adam’s new single from his album”?

  132. I think that that Japanese designer, Fuko, will be the one doing his album artwork. A few days ago (around a week ago actually) she said that the cover was done and now she’s tweeting that she’s going to work on Adams album all week. She also said she preferred doing a paper-type insert instead of those little cd liners but that she wouldn’t have time to do that with Adam (I don’t know what that means).
    I don’t know her twitter page, this is from TWoP.

  133. This might sound like a dumb question, but since TFM is on Adam’s album, doesn’t that in fact make TFM ‘Adam’s new single from his album’ ?

    I’m thinking it’s a bonus track.

  134. Ross- We all know it is his first single. What people mean is TFM was something he was asked to do. It’s a side project, even though it will now be included on the album. The rest of his songs are ones he is choosing to be on his album to represent “his” sound. I think you know that.

    As for the LP interview- I wish anyone but her, Slezak, or Cantiello were the first ones to review the songs. I can’t trust any of their judgements, so again I guess it’s more waiting.

  135. As for the LP interview- I wish anyone but her, Slezak, or Cantiello were the first ones to review the songs. I can’t trust any of their judgements, so again I guess it’s more waiting.

    I hear what you are saying but I’ll say in Lyndsay’s defense she’s a big Cook fan and she had no problem giving her true opinion of Light On. So maybe she is gushing but it may be because in her professional opinion these are good songs.

  136. This might sound like a dumb question, but since TFM is on Adam’s album, doesn’t that in fact make TFM ‘Adam’s new single from his album’ ?

    It will be on his album as a bonus track. Now we maybe quibbling semantics here, but I think it’s very clear, at least to us here, that it is not his single because it was never intended for his album, it was not written for him or by him, he had no input whatsoever in the direction of the song, and he was nothing but a gun for hire for TFM. Also, the fact that they are releasing a single from his album, just proves that TFM is not the lead single from the album. Every TFM review I have read, and I have read them all, says the same.
    Now, I can understand the general non-AI blogger public to be confused, but surely no one here, fan or not, should be having any doubts about the status of TFM in relation to Adam’s album.

    TFM will be on his album as a bonus track, and that is a good thing. It is added value at little cost. Internationally, in certain parts of the world, a sticker on the CD saying “Featuring TFM” will be a boost in sales.

    As for the single’s release, I don’t think we should expect to hear anything until after TII is released. 3rd of November seems the most logical date to me.

  137. Well, Ross, I guess we can get into the semantics of this but since there have been various posts in multiple threads addressing it, I think I’ll just leave it at that. :-)

    ETA: Thank you Sunn for addressing this so well and eloquently.

  138. I agree. I gave the same little speech when Time Of My Life’s backstory came to light. I’ll judge the song on it’s own merits, not it’s backstory.

    Oh, come on now, mj. Next you’ll be suggesting that we should judge AI and SYTYCD contestants based on their singing and performing and dancing rather than on their backstories … Oh, wait ….

  139. Ross- We all know it is his first single. What people mean is TFM was something he was asked to do. It’s a side project, even though it will now be included on the album. The rest of his songs are ones he is choosing to be on his album to represent ‘his’  sound. I think you know that.

    Yes, I know that, but I was honestly curious about how the song should be referred to now that it’s known it will be on the CD. I don’t need to be lectured, thanks. Sorry if the question has already been answered. It actually just occurred to me.

  140. I expect Adam’s album to be polarizing (with Adam its always polarizing!)…some people will like the TFM-type stuff and hate the more avant-garde stuff, some will despise the TFM stuff and love the other stuff, some will like it all, some will hate it all, some will say he sound fantastic, others will say he is screaming etc…..but I suspect that lots of people will be talking about it…it is probably smart to include TFM on the album to bring in fans that might otherwise shy away from the dancier/electronic stuff…i suspect that RCA/19 think that TFM is going to be popular, so it makes sense to put it on an album that people are likely to buy as opposed to the 2012 soundtrack(I mean, who is gonna buy the soundtrack to 2012 — not too many people)

    I love that Lyndsey mentioned Sweet (love them!) and I could completely see Adam singing songs in that vein. For those who say that this stuff is old fashioned and not current, don’t forget that “everything old is new again”…i mean, when I first heard the Killers “Somebody Told Me” I thought I had gotten in a time machine to the mid-eighties…but people thought it was fresh. All I can say is, I’m psyched for the album!

  141. Squirrely- that DOES make me feel better. this is my first exposure to LP and she is about as objective as Aimee Mayo. Did she hate LO?

  142. And yeah the backstory is somehow going to add to the Oscar cred of this mediocre song for a schlocky film?

    Aren’t the Oscar criteria for best song “mediocre,” and “featured in schlocky film”? I mean … really.

  143. Rub: I bet Brian May had an influence on Cavallo to have his boy Hawkins come over and write something(music again) for Adam. Unless this has been confirmed, Im willing to put my money on this scenario.

    More likely it is much simpler — Justin Hawkins wrote the song on Meatloaf’s upcoming album (2010) that Rob Cavallo produced and that featured Brian May on guitar. So more likely, Rob Cavallo had the good sense to put Justin Hankins and Adam together on his own.

  144. It [Tfm] will be on his album as a bonus track.

    I’m sorry. I may have missed it, but do we have any evidence of this or is it just speculation?

    Usually, with these Idol albums, they have several different versions of the album with different bonus tracks on each (e.g. at least Walmart and iTunes). 19E fully understands Idol fans and knows that some of them will buy all the versions to get all the songs. It also fully understands the stores and realizes that you can trade stuff for giving them bonus versions (e.g. more prominent locations in stores).

    So, it would seem odd to me (and perhaps other Idol watchers) if Adam only had one bonus track for all albums. Since they state it is on the album, I suspect that it is on the album as a standard track (it wouldn’t be a good hidden one either since it has been announced). Unless we’ve heard otherwise.

    Plus, it kind of fits. I remember being told emphatically around here that the first single off of his album would be released in mid-October. We’ve past any description of mid-October by now and the only song that was released was TfM. In mid-October.

    I think that he will get another single before the album drops (and I wouldn’t be shocked if they wait to premiere it on the AMAs. Offering a world premiere is a big draw for the show and I’m sure they would be interested in having it).

  145. It will be on his album as a bonus track. Noe we maybe quibbling semantics here, but I think it’s very clear, at least to us here, that it is not his single because it was never intended for his album, it was not written for him or by him, he had no input what so ever in the direction of the song, and he was nothing but a gun for hire for TFM. Also, the fact that they are releasing a single from his album, just proves that TFM is not the lead single from the album. Every TFM review I have read, and I have read them all, says the same.
    Now, I can understand the general non-AI blogger public to be confused, but surely no one here, fan or not, should be having any doubts about the status of TFM in relation to Adam’s album.

    Gee, to be perfectly honest with you, Sunn, I sometimes have things to do other than read every single word on this blog, believe it or not. So I didn’t actually know this was to be a bonus track. I guess I missed a lot of things. So, sorry I waded in here. And once again, no need to lecture me. Thanks.

  146. I’m sorry. I may have missed it, but do we have any evidence of this or is it just speculation?

    Does it make a difference whether it is a regular track or a bonus one?

  147. Morning, all. Unless there is new info on here, I gotta do lots of R/L work today (next four days at niece’s Bat Mitsvah and other stuff). So…anything?

  148. I’m sorry. I may have missed it, but do we have any evidence of this or is it just speculation?

    Adam gave an interview last week saying just that, in fact he said it before the press release came out. I don’t have the link to the article but I know it’s somewhere on PF. perhaps someone else can grab it and bring it over.

  149. And it isn’t going away ‘” the TfM backstory will be used as part of the TfM Oscar Song nomination campaign which is already underway.

    Could you expand on that Q3? Where is this campaign taking place? As you well know, I am very skeptical that the song is eligible, so I’d be most interested in the deets.

  150. Gee, to be perfectly honest with you, Sunn, I sometimes have things to do other than read every single word on this blog, believe it or not. So I didn’t actually know this was to be a bonus track. I guess I missed a lot of things. So, sorry I waded in here. And once again, no need to lecture me. Thanks.

    ross, my post was never meant as a lecture, if it came off that way, then please accept my apologies.

  151. Does it make a difference whether it is a regular track or a bonus one

    ?

    Just by the way they have been going back and forth on this, my feeling is that at first there was no intention of putting it on Adam’s album until very recently. i don’t think it makes a difference if it is a bonus track or not. Carrie Underwood had the title song off her “Some Hearts” album in the end credits of Aquamarine, and it wasn’t on the soundtrack. Then “Ever Ever After” WAS on the soundtrack but not on her album. Taper Jean Girl by KOL was in the ending credits to “Disturbia” but not on THAT soundtrack. And every good song in the movie Detroit Rock City was left off the soundtrack. Those are just ones I am familiar with off the top of my head.

    I don’t think there are any hard and fast rules about songs on soundtracks. It’s probably all about negotiations and royalties.

  152. Sorry to restate it but after reading those summaries, I can’t help but think Adam is a million times better than the music he is making and this album seems incredibly disappointing so far. Sad, I bought Time for Miracles and it’s just SO SO AMAZING despite being cheesy, and his album sounds like it’ll be much worse.

    Still hoping the best for Adam, but he’s too good to waste his voice on electrorock/pop. I would’ve rather had him join Queen.

  153. So I didn’t actually know this was to be a bonus track

    Me either. Where was this confirmed? I still don’t understand all the angst at the thought of it being an actual track on Adam’s CD. The world won’t end if it is.

  154. As for whether he morphs into Lord Gaga or not ‘“ I can only hope he has even a smidgen of the success she has had. Adam is such a club guy, he knows what gets played and what gets buzz. The results might not be everyone’s cup of tea and I can only say thank god for that (cause can you imagine what homogeneous rubbish that would have to be).

    I don’t think some people realize what’s popular on AI is not popular in the real world. We’ve all had experience looking at the iTunes charts lately. Look at the BEP song TFM just passed and the songs that are higher on the pop chart. Dance music is hot,hot,hot right now. (and anything done by Taylor Swift)

    I wonder if some idol music doesn’t do well because they try to match it to what will appeal to the idol demographic. The idol demographic(which is not tweens-young adults) would not have picked the top 10 iTunes songs.

    Disclaimer: I like most of the songs in the top 10. I like dance music. I am in the idol demographic. I just wonder about the MAJORITY of the idol audience and how plugged in they are to what’s popular.

    Jamnasta: You just made my point. If Adam made a whole album of TFM’s, some of the AI purists would love it. (BTW, I love TFM-but I take it for what it is and Adam’s voice is amazing on it.) But, how do you think it would do in the long run?
    TFM is a wonderful gift-a bonus. But it was produced for a big budget disaster movie. It works, but his whole album can’t be like this.

  155. I still don’t understand all the angst at the thought of it being an actual track on Adam’s CD.

    I think one of the reasons I’ve heard said is that it will rob us of one more new song. :)

  156. Plus, it kind of fits. I remember being told emphatically around here that the first single off of his album would be released in mid-October. We’ve past any description of mid-October by now and the only song that was released was TfM. In mid-October.

    But we had been told that there would be a single mid-October and it wouldn’t be TfM. Because TfM wasn’t going to be on the album. I believe there was even a press thing saying that TfM wouldn’t be competing with Adam’s single, because they would be targeting different markets, HAC/AC for TfM and pop for the other. It wasn’t Adam, but I think someone from Sony…of course even this came after a shift of saying that in no way was it going to be on the album.

    So the plan seems to have shifted for this (wretched) song in even including it at all on Adam’s album, but if it takes the place of a his real single, in addition to his real one, I will be wicked pissed. Because that does not seem to have been the plan, or the one as said by Adam or his people.

  157. I think all compositions have backstories unless it’s a rap song and the words are just yo yo yo man. Specially if it’s a ballad , by its very definition, already connotes an emotional song delivered with powerful vocals . Whether it’s dressed as a power ballad, rock anthem or rock aria , it is melodically and lyrically laden with pathos. Whether you are aware of it or just introduced to the storey via the song. There is a storey.
    And that is Time for Miracles. I like the song. I consider it relatable by a lot of people. For me the melody supports the anxiety and the pain of the lyrics. And Adam with his clear diction enables me to feel the words.

    TFM probably comes off as something of an old fashioned and kind of outdated rock ballad to some.
    But Tfor M is not a weak song .It is an emotional song.
    It is not a weak music by Adam. For me it shows the softer side of his music. Relatable to Feelin Good, to One Love, even to Cryin.
    I would like to see it as a cushion for the transition into Adam’s new sound. It also serves as a reminder that Adam can turn back the clock and immerse into rock ballad reminiscent of the 80’s but still make it something from today.
    And this drive for relevance also reminds me that Adam’s music will not be static and that he will create new sounds as Lyndsey Parker so excitedly and aptly described . Adam’s new music will be an adventure. I am excited and ready to experience this .
    And as someone who probably have listened to TfM about a hundred times now, and who has also gone through the phase of listening over and over to “I Believe in a Thing called Love (Darkness)” ‘“(almost getting suspended from Cath school as lyrics were said to be blasphemy) and who also enjoys Lady Gaga’s music ‘“ I say bring on the music Adam and let us be entertained.

  158. As much as I love Adam, and can’t wait for his CD to drop, I can’t believe all this gushing (comments from the actual article) and the writer of that article can we get over the “planet fierce” talk…I understand that Adam has one of the best voices that I have heard in AGES, but not everybody that follows Adam is from “planet fierce” and we would like to hear some “earth speak” from time to time when describing Adam or his music.

  159. Does it make a difference whether it is a regular track or a bonus one?

    No, it doesn’t. I was just curious. As I stated, it’s a departure from past seasons to have only one bonus track and to have it on all versions.

    It’s kind of fun (though manipulative) when they give us lots of different bonus tracks because we get a little extra music. And we get to debate which set of bonus tracks is the best. It’s like squirrels gathering nuts.

    But, since Adam has confirmed this is his bonus track, I guess that’s that. Thanks Sunn for the confirmation.

  160. I don’t think some people realize what’s popular on AI is not popular in the real world. We’ve all had experience looking at the iTunes charts lately. Look at the BEP song TFM just passed and the songs that are higher on the pop chart. Dance music is hot,hot,hot right now. (and anything done by Taylor Swift)

    ITA, gemini1. That’s one thing that gives me a lot of hope for Adam’s success. His style, performance and singing-wise, really does lend itself well to what is playing on the Top 40 (with the exception of hip-hop, of course). It is a very current and marketable style. Look at the success of anything off of Gaga’s cd, the BEP cd, Britney, etc. And, as I said before, many of those songs also, whether they realize it or not, borrow from electro-pop sounds of the 70’s and 80’s (thinking Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears, etc.) Since, Adam sounds like he is essentially going in those directions, though with a bit more rock, that sounds like a good fit for the charts now.

    Whenever I try to imagine who will do well post-idol, I think of what style music they would do OFF of the show, and how marketable that is today (one reason I had issues with Taylor and his potential for really killing it on the charts). We have to think beyond just singing karaoke on the show.

  161. So the plan seems to have shifted for this (wretched) song in even including it at all on Adam’s album, but if it takes the place of a his real single, in addition to his real one, I will be wicked pissed. Because that does not seem to have been the plan, or the one as said by Adam or his people.

    Yes, this decision to include TfM in Adam’s album seems to be quite recent. Even during the AMA announcements Adam seemed to emphasize that the material on the album was different from TfM, and that was last week (right? time flies when you are having fun…)

  162. If TFM is on Adam’s album, who will get the revenue from the song, RCA, 19, Sony or Columbia Pictures?

  163. I think one of the reasons I’ve heard said is that it will rob us of one more new song.

    Thats what deluxe albums are for :)

  164. ross, my post was never meant as a lecture, if it came off that way, then please accept my apologies.

    Thanks, I appreciate that, Sunn. It was actually just this part…

    Now, I can understand the general non-AI blogger public to be confused, but surely no one here, fan or not, should be having any doubts about the status of TFM in relation to Adam’s album.

    …because I don’t work here, I’m just here for pleasure. So I don’t think I have to know everything. (Fan or not.) :)

    I guess some people misunderstood my post. I wasn’t trying to be a smart-ass. I just didn’t understand about this single vs. the next single (and how they should be labeled.) I thought prefacing it by saying it might be a dumb question would excuse me if it was a dumb question.

    I still don’t understand all the angst at the thought of it being an actual track on Adam’s CD. The world won’t end if it is.

    I guess this is my take on it, also.

  165. But, since Adam has confirmed this his is bonus track, I guess that’s that.

    Actually I’m not quite sure about this… I seem to remember that Adam said in one of the AMA interviews that they were considering adding TfM as a bonus track, but then came the press release. So maybe they have now recently made a decision to include it as a regular track.

    ETA: And didn’t MJ get a confirmation through her contacts that TfM will be one of the 12 regular tracks?

  166. Oh jeez ok you all sucked me in, here is my thought on the whole backstory-gate……Backstories for all songs would seem inconsequential for the most part…..but when it comes to ballads or intimate songs the backstory seems to be part of the appeal. Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven” though a good song was embraced and praised over because the song was written about the death of his 4 year old son. Or Suzanne Vega’s “Luka” about child abuse. In contrast I don’t think knowing the backstory to Britney’s “3” or Lady Gaga’s “Pokerface” would endear anyone to these songs. A backstory most of time is an icing on the cake to a song you already like. Besides Time for Miracles “Backstory” does not seem to be pushed by Adam or anyone associated with the movie 2012. They seem to be wanting it to stand on its own. It is known because of industry insiders and press, who know the story, discussing it.

    On the new Album…. I personally love reading Lyndsay’s description and her exuberance on how she feels about them…but like any critique I will ultimately judge for myself. I think I will like it as I have liked all of Adam’s songs. (some more then others) both pre idol and during the run of the show. I like that he mixes it up. Sometimes I like to dance, sometimes I like background mellow music to listen too, and sometimes I love my power ballads/inspirational feel good songs. I am cautiously optimistic on what For Your Entertainment will bring. Just bring it already :-)

  167. I still don’t understand all the angst at the thought of it being an actual track on Adam’s CD.

    I think one of the reasons I’ve heard said is that it will rob us of one more new song

    Well that and because the song is sucks, or the very least is an old-fashioned, retread and not indicative of the rest of Adam’s album (thank goodness). And it’s not likely to get much airplay, and not to much support outside of Adam’s fanbase, which he needs to be be successful.

  168. On the new Album’ ¦. I personally love reading Lyndsay’s description and her exuberance on how she feels about them’ ¦but like any critique I will ultimately judge for myself.

    Thats pretty much the way I am. I love to read movie and music reviews because they do help to keep me away from anything that is horrid. Saves me some money.. however it has never stopped me from going to a movie or buying a CD with a fair to good rating.

  169. because the song sucks, or the very least is an old-fashioned, retread and not indicative of the rest of Adam’s album (thank goodness). And it’s not likely to get much airplay, and not to much support outside of Adam’s fanbase, which he needs to be be successful.

    But one song will not keep the buying public from purchasing the CD. Personally, I think the intent of the song is pretty clear. Anyone seeing the single for sale on itunes or the vid – its pretty obvious that it is a movie song. So in the end *shrug* no big deal. Now I do think it is a smart move if they believe that the song (the writer) is up for an oscar nomination. Even if it doesn’t win anything, the PR from it is good.

  170. clearone
    October 22, 2009 at 10:33 am

    So I didn’t actually know this was to be a bonus track

    Me either. Where was this confirmed? I still don’t understand all the angst at the thought of it being an actual track on Adam’s CD. The world won’t end if it is.

    I have been trying to find the interview. But like Sunn said Adam did say it would be a bonus track. Or to be more specific he was asked it TFM would be on his new album…he first said no then said well maybe as a bonus track…. I will still keep looking…. Just that there is soooo many interviews with him…

  171. I have been trying to find the interview. But like Sunn said Adam did say it would be a bonus track. Or to be more specific he was asked it TFM would be on his new album’ ¦he first said no then said well maybe as a bonus track’ ¦. I will still keep looking’ ¦. Just that here is soooo many interviews with him’ ¦

    I clearly remember this too. I don’t think it matters. Things change. I wouldn’t be surprised if they pull it at the last minute.

  172. The rest of his songs are ones he is choosing to be on his album to represent ‘his’  sound.

    I don’t even know what that means? I suppose there is a belief that every song by an artist now has to sound exacly the same. That would certainly explain many American Idol and pop albums today (not to mention that they all come from the same five writers).

    I don’t know how it would be possible to take in Mr. Lambert’s body of work — from theater, to Upright Cabaret, to American Idol — and not see power ballads as a fundamental part of his repetoire. It’s a major part of who he is. Certainly, it would be difficult to imagine someone with his voice not including a power ballad on every album he ever releases. It would be like a Freddie Mercury or a David Bowie not including a ballad on an album.

    I see no disconnection whatsoever between Time for Miracles and whatever other styles of music. Mr. Lambert may release over the next month. Nor do I see any disconnection between Time for Miracles and If I Can’t Have You.

  173. Given the fact that at this very moment Adam and his team are deciding which tracks are going on the album, it would seem to follow that a final decision on whether TFM will be included, as a regular or bonus track or if it will be included at all, has not been made yet.

  174. Nothing new, huh? My brief comment: TfM will *not* influence the other songs, b/c the other songs were, I believe, written BEFORE TfM, which was composed for a soundtrack, and then Adam was asked to perform it. It wasn’t composed *for* him. And I do not remember it being called a bonus track, but Adam said it wouldn’t be on the album a number of times, and now it is, so I have the feeling it will be (since it has already been released and it is not being called his first single from FYE, to my knowledge, anyway. If you like the song, cool (I do), if you don’t, that’s cool, too. If someone buys Adam’s album on one song, or doesn’t, I would be surprised. Considering the producers/writers mentioned, as well as the descriptions to date, it is highly unlikely any of the songs will sound like TfM. JMHO. I have no idea who reaps the benefit (RCA must, and Adam must get a cut, too), but it’s sure getting his name out there, and they say any kind of publicity is better than no, publicity, right? And he’s at #8 on pop; is that the same, or did he stay the same?

    TfM is holding steady at #9 on the iTunes chart, but one of the Glee tracks, Sweet Caroline, is now at #11 on iTunes chart and #10 on pop chart, so we’ll see.

  175. And it’s not likely to get much airplay

    I don’t even know what that means in the context of a music video or song that will be seen by every movie goer in every country on earth who goes to see the two biggest movies of the season over the next four weeks.

    Mr. Lambert and Time for Miracles is opening for Michael Jacskon starting next Wednesday for two weeks and then featured in the third most expensive movie ever made.

    There is not a musical act in the world that wouldn’t give up a month of payola spins and Jingle Balls for that kind of exposure.

  176. Sorry to restate it but after reading those summaries, I can’t help but think Adam is a million times better than the music he is making and this album seems incredibly disappointing so far.

    how can the album be disappointing already when we hven’t heard even one official track from it yet?

    Sad, I bought Time for Miracles and it’s just SO SO AMAZING despite being cheesy, and his album sounds like it’ll be much worse.

    It will be exactly what he’s been saying it would be since the end of Idol so I’m not sure why this is a shock to people. Adam has said repeatedly that the sound he’s going for is a fusion of classic rock with modern beats and synth production overlayed.

    Still hoping the best for Adam, but he’s too good to waste his voice on electrorock/pop. I would’ve rather had him join Queen.

    Queen didn’t ask him to join them. And why would or should Adam join a band that, as much as I love and adore them, hasn’t been really relevant to the current music scene in several years. Adam is, IMO, way to talented to front an already established band before he gets the chance to shine on his own.

  177. I think if TFM is included it will be as bonus track. Adam recorded 28 songs. They have plenty of material to make an album. Not releasing all 28 is already a waste.

  178. universal
    October 22, 2009 at 10:39 am

    I still don’t understand all the angst at the thought of it being an actual track on Adam’s CD.

    I think one of the reasons I’ve heard said is that it will rob us of one more new song. :)

    Yup, that’s the source of my angst! That, and I already bought it. I do not like the idea of being forced to buy it again. I would rather pay for new material.

  179. One more thing I would like to go on record to say I am one of those who do not think “Time for Miracles” is a crappy song. If you love it, love it like me. It is a GREAT song. Judge me if you will but I LOVE IT. I am shouting it out with pride and appreciation.. TIME FOR MIRACLES IS A FRIGGIN’ GREAT SONG……. :mrgreen:

  180. But one song will not keep the buying public from purchasing the CD.

    Adam’s first single is establishing a brand separate from AI. This is his introduction to the world outside of AI and if his introduction is a mediocre, old-fashioned song, yes, it can make them less likely to give his CD or other music a second look. And in fact this song can damage Adam’s brand and take all of his publicity and buzz and having it be disapated in an old-fashioned mediocre song, so all the buzz seems like empty hype. Like ‘where is this new, or even current sound from this guy?’ Or even ‘where is a song that is better than THAT?’

    So yeah, I do think it’s problematic if this takes the place of Adam’s planned for, and modern, representative single.

  181. I think one of the reasons I’ve heard said is that it will rob us of one more new song.

    Perish the thought that they push a Kara DioGuardi song off the album. Isn’t anyone tired of the same old stable of American Idol songwriting hacks? Are we really shedding tears that there “won’t be room” for songs from people who write Open Toes and No Bound Rays?

  182. I think that he will get another single before the album drops (and I wouldn’t be shocked if they wait to premiere it on the AMAs.

    Adam said in an interview that his single will drop before the AMA’s but he will not be performing it before the AMA’s.

  183. Adam’s first single is establishing a brand separate from AI. This is his introduction to the world outside of AI and if his introduction is a mediocre, old-fashioned song, yes, it can make them less likely to give his CD or other music a second look.

    It’s a great leap from ‘being included in the album’ to ‘being the first single from the album’.

  184. There was an interview where Adam alluded to TFM possibly being a bonus track, and I think it was an interview that was posted here a while back. If I am remembering correctly, Adam didn’t really confirm anything—he was being asked/pushed about whether TFM would be on the CD and he seemed a little unsure but put it out there that it could be on the CD in some form. I remember it because it was the first time where he didn’t outright say that it would definitely not be included. Personally, I don’t care if it’s on the record. And, I don’t think it will push any tracks off. If (big if) it is nominated for an Oscar, it would be smart from a business standpoint to have the song on FYE.

    It is going to be an eclectic album—Adam has said there will be glam, pop, dance, an the “intimate ballad.” Having TFM on the CD won’t kill it.

  185. Mary102 and gemini1 – i think yall are inside my brain… or my music collection as it were.

    no matter what adam produces, he will fit in my very eclectic music collection, but the fun thing about him is that, by being multifaceted, he will not only expose other people to new kinds of music but he will appeal to a broader base. now the TFM crowd might buy the album and learn that they like FYE style also – or they might not. regardless, they bought the album right? or at the very least they bought the song and considered listening to his other songs.

    i cant wait to see what the general public makes of all these sides of adam. in my dream scenario we have him cleaned up performing the classic rock ballad at the oscars and then have bat-shit-crazy adam dancing around the stage performing an FYE song at the Grammy’s so that everyone can be beat over the head with how friggin versatile this guy is.

    …or dream scenario two where he has two COMPLETELY different songs at the top of the charts at the same time. TFM is already there… come on FYE single… come on out and play!!

  186. Adam’s first single is establishing a brand separate from AI. This is his introduction to the world outside of AI and if his introduction is a mediocre, old-fashioned song, yes, it can make them less likely to give his CD or other music a second look.

    I haven’t seen any evidence that his people considered turning down 2012 or This is It. The marketers seem to think that introducing Mr. Lambert to the world with Time for Miracles will work out OK.

    Clearly, the song isn’t what you are looking for. That’s cool. I think Mr. Lambert would be the first to offer an easy solution. Buy somebody else’s CD. There will always be large numbers of people who dislike his music and, if his music changed 180 degrees susequently, many of them would still dislike that, too. Too theatrical, not theatrical enough. Too rock, not rock enough. Too pop. Too dancy. Too ballady. Sample it. If you like it, buy it. If you don’t, don’t.

  187. hmm, u know Ive been thinking and i dont really know why but I got the impression that this song is kind of a Holidays song…sort of Christmas-y…the song by itself (without the explosions in the video and all that stuff), especially those little interludes between the verses, and the message itself though kind of corny is uplifting…
    anyone else get the impression that had this song come out in say, late November early December it would be doing much better…?
    IDK I just think it has sort of a winter feel to it…maybe if they would have outlined that more in the video it would looked better…I know it had to go with the movie but…just a thought lol
    maybe by that time it will more successful…anyone sort of agree?

  188. “One more thing I would like to go on record to say I am one of those who do not think ‘Time for Miracles’  is a crappy song. If you love it, love it like me. It is a GREAT song. Judge me if you will but I LOVE IT. I am shouting it out with pride and appreciation.. TIME FOR MIRACLES IS A FRIGGIN’ GREAT SONG’ ¦’ ¦.”

    I don’t know how to do the block quote thing, but Dhunken, I’m with ya….i love TFM! Say it loud, say it proud

  189. I don’t even know what that means? I suppose there is a belief that every song by an artist now has to sound exacly the same. That would certainly explain many American Idol and pop albums today (not to mention that they all come from the same five writers).

    I don’t know how it would be possible to take in Mr. Lambert’s body of work ‘” from theater, to Upright Cabaret, to American Idol ‘” and not see power ballads as a fundamental part of his repetoire. It’s a major part of who he is. Certainly, it would be difficult to imagine someone with his voice not including a power ballad on every album he ever releases. It would be like a Freddie Mercury or a David Bowie not including a ballad on an album.

    I see no disconnection whatsoever between Time for Miracles and whatever other styles of music. Mr. Lambert may release over the next month. Nor do I see any disconnection between Time for Miracles and If I Can’t Have You.

    Thank you hwc. That’s what’s wrong with the crap today – it all sounds the same – even all the different female artists sound the same.

  190. “Lindsay Parker”

    It makes me nervous when she gushes over Adam the way she does as I think many people will discount what she says. However, after reading her various columns, it becomes apparent that she has an extensive knowledge of music. Her reviews may not be as even-toned as others, but her opinion is much more well-informed.

  191. I’ve got TfM twice already. I really hate the thought that Adam recorded songs that we’re not going to get to hear or buy.

  192. I see no disconnection whatsoever between Time for Miracles and whatever other styles of music. Mr. Lambert may release over the next month. Nor do I see any disconnection between Time for Miracles and If I Can’t Have You.

    ITA, hwc. I know we talked a lot before about having a cohesive sound on the album, but imo there are way too many bland, cookie-cutter, middle-of-the-road albums out there where too many tracks sound EXACTLY the same (especially among idol releases). I have loved just about every side of Adam, from the big soaring rock ballads, to the intimate, angsty songs, to the funky, freaky dance floor ready songs. So, if that’s the kind of mash up we get on the album, bring it on!

    As for the merits of TFM, I actually think it is the strongest of the 3 AI songs released so far. I’ve found, essentially, that it is the only one that actually becomes deeper, more nuanced, more interesting and emotionally rewarding, than either LLWD or FIBOU. LLWD started off hooky and fun for me, but I can barely listen to it now, just not doing it for me. And FIBOU is pop and fun, but has no real depth beyond the surface.

    IMO TFM is far superior, and should actually pick up some airplay (hoping, fingers crossed!)

    And re the backstory debate, I only know a little about that, and I don’t think it has really influenced my feelings for the song. I’m much more likely to be moved by the effect of the melody, lyrics, and voice, than by the story behind the song.

  193. I completely agree with dhunken. I LOVE TfM, too! There is no reason that we have to pick only one ganere of music. Adam does old fashioned classical music so well, too. I love them all.

    Some of the most beloved songs in history have “cheesy” lyrics. One person’s cheesy is another person’s heartfelt and touching. When I hear Adam singing TfM, I hear no cheese. Not sure if it is because Adam singing or not. (Would anybody dare to cover it in the future?)

    The fact that the chorus has been on the endless loop in my head ever since I heard it proves to me that this song has something special in it. Simple, catchy, and infectious. It is not a bad thing especially when you are trying to introduce yourself to outside of AI bubble.

  194. I don’t know how to do the block quote thing

    mmb, copy and paste what you want to quote. then highlight it. then press the b-qote button.

  195. Did Adam’s father make a record? Because that’s usually who I think of as Mr. Lambert. Not to belabor the point. (No offense, hwc. Just poking gentle fun. Hope it’s taken as such.)

    Anyhow, I think Adam is very lucky to have a song connected with a huge movie — the cross-pollination will be incredible. This song has “huge international hit” written all over it. I also think it will get plenty of radio play. And then when his first second other single comes out, and is the complete opposite type of song, his versatility will be well showcased.

    I don’t love TFM as a song, but somehow I think one couldn’t ask for a better song to showcase the voice of someone who, to the world at large, is a new personality. There has been a lot of hype about Adam’s great voice, and this song leaves no question in anyone’s mind that the hype has been deserved. It is probably better to debut with a “safe” song that will appeal to the masses, anyhow. Whatever else Adam has up his sleeve (such as the songs Ms. Parker is talking about) will just be more widely accepted after the groundwork has been laid by TFM.

    At least that’s my take on it.

  196. Mary102 and gemini1 ‘“ i think yall are inside my brain’ ¦ or my music collection as it were.

    LOL! I love me my music :-) I will listen to almost any genre except modern country. Otherwise, bring on the Jay-Z, T.I., Beatles, Queen, Lady Gaga – I’m game for anything that makes me want to listen more than once!

    Another reason I’m looking forward to an eclectic album!

  197. I want Adam to be successful. As a fan, I want him to have all the opportunities that should be awarded to someone with his talent.

  198. mmb, copy and paste what you want to quote. then highlight it. then press the b-qote button.

    Thanks Sidewalkstory!

  199. in my dream scenario we have him cleaned up performing the classic rock ballad at the oscars and then have bat-shit-crazy adam dancing around the stage performing an FYE song at the Grammy’s so that everyone can be beat over the head with how friggin versatile this guy is.

    ‘ ¦or dream scenario two where he has two COMPLETELY different songs at the top of the charts at the same time. TFM is already there’ ¦ come on FYE single’ ¦ come on out and play!!

    I would definitely be ok with either (or both) of those scenarios playing out ;-)

  200. I think that he will get another single before the album drops (and I wouldn’t be shocked if they wait to premiere it on the AMAs.

    Adam said in an interview that his single will drop before the AMA’s but he will not be performing it before the AMA’s.

    ETA, for clarity. He said he wouldn’t PERFORM the new, not yet picked out single was before the AMAs, he didn’t say it wouldn’t be out. He in fact said that he it should be out before then.

    It’s a great leap from ‘being included in the album’ to ‘being the first single from the album’.

    That is the question, and I agree it is a leap and hopefully a wrong one. It used not to be true, but then it used to be that that it wouldn’t be on the album at all…

  201. I think Adam doesn’t have to worry about this song. The reason why the media and public are interested in this guy, because he has talent. He’s interesting and gorgeous “eyecandy”. Whether it goes on the album or not, it not important. Of all of the idols, he has the least to be worried about. Unlike the others, Adam knows who he is and what kind of music he wants to make. I remember Jamie Foxx saying all this kid need is one song to send him into the stratosphere. When you got outrageous talent, good looks, interesting personality, and a good backstory, all it takes is one good song to start a good career in the music business. The most important thing that has happened to him is the invite to the AMA’s, because that performance can give his album a great jumpstart. Adam didn’t become a showstopper during the American Idol season or on the tour, by doing things like everyone else. He has the “it” factor, whether you like him or not. Some people look at him and see a trainwreck, others see a jaw-dropping experience, either way you can’t look away.

  202. Did Adam’s father make a record? Because that’s usually who I think of as Mr. Lambert. Not to belabor the point. (No offense, hwc. Just poking gentle fun. Hope it’s taken as such.)

    You were one complaining about being lectured! This is twice that I’ve been scolded for call a reality TV contestant whom I have never met and never will meet, “Mr. Lambert”. I don’t feel like I’lm on a first name basis with the guy. Oh, and it’s also the New York Times approved style for refering to people.

    I’m open to suggestions, though! Some have suggested “The Guy Who Lost American Idol”.

  203. Maybe I’m the only one, but Lindsey Parker’s gushing over actually makes her article more ‘real’ to me. Sometimes music reviews talk the songs have this sound that sound or are influenced by this artist or that band. Those descriptions may help ‘audiolize’ the songs, but what music does to me is to evoke various feelings and emotions and I want to know how reviewers feel during/after listening to the songs. Lindsey Parker’s Adam preview although may be all ott fangirl, her writing really conveys her instant feeling of Adam’s songs and I can feel her excitement which makes me excited too.

  204. Anyhow, I think Adam is very lucky to have a song connected with a huge movie ‘” the cross-pollination will be incredible. This song has ‘huge international hit’  written all over it. I also think it will get plenty of radio play. And then when his first second other single comes out, and is the complete opposite type of song, his versatility will be well showcased.

    This is one reason why him performing at the AMAs is so great. He has the opportunity to showcase his new music to a large audience (don’t know what the AMA viewership is, but I expect its pretty large). If people thought they could box him into an old-fashioned power-ballad style with TFM he has this opportunity, hours before his album is released, to dispel that notion and show people what else he’s got to offer.

  205. We had a whole week of interviews last week with every single entertainment and news outlet in the country where both the AMA’s and Adam were quoted as saying that Adam will debut his new single at the AMA’S. When Adam was asked what the AMA performance song will be, he said “whatever my first single is, we haven’t chosen it yet” (not an exact quote but close enough). So I really don’t see the source of all the confusion about which song will be Adam’s lead single from the album. Perhaps I’m missing something.

    There WILL be a single coming out in November. The delay in release has to do with both release dates form TFM as well as securing the AMA performance. Frankly with the AMA’s secured as a debut Adam has less need for a time lapse with his single for airplay than he would have done otherwise. So, though and earlier release is preferable it’s not necessary. Hence the shift of the release date from mid October to sometime (I’m guessing) in early November. I could even see the single coming out as late as the day before the AMA’s. Daughtry I believe released his first single on the same day as his album, it didn’t seem to do him any harm.

    Frankly with the AMA’s secured as a debut Adam has less need for a time lapse with his single for airplay than he would have done otherwise. So, though and earlier release is preferable it’s not necessary. It’s a huge debut, that will generate more buzz than any 2 weeks of radio spins can. So I’m not worried.

    One more thing to ponder. The song Lyndsey couldn’t preview in her article is, I’m inclined to think, in fact Adam’s first single. It’s the only reason I can think of for the secrecy.

    The way I see it, all is well in Adam land.

  206. I’m open to suggestions, though! Some have suggested ‘The Guy Who Lost American Idol’ .

    Yeah, and I don’t see you calling him HBIC anytime soon… ;)

  207. I think if TFM is included it will be as bonus track. Adam recorded 28 songs. They have plenty of material to make an album. Not releasing all 28 is already a waste.

    Unless, as is likely, at least 14 of them are kind of crappy.

    Songwriting/producing are inexact sciences. So even if all the people participating in Adam’s album absolutely were having their best days and giving it their all, batting .500, even, would be highly unusual.

    I do suspect some gave it a better go than they have for some other Idol albums; but since on most of those, they’ve struggled to bat, like, .200, I’d say that batting 1.000 for Adam is way way way way way unlikely. Writing and producing songs doesn’t allow of such perfection, unfortunately.

  208. I would be hesistant to put much stock in hanging on every word Mr. Lambert has uttered in 1000 interviews about his album. For two reasons:

    a) It’s been my experience that 99.9% of every press comment about an album by any contestant during the eight year run of American Idol is complete unadulterated stinky-poo BS. I mean, good lord, half the time they carry on about what a great songwriter Kara DioGuardi is, even when they have just finished recording a piece of unmitgated dreck like Open Toes.

    b) The promotional plans for Mr. Lambert’s introduction to the world changed with the opportunity to be a part of the This Is It film came about. It’s been suggested to me that a month ago, the 2012 trailer-feature produced for the Michael Jackson movie did not include Mr. Lambert and Time for Miracles. That all changed, apparently when Sony marketing discovered that Mr. Lambert was driving interest in 2012. So, the rollout plans for the album have been somewhat fluid.

  209. I LOVE TIME FOR MIRACLES. I love the way it starts slow, builds adding more instruments as it crescendos, and then leaves us on an intimate and tender note.

    I AM SO TIRED OF THE CHEESY adjective. “Baby you know that maybe its time or miracles, cause I ain’t givin’ up on us” may be grammatically incorrect, but it is not cheesy.

    THIS is cheesy:

    “Mac Arthur’s Park is melting in the dark
    all the sweet green icing flowing down
    someone left the cake out in the rain
    I don’t think that I can take it
    ’cause it took so long to bake it
    and I’ll never have that recipe again
    Oh, nooo!”

    Case friggin’ closed.

  210. Well, right now with the information available, I’m in heaven. As a sappy sucker for power ballads and big voices, who LOVES current music from P!nk and Lady GaGa (not to mention Muse), past music from Queen and Bowie, and who spent a fair amount of her youth wallowing in the joy that was the glam rock era (among other things…) you can only imagine my mounting anticipation!! The only thing I’m not hearing that I also love is rock (punk-pop) opera from Green Day :-) but with the Cavallo connection and Lambertian theatrics, I still think I’ll be satisfied… somehow…

    Bring it on, Adam!

    Add me to the list who thinks TfM should best be left off the album, but I expect it will reside on a track similar to that of TOML on Cook’s record. It’s there as a “bonus” and sticks out like a sore thumb, particularly as it follows the hidden track, Kiss on the Neck! But, given its popularity, I suspect it sold a few records, so all’s good. It’s totally skippable, but for my young daughter’s love for it… LOL

    So, I guess, Adam got his feel good coronation song after all, albeit a bombastic powerful one that accompanies this year’s OTT disaster flick and appeals to the downtrodden masses. :-) Lucky boy.

  211. I think one of the reasons I’ve heard said is that it will rob us of one more new song.

    Perish the thought that they push a Kara DioGuardi song off the album. Isn’t anyone tired of the same old stable of American Idol songwriting hacks? Are we really shedding tears that there ‘won’t be room’  for songs from people who write Open Toes and No Bound Rays?

    He’s had some better collaborators than Kara so I hope TFM is a bonus track if they insist on putting it on the album. I’m not really sure why they’re insisting on that in the first place. I thought TFM was a separate project.

    If this music is even half as good as she’s making it out to be this could be interesting. If Adam can push a dated 90s style rock ballad into the top 10 on itunes I’m very curious to see what he can do if he gets something current and halfway decent. With all these big name collaborators he’s worked with you’d think they’d be able to churn out one or two semi-good songs. At any rate, this blog piece has made me very curious about Adam’s album which was essentially it’s purpose.

  212. Adam said in an interview that his single will drop before the AMA’s but he will not be performing it before the AMA’s.

    Nope, he didn’t say that. He said his first (real) single (not TfM) will be what he performs at the AMAs and that single hasn’t been decided yet, but that it (was) going to be out before then.

    how are these two different? lol

  213. “”But the tune itself is a sonic retread, not even good compared to other power rock ballads.””

    I completely disagree with this but Mj we know you would rather walk on hot coals than sit thru 80’s rock ballads but as one who still remembers some of them fondly – TFM is really up there with the best – so its ok if you dont like it cuz I know you dont like most of them anyways? It is NOTHING like toml or those coronations songs they whip together for the Idols to sing, shouldnt be compared to that at all imo

    I am happy to hear that the other songs on Adams cd are different than that though, that is wonderful!@

    What TFM has done has gotten people who didnt like him on Idol or never watched Idol to stand up and notice, not too many hear would think of passing on Idol but those that did really like this song and it has piqued (spelling?) their interest now in Adam Lambert

  214. If Adam can push a dated 90s style rock ballad into the top 10 on itunes I’m very curious to see what he can do if he gets something current and halfway decent.

    Yep.

    Because those who enjoy power ballads don’t seem to be the Itunes demographic that drives big sales.

  215. I don’t even know what that means in the context of a music video or song that will be seen by every movie goer in every country on earth who goes to see the two biggest movies of the season over the next four weeks.
    Mr. Lambert and Time for Miracles is opening for Michael Jacskon starting next Wednesday for two weeks and then featured in the third most expensive movie ever made.

    There is not a musical act in the world that wouldn’t give up a month of payola spins and Jingle Balls for that kind of exposure.

    This is the most exciting part! Never has an AI contestant been introduced TO THE WORLD so soon after the show ended. There is nothing but positives here. One would have to work really hard to try and spin this as negative. (and some are working pretty hard)
    Would Allison or Kris have passed this up? Hell, no! It is an unbelievable introduction to Mr. Lambert! heehee

  216. I would be hesistant to put much stock in hanging on every word Mr. Lambert has uttered in 1000 interviews about his album. For two reasons:

    Normally I’d agree, but I doubt Adam’s PR team would have sent him out to the AMA press event where he was going to be bombarded with question by every news outlet in the country unprepared. Those answers he gave that day were most likely outlined before hand. I would even go as far as scripted but I realize you can’t really script someone like Adam.

    b) The promotional plans for Mr. Lambert’s introduction to the world changed with the opportunity to be a part of the This Is It film came about. It’s been suggested to me that a month ago, the 2012 trailer-feature produced for the Michael Jackson movie did not include Mr. Lambert and Time for Miracles. That all changed, apparently when Sony marketing discovered that Mr. Lambert was driving interest in 2012. So, the rollout plans for the album have been somewhat fluid.

    Yep. That definitely has something to do with the delay of the album single. Along with AMA deal ofcourse, which I doubt was even in the cards back in August.

    is complete unadulterated stinky-poo BS

    I’m am afraid I’m going to have to steal that phrase form you hwc. I love it LOL.

  217. I really love TFM. But, then again, I really love rock.

    I know I will also love Adam’s new album. His amazing vocals will compensate for the exclusion of rock music that I was hoping would be there.

  218. The “ballroom blitz” Sweet! HA! HA! I remember them and the song. 1970s — oh so very young then. It still cracks me up! Did a youtube search and relived it all over again. It’s ridiculous, but fun. Looking back, it all seems so OTT and campy. I’m not familiar with The Darkness, though.

    I get what Adam is going for and with the likes of Gaga already in the mainstream, it might go over. It’s a fine line, though.

    I think this album for the most part is meant to be enjoyed with a few “cocktails” and room to dance. That’s all good to me. Let’s hope people “get” it.

  219. The promotional plans for Mr. Lambert’s introduction to the world changed with the opportunity to be a part of the This Is It film came about. It’s been suggested to me that a month ago, the 2012 trailer-feature produced for the Michael Jackson movie did not include Mr. Lambert and Time for Miracles. That all changed, apparently when Sony marketing discovered that Mr. Lambert was driving interest in 2012. So, the rollout plans for the album have been somewhat fluid.

    hwc: You should post your thoughts (outside of your delicious tidbits of snark) in threads more often, because you are the voice of reason today.
    If putting a TFM sticker on the album will help it sell more copies WORLDWIDE, what is the problem? Even if we get one less song, wouldn’t we prefer that Adam’s album is a worldwide success? The opportunity that is presented here is staggering, if you stop to think about it.

  220. b) The promotional plans for Mr. Lambert’s introduction to the world changed with the opportunity to be a part of the This Is It film came about. It’s been suggested to me that a month ago, the 2012 trailer-feature produced for the Michael Jackson movie did not include Mr. Lambert and Time for Miracles. That all changed, apparently when Sony marketing discovered that Mr. Lambert was driving interest in 2012. So, the rollout plans for the album have been somewhat fluid.

    ITA.

    Despite how many people think TFM is cheesy, it’s #9 on itune and has stayed there for a while. Reviews of the song are mostly positive which also brings interest to the movie 2012.

    Previous 2012 promotion plan didn’t seem to involve TFM as much as how it’s rolling out now, based on the facts that 1) the roadblock didn’t include TFM, 2) TFM music video is a rush edit although Adam had recorded the song long before.

    Being part of the promotion that opens for TII is a golden opportunity that only the obstinate will deny. The cost maybe to alter the release day of Adam’s single, but I think it’s worthy marketing wise.

  221. I’m open to suggestions, though! Some have suggested ‘The Guy Who Lost American Idol’ .

    Hmm, idk, that’s kinda long to have to type each time. I personally always liked your use of Mr. Lambert, hwc – very respectful imo. To each of us I guess he’s someone different, BB, HBIC, Adam, what have you.

  222. If putting a TFM sticker on the album will help it sell more copies WORLDWIDE, what is the problem? Even if we get one less song, wouldn’t we prefer that Adam’s album is a worldwide success? The opportunity that is presented here is staggering, if you stop to think about it.

    I know I would prefer it to be a worldwide success. Like I’ve said I love TFM and will hold it close to my heart especially if it’s the only rock song on this CD so I’m doing happy dances that it will be included. There are no guarantees that any of Adam’s techno/glam rock tracks will get played on the radio or will even be popular with the general public. TFM has already proven to be popular, it’s only good business sense to include it on the CD.

    His amazing vocals will compensate for the exclusion of rock music that I was hoping would be there.

    I’m still holding out hope that there will be (other than TFM).

  223. The promotional plans for Mr. Lambert’s introduction to the world changed with the opportunity to be a part of the This Is It film came about.

    So true. I think TFM always had the potential to, for lack of a better phrase, eff up the first “official” single release. The timing was gonna be weird, what would come first? How far apart should they be released, etc.

    Probably a lot of those questions would be answered based on how well TFM did. Now that it’s doing well, and is tied to such primo PR with TII, that completely changed the outlook of how to use it in conjunction with branding Adam and the album. Hence, the decision to put TFM on the album, to maybe delay the first single release so that things didn’t get too cluttered, etc.

    I agree with the prediction above that the first single will likely now happen later than expected, especially with TII premiering next week – don’t want to step on that behemoth and the potential for more buzz around TFM. So the first week or 2 in Nov makes the most sense now.

  224. If including TfM on the album is going to increase sales even slightly because it appeals to a different segment of the music buying public then I think it’s worth it to have it on there, as a bonus track or whatever. Not everyone downloads, not everyone buys soundtrack albums. I want Adam’s numbers to be as high as possible, for the first week and beyond.

    I really don’t believe it will turn people off the album because his single WILL be out there by the time the album drops in November. Once that first single is released, all this angsting will be a proverbial river of a thousand posts under the bridge.

    Talk about explosions, my head exploded after reading Lyndsey’s review.

  225. I don’t really like the song all that much (don’t *dislike* it, just find it kind of boring, though it’s definitely an earworm for me), and I still think that it’s a great idea for them to change plans and put it on the album.

    As others have mentioned, it’s all about that sticker on the cd that says “Including the hit song from the 2012 soundtrack, ‘Time for Miracles.'” Plus, I think TFM’s earworm quality will definitely prompt some people to buy.

    At this point, it’s all about buying, seems to me. Adam can be a “true artist” or something when he’s 35 and already richer than a couple of counties with no chance remaining that he’ll get kicked out of show business and leave me without Adam music.

  226. josielord
    October 22, 2009 at 12:14 pm
    Count me in as another who loves TFM.

    Yeah, me too. Even though I already downloaded it through iTunes, I’m sort of a purist and like having the high quality CD, so I was planning to buy whatever CD TFM came out on, either the soundtrack or Adam’s album. So if it’s on his album I guess that’s one less CD to buy (of course if he has different versions of his album with different bonus tracks then I’ll be going the route of nut-gathering CDs as Kirsten mentioned :))

  227. Ironically, if TFM hadn’t drawn as much attention to 2012 or hadn’t done as well on the chart, we may have Adam’s first ‘official single’ earlier.

  228. Ironically, if TFM hadn’t drawn as much attention to 2012 or hadn’t done as well on the chart, we may have Adam’s first ‘official single’ earlier.

    I still remember how many of us were convinced that his single would come out the week after LLWD, since the album drop dates were a week apart.

    That seems such a long time ago. That *was* such a long time ago.

  229. Previous 2012 promotion plan didn’t seem to involve TFM as much as how it’s rolling out now, based on the facts that 1) the roadblock didn’t include TFM, 2) TFM music video is a rush edit although Adam had recorded the song long before.

    Yeah. Which, despite some worries that TFM isn’t doing as well on Itunes as some had thought it might, definitely suggests that some kind of market research somewhere shows clearly that Adam can be a very big mover of units.

    Otherwise, why change the marketing plan for 2012 to one that basically waves Adam in the air and says, “Hey, look who we have here! Come see our movie!”

    And RCA would be silly to step on any of that by not waiting to put out the actual album single. All this free-to-Adam’s-album-budget promotion for him and his singing! … So that just means they can put on a bigger, longer blitz for the album singles and the album.

    Besides which, even though fans want to hear more songs yesterday, RCA has had a habit of putting out the singles pretty late in the game but still has had most of the biggest-selling artists off Idol anyway.

  230. Popping in after some RL distractions…pesky real life. What is real, anyway? LOL

    Anyway, Time for Miracles may not be glammy electro-pop, but it’s an AMAZING vocal performance. (Anyone who says differently hasn’t tried to sing it.) If you need a giggle, check out this “performance” that illustrates my point. http://bit.ly/2OwMGj

  231. Not sure where this idea is coming from that including TfM on the CD would necessitate losing one of the original songs. Is there a law that says a CD can have only 12 songs, or any other limit? I’ve seen CDs with anywhere from 10 to 16 or more songs on them, so I don’t know where this idea of prescribed song limits is coming from. As far as I’m concerned, bring ’em ALL on! All 28 is not too many for me if it’s Mr. Lambert!

    hwc: I’m open to suggestions, though! Some have suggested ‘The Guy Who Lost American Idol’ .

    That one’s taken by the teeming masses of non-Idol winners. Our boy needs something as unique as he is, like… oh, I dunno… “The Uber-Talented Vocal Virtuoso Gay Guy Who Fell to Earth from a Glittery Planet Called Fierce and Single-Handedly Caused the Lost Summer of 2009, Wherein No Work Got Done and No Personal Projects Were Completed due to Obsessive-Compulsive Adam-Tracking”…. or something along those lines… just taking a stab here based on observations of y’all, not making any comments about meself….

  232. Anyway, Time for Miracles may not be glammy electro-pop, but it’s an AMAZING vocal performance. (Anyone who says differently hasn’t tried to sing it.)

    One thing I worry about for Adam. The song is damn catchy but it’s hell to sing along. I’m reduced to humming.

    If you need a giggle, check out this ‘performance’  that illustrates my point. http://bit.ly/2OwMGj

    A little pitchy, dawg.

  233. That one’s taken by the teeming masses of non-Idol winners. Our boy needs something as unique as he is, like’ ¦ oh, I dunno’ ¦ ‘The Uber-Talented Vocal Virtuoso Gay Guy Who Fell to Earth from a Glittery Planet Called Fierce and Single-Handedly Caused the Lost Summer of 2009, Wherein No Work Got Done and No Personal Projects Were Completed due to Obsessive-Compulsive Adam-Tracking‘ ’ ¦. or something along those lines’ ¦ just taking a stab here based on observations of y’all, not making any comments about meself’ ¦.

    OMG that is my nickname for him too….It just rolls right off the tongue….small world……. ;-)

  234. OMG. Additional footage from the Details photoshoot. This is really NSFW:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57ynhpjKgjs

    NSFW is an understatement. More like Not Safe For Peace of Mind… *g*

    halfie :) I can’t wait to see people trying to sing it in future American Idol auditions- epic!

  235. If I go to I-tunes and look at the “cover artwork” for the singles listed I don’t see a picture of Adam Lambert anywhere…I do however see a cover shot for “2012” and in much smaller print “Time for Miracles” and then “performed by Adam Lambert”.

    So, common sense tells me that this song is directly related to 2012 and is marketed as such. It doesn’t highlight the song title and emphatically doesn’t advertise the fact that it is Adam Lambert.

    Based on this it would seem highly suspect that this song is all about Adam Lambert. And if it was being marketed as an “Adam Lambert debut song” then the pictorial representation is missing the mark completely…utter, utter graphic fail.

    As far as Lyndsey’s (sp) article. Whether she is an over-the top fangirl or not she does have some cred…much more than the self-proclaimed blogger reviewer. So I’ll bite at her article and say Whee and will absolutely count down the days…I better stock up on blank CDs because once I download the album I’ll want one for my car, and one for my bose, and maybe one for the stereo next to my bed…and you get the picture.

  236. greeneyedlady
    October 22, 2009 at 12:43 pm
    halfie :) I can’t wait to see people trying to sing it in future American Idol auditions- epic!

    Oh god. I’m scurrred…

  237. If you need a giggle, check out this ‘performance’  that illustrates my point. http://bit.ly/2OwMGj

    A little pitchy, dawg.

    If he were auditioning for Idol with this performance, he would now stomp out of the room while informing you that, by this time next year, his album will be out and he’ll have a much bigger career than that Lambert person can ever hope for, so there.

  238. I can’t wait to see people trying to sing it in future American Idol auditions- epic!

    ^^^THIS.

    I hope it’s the song they pic to make everybody sing for the montage at the end of each audition city.

  239. So, I guess, Adam got his feel good coronation song after all

    Well, somebody had to do it. It’s just too bad he didn’t get to do Time for Miracles on the Idol Tour. That would have been, dare I say, anthemic.

  240. I am thrilled by Lyndsey’s review. Just what I had expected and hoped for. The fact that she feels compelled to create alienesqe adjectives makes me excited and nervous at the same time.

    “EXACTLY the extraterrestrial electro-opus I hoped and dreamed it would be”

    I’m very excited about this comment and I think (hope) my dreams match hers.

    “These freaky-deaky songs, in all their wondrously neon-lit, mirror-balled, future-shocked, robot-rockin’ glory”

    Okay this comment makes me nervous. Freaky-deaky?

    Well, I am going to predict, for myself, that I will not be disappointed. It’s glammy, it’s new, and it’s Adam.

  241. I completely agree with dhunken. I LOVE TfM, too! There is no reason that we have to pick only one ganere of music. Adam does old fashioned classical music so well, too. I love them all.

    ITA…plus…if you watch the video, which I have downloaded onto iTunes (don’t tell!)…then you really see how it fits in with what Adam sings.

  242. I can’t wait to see people trying to sing it in future American Idol auditions- epic!

    idk, i think LLWD will be a safer bet for auditionees

  243. “The Uber-Talented Vocal Virtuoso Gay Guy Who Fell to Earth from a Glittery Planet Called Fierce and Single-Handedly Caused the Lost Summer of 2009, Wherein No Work Got Done and No Personal Projects Were Completed due to Obsessive-Compulsive Adam-Tracking”

    LOL, anthrogeek! Just one correction: how about Lost Year of 2009 instead ;-)

  244. Single-Handedly Caused the Lost Summer of 2009, Wherein No Work Got Done and No Personal Projects Were Completed due to Obsessive-Compulsive Adam-Tracking’ ’ ¦. or something along those lines’ ¦ just taking a stab here based on observations of y’all, not making any comments about meself’ ¦.

    Stop stalking my life, lol!

  245. Which part would the contestant sing? ;) I like it better than LLWD. I want someone to sing NoBo. :Oh, wait…WANT. You only have to remember:

    Love…is what we want
    It’s all that we really need

    So you won’t forget the lyrics. :)

  246. if it’s the only rock song on this CD

    I’m not an expert on Justin Hawkins, but I’ve listened to both of The Darkness albums. I’m having a hard time imagining a Hawkins penned song with Hawkins playing guitar not having strong rock elements.

  247. Oh one small observation or really opinion….This whole debate (discussion) on TFM being on the album and confusing music buyers….Well my thought is (and I may be going out on a limb here) once he performs his official single from the album “For Your Entertainment” at the American Music Awards I have a feeling people who are disappointed with TFM will quickly forgive and forget and run to purchase FYE regardless if TFM is on it or not. I also will venture to guess there will be many like me who will like both side of Adam and think “what the hell can’t this guy sing” (OK yeah I know country, but I have a feeling if he really wanted to he could) IMHO

  248. If you need a giggle, check out this ‘performance’  that illustrates my point. http://bit.ly/2OwMGj

    A little pitchy, dawg.

    I believe that people who dare to take on one of Adam’s songs on AI will be given the Celine Dione and Whitney Houston treatment by the judges:

    *Judge with a painful look on their face*: “You know, that was OK, but really, you need to think about song selection. You just can’t take on an Adam Lambert song and make it sound good! Sorry.”

    While listening to that other guy sing, I was wondering when the train wreck would occur. Then it did. Big time. Ouch!! I’m still laughing. At least he tried.

  249. The Lost Summer of 2009 due to Concert tracking. The Lost Fall of 2009 due to new Single(s) tracking, The Lost Winter of 2009 due to FYE tracking …

    the Lost Summer of 2009, Wherein No Work Got Done and No Personal Projects Were Completed due to Obsessive-Compulsive Adam-Tracking

    ETA: Adding; Lost Spring of 2009 due to glittery alien landing on planet earth

  250. Mary102: LOL, anthrogeek! Just one correction: how about Lost Year of 2009 instead

    Indeed, I was just about to edit that very thing before I saw it quoted and it was too late.

    And on that note… back to stalking greeneyedlady‘s life….

  251. I am very skeptical that the song is eligible, so I’d be most interested in the deets

    will: The following is what someone posted earlier. I have no idea who/what Awards Circuit is but they are already predicting TFM as one of the 5 songs nominated for Best Original Song. So, for what it’s worth, here you go:

    http://www.awardscircuit.com/Images/technicals.html

  252. OMG. Additional footage from the Details photoshoot. This is really NSFW:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57ynhpjKgjs

    OMFG, he’s EATING her. Glampire is eating the model. Run, children, run into the 2012 apocalypse!

    Single-Handedly Caused the Lost Summer of 2009, Wherein No Work Got Done and No Personal Projects Were Completed due to Obsessive-Compulsive Adam-Tracking’ ’ ¦. or something along those lines’ ¦ just taking a stab here based on observations of y’all, not making any comments about meself’ ¦.

    *raising hand*

  253. I hope it’s the song they pic to make everybody sing for the montage at the end of each audition city.

    Talk about a series-killer. It would be OVER at that point.

    *Judge with a painful look on their face*: ‘You know, that was OK, but really, you need to think about song selection. You just can’t take on an Adam Lambert song and make it sound good! Sorry.’ 

    OMG!! That makes me almost want to watch future seasons.

    Uh,,,so, anthro, what’s greeneyedlady wearing right now?

  254. OMFG, he’s EATING her. Glampire is eating the model. Run, children, run into the 2012 apocalypse!

    suebrody: Please hide this from Clearone, I’m worried about her blood pressure……..and mine! lol

  255. Uh, didn’t anyone notice that worlds have collided? halfie and hwc posted next to each other…isn’t this like an epic meeting or something?

  256. There is no way that time for miracles is Adam’s new single. Adam is smart, and wouldn’t debut a single “NOTHING LIKE” the rest of album. That I am sure of. Also, wouldn’t you think there would be some sort of announcement by now, if it in fact was?

  257. That guy…no…just no.

    (Well, he was okay till around the midway mark and then Danny entered the room.)

    SCREAAAAMMM ONNNNNNNN

    MAYBE IT’S TIMMME FORR MAAAAARROOOCAAACCCLOOOLLLLESSSS!

    ETA: The Adam songbook has now been retired. No one can sing any of his songs on Idol. The end.

  258. I rather like TfM but would love hearing a remix of it that omits the multiple Adam voices toward the end. That part sounds a little cheaply gimmicky to my ear. I’d rather hear just one Adam at a time.

    As for putting TfM on the FYE CD, there’s nothing wrong with that as long as it doesn’t replace another track. But if it isn’t an extra and keeps another song from being on the album, leave it off. It’s not like anybody will have to depend on FYE to get TfM.

  259. halfie
    October 22, 2009 at 12:42 pm
    Double post. Twice the halfie

    wholely molybdenum!

  260. SusanM: Uh,,,so, anthro, what’s greeneyedlady wearing right now?

    Pfftt. Gimme something challenging. She’s wearing an ensemble consisting of Flaming Headress and coordinating Flaming Codpiece, with Glitter Belt, gold lame pants, and a cool !JACKET! … and the piece de resistance – ice-blue contacts over those green eyes. Yep, she’s lookin’ smokin’ hot right now…. hope she’s got a fire extinguisher handy.

  261. If you need a giggle, check out this ‘performance’  that illustrates my point. http://bit.ly/2OwMGj

    He’ll be one of the “funny” auditions in January.

    I’m still holding a grudge against Lyndsay Parker for her hostility to David Cook. But I’m glad she likes both Adam’s and Kris’s albums.

  262. How come these threads are always the most fun? ;)

    Did anyone get Details Mag yet? I’m gonna get mine (if it’s in) soon…ooh, baby, baby…baby, baby…come to mama…

    I agree–try to sing TfM (beginning at the 3/4 part–you cannot do it, not even with autotune, which would actually sound pretty funny.)

  263. suebrody: Please hide this from Clearone, I’m worried about her blood pressure’ ¦’ ¦..and mine! lol

    I saw this version earlier today through another site and almost fell over.

    He’s going to *kill* us. I mean really. How much more can we take?

    In the interview with Laura Saltman he just laughs in response to her question that this is going to “fuel the flames, isn’t it?”

    “The biggest tease ever in the history of all mankind.”

  264. OMG. Additional footage from the Details photoshoot. This is really NSFW:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57ynhpjKgjs

    OMFG, he’s EATING her. Glampire is eating the model. Run, children, run into the 2012 apocalypse!

    Holy bejezus I can’t even watch this yet (NSFW and all) and you all are already freaking me out! LOL.

  265. Did anyone get Details Mag yet? I’m gonna get mine (if it’s in) soon’ ¦ooh, baby, baby’ ¦baby, baby’ ¦come to mama’ ¦

    Went to the CVS this morning and all they had was Clive Owen issue :-( Will try later today or tomorrow, possibly staking out the Borders/Walmart near me.

  266. I agree’“try to sing TfM (beginning at the 3/4 part’“you cannot do it, not even with autotune, which would actually sound pretty funny.)

    hmmm, a challenge ;-) Ok, I’ll try in the car one of these days. I make a habit of singing every Adam song at the top of my lungs in the car. I am SOOO not even close to his league, though I do have a big voice (and high), so, maybe someday…

  267. Pfftt. Gimme something challenging. She’s wearing an ensemble consisting of Flaming Headress and coordinating Flaming Codpiece, with Glitter Belt, gold lame pants, and a cool !JACKET! ‘ ¦ and the piece de resistance ‘“ ice-blue contacts over those green eyes. Yep, she’s lookin’ smokin’ hot right now’ ¦. hope she’s got a fire extinguisher handy.

    Well,,,crap, GEL, we better just make a pact to call each other before any social engagements because this could prove REALLY embarrassing.

  268. KLI: He’s going to *kill* us. I mean really. How much more can we take?

    Please, sir, may I have some more?

  269. Uh, didn’t anyone notice that worlds have collided? halfie and hwc posted next to each other’ ¦isn’t this like an epic meeting or something?

    hwc? who’s that?

  270. I am going to both CVS and B&N (who said they get Details on Thursday and would call me when the mag came in…not so much, harumph, unless it hasn’t yet) and will report back. CVS often sucks in their magazine coverage, I have found, but B&N, at least the one near my work, does not. They also have a “just in” section, and they BETTER NOT PUT DETAILS THERE. I fear the same for Elle. Sigh. And I am NOT subbing to Elle (which I did for RS, b/c they mention Adam every other issue and b/c I just like the mag) just b/c of this one time. Unless he is in there on a regular basis.

    Pitbul is currently playing on slacker radio. It’s kind of catchy (but not after 100 listens) but if that song gets on the radio, ADAM BETTER.

  271. i got my details today (for those of you in nyc — got it at one of those little newspaper shacks at the corner of 42nd and madison)…the guy running it looked at me strangely…i hid it in my totebag….almost feels like porn — inappropriate for the office

  272. Dang, more Details magazine footage! HOT. I just got two copies at Barnes and Noble. The guy at the checkout said they’d gotten so many calls about it…he said they tripled their November order of the magazine in anticipation of the sales!

  273. mmb: got my details today (for those of you in nyc ‘” got it at one of those little newspaper shacks at the corner of 42nd and madison)’ ¦the guy running it looked at me strangely’ ¦

    It was probably the drool.

  274. Blank CDs have a maximum of 80 minutes of music space. So, depending on song length you could have a lot more than 12 tracts. So much of “albumness” is based on tradition rather than current technological advances. I always thought that vinyl had the capability of 24 minutes per side…and I may be totally off base with this one….so 6 tracts per side would have been about right.

    Now, for a debut album I concur that out of the 28 songs that Adam (Mr. Lambert) has laid down it would be awesome if half of them were good enough to be included. Like someone else said…you put out 50% of what you record and 50% of that is great. Unless you are Pink Floyd and Dark Side of the Moon and every second is a masterpiece.

  275. DAMMIT, hasn’t arrived at B&N yet. *sob* Why do I have the feeling I am not going to get one…*tiny tears* I only got RS b/c my supervisor subs. He said he did for Details but not anymore. *pouting*

    Yep, I also want to know what NSFW stands for. Not Safe For Women? ;)

    ETA: drool, lol, porn-girl

  276. NSFW = not suitable for work

    used to described content that might ping security measures on office servers or things that might not be ok in a professional context

  277. elw: I just got two copies at Barnes and Noble.

    Crap! I just remembered the latest issue of American Anthropologist is due out today! They sell out quick, so guess I’ll have to run down to B&N at lunch……

  278. (OK yeah I know country, but I have a feeling if he really wanted to he could)

    Yeah, I’m sure he could, lol. Truly, if you have that voice, you *can* sing anything. It’s not hyperbole in this case. I introduced his voice a while ago to a friend of mine who’s an academic musician and within minutes I could see her itching to get him to sing one of her atonal no-time-signature textless vocal compositions. He would kill those, too, if he were so inclined. Or the songs on an all-Disney album. Or whatever.

  279. WHY do I keep running across these karaoke Time for Miracles???? I swear I’m not searching them out. Also, is Adam especially popular with Asian guys who like to sing in their bedrooms?
    (Sorry about your eardrums, should you choose to click this link. Ouch- at one point he doesn’t even try to sing along. Defeat.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2SQIFRRocY&feature=related

  280. will: The following is what someone posted earlier. I have no idea who/what Awards Circuit is but they are already predicting TFM as one of the 5 songs nominated for Best Original Song. So, for what it’s worth, here you go:

    http://www.awardscircuit.com/Images/technicals.html

    Yes, thanks LVanna, I did see that. But that is nothing more than one blogger’s opinion, and I doubt the person who posted that is up on the details of TFM’s origins. Q3 had mentioned something about a campaign, which I thought might mean that the studio or producers were convinced the song met eligibility requirements, so that’s what I was interested in learning more about.

  281. Uh, didn’t anyone notice that worlds have collided? halfie and hwc posted next to each other’ ¦isn’t this like an epic meeting or something?

    hwc? who’s that?

    Uh, didn’t we agree already that they’re the same person?

  282. Not Safe for Work.

    Oh, see, and I blew right past that warning and paid the price. Brain has been wiped clean.

    Crap! I just remembered the latest issue of American Anthropologist is due out today! They sell out quick, so guess I’ll have to run down to B&N at lunch’ ¦’ ¦

    Put a photo of Adam in a loincloth on the cover and that will be no joke.

  283. ETA: The Adam songbook has now been retired. No one can sing any of his songs on Idol. The end.

    Sorry, but that would only work if you had all non-delusional auditioners. In fact, tons of them seem to pick songs just *because* they were the audition or show songs of the best vocalists ever to be on AI. Many seem to think that, yes, they *are* as good a singers as Kelly C, Carrie, Elliott, and, I’m pretty sure from now on, Adam. … And since the audition rounds tend to amount to kind of a parade of the delusional, I’m thinking we’re going to see a lot more of this. So — the Adam songbook may feature heavily in our early 2010 viewing, should we decide to watch those awful audition rounds.

  284. OMG. Additional footage from the Details photoshoot. This is really NSFW:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57ynhpjKgjs

    Ooo-kay! Should have NEVER gone there at work. My face? Red? *squeaks* I don’t know what you mean ‘ ¦

    So not fair! Ahhh! Tonight cannot come soon enough! (already saved the youtube link…)

  285. If you need a giggle, check out this ‘performance’  that illustrates my point. http://bit.ly/2OwMGj

    Just when I thought I couldn’t love and appreciate Adam any more, O.M.G!

  286. Mary102
    October 22, 2009 at 1:44 pm
    Uh, didn’t anyone notice that worlds have collided? halfie and hwc posted next to each other’ ¦isn’t this like an epic meeting or something?

    hwc? who’s that?

    Uh, didn’t we agree already that they’re the same person?

    Shhh, don’t tell them that…it’s like introducing matter and anti-matter (and no, I’m not going to say who’s who so don’t even go there…)

  287. Well, we need that TII opening today… TfM just went to #10 on iTunes if I’m reading it right…

  288. TfM just went to #10 on iTunes if I’m reading it right’ ¦

    Back up to #6 with green arrow on Amazon……YAY! I think #7 is the lowest Adam has been there, amazing to watch these charts. Go Adam!

  289. Oh, no. TfM is losing steam.. :(

    Yeah, I was kidding about the Adam Songbook. I don’t know if I will laugh or cry at the auditioners trying to sing Rof (probably laugh because it will be so horrific) or MW (probably cry) or FG and ACIGC (get angry). And BTBW, Crying, and WLL will just get ugly. But NoBo? Hysterical. TfM is safe, b/c the auditions are, I believe, over (is that correct?).

    ETA: I like Amazon better than iTunes. Adam’s myspace page (who sends that out, AO?) just told readers to pre-order FYE b/c you can get it on Amazon! WTG! Just a month late.

  290. Oh, no. TfM is losing steam..

    I just checked and TFM is still @ #9, so all is good! OK, Time for…….RL. Have fun everyone.

  291. Yes, real time has TFM at #10 now. Keeps switching back and forth with BEP.

  292. Don’t know if this has been posted yet: #6 on Adam’s list, and I quote:

    “If I really just want a cocktail, I’ll drink a martini up with a twist’”usually with Ketel One. Sometimes, I’ll have Maker’s Mark on the rocks with a splash of soda, but nothing fruity.”

    I kid you not.

  293. Don’t know if this has been posted yet: #6 on Adam’s list, and I quote:

    ‘If I really just want a cocktail, I’ll drink a martini up with a twist’”usually with Ketel One. Sometimes, I’ll have Maker’s Mark on the rocks with a splash of soda, but nothing fruity.’ 

    Perfect! I swear this guy is perfect.

  294. NSFW = not suitable for work

    used to described content that might ping security measures on office servers or things that might not be ok in a professional context

    Thank you! I clicked the link not realizing what the warning meant LOL..

    I’m impressed with the fact that TFM climbed into the top 10 with no radio play at all and has stayed there for over 36 hours. If that is indicative of his fanbase it’s pretty substantial IMO, given the low viewership this past season. I suspect it will start to fall over the next few days and probably end up somewhere near the top 20 by the time the video is shown in theaters with Michael Jackson’s movie.

  295. TfM just went to #10 on iTunes if I’m reading it right’ ¦

    I can’t see it all online now, but I remember hearing that the popularity bars were very close, esp. between 10, 9, and 8 (bigger jump to get to 7). That, coupled with the fact that TFM will have a bit of a lull in promo until mid week next week with TII – and that will be HUGE PR for it. So it may fluctuate a bit (but I’ll be most happy to see it stay in the top 10 at least – more visibility that way).

  296. Don’t know if this has been posted yet: #6 on Adam’s list, and I quote:

    ‘If I really just want a cocktail, I’ll drink a martini up with a twist’”usually with Ketel One. Sometimes, I’ll have Maker’s Mark on the rocks with a splash of soda, but nothing fruity.’ 

    ljsmack – love it! ..but what list? I’m dying to see #1 thru 5

  297. TfM just went to #10 on iTunes if I’m reading it right’ ¦

    I thought the same thing but when you look at home page it does have it at 10 but when you click on see all it has it a 9….and if you hit the Music button (the genre button) for all genre’s it come up 9…Color me confused.

  298. A little off topic but interesting…

    The Time for Miracles video has about a half million views and an approval rating of 24%. Now, considering the views are measured whether you log in or not and the approval rating is based solely on logged in viewers….just interesting. So if people think the video is so horrendous why are they watching it. I would think that internet buzz would have already KILLED this if it truly was considered bad by over 3 million views.

    Oh well…..

    As far as this song staying in the top 10 on I-tunes. Doubtful…the only promo it has had is basically on-line or a brief mention as a blip on entertainment “gossip” sites, who have really focused more on his risque pictures.

    Once the “general public” gets to hear it then we will have a little bit more of a feel for whether people like it or not.

    Also, now that I see how Glee’s covers are doing on I-tunes I think that the Idol contestants probably did pretty good with their songs during the season…Glee seems to appeal to the same demographic as Idol did.

    ETA…since I don’t listen to the radio are the other top 10 songs played much?

  299. Don’t know if this has been posted yet: #6 on Adam’s list, and I quote:

    ‘If I really just want a cocktail, I’ll drink a martini up with a twist’”usually with Ketel One. Sometimes, I’ll have Maker’s Mark on the rocks with a splash of soda, but nothing fruity.’ 

    ljsmack ‘“ love it! ..but what list? I’m dying to see #1 thru 5

    It goes backwards. #8 is Adam’s favorite play: Jesus Christ Superstar. I forget where this is posted. I love this man so much.

    ETA: Yes, the other singles get airplay (well, I don’t know about this Owl City–luv knows them, tho), but it depends on the format. Unfortunately, Miley gets played on our HWC station. I am not sure it is playing LLWD dying–they still play Heartless, and love Carrie, Kelly, Cook, and Daughtry (played Archie briefly, no one else on Idol that I am aware of).

  300. Mainegal, its from the Details Magazine list. He’s been counting down from 8, so you’ve only missed two–MAC kohl eyeliner was yesterdays.

    I find it hard to find on the site, so I’ll post the link as soon as I find it again.

  301. I can’t see it all online now, but I remember hearing that the popularity bars were very close, esp. between 10, 9, and 8 (bigger jump to get to 7). That, coupled with the fact that TFM will have a bit of a lull in promo until mid week next week with TII ‘“ and that will be HUGE PR for it. So it may fluctuate a bit (but I’ll be most happy to see it stay in the top 10 at least ‘“ more visibility that way).

    Yeah, the BEP, Lady Gaga and Adam are really close on those popularity bars. Down by Jay Sean at #7 is a lot further out. I think it’s impressive too because John Mayer, who Adam just slipped past yesterday, has already fallen to #18.

    If television has the power to promote Glee, it will be very interesting to see how a movie (TII) promotes TFM. I bet if it makes sales skyrocket, we are going to see a ton of videos before movies.

    Does anyone know of ANY instance where a music type video trailer was played before another movie?

  302. Not fast enough…hmm, alot of us seem to have this bookmarked for some reason…

  303. What is Kris’s preferred cocktail? I think he said he just likes beer. Would be interested in his favorite musical; I don’t think he has favorite guyliner. ;)

    ETA: I am DYING that you all have Details.com bookmarked. ;) (Now I do, too, lol.)

  304. ljsmack, thanks….that does ring a bell. Details online only i believe.

    WOW – you all are fast!!!

  305. I’m impressed with the fact that TFM climbed into the top 10 with no radio play at all and has stayed there for over 36 hours. If that is indicative of his fanbase it’s pretty substantial IMO, given the low viewership this past season. I suspect it will start to fall over the next few days and probably end up somewhere near the top 20 by the time the video is shown in theaters with Michael Jackson’s movie

    That’s true. I think LLWD only spent an hour at #27 before heading back down the chart.
    TFM may fall out of the top 20 for a week or so, until the Oprah show and TII movie.
    No one panic! haha Lots of amazing promotion coming up!

  306. I rather like TfM but would love hearing a remix of it that omits the multiple Adam voices toward the end. That part sounds a little cheaply gimmicky to my ear. I’d rather hear just one Adam at a time.

    That’s my favorite part- there can never be too many Adams!

    It’s like walking into a house of mirrors with multiple Adams bouncing around all back and forth bombarding my brain from every possible angle with all the awesomeness that exists in the world all at once!

    (((breathes out)))

    It’s a good feeling.

  307. ETA: I am DYING that you all have Details.com bookmarked. (Now I do, too, lol.)

    Hey, there are daily updates…what did you expect?!

  308. So if people think the video is so horrendous why are they watching it.

    There was a campaign last night to blast Adam. They brought the rating down from 97% to 27%. Suspected haters: VFTW and Claymates. It was all discussed on Twitter.

  309. OK…I just went and researched my own question about I-tunes top 10 and radio play. All of the songs listed in the top 10 other than “replay” are also on the top 40 list at Billboard as part of the top 10.

    I think this is very interesting considering the inclusion of Adam’s song and the Glee song so high up on the list on I-tunes.

  310. KrisAllen4Real Hey guys go get time for miracles by @adamlambert because he sounds so good on it.half a minute ago from Echofon

    Aww…

    VTFW is the devil. Claymates are insane. ‘Nuff said. (I missed the Twitter convo, thankfully.)

  311. Someone posted on twitter that the reason the rating went down is, only myspace subscribers can rate, and a LOT of people viewed the video who weren’t subscribers (let’s say, about 75%), and this is why the rating is so low.

  312. The Time for Miracles video has about a half million views and an approval rating of 24%. Now, considering the views are measured whether you log in or not and the approval rating is based solely on logged in viewers’ ¦.just interesting. So if people think the video is so horrendous why are they watching it. I would think that internet buzz would have already KILLED this if it truly was considered bad by over 3 million views.

    Tess, it was pretty much established on the thread yesterday (because the ratings plummeted in a matter of minutes from 95 percent to the 30s. The scuttlebutt is that it was an organized spam campaign by the Claymates or their ilk originating from the blog that’s name bears a striking resemblance to this one.

  313. I just got back from purchasing two copies of Details. They are a-plenty in Manhattan. If anyone gets stuck for an issue, let me know.


  314. ETA: I am DYING that you all have Details.com bookmarked. (Now I do, too, lol.)

    Hey, there are daily updates’ ¦what did you expect?!

    Oh, sorry, my bad. ;)

    ETA: Sidewalkstory, thanks. I may be hitting you up. Of COURSE Boston should have a copy, but they didn’t have a single RS left as I looked (plenty with GaGa, tho), so hard to say.

  315. Sidewalk story- For some reason the people at the other mjs were reading our posts last night and copied and pasted them on their site. Then they all commented how they have moved on and never even saw the video,

  316. What language is that Details shoot in?

    It has Finnish subtitles. The clip is on a Finnish entertainment site. (Finns really have no problem with nudity but bare skin always attracts attention ;) )

  317. There was a campaign last night to blast Adam. They brought the rating down from 97% to 27%. Suspected haters: VFTW and Claymates. It was all discussed on Twitter.

    Rather a silly “victory” isn’t it, and a shallow one at that. Just another example of “voting against”. They won’t be able to vote against Adam in single or cd sales, though.
    I just don’t understand why people want to spend so much time and energy on hate. I guess they’re just hateful people.

  318. Studio57, I hate to venture there, but I will. I used to think that blog was part of this one in the beginning and couldn’t understand the disconnect.

    First, I must watch the “Adam kissing thigh” video again. ( I watched it a zillion times this morning.) And then look at my very own copy of Details.

  319. KrisAllen4Real

    1. Hey guys go get time for miracles by @adamlambert because he sounds so good on it.13 minutes ago from Echofon

  320. Pfftt. Gimme something challenging. She’s wearing an ensemble consisting of Flaming Headress and coordinating Flaming Codpiece, with Glitter Belt, gold lame pants, and a cool !JACKET! ‘ ¦ and the piece de resistance ‘“ ice-blue contacts over those green eyes. Yep, she’s lookin’ smokin’ hot right now’ ¦. hope she’s got a fire extinguisher handy.

    Well,,,crap, GEL, we better just make a pact to call each other before any social engagements because this could prove REALLY embarrassing.

    Yes, Susan M! Not to mention the fire marshal might have some issues with us.
    anthrogeek, you forgot the Dickens-orphan scarf LOL That’s what really raises the outfit to high fashion…

  321. I just don’t understand why people want to spend so much time and energy on hate.

    Unfortunately, hate is a very powerful motivator for some people.

    Re: Details – those Finns sure love Adam.

  322. NEW ADAM THREAD!!! Woot

    BeckyMD, I beat you on the Kris tweet. Please, I am the resident Twitter. I now have 1006 followers! Sarver, watch yer back.

    Claymates make me throw up a little in my mouth.

    OFF TO NEW THREAD THAT I HAVE YET TO SEE…very excited…

  323. In Lyndsey Parker’s article when she wrote “Music Again” – Okay, this is the song…The minute this glammy tour de force forced its way out of the 19 Entertainment office’s speakers, it was so white-hot I was instantly reduced to a puddle of melted spandex and runny eyeliner. A falsetto gang chorus like something off a lost Sweet outtakes album…”

    I practically bounced out of my seat and made a sound I’m sure no one in my office has heard before.

    I have Sweet’s Ballroom Blitz on every playlist on my ipod. I get giddy when I hear it on the radio (yes it still gets airplay) and this just confirms for me everything I wanted to know about the album.
    I already knew I’d love it – I love everything he has ever sung that I’ve had the pleasure to hear.

    For Your Entertainment is going to be great.

    On his first official single – I follow others thinking that the timing was pushed for all the reasons mentioned.

    I’m betting at least a week into the TII release to theaters. TFM will receive such a boost and Adam will get FREE PR from that launch. It will set the stage for his second (first official) single very well.

    It comes to mind that due to the circumstances the video peformance played as introduction to TII is as close as anyone could come to being Michael Jackson’s opening act IF there had been a concert.

    I still am having a great time watching all this happen.
    I can’t wait for more.

  324. those wonder if Kris would tweet about TFM… he did

    Hey guys go get time for miracles by @adamlambert because he sounds so good on it.

  325. I wanna hear the new singles. At least one. No leakage? There should be at least a teensy bit of leakage, b/c so many reviewers have heard various cuts. HOW TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN? Whom do we have to bribe?

  326. First, I must watch the ‘Adam kissing thigh’  video again. ( I watched it a zillion times this morning.)

    I must not be the only one who thinks that this video brought the Glamorize lyrics to life.

    If you are a fan of Glamorize you know which lyrics I’m referring to!!

    “Feel my breath, . . . .”

  327. Hey guys go get time for miracles by @adamlambert because he sounds so good on it.

    The only thing missing from that tweet is three commas.

  328. Hey guys go get time for miracles by @adamlambert because he sounds so good on it.

    Uh,,, he is as enthusiastic with others as he is with himself.

  329. Hey guys go get time for miracles by @adamlambert because he sounds so good on it.

    The only thing missing from that tweet is three commas.

    missing at least 3 exclaimation marks at Adam’s standard or some suspension points at Allen family’s standard.

  330. I’m predicting, suebrody, that there will be leakage later today or tomorrow. I’m pretty confident about this as I will be otherwise occupied (ie NO computer access) until midday Saturday and epic Adam sh*t always happens when I can’t check up on him. He’s sneaky like that. ;-)

  331. I rather like TfM but would love hearing a remix of it that omits the multiple Adam voices toward the end. That part sounds a little cheaply gimmicky to my ear. I’d rather hear just one Adam at a time.

    That’s my favorite part- there can never be too many Adams!

    YES! That part is my fav too! LOVE the song the most after the 3 min mark :-) That’s the best part of the video too, when Adam gets all “middle of BoW”-style angry and uber intense! Love it!

  332. halfie
    October 22, 2009 at 3:01 pm
    Hey guys go get time for miracles by @adamlambert because he sounds so good on it.

    The only thing missing from that tweet is three commas.

    LOL Halfie. It was nice of Kris to tweet.

  333. The only thing missing from that tweet is three commas.

    uh,,,and at least four !!!!

  334. If you are a fan of Glamorize you know which lyrics I’m referring to!!

    I certainly do!

    Studio57, went to that site. yikes, they are hostile.

  335. sidewalk story- don’t even bother going over there. It’s not worth it

    Did I hear new Adam thread?

  336. I’m predicting, suebrody, that there will be leakage later today or tomorrow. I’m pretty confident about this as I will be otherwise occupied (ie NO computer access) until midday Saturday and epic Adam sh*t always happens when I can’t check up on him. He’s sneaky like that.

    Well, so far Friday has had a good track record of bringing us some pretty massive idol scoopage – usually of the song variety. Maybe we’ll get a title of the “official” single tomorrow? Maybe even a 20 sec snippet?

  337. glamatheart, sorry!

    But last week I suffered majorly. I was in NYC with very spotty internet service JUST as the full TFM and Details pics leaked! I was DYING!!!

  338. If Claymates did it, that would make it an “anybody but that gay guy” campaign, wouldn’t it?

  339. Oh okay, I guess I won’t feel too sorry for myself. If something major happens tomorrow, I hope you guys have a great time whooping it up! But save a squee for me, please.

  340. If Claymates did it, that would make it an ‘anybody but that gay guy’  campaign, wouldn’t it?

    Well they don’t seem to get the hypocrisy of bashing Adam for being gay.

  341. Did I here new Adam thread?

    Yes, we get to discuss the FLAMING HEADDRESS again!

  342. Oh, Mary102, I feel your pain and am upping it.

    I am not going to be on here–brace yourselves–most of tomorrow and Saturday and part of Sunday (niece’s Bat Mitsvah).

    This means:

    There will be serious music leakage
    Many press releases (video and radio)
    The most interesting threads EVER

    I’ll miss you guys. *sniffle*

    Please leave some dessert for me! :)

    ETA: Yeah, I find the beginning of the song meh (NOT THE VIDEO, THO–ADAM IS HOT, no pun intended). But then his voice soars to the horizon…

    *need to watch video again*

  343. If Claymates did it, that would make it an ‘anybody but that gay guy’  campaign, wouldn’t it?

    Well they don’t seem to get the hypocrisy of bashing Adam for being gay.

    It’s a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

  344. C’mon, everyone. Let’s not question the motives of Clay’s fans. Maybe Adam’s singing just makes their ears bleed.

  345. hi guys!!!!

    ok,so my iPod charger cord broke and I’ll be running for the next two days on one battery!!!!! so I can’t post that much .

    if you’ve read ANY ofmy posts EVER I think you know how I feel about this album .32 days…..

  346. This means:

    There will be serious music leakage
    Many press releases (video and radio)
    The most interesting threads EVER

    LOL! I guess it follows the same rules as forgetting an umbrella and having it rain. So, whenever one of us has to be away from the web, major news is sure to break.

  347. “C’mon, everyone. Let’s not question the motives of Clay’s fans. Maybe Adam’s singing just makes their ears bleed.”

    Your right, ears bleeding and losing brain cells at the same time.

  348. There was a campaign last night to blast Adam. They brought the rating down from 97% to 27%. Suspected haters: VFTW and Claymates. It was all discussed on Twitter.

    Doesn’t VFTW usually make fun of the Claymates doing things like this? And now they’re doing it? Physician, heal thyself.

  349. “What Ya Want From Me?” is the name for @adamlambert 1st official single wrote by P!nk and produced by Max Martin.

    Just on twitter-no idea why this guy would know anything

  350. Hey guys go get time for miracles by @adamlambert because he sounds so good on it.

    The only thing missing from that tweet is three commas.

    I know, when I read it I thought he sounded like one of the Children of the Corn or something. Wow, Kris, someone got a gun to your head?

    Though I’ll take it. It was nice of Kris to tweet, however robotic.

  351. Mary102: LOL! I guess it follows the same rules as forgetting an umbrella and having it rain. So, whenever one of us has to be away from the web, major news is sure to break.

    Then somebody leave already! Mary102, you go on ahead, I’m right behind you….

  352. I cant get @KrisAllen4Real and @Allison4Realzzz singles out of my head! …such a good thing! I miss my Idol family!

    Adam’s tweet about Kris’ and Allison’s singles was much more enthusiastic.

  353. Tess

    The Time for Miracles video has about a half million views and an approval rating of 24%. Now, considering the views are measured whether you log in or not and the approval rating is based solely on logged in viewers’ ¦.just interesting. So if people think the video is so horrendous why are they watching it. I would think that internet buzz would have already KILLED this if it truly was considered bad by over 3 million views.

    Oh well’ ¦..

    I have simpler explanation. Each person could vote only once, but can view many times. Do the math.

  354. Heh.. Kris just underestimates the power of the exclamation point…!!!! Didn’t he mention that people were telling him that he doesn’t sound excited on Twitter? Cmon Kris…use it>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  355. Doesn’t VFTW usually make fun of the Claymates doing things like this? And now they’re doing it? Physician, heal thyself.

    Yeah, Natasha- I definitely agree that not even the worsters would probably go there. They just like to provoke people.

    It doesn’t matter though guys- you can spam a poll, but you can’t spam record sales. Adam will be fine.

  356. @joshvinaixa

    What Ya Want From Me?’  is the name for @adamlambert 1st official single wrote by P!nk and produced by Max Martin.

    Just on twitter-no idea why this guy would know anything

    He is receiving several tweets asking him to name his source. No reply. It is interesting that this is the correct title of the Pink song-not what was in the EW articel

  357. ‘What Ya Want From Me?’  is the name for @adamlambert 1st official single wrote by P!nk and produced by Max Martin.

    Isn’t this the same rumor that was floating around yesterday based on that hoax at Adam Official?

  358. What Ya Want From Me?’  is the name for @adamlambert 1st official single wrote by P!nk and produced by Max Martin.

    Didn’t he or someone else twitter this a while ago when the controversy about Adam also doing a cover for his first single hit the blogs. I have no way of telling whether this is true but Pink and Max Martin don’t seem to be the type to write a song that is all about fire and explosions and OTT dancers which is what Adam wants to do on the AMAs. But then, I seem to be totally wrong about everything Adam lately.

  359. Not sure which thread to post this on, but I just noticed that the ontd_ai kids are sending out the Adam Signal indicating that there is more rumors on Adam’s possible first single. Anyone know what they’re talking about?
    The Pink?Max Martin thing?

  360. Isn’t this the same rumor that was floating around yesterday based on that hoax at Adam Official?

    Yes it is. He is now answering tweets about his source. I think English is not his first language, but it sounds shaky. I hope its not true-the description of the song doesn’t sound glam-rockish. I would love to hear Music Again as the first single, based on the description in the article.

  361. I actually think the first single is going to be one we haven’t heard about at all yet. Why would Lindsey Parker not even be able to give us the name of the 4th song she heard if it was the Pink song. The name had already been given in the EW photo essay.

  362. Here is one of his responses to the questions about his tweet:

    @MelCabral @JandaLee29 @paperrosie53 @Tammy_de is a leak from someone in your label. It’s surely official. It will be unveiled soon

  363. “I know, when I read it I thought he sounded like one of the Children of the Corn or something. Wow, Kris, someone got a gun to your head?

    Though I’ll take it. It was nice of Kris to tweet, however robotic.”

    Kris is not exactly the most enthusiastic tweeter. He sounds the same, even when he’s talking about his own music.

  364. I have no way of telling whether this is true but Pink and Max Martin don’t seem to be the type to write a song that is all about fire and explosions and OTT dancers which is what Adam wants to do on the AMAs.

    Adam’s teasing comments to the press are probably not intended to be taken quite so literally.

    These press answers are itended to be witty, to entertain, to build enthusiasm. They shouldn’t be viewed as sworn affidavets.

  365. Lyndsey says nothing she heard today sounds even remotely like the retro power ballad ‘Time For Miracles’  from the 2012 soundtrack. And to be honest peeps, I could not be more relieved. Adam kills the song vocally. But the tune itself is a sonic retread…

    ITA. I was concerned when I heard that the song would be on the album but I’ll just look at it as a (skippable) bonus track. :)

  366. Not sure which thread to post this on, but I just noticed that the ontd_ai kids are sending out the Adam Signal indicating that there is more rumors on Adam’s possible first single. Anyone know what they’re talking about?

    Only the tweet you are already discussing. Will see if there’s anything new there, but dont think so.

  367. Key word in when I said Adam’s album is disappointing is the phrase “So far.” and I know he wanted to go the electropop route, but I was hoping he’d kinda pretend he never said that. That’s why it’s disappointing, he didn’t ditch it. I was sad and kinda shocked when he said he wanted to go that route.

    A CD full of Time for Miracles-types would be good but not timeless, and lose it’s luster. He should have at least one power ballad and he shouldn’t do as much electropop as he said he’d do. If he really wanted to make people dance, he should look back at his performances of Let’s Dance and Play That Funky Music. Amazing, upbeat, danceable, and NOT electropop.

    it wasn’t really electropop/dance, it had such an amazing feel to it. And I honestly thought it blew the original out of the water, David bowie’s sounds like a boring “meh” compared to Adam’s. It’s pretty hard for someone to take someone as timeless as David Bowie and make him sound like crap on his own song.

    Hopefully that’s the extent of what Lyndsey and Adam consider “electropop” because it didn’t sound electronic. But if not, well, there’s always 6-8 more songs we don’t have any clue about at all. I’m still looking forward to those, but hoping that he doesn’t go the Lady GaGa/Blake Lewis route.

  368. jammasta, I don’t think this will b a Blake Lewis revisited album. If nothing else, Adam can actually sing. As far as Gaga goes, I love her songs. I don’t find her music anything like Blakes. Although watching her perform is harder.
    Also, there should be at least 2 ballads on it, according to things both Adam and Rob Cavallo have said.

  369. These press answers are itended to be witty, to entertain, to build enthusiasm. They shouldn’t be viewed as sworn affidavets.

    Heh…hwc, that is exactly what I wrote when he first said it in his interview but I was severly scolded for saying that I didn’t think fire would be part of his AMA appearance. Everyone said that if Adam said it, it would be true and that they use controlled fire on stage all the time. So what the fuck do I know.

  370. dsp
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrBDivsSe3k
    Just checked out Sweet’ s Ballroom blitz ‘ ¦Lindsey referred to the group when she was describing Music Again’ ¦

    Weird – never heard of The Sweet, so I figured she was referring to a more recent cover of the old song Ballroom Blitz, only that IS the old version! Very familiar with the song, but never knew it was by The Sweet. Weird….

  371. Ballroom Blitz sounded typical 70’s and for a moment I thought I was listening to early Alice Cooper.

  372. ‘The Uber-Talented Vocal Virtuoso Gay Guy Who Fell to Earth from a Glittery Planet Called Fierce and Single-Handedly Caused the Lost Summer of 2009, Wherein No Work Got Done and No Personal Projects Were Completed due to Obsessive-Compulsive Adam-Tracking’ ’ ¦

    I go for this title!
    Still loving TfM, and love is growing.

  373. Adam’s teasing comments to the press are probably not intended to be taken quite so literally.

    I agree, hwc. And you called him Adam. :)

  374. If he really wanted to make people dance, he should look back at his performances of Let’s Dance and Play That Funky Music. Amazing, upbeat, danceable, and NOT electropop.

    it wasn’t really electropop/dance, it had such an amazing feel to it. And I honestly thought it blew the original out of the water, David bowie’s sounds like a boring ‘meh’  compared to Adam’s. It’s pretty hard for someone to take someone as timeless as David Bowie and make him sound like crap on his own song.

    Hopefully that’s the extent of what Lyndsey and Adam consider ‘electropop’  because it didn’t sound electronic

    Of course we’ll all have to wait until we hear the full album to really know what it will sound like, but FWIW, Adam said several times that the Bowie Medley, and “Let’s Dance” in particular, gave a lot of clues about what his album would be like.

    And he said during one interview, when specifically asked about the fear that he would allow electronics to cover his voice, that the electronic element was about the instrumentation, not his vocals.

    I quite like Lady Gaga–her lyrics and melodies are often actually very clever. But I would be very sad if Adam’s voice were not highlighted on at least most of his songs, so hopefully he’s sticking to his earlier thoughts on the electronic elements of his music. Lyndsey Parker’s song descriptions, especially the second two, sounded very promising, and Rolling Stone specifically talked about Strut highlighting Adam’s range and falsetto, so signs are positive.

    We shall see. :)

  375. Mila
    October 22, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Hey guys go get time for miracles by @adamlambert because he sounds so good on it.

    Uh,,, he is as enthusiastic with others as he is with himself.

    Classic. Thank you.

  376. For those above interested in seeing what the Sweet influences on Adam might sound like, I would suggest, rather than Ballroom Blitz, the song “Action” which truthfully I have thought for a long time was just begging for Adam to do. Sweet initially performed songs that were written by pro songwriters Nicky Chapman and Mike Chinn, who wrote “Ballroom Blitz”. When Sweet started writing their own songs, Action, Lies In Your Eyes, Fox on the Run, etc. they got less bubblegummy more glammy and rock which I think is a better indication of what Adam might sound like on “Music Again” . Just a guess of course.

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