For Your Entertainment Preview Snippets

UPDATE: Now with Snippets! (Thanks Kirsten)

iTunes still hasn’t shaken the cobwebs out this morning, but Amazon UK still has some treats to hand out. The site is previewing the 14 tracks of “For Your Entertainment” at the link below. Always tough to judge from snippets, but it will give you a hint of what to expect. Let us know what you think!

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For more details on the tracklist, including songwriters and producers, click HERE

Snippets after the JUMP!!!

1. Music Again

Music Again

2. For Your Entertainment

Music Again

3. Whataya Want From Me

Music Again

4. Strut

Music Again

5. Soaked

Music Again

6. Sure Fire Winners

Music Again

7. A Loaded Smile

Music Again

8. If I Had You

Music Again

9. Pick U Up

Music Again

10. Fever

Music Again

11. Sleepwalker

Music Again

12. Aftermath

Music Again

13. Broken Open

Music Again

14. Time for Miracles

Music Again

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911 Comments

  1. And so it begins!!!
    Great diversity, no over processing- Adam sounds gloriously beautiful!!
    Love Music Again, Strut, Soaked, Broken Open- there truly is something for everyone on this album.
    What a great success for Adam to have done this!!

  2. I liked Music Agan, Sleepwalker and Broken Open. Some of those were cheesetastic (but at least it didn’t sound like one long song) I think FYE was a good choice for the first single.

  3. Thanks, Kirsten! I was waiting for a new thread to post my first impressions. Listened to most of these several times, and my immediate reaction (more geared toward what I think could be good on the radio and w/ singles sales then necessarily what I love the most (because I’m just a tad biased about loving all things Adam ;-) )

    The snippets sound awesome! Really excited about a lot of these songs. And you can hear his very very distinct and beautiful voice! YEAAA!!!

    Quick takes:

    Strut – really really digging this one! Go Kara and Adam!
    Whatya Want ‘“ strong contender for radio play (along with Strut and some others). Can definitely hear this on the radio already.
    Loaded Smile ‘“ Another fave ‘“ just really like the sound of this one
    Soaked ‘“ OMG ‘“ so beautiful, maybe too slow and melancholy to be radio-friendly, but it should be on the radio ‘“ it’s that good
    Fever ‘“ DEFINITE radio material! Love it! Lady Gaga is AMAZING!!! I heart her forever!
    Sleepwalker ‘“ not getting the WLL reference Aimee made before ;-) Still, good song.
    Broken Open ‘“ Big fan of this one as well
    If I Had You ‘“ definitely sounds very radio friendly too.

    Also enjoying Sure Fire Winners.

    Pick U Up ‘“ Not as much Weezer sound in it as I expected ‘“ but hard to tell based on the small snippet. But still liking it.

    Music Again ‘“ Probably feeling this one the least right now, mainly because it seems a little TOO much of a Queen throwback (too dated). I can’t see it on the radio at all, but I like the fact that this is Adam doing the kind of music he loves (and I love Queen too, don’t get me wrong, it just seems less current than some of the other tracks).

    FYE ‘“ Absolutely still loving this song! And think it is the PERFECT first single :-)

  4. It really seams to me that they went in a different direction with this album than they had originally planned. There is more of a rock feel now as opposed to electro-dance music. I am loving Music Again and Soaked and Strut and Sure Fire Winners and, and, Ok I love all of them for different reasons. They are all so different! Thank you Adam for not giving us an album that runs together! And thank you for making your voice the focus! Can you tell I am excited?

  5. Music again——- you make me want to listen to music again..
    F Y E ———- amazing
    What do you want from me. —— LOVE I IT
    STRUT ——– I CAN SEE ADAM DANCING TO IT
    SOAKED ——— IS SO GREAT I LOVE HIS SEXY VOICE BEAUTIFUL
    A LOADED SMILE———– LEATHER AND LACE
    IF I HAD YOU———- FALSETTO BEAUTIFUL
    PICK YOU UP ——– LIFE WOULD BE A PARTY IF I HAD YOU’ ¦’ ¦.
    FEVER —————- LOVE IT
    SLEEP WALKER ———- AFTER THE WAY YOU LOVE ME
    AFTERMATH ————- YOU ARE NOT ALONG
    BROKEN OPEN ——– I DON’T WANT YOU TO GO OUT IN THE COLD A +
    TIME FOR MIRACLES ——- LOVE IT SO MUCH

  6. Standouts to me:
    Fever- I love how he sounds “snotty” and demanding, lol. This will definitely be my favorite, I think.

    Soaked- Loved it more than Muse, and I was scared I wouldn’t because I didn’t like Adam’s Starlight as much as theirs, but when i heard Muses version it sounded a little whiney to me, but Adam version seems to make it sound more longing.

    FYE- Forgot to add this because we have heard the whole thing- I absolutely love this song, my teenage girls already have some of the lyrics on their facebooks and I really think it will be a huge hit!

    Music Again- Like, might love- have to hear the whole thing. very Queen’s “I Want It All”, but hope the full version is not too much of a throwback.

    Also love Broken Open, A Loaded Smile, Strut and Sleepwalker.

    If I Had You sounds like a club hit, which I am really not into, but alot of people are.

    Not liking the Pink and Weezer ones. Sadz.

    Gotta hear the whole thing but my overall impression is this is full of great songs, something to please everyone. Man that guys range- no wonder the industry is in love with him!

  7. Oh my gosh, I am loving them so far! Very eclectic, which makes me happy

  8. Not liking the Pink and Weezer ones. Sadz.

    Ita. I love pink though so Im hoping that Ill like the full version one better!

  9. So which one has the big orchestra? Other than TFM – there’s another one that’s supposed to have a string orchestra iirc?

  10. Not liking the Pink and Weezer ones. Sadz.

    Ita. I love pink though so Im hoping that Ill like the full version one better!

    IMO they were the two most generic songs, as in, not really enough to grab onto to make them more interesting (especially the Weezer one). The Pink one is not as strong as some other Pink material, but seemed to have more potential, and this is just based on the short snippet, so it’s hard to tell what the full song will sound like.

  11. Music Again is very Queen, I think that’s why I like it so much.

  12. no over processing

    I think we are listening to different things. But every mainstream album is over processed these days, so that’s natural.

    Judging by these, I think the album has a lot of fillers, but there are a few stand outs in those 30 seconds. Obviously one of them being Soaked. . Music Again makes me think of Mika, sounds like a fun tune to be heard in a live show. I also like Aftermath, it’s something I could see in a David Cook album. lol It’s a bit different from the rest of the tracks (more like WWFM). And I’m also curious to hear the rest of Broken Open.

    Now, the horror? If I Had You, Pick U Up and Sure Fire Winners sound like something that would be part of that circus of crap music called Eurovision. Strut and Fever are on the meh side. Also not feeling WWFM.
    ah, and Sleepwalker, it sounds good, but it really reminds me of some other recent song. I’ve been thinking what song, but so far I can’t remember.

  13. So which one has the big orchestra? Other than TFM ‘“ there’s another one that’s supposed to have a string orchestra iirc?

    2 of them actually
    I wonder which one has Orianthi on it? Im guessing strut but I am in no way a guitar expert
    When will we know if Adam is managed by Simon Fuller?

  14. So which one has the big orchestra? Other than TFM ‘“ there’s another one that’s supposed to have a string orchestra iirc?

    I was wondering that myself. It could have been cut or maybe it’s just part of the song we haven’t heard yet. You know how songs start with one sound and then suddenly become very different? You know, like “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”? or “I Just Came Back”.

  15. Not liking the Pink and Weezer ones. Sadz.

    Yeah, those were the two that I kind of shrugged at. We’ll see. These short snippets make it hard to get a feel for the whole song.

  16. This is just a short initial reaction post but ADAM KILLED IT! This album will be huge and totally take him out of the Idol realm. I think the weakest songs are:
    Whatya Want From Me( I don’t like but Ithink a lot of non core adam fans will)
    If I had You
    Pick U up
    Sure Fire Winner ( well actually this song might be great but I need to hear more)

    Seriously, I think I flove the other 10. Thank You Adam!

  17. “WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME”– LISTEN A FEW MORE TIMES
    IT IS REALLY GOOD. “WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME JUST DON’T GIVE UP NEED A SECOND TO BREATH.. “– OH IT IS GOOD.

  18. right now i am loving all of them, but im pretty high on the excitement. im sure some favorites will emerge. fever and soaked are definitely stand outs.

    this album sounds like it will have something for all facets of his fanbase.

    SO EXCITED!!!!! way to go adam!

  19. I think Soaked may have the orchestra.

    Can’t stop listening, so many favorite snippets.

  20. Wow!! Such diversity. Definitely not homogenized AI dreck of myth and legend. I am loving the ballads particularly ‘“ so raw and haunting, particularly “Soaked” and “Sleepwalker” but digging “Loaded Smile” too.

    “Strut” and “Fever” jump out as having great radio and live performance potential. I’m with you, Mary102, from the snippet I think I’m feeling “Music Again” the least.

    So exciting!!!

  21. Funny, but I find myself liking the slow stuff more than the dance tunes.

  22. Judging for the snippets,

    Love
    Music Again (upbeat, dancing), A Loaded Smile (Adam’s falsetto), Broken Open, Fever (fun and Gaga), Soaked (omg)

    Interested:
    Strut, Sure Fire Winner.
    Aftermath, Aftermath and Pick U Up sound similar to pop songs now on the radio. Very early Kelly C’.

    So far not liking
    the pink song. It fits Pink’s voice better. If I had you is to pop dancing.

  23. It’s interesting that he actually seems to have a good mix of really strong slower songs (A Loaded Smile and Soaked, especially), plus some possible radio contenders with the dance pop fare (Fever and Strut being the strongest imo). Good combination.

    Oh, liking Sleepwalker more too – go Aimee :-) Kinda midtempo, which is not my thing usually, but I like!

  24. The more I hear “What do you want from me” the more I Love it.
    Listen a few more times, it is really good. I need to hear all of the songs but my first impression is I really am going to like this c d.
    and I find my self singing “What do you want from me.”

  25. I think Soaked may have the orchestra.

    Can’t stop listening, so many favorite snippets.

    I think so too, Squirrely ‘“ especially from the Muse demo it starts out with dramatic orchestration and then goes stark, IIRC. Love this song!!!

  26. I love FEVER omg can I say hit? I like If I Had You, Soaked, Aftermath, Sleepwalker. The rest Idk have to hear the full thing.

  27. This is why an eclectic album is so SMART. Everyone likes different things and there is something for everyone here.

    Just reading through the comments there are some peoples favs I really don’t care for and then other people that I agree with completely. What’s best is that we all win. No one will ever say that all his songs sound alike.

  28. i keep listening over and over…there is really something for everyone with one common bond…adam’s incredible vocals!!

    which one is the pink song?

  29. Was it the Pink song that was rumored to be his first single. If it was I think it was smart to go with FYE. Am loving that single alot.

  30. I love so many of these songs. Favorite right now is Fever. So effing hot!

  31. Was it the Pink song that was rumored to be his first single. If it was I think it was smart to go with FYE. Am loving that single alot.

    I agree!

  32. I am so excited. so far i like Fever, sleepwalker, soaked, broken open, a loaded smile, and strut .

    he sounds like and angel on broken open and loaded smile.
    he sound sexy on fever
    and sleepwalker has some awesome lyrics. aimee wrote a good one there.

  33. I love so many of these songs. Favorite right now is Fever. So effing hot!

    Totally with you there! I’m thinking this should be the next single for the CHR market.

    But if the rest of Soaked lives up to the snippet, I really, really hope they release it as a single. It deserves some major radio play.

  34. What a wonderful eclectic mix. I am so happy for Adam. I liked all of them for different reasons.

    You know how songs start with one sound and then suddenly become very different?

    I am so curious to hear the whole album. Music again was intriguing, like everyone else my immediate thought was Queen! It will be interesting to hear his take on that. And that falsetto at the beginning, wow, hope there is a lot more of it on that tune, sounded fun.

  35. Was it the Pink song that was rumored to be his first single. If it was I think it was smart to go with FYE. Am loving that single alot.

    I agree!

    Yes! FYE was a really really strong single to pick! I think they were pretty sure it would be the single for awhile too – only other strong contender IMO would be Fever, and that was a last minute add, it sounds like.

    Pink one is “Whataya Want From Me”.

  36. wow…his vocals are amazing throughout!! Loving Soaked (loving it!!!), Sleepwalker, Music Again, Fever – way to go Gaga – and even Strut which I was convinced I wouldn’t like. I’m happy!!
    now get FYE up on itunes please!

  37. Borrowed some ear buds from a co-worker and listening now. I’m really, really pleased with the overall sound.

    Music Again – totally a Queen vibe and it sounds very much like I expected being written by Justin Hawkins. Good guitar work. Can’t see this on the radio, but bet it would have a fun video (especially if Justin was in it!)

    FYE – I’ve already weighed in on this: I love it. Sounds fantastic on the radio and Dr. Luke did a great job.

    Whaddaya Want From Me – Not feeling it. Like Studio57, I think this feels a little generic from the snippet, but maybe I will like the full version. I’m sure his voice will salvage it.

    Strut – Like the guitar work, turns it more into a rock song than I anticipated. Of course, I worry about Kara’s lyrics…but so far so good.

    Soaked – gorgeous! I was afraid Matt Bellamy’s demo would overshadow the actual recording. Not at all – it’s haunting and emotional, and perfect for Adam’s voice.

    Sure Fire Winners – I know it’s not everyone’s cuppa but I love electronic production and think this is nicely done. Interesting to see how much they’ll tweak him with autotune on this one.

    A Loaded Smile – dreamy. I get the “floating in space” description he gave, and it works.

    If I Had You – I could envision this as the second single. Very CHR friendly with good dance beats. Need to hear more of it to decide, but I like it.

    Pick U Up – Studio57, get out of my head! It doesn’t sound enough like a Weezer song…can see why Rivers didn’t record it with his own band…kind of generic and bland.

    Fever – I love how he’s using his lower range, and using that faux accent he gave us in Life on Mars. This sounds arrogant and fun!

    Sleepwalker – Kirsten nailed this. Sounds like a Ryan Tedder song through and through. That’s not a negative in my opinion, just a trademark sound. I don’t like it as much as some of the others, but a good song from the snippet.

    Aftermath – I guess this is one of the songs Adam considers an “anthem.” I could see this as a third single from the snip that is offered here.

    Broken Open – beautiful, 80s feel. Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears, name a “First Wave Alternative Band” and you’ll find a song on their roster that evokes this. I love it; it’s one of my favorite eras, glad to have the nod.

    Initial Verdict:
    Favs – Music Again, FYE, Soaked, Broken Open
    Least – Whaddya Want From Me, Pick U Up

  38. Weezer song is Pick U Up.

    Not feeling Aftermath as much – but fuller version may help with that. One of the more generic ones, imo.

  39. Yeah am really happy with what I heard so far. When I heard Lyndsey talking about some of the songs I was really lost and afraid I wouldn’t like the album at all, then I heard FYE and started to get a little more excited, but now hearing them snippets made me decided am going to buy the whole album and not just certain tracks. Adam’s my second favorite so am really happy I love it so far.

  40. I love so many of these songs. Favorite right now is Fever. So effing hot!

    Agreed! A lot of attitude. Love it. My other fav is SOAKED – Just gorgeous. Better than M. B.
    Also loved A Loaded Smile & Aftermath & Broken Open. Heck I love most of them.
    I have to keep listening. A bit disappointed in Music Again, but can’t really tell much from a 30 sec snippet.

    The sound is very cohesive throughout yet doesn’t sound like one long song – as someone else said.

    This makes up for the I-Tunes fiasco.

  41. Where is SueBro when you need her. Be sure and tweet Aimee and tell her that Sleepwalker is one of my top 3 so far. Flove it. Strut! Way to go Kara (whew) and Fever is going to be MONSTROUS for radio. Actually lovin’ them all but since we haven’t heard anything but a snippet, will be anxiously awaiting to hear the rock songs in their entirety.

    ADAM ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. It’s everything he promised, and something for everyone. Fantastic job. Clearly he was allowed to run the show here, and had the vision to do so.

    Bravo. Can’t wait to hear the full versions!!!!!!!!!

  43. I hate listening to snippets because, well, you just never know but…WOW. This is exactly the kind of eclectic album I was hoping for. So many great tunes showcasing Adam’s voice. It is so exciting!

    Add me to the list that thinks FYE was the perfect single. ( I love that song!) The Pink song is just too Pink. I love her but I just hear her sound too much here. It’s the only one I’m not feeling so much.

  44. Broken Open ‘“ beautiful, 80s feel. Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears, name a ‘First Wave Alternative Band’  and you’ll find a song on their roster that evokes this. I love it; it’s one of my favorite eras, glad to have the nod

    I love this one…Is this one that Adam wrote?

  45. I like most of the snipets, Strut sounds really good and Soaked seems even better than expected.

    If I Had You sounds way too much like If I Can’t Have You (Kelly Clarkson).

  46. Mary102, I think Aimee had two songs in contention. The “WLL” rock song didn’t make it, but Sleepwalker did. Maybe the other one will turn up as a bonus down the line.

  47. If I Had You ‘“ I could envision this as the second single. Very CHR friendly with good dance beats. Need to hear more of it to decide, but I like it.

    Yes – that was my thought as well. Very much reminds me of something like Good Girls Gone Bad – very big on radio now.

  48. I GOT IT! It’s been bugging me what Sleepwalker reminds me of. It is a cross between JT’s What Goes Around, Cry Me A River, and My Love. Has that Timbaland remix feel to it.

    The more I listen to it, the more I love it. I cannot even decide noew which one I love more, lol. I am all mixed up and confused!

  49. hmmm, am I the only one who thinks he sounds fantastic on whataya want from me??? Love it!
    Music Again – HOT! Queen, boston, retro – so intrigued!
    Sounds like quite an eclectic mix that will appeal to a wide variety of people with the main feature being that delicious voice!

  50. If I had to pick a first single purely from these snippets it would be Strut hands down!
    I understand using FYE from a performance standpoint re AMA’s, but Strut kills me!

    Soaked and Broken Open, too, but not as singles.

  51. Mary102, I think Aimee had two songs in contention. The ‘WLL’  rock song didn’t make it, but Sleepwalker did. Maybe the other one will turn up as a bonus down the line.

    Oh, for some reason I thought this one was the WLL-type one. I was like, uh, this isn’t very WLL AT ALL :-)

  52. OMG I love Soaked! So plaintive and moving…going back to hear it again. This albums kills.

  53. Oh hell yezzzz.. Don’t have time to review them on here, but after one listen this album has surpassed my wildest expectations. I can’t wait for the full songs. Way to deliver Adam!!!!

  54. Aftermath – his voice sounds so hot here! Yum yum yum.
    Feeling like a tongue tied fool right now.

  55. “I was born with glitter on my face, my baby clothes made of leather and lace” on Sure Fire Winners. 8) 8)

  56. If I had to pick a first single purely from these snippets it would be Strut hands down!
    I understand using FYE from a performance standpoint re AMA’s, but Strut kills me!

    Loving Strut too :-)

    Order for singles (imo):

    1. FYE
    2. Fever
    3. Strut
    (would love Soaked or another ballad too, but not sure if that would make it since it’s not as pop friendly)

  57. Was not crazy about the first 3 snippets, but from Strut on it picked up nicely for me. I think Sure Fire Winners and If I Had You sound like strong singles, I also liked Strut a lot and Broken Open. These sound good, and though you can’t be definitive with snippets I think things are looking pretty good for this album right now!

  58. I liked 57% of this CD – translation – there were 8 songs I could listen to automatically (Nos. 2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, and 14), but the others would have to grow on me. I mostly listen to my music in my car, and on random this CD would be just fine…

  59. Yeah am really loving Broken Open awhole lot too. I gotta go and do some boring housework now, well be back later to talk some more.Still have alot of stuff to do before the move to NY, at the end of the month. Gotta find away to buy his cd on the 23rd and put it on my i-pod since I won’t have my computer after the 18th. Probably have to talk my hubby into letting me buy the cd before Christmas. The only reason I got to get The other guy’s was I got the i-tune pass. If I can talk my hubby into it then I’ll have to download it from i-tunes and borrow my Hubbies laptop. Really excited for this album, am so happy for us Adam fans.

  60. hmmm, am I the only one who thinks he sounds fantastic on whataya want from me??? Love it!

    I put Whataya Want in the good range – not as memorable as the strong tier (Soaked, Strut, FYE, Fever, A Loaded Smile), but based on these snippets I think it is still a strong contender as a radio-friendly single – just more generic than other Pink stuff, or other stuff on the album, which is my main problem. But hard to tell, again, based on the snippet.

    Aftermath sounds like it could be on David Cook’s album :-) LOL.

  61. ooooo, Sure Fire Winners ……good one.

    Oh hell, I really am lovin’ all of them, for different reasons! I will be playing this entire album without having to hit the FF button. Good Job.

    (I know we need to hear the entire song, these are first impressions.)

    OF COURSE FYE is a F**in’ masterpiece IMHO and was a brilliant first single.

  62. rowenaaine
    Broken Open ‘“ beautiful, 80s feel. Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears, name a ‘First Wave Alternative Band’  and you’ll find a song on their roster that evokes this. I love it; it’s one of my favorite eras, glad to have the nod.

    Yes! That’s it exactly. The first time through listening, this didn’t strike me as anything special. Second time I put on my head phones and he sounds totally gorgeous.

    LOL at you putting FYE on your favorites list. I didn’t even consider it when ranking them since I’ve been listening to it so much. Taking that into account my Top four: FYE, Music Again, Fever, Soaked

    And, like rowannaine my least favs (and the only two that I don’t like a lot) are: Whaddya Want From Me, Pick U Up

    Not surprised I’m not feeling the Pink song. I had a hard time imagining Adam sounding good on one of her tunes. I’m disappointed that I’m not feeling Pick U Up though. Hoping I like it more when I hear the whole thing.

    Overall, I think I’m going to love the album. So very exciting.

  63. I know I am going to like the whole album. Adam’s voice is so pretty. Didn’t hear any autotune or over processed. Well, I hope the full songs are not going to be anyway. Happy day for being able to hear the snippets.

  64. Aftermath sounds like it could be on David Cook’s album :-) LOL

    I know what you mean…I was actually thinking Daughtry.

  65. Broken Open ‘“ beautiful, 80s feel. Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears, name a ‘First Wave Alternative Band’  and you’ll find a song on their roster that evokes this. I love it; it’s one of my favorite eras, glad to have the nod.

    ITA – and I LOVE those groups :-)

  66. Aftermath sounds like it could be on David Cook’s album LOL

    I know what you mean’ ¦I was actually thinking Daughtry.

    I agree too- doesn’t seem like Adam at all.

  67. Aftermath sounds like it could be on David Cook’s album LOL.

    That must explain why it’s one of my favorites. Really like Aftermath and Aimee’s Sleepwalker, LOVE Broken Open. Probably won’t buy the whole CD, but will definitely be picking up some of these singles.

  68. Im just happy that I like the songs and that they didn’t make him bland or autotune out his vocals.

  69. OMG, I just got here and what a treat!

    DLee
    11/03/2009 at 9:54 am
    Feeling overwhelmed.

    THIS.

    Not yet, lol. Will go listen now, be back. :)

    WOOT WOOT (iTunes–epic fail)

  70. This is why an eclectic album is so SMART. Everyone likes different things and there is something for everyone here.

    And exactly why I’m so disappointed. :( Its hard to pass final judgement from the snippets, but I don’t get a sense of one strong creative voice holding this together as a cohesive album. I dunno, I’m a big fan of the album as an album, not a collection of singles. This is coming off like a Frankensteining of different creative energies and it’s not really hanging together for me. Fits very well into the current pop landscape I suppose. I dunno…suddenly I’m leaning more towards downloading the songs I decide that I like after they leak rather than buying the whole album. Sads. So far I’m intrigued by Aftermath, Soaked, Strut, and Fever. If I Had U sounds like something that would have been on Blake’s first album. Sleepwalker is probably my least favorite. Still excited to see Adam peform this stuff live, though.

  71. I wanted to add my comments before I read any. I still love FYE, I am excited to hear all of Fever, a different sound from him. Soaked sounds beautiful, a couple sound like pure Adam, I think there is a lot of different sounds on the album, it didnt sound much old rock to me, but more of the modern stuff you hear on the radio. Excited to hear all the tracks, Happy!

  72. Who wrote Aftermath?

    Adam, Ely the Creep, Ferras and Alisan.
    I wonder if this is the one that Howard Benson produced. I know that Alisan and Ferras were tweeting about laying down back up vocals for this song but I cant remember if they said that the same day Adam said he was working with Howard Benson or not.

  73. lizziegs
    11/03/2009 at 9:43 am
    wow’ ¦his vocals are amazing throughout!! Loving Soaked (loving it!!!), Sleepwalker, Music Again, Fever ‘“ way to go Gaga ‘“ and even Strut which I was convinced I wouldn’t like. I’m happy!!
    now get FYE up on itunes please!</blockquote>

    You can download FYE on adamofficial.com for 1.29 right now!

  74. jms, I am going back and forth on Fever. I like it, but not as much as I thought I would from GaGa’s demo. (That’s why I shouldn’t listen to demos!) I think my expectations were too high for it. But maybe hearing the whole song I’ll see more why folks are loving it and think it could be a killer single.

    LOL about FYE. Yeah, couldn’t forget that one because I really do think it’s a perfect song for his “introduction” to the radio.

    It IS exciting to hear an ecclectic yet beautifully rendered collection of songs. I’m really so thrilled that he was able to pull this off. Kudos to 19/RCA for getting out of the way and letting him do his thing.

  75. Wow. Very exciting!

    I LOVE:
    Music Again!!!!
    Broken Open
    Fever!!!
    A Loaded Smile
    Aftermath
    Sure Fire Winners!!
    Soaked!!!!!!!!!!

    I really like:
    FYE (although it is growing and growing on me, and maybe I LOVE it)
    Strut
    Sleepwalker

    Like:
    Whataya Want for Me
    Pick U Up
    If I Had You

    But might grow to love them more with more than just the snippet and after repeated listening.

    Anyway, I am very excited and can’t wait to hear the rest of these songs. I do think that there are a lot of different types of songs here, and that there really will be something for everybody.

  76. Its sounds disco/electronic/pop. Pretty much what Adam said he was going for. It actually sounds like a hit record to me. And I’m going to have a listen to the whole thing ’cause some of the songs sort of appeals to me even though I don’t like electronic music.

    I was kinda hoping for atleast one song that was similar to Tracks of My Tears, but its nowhere to be found. Well, as they say, you cant have everything.

    Some of the songs sounded like the theme songs for some of those Japanese live action shows (I think the term is “Sentai”). And I don’t intend this to be rude or disrespectful. I’m pretty sure listening to the entire song will change some of my first impressions.

  77. Wow, I really like most of the snippets! I’m not a fan of Adam’s voice most of the time, but this is the exact type of dance/pop that I enjoy. I like the Lady Gaga/Pink vibe of some of the songs.

    So, hilariously, I listened to Sleepwalker without reading the track details Kirsten/MJ posted previously, and thought instantly that this must be the Ryan Tedder song. Oh, Tedder is such a hack, LOL! But man, good job overall, RCA for picking fun songs!

    I liked Soaked, Broken Open, and TFM least. Soaked is pretty but probably one of my least favorites. I preferred the Muse demo, and I generally don’t like Adam’s voice on ballads. I’m an example of someone who only liked Adam some times on Idol, so if this album appeals to me, I’d say they’re aiming to expand Adam’s audience to non-Idol fans. Yeah, I might end up getting at least a couple of singles on this album.

  78. WOW!!! I really like so many of the tracks based on short snippets that I’ll just list the ones I don’t particularly care for. Here they are:

    *crickets chirping*

  79. Has anybody heard whether FYE was suppose to be available on Itunes today. Was it an Itunes glitch or was the information about it being release Nov 3 wrong (Even though that came from Adam himself)

    Snippets from Album so far are good…I never really judge just on snippets but mostly what I have heard is good.

  80. unique28v
    11/03/2009 at 10:02 am
    Do we know why FYE isn’t available on Itunes today?

    Ahh, the question of the moment :-) Currently overshadowed by the fact that we actually have song snippets :-)

    One theory on headlines was that they’ll wait a week to have the song pick up more spins on the radio first before putting it on itunes. My biggest problem with this strategy (though it probably doesn’t matter in the long run) is that all the hardcore fans will have already bought it, so you won’t have as much of a push on itunes to the top right off the bat.

  81. It IS exciting to hear an ecclectic yet beautifully rendered collection of songs. I’m really so thrilled that he was able to pull this off. Kudos to 19/RCA for getting out of the way and letting him do his thing.

    rowenaaune-ITA I just listened with earphones and I couldn’t be more pleased. Each song is special in a different way with Adam’s vocals tying everything together just like he said. I can’t wait to hear the full versions, especially Soaked and Sure Fire Winners!

  82. WOW!!!!! I LOVE this! I actually liked every song (which is really rare for me)…i definitely hear the 70s and 80s influences, hear the “Sweet” sound mentioned by Lindsay…the album definitely has its own sound, while still providing an eclectic mix….

  83. I’m still kind of shaking my head over how eclectic this album is, due, I’m sure, to the influences of its many contributors ranging from Justin Hawkins to Ryan Tedder.

    I think I must be the only person who doesn’t like Strut. LOL. It’s just too repetitive and uninteresting musically for me, at least based on this snippet.

    The three ballads – Soaked, A Loaded Smile and Broken Open – are all amazing and I love them all in different ways. If I had to pick which one I thought would be the most radio friendly, I’d have to say A Loaded Smile. So beautiful.

    Three others that I could see being radio hits are Whataya Want From Me, If I Had You and Sleepwalker. Fever could also do well, but I’d need to hear the whole song.

    But I love the whole album! I can definitely see people wanting to buy the whole thing … not just a few cuts. His voice sounds incredible!

  84. Snippets from Album so far are good’ ¦I never really judge just on snippets but mostly what I have heard is good.

    And my take is, songs usually sound A LOT better, regardless, when you finally get the full version – so all is well :-)

    IMO, a bad or mediocre song snippet MIGHT be salvaged after hearing the full version, but good to great song snippets only get better when you hear the whole thing!

  85. I think I just took a time machine back into the 80s…I even had an ABBA flashback in the beginning. Will wait to hear the complete songs. i have a hard time judging non-ballady songs on 30s snippets.

  86. Okay, back!!!

    Kind of surprisingly (or maybe not, given how much I love MW, FG, ACIGC, Starlight, and One, studio), the slower songs were my favorites. I LOVE Soaked (I knew I would). I LOVE Aftermath (ditto). I love Sleepwalker. (duh) .I also really like Broken Up, What Ya Want from Me, Pick You Up, and Sleepwaker (The only song I really DID NOT like is Sure Fire Winnter (waaaay too over-produced for me). I love Adam’s vocals–I wanna hear them, un-processed. I kind of think Strut would have been my first choice for a single.

    I think this album is gonna kill–something for everyone. Including TfM FTW! ;)

    ETA: sweetmm, YEP.

  87. Very impressive snnipets, nothing boring at all. There are many tracks on just first hearing to justify my first ever CD purchase from American Idol alumni.

    Two songs have already grown on me- FYE and to my surprise TFM. I guess if a song is played many times, it’s either one will like it or totaly consider garbage and never would want to hear again.

  88. I didn’t think I could be anymore excited for this album, but after hearing these snippets, Wow, just WOW!!

    FYE was the perfect first single. Fever, I absolutely love and Strut conjures up all kinds of visuals:):). And I really like If I Had You.

    Broken Open sounds beautiful, but at 5:03 long, I doubt would get airplay. Soaked reminds me of another song, can’t think of it now.

    Whataya Want From Me and Music Again, I need to hear more of to decide.

    Overall I think it’s going to be a great album.

  89. God I can’t choose a favourite…love them all except maybe Whataya want from me…. A+++++ decision on the first single…

    I think my favourite part of the album are the lyrics… and the way his range is utilized…swoons

    AND HE DIDN’T CHANGE THE PRONOUNS ON FEVER….GO ADAM!!!! I was so scared that would happen!!!

    “I was born with glitter on my face…my baby clothes were made of leather and lace” :) :) :)

  90. ADAM DELIVERS! Feels as if one is turning a prism with many facets of Adam breaking through. Soaked and Fever are favorites from the snippets. One would have to combine Sue Brody’s and Luv’s squeeing to capture my euphoria.

  91. Adam delivered exactly what he said he would, and I love every bit of it. How can I wait until Nov 23?
    Also, who thinks FYE would be perfect to OPEN the AMA award show?

  92. Taking a minute from work just to say that if we are excited about the album after listening to low quality 30 second snippets, imagine how the full tracks are going to sound in high quality.

    DW November 23rd! :-)

  93. BTW:

    *flailing and squeeing*

    Aftermath and Sleepwalker: my Twitter buds did not let me down!!!

    *happy dancing*

  94. This is why an eclectic album is so SMART. Everyone likes different things and there is something for everyone here.

    Possibly. But it also then runs the risk of not having enough content for any one buyer to want to buy. Not saying this album doesn’t, though.

    The snippets are interesting. I don’t really have time to do a full review at the moment of the snippets, but some thoughts; Broken Open definitely is going to be my favorite track on the album, which didn’t surprise me, as I’ve been a fan of Adam’s downtempos more than his other stuff, even as I’ve enjoyed that too. What did surprise me is that it’s really the only one of its kind that I actually enjoyed at all, even upon repeated listens; the others just seemed like outright bombs. The uptempo tracks are fun, but almost none of them stick out in my mind at all, after repeated listens and a five minute hot chocolate break. If I Had You did, though; if I was choosing a second single, this would be it. Least favorite has to be Sure Fire Winners; from the snippet, I actually cringed (so corny!), though I would hold out hope that it’s the way the snippet is set up. The clips haven’t changed my lack of clarity on whether I want to buy the whole album or poach my favorite tracks.

  95. This album is going to be a music list shaker! Such original, fresh and bold. I love majority of the songs, especially those with a rock vibe.
    Waiting impatiently for more! And yes Sunn (I hope I remember correctly) – Black Swan for sure!

  96. I broke my favorites up into tiers just based on the snippets, and just for fun. I will probably change my mind wwhen the full songs come out.

    First Tier:
    FYE
    Soaked
    Fever
    Strut
    A Loaded Smile
    Sleepwalker

    Second Tier:
    Time for Miracles
    Broken Open
    Music Again

    Bottom Tier:
    Sure fire Winners
    Aftermath
    Pick U Up
    Whataya want from Me
    If I Had You

  97. OMG…I love these snippets, can’t wait to hear the whole album!

    Music again…WOW!!!
    Fever…Funky, I love it!!
    Broken Open and Soaked…Haunting and beautiful.

    November 23rd get here fast!!!!

  98. Exactly Lynneville. how in the heck do we wait, argh. I am so happy about the CD. Phew. I can stop worrying about a complete stranger now.

  99. OMG – LOVE ALL THE SNIPPETS – Soaked – his voice sounds better than Bellamy.

  100. Gah Gah Gah Too Much Awesome Cannot Compute….

    One comment that I have enough brainpower left to make at this point is that for all those who worried that Adam’s album wouldn’t gel and would sound weird and fragmented because it is so eclectic–I think listening to all these snippets in a row like this shows how much the Adam in every song pulls the album together into a beautiful, logical whole…

    But I gotta go listen again to get the gahFREAKOUTgah outa my head!

  101. I think these songs are shockingly good for a post-Idol debut. High-quality material, top-shelf production. Fascinating.

  102. Uuuuurgh!

    I was fighting myself hard not to listen to the snippets, so that I’ll be able to listen to the songs in their whole for the first time…
    But I lost the battle!!!!!! I just had to listen! And there are quite few that sound VERY promising!

    I agree with those who liked “Broken Open”- it automatically pulled me into another world… for a few short seconds, lol

    And I actually liked Pick U Up too, and A Loaded Smile and Soaked.

    Some of the others too, but I really need to listen to the full songs to know…

    Very exciting!

  103. AND HE DIDN’T CHANGE THE PRONOUNS ON FEVER’ ¦.GO ADAM!!!! I was so scared that would happen!!!

    Huh? What pronouns? Maybe I’m not hearing the lyrics right, but I don’t hear any pronouns at all on this snippet.

  104. Definitely different strokes for different folks…i LOVE Sure Fire Winners! and everythin else I heard….color me seriously impressed

  105. It IS exciting to hear an ecclectic yet beautifully rendered collection of songs. I’m really so thrilled that he was able to pull this off. Kudos to 19/RCA for getting out of the way and letting him do his thing.

    Absolutely.
    I am so happy that he was able to fulfill his own vision- God knows whether he had to battle over much, but if he did YaY perseverance, and if he didn’t Yay 19/RCA.

    WOW- a debut CD by someone where I won’t have to skip any tracks!

  106. Can’t wait to see how Adam styles each of these songs with hair, wardrobe, expression, attitude, moves. Oh yeah we’ve got a LOT of Entertainment to come!

  107. Hard to tell a whole lot from a 30 second snippet…but I do know I liked what I heard so far. My fave is Fever, wow that’s really catchy. I cannot wait to hear the whole song! His voive is awesome on that…really affected & that’s why I love it. Of course I will love his voice on everything he sings, for different reasons..but I love how they kept the catchy melody but switched up the vocals…nice. Soaked sounds very beautiful. I am surprised the album sounds a lot more rock than I expected. Honestly I thought it would be more dance-y sounding…well I guess it is exactly what Adam said it waw i.e. rock with a dance element…just a little more rock sounding to me. Whatever it is, me likey. Very much!

    I wonder what Adam will sing at the ADL event. Probably something very beautiful! Can’t wait to hear that…hope there is great video so I can make an MP3.

  108. OMG A Loaded Smile, I cant wait for the whole song, it is beautiful, I get a favorite everytime I go back and listen, and FEVER, WOW! Lets see when does this come out???? Gotta have it NOW!!!!!! Going back to listen again, OH!

  109. Where is SueBro when you need her. Be sure and tweet Aimee and tell her that Sleepwalker is one of my top 3 so far. Flove it. Strut! Way to go Kara (whew) and Fever is going to be MONSTROUS for radio. Actually lovin’ them all but since we haven’t heard anything but a snippet, will be anxiously awaiting to hear the rock songs in their entirety.

    HERE! I am going to tell her. YAY FOR AIMEE!!! Sleepwalker, Aftermath and Soaked are my favorites. lol (but seriously, they are).

    Ya know…I was wondering if this would happen…I like the mid-tempo and slower ones the best. I am sure the others will grow on me (do NOT like Music Again or Sure Fire Winners which of course will end up being the next singles, lol), but for me for you for me , this album is going to kill. FYE is already getting mucho play. And yes, I think A Loaded Smile is really nice. But Soaked will be the one I will listen to over and over and over. *happy smile* Thank you, Matt Bellamy.

    I guess I am not a club person…maybe I need to hear the remixes (there will be)–but I just do not hear Adam’s voice in them, and I WANT TO. This, my friends, is why I (and 2 other people) love TfM. The way his voice swoops and soars…magnificent. Plus he looks super hot in the video. SUPER HOT. Emo Hair!Adam.

    iTunes: Epic fail. You suck it hard.

    Going to listen again and all day. WOOT WOOT SQUEE FLAIL

    ETA: May I emphasize again just how much I lurrrve Soaked and also Sleepwalker and Aftermath? And no bias, nooo. 8)

  110. It IS exciting to hear an ecclectic yet beautifully rendered collection of songs. I’m really so thrilled that he was able to pull this off. Kudos to 19/RCA for getting out of the way and letting him do his thing.

    Oh I love this!!! The album is everything Adam said it would be, well based on the snippets!! Different genres, his beautiful voice the key component that ties it all together. I’m beginning to believe Tedder when he said that RCA was backing Adam’s vision! Woohoo, it’s great to be an Adam fan!!!!

  111. One comment that I have enough brainpower left to make at this point is that for all those who worried that Adam’s album wouldn’t gel and would sound weird and fragmented because it is so eclectic’“I think listening to all these snippets in a row like this shows how much the Adam in every song pulls the album together into a beautiful, logical whole’ ¦

    Plus- anyone who has gotten used to listening to their Ipod on shuffle instead of by artist, this is like having your own personal mix

  112. wow, REALLY feeling overwhelmed, so much to listen to and process– also we don’t know where in the song these snippets are taken.

    I found the snippet of TFM very deceiving as to the true beauty of the song

    Can’t wait to get home so I can really listen, boy is it hard to crouch over my computer in work, with the audio so low as to not disturb anyone else in the surrounding cubes, can’t really get a real feel for the song..

    WTF with itunes, huh?

  113. Like what I hear so far. Music Again totally sounds like the Electric Light Orchestra. Anyone remember them from the 80’s????

  114. @jms eep sorry I heard there he goes instead of there it goes…lol well let me change that to I hope he doesn’t change them :)

    over excitement, it’ll do things to your ears I guess…

  115. The ballads are seriously gorgeous; Soaked must be the one with the orchestra.

    And I am actually loving all the glam/dancey stuff, which I was a tad bit worried about,lol, as I am not a huge electrpop fan. Adam makes it all work for me.

    Aftermath definitely has an “anthem” feel. I think the snippet starts in at a weird place, though, maybe midway through the chorus?

    Fever has an incredible beat

    I need this CD now!

  116. Truthiness
    11/03/2009 at 10:15 am
    Mmmm. I agree the Pink and Weezer songs were weakest for me.

    IMO – these songs don’t borrow enough from the quirkiness and coolness of the writers themselves. I’m a fan of Weezer and Pink, and the songs just aren’t as cool as them – though Adam of course sound puuurty singing them :-)

    Not hearing as much about A Loaded Smile – I am LOVING that one!

  117. I’m happy! I love Fever. I just want to be able to listen to the whole thing now. I love Soaked, it’s beautiful. I liked all of them to some extent but love some. I love how there is variety. Yeah, I’m happy!

  118. DLee
    11/03/2009 at 10:29 am
    I hope Matt Bellamy writes more songs for Adam.

    This! And Lady Gaga! He loves them both, so hopefully more collabs can happen in the future :-)

  119. No wonder it took them so long to pick the single! What great music.

    I can’t pick a fav but Soaked, Broken Open and Pick U Up are amazing. And Sleepwalker could be played on the pop-country crossover station in Tupelo, MS is a minute.

    It is absolutely better than I expected — hard for me to believe that this album has a 19R label on it. The only song that sound like a 19R production to me is “Aftermath” (Howard Bensen — as in Daughtry produced it — so it is what one would expect, fairly generic rock track.) The whole Aftermath track may be better because I think that is the song with the Orianti guitar solo and that could be great with Adam’s vocal.

  120. Loved Fever! Wow! and Strut! Broken Open was like floating is space – luved it. The ONLY one I didn’t like was Music Again. I am really excited about listening to the whole thing! I can’t wait to get my CD, my glass (bottle) of wine, sit by the fireplace, and have an exciting, enjoyable, sexy, seductive, calming night with ADam!!!

  121. I love A Loaded Smile Mary. That was one I was interested in after the EW article. And I agree with what you said about the Weezer and Pink songs-but I like them.

  122. Chicagolaw
    11/03/2009 at 10:32 am

    The ballads are seriously gorgeous; Soaked must be the one with the orchestra.

    And I am actually loving all the glam/dancey stuff, which I was a tad bit worried about,lol, as I am not a huge electrpop fan. Adam makes it all work for me.

    Aftermath definitely has an ‘anthem’  feel. I think the snippet starts in at a weird place, though, maybe midway through the chorus?

    I need this CD now!

    ITA except that the glam/dancey stuff…not feeling it. :( But who cares, b/c I like 3/4 of the album and eventually will love all of (except I never liked IICHY, and that was a ballad, ironically).

    GOD, ANOTHER DAY WHEN I GET NO WORK DONE!!! Geez!!!

    11/23, hurry up!

    Er, yeah, I tweeted Aimee and Alisan and Ely and Ferras. ;)

    ETA: DLee, yes. My dream tour: Muse and Adam. *sigh*

    ETA 2: Didn’t like Music Again, either. And I know I am the only one who was not feeling Sure Fire Winners, but Adam/RCA/19 do not care, b/c they do not like TfM and I do.

    *hold me*

  123. You know, re: iTunes…do you think 19 wanted to focus on Allison’s single, Carrie’s album and Kris’s preorder? Wait until the field is a little clearer in a few days?

  124. The snippets I liked after one listen:

    music again
    whataya want from me
    surefire winners
    a loaded smile
    fever (not sure though)
    broken open

  125. Adam has certainly made me want to listen to Music Again. Thank you, thank you. I have discovered so many bands/sounds I did not even know that I wanted to hear. I loved/liked all the snippets.

  126. this is seriously a brilliant album.

    Favorites so far: Soaked, Fever, Music Again, the two other ballads, Sure Fire Winner.

    The only ones I will wait to make a comment about are If I had You, and Pick me up. they haven’t grabbed me yet. Maybe the one with Pink also.

    But the rest are fu#%ing awesome…….Supersonic awesome

  127. Oh wow!!!
    This album is going to be AMAZING, I can’t even believe how good these snippets sound!
    Instant faves: Music Again, Fever, If I Had You, Pick U Up

    But Soaked… Holy heck this song is going to be gorgeous. The purity of his voice just breaks my heart.

  128. If the full Strut is as good as the snippet, Kara might, maybe, someday, be forgiven for NoBo

  129. I’m going to make an easy guess that “Fever” will be the second single. Then, “Sleepwalker” will be the first ballad released. I think I might like it a lot. It’s not as beautiful as “Soaked” or as haunting as “Loaded Smile” or as gorgeous as “Broken Open.” But, it is the most radio-friendly and hit-worthy of the ballads.

    I think “Loaded Smile” is going to end up being a stunner once we can hear the whole thing.

  130. What an unbelievable album. Seriously, I’ve never heard an album with new music that had so many good songs. And especially as Adam put it, eclectic, and still fuses together with his voice. No wonder all his collaborators were raving about Adam after they recorded with him.
    This is so bad now because Nov. 23 just can’t come soon enough.

    I have to continue to listen to them all again to pick favorites since I’ve loved every one I heard. Oh, and sorry for Bellamy fans, but I love Adam’s version of Soaked better than Bellamy.

  131. After one listen, my favorites are Broken Open, Soaked and A Loaded Smile. But pretty much all of the snippets sound good.

    Yay for Adam!

  132. Just listened to them all again and I’ve gotta say (now that I’ve somewhat caught my breath):

    WOW. I am so incredibly impressed at the quality of almost all these snippets. The only one that I didn’t totally fall for was If I Had You, and that was just because it sounded to me like standard Gaga, and I REALLY LIKE standard Gaga–I think she’s awesome–so there you go! Adam’s just completely adjusted the scoring system in my head!

    I LOVE the sound of Music Again, Strut (love the guitars on Strut), Soaked, Fever (FEVER!! SO GOOD!!), Sure Fire Winners, Broken Open, GAH all of them. He really wasn’t overhyped, was he?

    On that note, I have a question for all of you guys who know more about contemporary music than I do:

    Does this sound like a new sound to you, like Rob Cavallo said? I mean, a new-old sound of course, because Queen, Bowie, etc are like splattered all over this album (in a great way), but with the modern dance beats, etc, it sounds new to me–excitingly new, but I’m a certified ignoramous and I’d love to hear from those of you who aren’t.

    SO Friggen excited. So damn good.

  133. @studio57
    Plus- anyone who has gotten used to listening to their Ipod on shuffle instead of by artist, this is like having your own personal mix

    THIS.

    Q3 And Sleepwalker could be played on the pop-country crossover station in Tupelo, MS is a minute.
    AND THIS. is why I think it will be a big hit. People love that crossover shit. Guess I do too because I am lovin’ that snippet.

    I love all kinds of music though. My iPod is quite electic.

  134. Aftermath actually reminds me of 70s/80s rock ballady (but not quite a ballad) stuff — has a bit of a Boston vibe, but updated…i like it! Damn, I’m psyched…must focus on the pile of documents on my desk

  135. Based on the snippets I like A Loaded Smile, Music Again, Sleepwalker, Aftermath and Broken Open the best. And maybe not in that order.

    At least on first listen. That might change.

  136. I liked several of the tracks. I like Broken Open, Fever, If I had You, Sure Fire Winners, and Music Again (despite how cheesy it sounds). Sleepwalker sounds sort of like a Jordin Sparks song and it made me burst out laughing. I really don’t like most of the slow songs, they are too morose, but they appeal to a certain type of fan, and there is no way they would be released as singles so it is fine. I would give the overall album a B+. I would put it ahead of most of the first Idol releases, probably only behind Carrie and Daughtry (not a Daughtry fan but his album was a hit machine and was great for what it was).

  137. AND HE DIDN’T CHANGE THE PRONOUNS ON FEVER’ ¦.GO ADAM!!!! I was so scared that would happen!!!

    Huh? What pronouns? Maybe I’m not hearing the lyrics right, but I don’t hear any pronouns at all on this snippet.

    Sounds like he says “here ee comes” ee could be short for he or she I suppose. Sounds more like it was meant to be he.

  138. So far, I really like what I hear. Can we just have the damn album NOW?

  139. can I just add:
    rhyming “met ya” with “reason de etra” = pure f*ckin genius!! Love the audacity!

  140. The only one that I didn’t totally fall for was If I Had You, and that was just because it sounded to me like standard Gaga, and I REALLY LIKE standard Gaga’“I think she’s awesome’“so there you go!

    I thought “If I had you” was Pink. Isn’t FEVER Gaga’s?

  141. In terms of iTunes, maybe someone realized that the majority of Adam’s fanbase has probably already purchased the single from AO; and they are giving the song another week or so to get radio play in order to bring in more of the general audience for iTunes sales.

  142. I think it’s, “There IT goes, you stole my soul,”

    No gender-specific pronouns in the snippet. Halfie has spoken. :P

  143. And for the person who commented that this music justifies the overthetop album cover: TOTALLY

  144. midwifespal
    11/03/2009 at 10:46 am
    can I just add:
    rhyming ‘met ya’  with ‘reason de etra’  = pure f*ckin genius!! Love the audacity!

    LOL I wondered how many people picked up on that! I agree – very clever and unexpected. ;)

    ETA: and since I love French and some people may not know the phrase, raison d’etre means “reason for being.”

  145. I thought ‘If I had you’  was Pink. Isn’t FEVER Gaga’s?

    yup, Fever was Gagas–I just meant that If I had you SOUNDED like Gaga. I think Whataya Want from Me is the pink song.

    Gah. Block quote fail. switch the indentations around. can’t edit.

  146. Wow. Its always when I decide to go away that things happen. I guess a watched pot never boils.

    Anyway, promised myself I would be objective about Adam although that is hard. And frankly, there have been moments of worry. But I can honestly say, based on these snippets, this album is going to be fantastic. And truthfully, I just don’t have that much confidence in the Music biz anymore. I seriously cannot believe they let him make this album this way but thank God they did. Because, I truly, truly think this album is gonna be like PURPLE RAIN. Yeah. I said it. Purple Rain. Epic. Because seriously, you couldn’t put Purple Rain or Prince in a category. Rock? Pop? New Wave? Dance? R&B? Funk? All of that and none of that all at once. Prince is just Prince and Adam is just Adam. I may be criticized for being premature and OTT but It’s my opinion and I’m entitled to it. I truly didn’t think it would have as many strong tracks as it does.

    And, it actually seems like they paid attention to track order, which used to be a big deal and is what made classic albums in the vinyl days so cohesive. It’s in EXACTLY the right order. So shuffle if you want, but there is no need.

    OK Track by Track.

    Music Again – I love this. So SWEET, QUEEN, etc. You wanted glam rock, bitches? This is it!

    FYE – While his voice his the least distinctive on parts of this track, now that I have heard the rest of the track snippets, absoulutely convinced they made the right choice here. And it will be great live. It is addicting.

    Whataya – Agree with most peeps here. Kind of generic. But its fine.

    Strut – So worried about this one since I’m pretty anti Kara but it is great. This is the one that most reminds me of Prince. Maybe this is Orianthi? And, lest ye not forget, ye who are loving the idea of a female shredder, before there was her, Prince, a fantastic guitarist himself, had the incredible Wendy Melvoin. (Just an aside!)

    Soaked. Holy Crap! You want THE VOICE ? There it is. THe orchestra is there. So effing gorgeous. Matt Bellamy, I love you.

    Sure Fire Winners – Couldnt’ really get the feel of this one but the lyrics are FANTASTIC!

    A Loaded Smile. Love IT! So Cosmic sounding! Reminds me of Berlin. Which is very good.

    If I Had You – Very dancy – IMO FYE is much better, But again its fine. The weakest songs on this album are still OK and that doesn’t happen often.

    Pick U UP – Yup, with the majority here again. Expected more of Rivers Cuomo. Kind of a throwaway. Hopefully full track will be better.

    Sleepwalker. His voice sounds great, but just can’t deal with the Tedder sound.

    Aftermath. Wow, I actually love this – I don’t hear it as a David Cook song at all. It’s very rockin and has a cool late 80’s pop metal vibe to me kind of like a lost track off of Def Leppards’ Hysteria. LOVE IT

    Broken Open – So Great for the last track. So etheral. Again THE VOICE.

    Anyway, someone on here a few days ago quoted the line from the film High Fidelity about how difficult it was to make a great mix tape, bringing it up, cooling it down, etc. So true. And they so got it right.

    Awesome Adam. You did it. Wow.

  147. I can totally imagine Strut and Fever being possible other singles from the album.

    I also adore Music Again (this one actually made me smile, I love it), Soaked and Broken Open (for some reason, I hear Tori Amos singing this).

    If I Had You is my least favorite, only because it sounds sort of generic. Whataya Want From Me is towards the bottom as well.

    My boyfriend hates Sure Fire Winners but I really like it. Has good club remix potential.

    I think the full version of Pick U Up might be a lot better than the snippet, if other Weezer songs are anything to go by. They are usually quite quirky with a lot of changes, I’m really curious to hear the whole thing.

  148. I would give the overall album a B+. I would put it ahead of most of the first Idol releases, probably only behind Carrie and Daughtry (not a Daughtry fan but his album was a hit machine and was great for what it was).

    Yep. Totally agree. And on hearing the full songs, I expect I may even end up pushing it into A territory.

    Plus, even better, for the first time, I actually personally like one of the high-quality Idol debut albums (since modern country pop and Nickelback are really not my thing.)

    As someone else mentioned, wonder whether it turned out so well because Adam pushed it or because when they have somebody they truly believe could be a major star, they actually try a lot harder to put out an album that might actually be a hit.

    Really love the way his voice does weave the whole thing together, just the way he said it would.

  149. Ooh, we need lyrics. I thought he said “There he goes, he stole my so-and-so…” But only one listen with cheap earbuds while worrying someone comes up behind me at work, can’t say I’m right.

    And if halfie has spoken…well…..;)

  150. My head is spinning….I thought I knew who wrote each song, who played on each song…who talked about what they heard and what they thought….. and now with the music in front of me I can’t even think straight….Must have a FEVER!!!

  151. People! Come on!

    He’s definitely singing “There HE goes” and after a few verses he sings “HE knows me”

    Why would he change it anyway? He would only change stuff when it was about girls … Yay Adam!!

  152. Since someone asked, Lyndsey Parker heard FYE, Music Again, and Sure Fire Winners…loved them all

  153. FlowerGirl
    11/03/2009 at 10:24 am

    Can’t wait to see how Adam styles each of these songs with hair, wardrobe, expression, attitude, moves. Oh yeah we’ve got a LOT of Entertainment to come!

    Making me smile FlowerGirl! Yea, a loaded smile. Want to hear all the lyrics for that one.

  154. ACK! How could I forget Fever?

    Epic fail on me!

    Its probabl ygonna the best song on the album! Love the lower register, attitude, the song. Hope this is the second single! I have gone back and forth on Lady Gaga, but first she gives Poker Face to South Park for a Cartman worthy rendition, and then gives Adam this. Yea, she gets it. AWESOME

  155. Who did the guitar on Strut? Is that the Orianthi one? Cuz it was GOOD.

    Aww, screw it- every time I listen another one pulls me in and makes me ant to change my favorite. Now I love everything but:

    Sure Fire Winners (just don’t like the first few seconds of the snippet- the restt of it sounds really good).

    If I had You– but it IS going to be a club hit.

    Pick U Up– Please, please let it just be the snippet. It’s WEEZER for crying out loud and I heart them!

  156. Ooh, we need lyrics. I thought he said ‘There he goes, he stole my so-and-so’ ¦’  But only one listen with cheap earbuds while worrying someone comes up behind me at work, can’t say I’m right.

    And if halfie has spoken’ ¦well’ ¦..;)

    Well, you know, there are full lyrics to Fever on a certain website that you might find if you clicked on your own user name. ;)

    http://www.planetfierce.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=sightings&action=display&thread=114

  157. Larchcat–

    get out of my head–you should really ask before entering it and repeating all my thoughts to the public. that’s an invasion of privacy.

    ;)

  158. larchcat
    11/03/2009 at 10:50 am

    But I can honestly say, based on these snippets, this album is going to be fantastic. And truthfully, I just don’t have that much confidence in the Music biz anymore. I seriously cannot believe they let him make this album this way but thank God they did. Because, I truly, truly think this album is gonna be like PURPLE RAIN. Yeah. I said it. Purple Rain. Epic. Because seriously, you couldn’t put Purple Rain or Prince in a category. Rock? Pop? New Wave? Dance? R&B? Funk? All of that and none of that all at once. Prince is just Prince and Adam is just Adam. I may be criticized for being premature and OTT but It’s my opinion and I’m entitled to it. I truly didn’t think it would have as many strong tracks as it does.

    Prince! Yes, not the sound but the diversity and the WTF? moment people had when hearing that masterpiece for the first time. One of my alltime fav albums (and movies) so thank you for the comparison larchcat!

    Anyway, someone on here a few days ago quoted the line from the film High Fidelity about how difficult it was to make a great mix tape, bringing it up, cooling it down, etc. So true. And they so got it right.

    Awesome Adam. You did it. Wow.

    This gave me chills. Can I officially squee?

    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  159. MIdwifespal

    blockquote>On that note, I have a question for all of you guys who know more about contemporary music than I do:

    Does this sound like a new sound to you, like Rob Cavallo said? I mean, a new-old sound of course, because Queen, Bowie, etc are like splattered all over this album (in a great way), but with the modern dance beats, etc, it sounds new to me’“excitingly new, but I’m a certified ignoramous and I’d love to hear from those of you who aren’t.

    — Yes. absolutely. I didn’t think it could be done. But it was.

  160. Aw halfie…you tease! You know my work server blocks my favorite Adam forum! And I should have known the lyrics were there. You are king of lyrics like Q3 is queen of all media! (Step aside, Perez.)

    HUGS

  161. Since someone asked, Lyndsey Parker heard FYE, Music Again, and Sure Fire Winners’ ¦loved them all

    She also heard a fourth that she couldn’t talk about….wonder which one…Soaked?

    I haven’t seen anyone one here yet mention anything bad or even mediocre about SOAKED.

  162. The clips haven’t changed my lack of clarity on whether I want to buy the whole album or poach my favorite tracks.

    Yeah, that’s where I’m falling as well. I don’t agree that the same voice singing all the songs, no matter how extraordinary that voice may be, is enough to create a cohesive whole. I’ve been biting my tongue as the list of collaborators grew and grew, hoping that Adam worked with someone in some sort of executive producer capacity to cherry pick the songs that would work together as a whole and make the extra effort to find some sort of key elements or common ground in each tune, like the electronic influences or the lyrical content. Maybe that will happen when we hear full length versions.

  163. I seriously cannot believe they let him make this album this way but thank God they did. Because, I truly, truly think this album is gonna be like PURPLE RAIN. Yeah. I said it. Purple Rain. Epic. Because seriously, you couldn’t put Purple Rain or Prince in a category. Rock? Pop? New Wave? Dance? R&B? Funk? All of that and none of that all at once. Prince is just Prince and Adam is just Adam. I may be criticized for being premature and OTT but It’s my opinion and I’m entitled to it. I truly didn’t think it would have as many strong tracks as it does.

    larchcat, how did you get inside my head??? Apparently a number of us are thinking the same thing. I was lucky enough to see Prince in concert for the Purple Rain tour, and I wouldn’t make that connection lightly. But Adam has the goods and the material on this album to be just as epic. I’m putting it out there!

  164. Chicagolaw
    11/03/2009 at 10:47 am
    In terms of iTunes, maybe someone realized that the majority of Adam’s fanbase has probably already purchased the single from AO; and they are giving the song another week or so to get radio play in order to bring in more of the general audience for iTunes sales.

    My thoughts exactly. Let it radio play since Adam Stans have already purchased it through AO. We’ll see. I’ve been consistently surprised but the roll out has been perfect so far. IMO.

  165. All I can say from hearing the sound bites, Adam has kicked it out of the arena! This is going to be one hot hot album! I’m so very happy with all the different styles (especially can’t wait to hear Music Again, absolutely love the retro-glam, yet modernized sound).

    So, to loosely quote Billy Joe Armstrong: Wake me up when November 21st ends.

  166. You guys already picked favorites? I can’t decide. They are all so good, and different things make me love one, then the next one, then the next one.

    ETA: I’v bought so many albums where the songs sound alike. What brilliance, Adam, to mix it up. So, Adam, why do that? Cuz you could.

  167. Holy freakin’ crap, people!! I came here expecting to find out whether iTunes had FYE yet, and instead, I find… I find… THIS!!!! I’m practically speechless that this stuff is as good and as varied as it is! I rarely bother with snippets because they don’t really tell the story, but these snippets not only speak volumes about the quality of this album, but they speak a veritable epic tome!! Every track sounds different enough that my fear of one long song has completely vanished, along with my dread that it might be all over-produced electronica. The haunting vocals on Broken Open and the power rock…oh, CRAP! I’m too busy squeeing to sort it all out! SQUEEEEEE!!!!

  168. I looove the album, it surpassed my expectations really, those are really good songs!! something for every taste, I like uptempos and ballads the same so my favorites so far are: Fever, Strut, Music again,SFWinners, Sleep Walker, Loaded Smile, Soaked and Broken Open, of course FYE.

  169. Over album rating A+++

    1st level Favorites so far in no particular order:

    Fever
    Music Again
    Soaked
    Broken Open
    A Loaded Smile
    Sure Fire Winners
    For Your entertainment

    2nd level favorites:

    Whatya Want From Me
    Aftermath
    Strut

    3rd level favorites:

    If I had you
    Sleepwalker
    Pick U Up

  170. Adam the 80’s called and they want their music back. Seriously disappointed based on the clips but hoping the full songs will change my mind as it’s always dangerous to base opinions on clips. Maybe the overhype also caused my expectations to be too high.

  171. I never use these shorthands, but I have to make an exception today.

    OMG!

    I started to hyper-ventiate with joy and excitement when I went through the snippets. I started to like FYE more, but it is not my favorite by a long shot among all these amazing songs. I hope somebody kept journal of selection process and someday publish it for our entertainment.

    These are ALL great songs. I imagine multiple songs going up on the chart. The first round of competion is over when the songs were chosen. The second round of competion starts to see which ones will go up higher? If I were the song writer/producer, my nails will be gone by Christmas from over chewing.

    Now, please put these things for SALE, so that anybody can buy them! Wny isn’t FYE not for sale yet? And why is UK stores have act together than US stores? Is this the indication that Adam is more popular there than here? Am I reading too much into it? I am stunned Amazon UK is always the first one that we hear things from.

  172. I have no idea who wrote what, except Muse (Matt Bellamy), Fever (Pink, right? Or no?), Sleepwalker (Ely/Allisan) and Aftermath (Aimee/Ferras).

    Here are my favorites:

    Soaked (OMG yes)
    A Loaded Smile (so pretty)
    Aftermath (ballad sound, very 70s)
    Sleepwaker (also beautiful)
    Broken Up (ditto)’
    Pick u Up (U, lol), good HAC vibe
    TfM (seriously, guys, GIVE IT ANOTHER CHANCE!)

    Next category
    If I had You (dancey, great vibe)
    Strut (ditto)
    FTW (still good, catchy, not my favorite, not a bad lead song)

    Final cateroy
    Music Again (just no)
    Fever (dance club, but not my thing)
    Sure Fire Winners (total ugh for me)

    I think I got them all, tho I don’t know who wrote what. Don’t care right now. Need to do RL work, but can listen whilst doing so (data entry today, blah).

  173. Funny, that people here are talking about Purple Rain.

    I had a non idol watching 29 year old listen to FYE last night and again this morning.

    First impression, sounds like PRINCE, love it. 2nd listen today? I stand by what I said yesterday, it really does sound like Prince…will be a hit and great club tune!!!! He said, I could imagine all the couples dancing and hitting it to this song, he said, ya gotta with those lyrics and beats….

  174. You know what I am loving? The fact that everyone has a different favorite but nobody is hating on any of them. To paraphrase what Adam has been telling us:

    Something for everyone, very eclectic, very retro, very glam, rock with futuristic touch, poppy, dancey, rock ballads

    I just never believed that one album could actually have all of the above. I just thought the album was fluid and going through changes! Ha!

  175. I’m going to make an easy guess that ‘Fever’  will be the second single. Then, ‘Sleepwalker’  will be the first ballad released. I think I might like it a lot. It’s not as beautiful as ‘Soaked’  or as haunting as ‘Loaded Smile’  or as gorgeous as ‘Broken Open.’  But, it is the most radio-friendly and hit-worthy of the ballads.

    I think ‘Loaded Smile’  is going to end up being a stunner once we can hear the whole thing.

    Totally agree. Fever is HOT baby!! Love it!! Agree on Loaded Smile too. It’s so ethereal.

    I like everything I heard across the board. Can’t really judge on snippets but this album could actually live up to it’s hype which would be pretty extraordinary.

  176. Well, I’m just thrilled to be inside so many of your heads. You have such beautfiul cerebelli . . .

    Seriously, I’m glad so many of us agree this will be great.

  177. I haven’t seen anyone one here yet mention anything bad or even mediocre about SOAKED.

    Because it is PERFECTION. Marry me, Matt Bellamy. 8)

    Twitter is starting to go crazy. Oh, how to get work done today???

    *back to listening*

    ETA: Everyone (almost everyone) will find songs they will love. How often is THAT the case? I think radio will as well. BTW, MJ, you got mentioned at yes.com. ;)

  178. Interesting how some people seem to LOVE the glam stuff and like the more straightforward pop stuff less, and some people LOVE the pop stuff and not the glam stuff…I like it all, but am finding the glam stuff to sound really fresh and new while still nodding to the past

  179. Loved Soaked and Fever, Music Again too, the others are okay, but i hate the P!nk’s song

  180. Awesome! Not feeling Loaded Smile or Pick U Up and Soaked was a bit overhyped I think but overall this album is totally awesome!

    I’m interested in Aftermath because I wouldn’t be surprised if it was used like Daughtry’s Home as the exit song this year on Idol.

    Music again is totally Queen. Love it.
    Broken Open and Sleepwalker-beautiful.

    Kara can now be forgiven.

    Favorites: Fever, Sleepwalker, and Sure Fire Winners.

    Yes I’m a sucker for electropop! :)

    This album is everything that Adam said it was!! *squees and flails in 30 second snippets*

  181. I know I’m the minority probably here, but I’m disappointed with how the album turned out. There are a few promising songs, and I do really like the single, but the others, based on these clips anyway, are way overproduced and really don’t show his great voice. It reminds me very much of Blake’s album, and I don’t really have that high of expectations for it.

  182. Another thought about the fear of that it might be one long overproduced electronica sound – that stuff is popular now and comes and goes with the trends in music history, and I really wanted him to record something classic that stands the test of time, just exactly the way classic rock, glam rock, and funk of the 70s and 80s has done – and it really sounds to me like he’s managed to do exactly that. And if I can deduce that from a couple of mere snippets, I cannot WAIT for the whole damn album! Yes, Adam, I CAN handle what you’re ’bout to do!!! Hurt me, baby!!!

  183. I just thought of another thing. His tour. OMG, his tour. He won’t ever have to sing a cover because every one of his songs are incredible. Just can’t wait to hear all of these live. I know, I know, first things first. THE ALBUM.

  184. I was so afraid. I shouldn’t have been and trusted Adam. This cd has surpassed my expectations. It’s been a long time since a cd has stirred me this much.

  185. I can’t pick a favorite either. Expect my favorite will rotate as I play the album over and over again just like my favorite AI performance rotated the more I listened to the collection.

  186. I seriously cannot believe they let him make this album this way but thank God they did. Because, I truly, truly think this album is gonna be like PURPLE RAIN.

    Purple Rain was a cohesive work considering it was the soundtrack to a movie.

  187. Interesting how some people seem to LOVE the glam stuff

    I wonder if we could even get consensus on what the “glam stuff” is. (and that’s not a bad thing, necessarily)

  188. I think I love:
    11. Sleepwalker

    Like:
    14. Time for Miracles

    Not sure yet from the snippets :
    3. Whataya Want From Me
    5. Soaked
    12. Aftermath
    13. Broken Open
    7. A Loaded Smile
    8. If I Had You
    9. Pick U Up

  189. Anyway, someone on here a few days ago quoted the line from the film High Fidelity about how difficult it was to make a great mix tape, bringing it up, cooling it down, etc. So true. And they so got it right.

    That was me!!!! lol! It’s a quote from my favorite movie High Fidelity:

    The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes ages longer than it might seem. You gotta kick off with a killer, to grab attention. Then you got to take it up a notch, but you don’t wanna blow your wad, so then you got to cool it off a notch. There are a lot of rules

    Halfie- the only thing really glammy to me from the snippets are Fever, Music Again and Strut- maybe SFW but I can’t really tell from the snippet

  190. Thanks Studio57! Yes, a great line from a great movie. Thanks for repeating it again because it is exactly what I think they have achieved with FYE!

  191. Does this sound like a new sound to you, like Rob Cavallo said? I mean, a new-old sound of course, because Queen, Bowie, etc are like splattered all over this album (in a great way), but with the modern dance beats, etc, it sounds new to me’“excitingly new, but I’m a certified ignoramous and I’d love to hear from those of you who aren’t.

    IDK – it sounds, in many ways EXACTLY like what Adam promised and what I expected. It’s eclectic, got a little bit of something for everyone (yea!) but it also fuses the old with the new in terms of 1970s/80s electro elements on top of what could be modern dance hits. Some of them are a little too far in the old (Music Again) – which I still like, btw. But others do a better job of fusing the two into a more modern style.

  192. Well it sounds well produced and his voice sounds good. They’re solid songs at least from the snippets. Some of them do sound a bit “80s” or something. And I’m not hearing anything really alternative or electronic.

    I don’t love it or hate it.

  193. I have never looked forward to an album this much!! These snippets have surpassed my expectations and I can’t wait to hear all of the songs in full. I am especially excited about music again, soaked and fever.

  194. I definately hear Queen and Prince. A touch of Erasure too.

    Based on these snippets, this will be a blockbuster album. Well done Adam.

  195. Studio57, thanks for that quote. Love that movie as well. John Cusack rocks.

  196. Oh- hey guys i just remembered this is the UK album- aren’t there different singles on this one than from the US one?

    beehiway- you’re welcome! So many good quotes in that movie!

  197. Lyndsey Parker loved Music Again — said it was her fave from the tracks she heard — but I can’t tell from the snippet. Sounds a little like Queen, so it’s probably going to be good, but Adam’s voice is muffled/processed in the snippet, which is frustrating.

    I really like Strut and Whaddaya Want From Me, and Soaked.

    Why are these things available in other countries and not the US?

  198. I LOVE Music Again and Strut. Sleepwalker, If I Had You, Aftermath and Whataya Want From Me are just sort of eh so far. I’ll definitely buy most of the songs. The cd sounds to me exactly what Adam promised it would be. Good for him and good for RCA for finally not screwing up a runner ups cd.

  199. I wonder if we could even get consensus on what the ‘glam stuff’  is. (and that’s not a bad thing, necessarily)

    I would say Music Again, Strut, Sure Fire Winners and Fever all have a glam vibe

  200. Oops, I can’t edit. My only criticism right now is some of it doesn’t sound modern or current enough. But it’s hard to judge on snippets. The rock songs actually sound a tad Bon Jovish. ;) I don’t hear any Bowie though.

  201. His tour will be the most EPIC thing ever… I’m so happy…He promised he’d surprise us, that he wouldn’t fit into any one genre. I doubted him I will admit, I didn’t think it was possible for a post-idol album to be all those things, but he did it. Thank you Adam, you make me want to listen to music again :)

  202. Ok, I can honestly say that I have only bought ONE other AI alum album (Daughtry) and even that (much as I loved him) was more of a “wanting to help him out” (not that he needed it!) gesture, because despite the big hits on it, it was a little less daring and edgy than I would have liked.

    That said, Adam’s album is sounding absolutely AMAZING! Particularly as an AI album! So many different styles, and truly something for everyone! The dance songs are fun and cool and sexy, the ballads are aching and lovely and dark (not at all cheesy and lame like so many others).

    Oh, so happy for him!

  203. Someday, I’d like to hear the story of how this album was put together. I mean who had how much influence over the final package. Just wonder if there are any songs he didn’t want or songs left off he wanted. This album sounds like ALL Adam to me.

  204. I think I’ll be buying some of the songs and not others, we’ll see. Hard to tell from snippets, I think I remember liking totally different songs on Cookie’s albums from what I thought I’d love based on snippets. I suspect I’ll like the slower stuff. Maybe one of the more rock-ish upbeat ones can join my workout playlist on my iPod ;)

  205. I really think I love it all. Music Again, Soaked, Loaded Smile, Broken Open, Sleepwalker, etc. It’s pretty amazing.

  206. From the little bit of the snippet of If I Had You, I’m thinking it might have the same type of mixed retro sounds that Pink’s Funhouse does. The opening to the snippet had me worried with the total 80’s vibe (I can’t identify the exact song they used, but just like pink did, they pulled the melody straight from an 80’s tune), but then it switches to a more modern sound and I’m wondering if there’s another one or two melodies fused in also.

    Gah!! How am I supposed to retain my sanity as I wait to hear the CD in its entirety to find out the answers to all these questions????

  207. And now I have FYE running non-stop in my head :-) LOL! Thanks for another day of unproductivity, Adam ;-)

  208. I love:
    Strut
    Soaked
    A Loaded Smile
    Fever
    Sleepwalker
    Broken Open
    FYE

    I like:
    Music Again
    Aftermath
    TFM

    Not crazy about (but need to hear the whole song):
    Whataya Want From Me
    Sure Fire Winners
    Pick You Up
    If I had You

  209. This album sounds like ALL Adam to me.

    Yes!!! I agree with this completely, 4Msrmyn. Especially if you’ve listened to any of Adam’s pre-idol work, these snippets sound like he’s put all the influences he loves on this album! You can’t completely tell from snippets, but that’s one thing I had no doubt about listening to the snippets, it’s Adam!! I was so afraid, based on the info from people here who have been entrenched in Idol for so long, that Adam’s vision or description of what his album would be like would get tamped down or stifled. I’m so glad from the snippets that it seems like that wasn’t the case!! This is my first time on the Idol merry-go-round like this and I’m having a great time squeeing and flailing…Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

  210. Sure Fire Winners is fast becoming my 2nd fave (after SOAKED!). Love that picture in my mind of BB Adam in glitter, leather and lace!

  211. Oops, I can’t edit. My only criticism right now is some of it doesn’t sound modern or current enough. But it’s hard to judge on snippets. The rock songs actually sound a tad Bon Jovish. ;)

    See, that’s the think for me. I think mid-tempo sounds are of the Kings of Leon/Nickleback/Daughtry flair (but MUCH better), in particular Aftermath. The dancey songs, like Fever, FYE, Music Again, and Sure Fire Winners, are very popular as well, in the BEP/Kanye West/.Jamie Foxx/GaGa way. And the ballads could also do well (when you think of James Morrison, perhaps, and of course MUSE). So you do get a major variety. Besides Music Again, which I JUST DO NOT LIKE, I am happy with all of them. Different strokes for different folks. He promised this, he delivered. BTW, my HAC station plays Daughtry, Lighthouse, Nickleback, Kings of Leon, and the like all the time, along with older fare like Aerosmith and Bon Jovi. (OH, and Taylor Swift, kill me.) So I think Mix will be playing cuts from this album A LOT. *hopeful*

    SO HAPPY. I still think iTunes should put this out for download. Maybe it makes ppl go to AO, but for the many ppl who do know of AO, where can they go for downloads? I see only six ADDs to date…

  212. can anyone find out how come itunes is not selling FYE yet, is that kind of strange to everyone? Is it a marketing strategy? call me confused…..

  213. I’ve been listening and tweeting all morning. I’m in heaven.

    My fav’s are Music Again and Soaked.

    Adam’s voice absolutely soars in Soaked.

    Did you catch the lyrics in SureFireWinners? I was born with glitter on my face, my baby clothes made of leather and lace.

  214. sunchick

    I don’t agree that the same voice singing all the songs, no matter how extraordinary that voice may be, is enough to create a cohesive whole. I’ve been biting my tongue as the list of collaborators grew and grew, hoping that Adam worked with someone in some sort of executive producer capacity to cherry pick the songs that would work together as a whole and make the extra effort to find some sort of key elements or common ground in each tune, like the electronic influences or the lyrical content…

    Well, I’m not an expert but seems like the title, For Your Entertainment, says it all… something for everyone… dance beats like Fever for the club goers and music lovers in general who like to shake their booties & Soaked for those wanting to hear soaring lyrics that Adam sings oh so well…

    Although Adam has been influenced by other artists, I think he has molded this CD into something not only current, but with a brand new sound. I predicted 4 hits off his very first CD even before hearing the Amazon.com UK clips. I am standing even more firmly behind my prediction after hearing the snippets. 8)

  215. SUE B: Besides Music Again, which I JUST DO NOT LIKE

    Sue, I like this one enough for both of us!

  216. Snippets!! I love them! I love him! Now 11/23 seems almost unreachable and yet, it’s only 20 days away. sigh……

    Fever and Music Again struck me as my faves. Loaded Smile and Soaked I loved too. I am soooooo excited for this album. I really hope it shows up in my mailbox on the 23rd or I may find myself with two copies….

  217. Did you catch the lyrics in SureFireWinners? I was born with glitter on my face, my baby clothes made of leather and lace.

    I want Adam make a visual presence of this one line of lyrics.

  218. Yeah, that’s where I’m falling as well. I don’t agree that the same voice singing all the songs, no matter how extraordinary that voice may be, is enough to create a cohesive whole. I’ve been biting my tongue as the list of collaborators grew and grew, hoping that Adam worked with someone in some sort of executive producer capacity to cherry pick the songs that would work together as a whole and make the extra effort to find some sort of key elements or common ground in each tune, like the electronic influences or the lyrical content. Maybe that will happen when we hear full length versions.

    I think you are going to be disappointed then. Adam has said from day 1 the album would be like this. You do not have to buy the album. I absolutely LOVE that he did this, and I am sure those that have realized long ago that the “album” as we know it is deader than a doornail will love it too.

    Kings Of Leon is the first album I bought in years. i bought it because I loved three songs on it. I was actually pretty disappointed with the rest because after the first three songs ( Sex On Fire, Use Somebody, and Notion) the rest started to be TOO cohesive- they all sounded alike. i don’t think Adam is going to have this problem at all.

  219. 4evrmomof4
    11/03/2009 at 11:34 am

    can anyone find out how come itunes is not selling FYE yet, is that kind of strange to everyone? Is it a marketing strategy? call me confused’ ¦..

    Well call me pissed off….I cannot believe that someone has not addressed this issue yet. At least tell us there was a mistake and then when it will be on Itunes or Amazon.

  220. WOW!!!!!!

    The snippets are awesome!! Can’t wait for the album!!

    Congratulations Adam, you have surpassed my expectations!!!

  221. mmb
    11/03/2009 at 11:22 am

    I wonder if we could even get consensus on what the ‘glam stuff’  is. (and that’s not a bad thing, necessarily)

    I would say Music Again, Strut, Sure Fire Winners and Fever all have a glam vibe

    Exactly what I was going to say mmb. I wrote on my list one more, If I Had You.

  222. Did you catch the lyrics in SureFireWinners? I was born with glitter on my face, my baby clothes made of leather and lace.”

    Yes! Love that. The man is a genius and this album rocks. I really think it is the best first effort to ever come out of an Idol alum. I love how there really is something for everyone here. He did not disappoint.

  223. can anyone find out how come itunes is not selling FYE yet, is that kind of strange to everyone? Is it a marketing strategy? call me confused’ ¦..

    Well call me pissed off’ ¦.I cannot believe that someone has not addressed this issue yet. At least tell us there was a mistake and then when it will be on Itunes or Amazon.

    I’d like to know what’s going on too. Why is everything always so confused when it comes to releasing Adam’s songs? They give a bunch of dates which all turn out to be wrong and then nothing happens.

  224. “FYE, Music Again, and Sure Fire Winners, are very popular as well, in the BEP/Kanye West/.Jamie Foxx/GaGa way.”

    Wow, I really disagree with this. Those songs have no urban edge to them at all. That may be a problem for them in getting radio play. The rock stuff may do better on HAC but again it might lack some edge.

    I like the album but I would not say it has surefire hits in it. Of course, based on snippets, it’s pretty useless to make any predictions. ;)

    Was it officially announced that FYE was going to iTunes? I know today is the Top 40 adds date for sure.

  225. Just listened to all the snippets and I am thrilled with what I heard. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but this album has exceeded my expectations. Exactly what Adam promised !!

    Really amazed that almost every snippet sounds like something I will like. Need to hear the full versions, of course, but still, based on what I heard so far, Adam is going to put out a great debut album

    Didn’t think he would be able to pull it off, BUT HE DID !!!
    Adam’s voice is truly amazing and it is not over processed, not at all.

    The line-up is great and TfM fits in at the end, perfectly.

    Now I need to go back and listen again , and again, and again.

    By the way, Broken Open is just gorgeous !

  226. The songs I’d like to check out:

    -Whatta ya want from me (I’m biased – Pink can do no wrong lol)
    -Soaked (both the Muse and Adam versions)
    -Fever (I liked the way he put on an affected lower vox on the verse but am not into the electronica’d chorus. OTOH I looooooved the more stripped down ladygaga version – first time I liked anything I’ve heard from her so far)
    -Sleepwalker
    -Broken Open

  227. Judging by how “Adam” this album is sounding, based on the wee snatches we get to hear right now, I have no doubt that before long, our Glittery Boy will, indeed, get to have flames coming out of his f*cking head! He’ll just say the word, and the folks at 19 will call Bob Mackey to create a custom-made, bedazzled flaming headdress. And it will be Good. :D

    So excited and happy for Adam! And, although I don’t have any real right to be, I am very proud of him. Well done, Adam.

    I really think that L’Oreal or someone needs to get him to push their hair dyes. If anyone personifies the power of a head full of black and blue hair, it’s Adam. Not sure that any of this would have happened for him if he still looked like Opie Taylor. Shallow, maybe, and I’m not necessarily proud of myself for thinking it, but I think it might be true. He was born with that voice, and good on him for having the savvy to package it in pretty/edgy/sexy/glittery/leathery wrappings!

  228. I would say Music Again, Strut, Sure Fire Winners and Fever all have a glam vibe

    I would third or fourth this. Sure Fire Winners sounds like a song he would have performed in The Zodiac Show. I can just picture him in some bespangled, bedazzled and beleathered outfit. The Queen influences in Music Again are unmistakable.

    To me, If I Had You is more clubby, dancey and I completely agree with whoever said this song is ripe for a dance remix. By the way, did Kara G. and Greg Wells really write If I Had You? I know they’re listed as the writers but I wasn’t sure if that had been irrefutably confirmed.

  229. I can’t remember the last time I bought a cd and loved every single song on it. But For Your Entertainment is going to change that; I can tell already. It’s almost impossible to pick a favorite song because they are all so good and so different and offer something for every taste and mood. And his voice is amazing on every single one! OMG, November 23rd needs to get here RIGHT NOW!

  230. When I listen to Whataya Want From Me, I do not hear Adam; I only hear Pink. I don’t feel this way for Lady GaGa’s song, Fever. It completely works for Adam.

  231. Was it officially announced that FYE was going to iTunes? I know today is the Top 40 adds date for sure.

    The email sent to AdamOfficial registered members on Friday 10/30/09:

    The single will make it’s way to iTunes, Amazon and other retailers within the next week…

  232. I love every snippet, with the exception of Whataya Want From Me. The snippet makes it sound a little generic. Thank Ra the debut single was FYE and not this one. Although I like TFM, it really doesn’t belong on this album, however.

    This is exactly what I expected from Adam. Current, siiiiick, and his voice – omg, just swoon.

  233. onlinepastrychef

    He was born with that voice, and good on him for having the savvy to package it in pretty/edgy/sexy/glittery/leathery wrappings!

    Amen!

  234. The single will make it’s way to iTunes, Amazon and other retailers within the next week’ ¦

    Did their minds fail collectively?

  235. listen: The line-up is great and TfM fits in at the end, perfectly.

    It really does, doesn’t it? Based on what little we knew up till the release of FYE and then the stark difference between TFM and FYE, I assumed it would stick out like a sore thumb, but it really seems to fit right in, after all. That’s vocal virtuosity for ya.

    Cannot wait for the AMAs!! Forget Flaming Headress – think Flaming Codpiece!! It doesn’t even have to be lit to be smokin’ HOT!!

  236. I can’t believe I am addicted to these 30 sec. snippets!

    Fever has to be the 2nd single, it is insane.

    I am also loving Sleepwalker, Whataya Want From Me, and Aftermath more and more each time.

    Broken Open is beautiful, as is Soaked (love Muse)

    And, I can’t believe that I actually really like Music Again which, from Lyndsey’s description, I expected to hate. It has such a fun vibe–definitely hear Queen/Mika

  237. I think you are going to be disappointed then. Adam has said from day 1 the album would be like this. You do not have to buy the album. I absolutely LOVE that he did this, and I am sure those that have realized long ago that the ‘album’  as we know it is deader than a doornail will love it too.

    Maybe I will be disappointed, and maybe I won’t buy the album and just download a couple singles. Maybe Adam and the label would be thrilled with that anyway. That’s fine. I have been holding off expressing my concerns over the whole “the voice ties it together” idea hoping my gut feeling was wrong. Whatevs. It doesn’t change my opinion that Adam is a fearless, dynamic performer and I will be there to plunk down mah money when he tours. But I gotta say, reports of the “album’s” death have been greatly exaggerated. I’d like to think someone somewhere will always care about the album as a concept rather than a marketing tool for a bunch of singles. Kinda reminds me of the people who used to say that episodic well crafted TV drama was dead and reality shows would completely take over television. It hasn’t happened yet, and the two still coexist.

    RE: Purple Rain comparisons…Prince wrote that entire album with his band. Yeah, it’s a fusion of his core funkadelic sound with some pop and rock influences, but the driving creative force throughout the album is all Prince.

  238. BeckyMD
    11/03/2009 at 11:57 am

    The single will make it’s way to iTunes, Amazon and other retailers within the next week’ ¦

    Did their minds fail collectively?

    Must have because when Adam was on Ryan’s Show he said it would be available on Itunes on Nov 2. I wish someone would say something…MJ or Kristen have you guys heard anything from your contacts about what’s going on?

  239. SLEEPWALKER

    OUTSIDE THE RAIN’S FALLING DOWN
    THERE’S NOT A DROP THAT HITS ME
    SCREAM AT THE SKY BUT NO SOUND
    IS LEAVING MY LIPS

    IT’S LIKE I CAN’T EVEN FEEL
    AFTER THE WAY YOU TOUCH ME
    I’M NOT ASLEEP I’M NOT AWAKE
    AFTER THE WAY YOU LOVE ME

    I CAN’T TURN THIS AROUND

    I really like this song. The lyrics is beautify.

  240. MJ must be off squeeing, too, since she hasn’t even noticed that her headline is misspelled – we’re missing an “n” in Entertainment.

  241. I love every snippet, with the exception of Whataya Want From Me

    This was my least favorite on first listen, but after a few more, I think it could be a radio hit…like it much more on subsequent listens….I can’t say it enough, I just love what I have heard so far…really exceeds any expectations that i had

  242. But I gotta say, reports of the ‘album’s’  death have been greatly exaggerated. I’d like to think someone somewhere will always care about the album as a concept rather than a marketing tool for a bunch of singles.

    I think you might have misunderstood me sunchick. I said the album “as we know it” is dead . I am sure there are some really good bands out there that will have a great cohesive album from beginning to end, but people for the most part listen to mixes now, not albums. Hell, I can’t even get my kids to listen to a whole SONG anymore, lol. I think I can probably name on one ( maybe two if I try hard) hand how many albums I have loved from beginning to end ( excluding the whole 70’s era, which produced a whole shitload of them).

  243. interesting tweet-get your cell phones ready:

    @RCAMusic Want the latest @adamlambert text updates? Text ‘lambert’ to 66937! — #4yourentertainment

  244. The single will make it’s way to iTunes, Amazon and other retailers within the next week’ ¦

    Did their minds fail collectively?

    To be fair, “within the next week” runs through this coming Friday :)

  245. I’ll love all of them until I play them so much I can’t listen any more.
    I listened to “Mad World” night & day for 3 weeks. I couldn’t listen, again,
    until the tour performance where he teared up. So I got hooked to that particular performance.

  246. MTV review based on the snippets’“ Love the photo they used:

    http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1625390/20091103/lambert_adam_american_idol_.jhtml

    Nice review! I see that Rivers Cuomo wrote “Pick U Up,” which partly explains why I like it so much (Weeeeezer’s new album drops today, and they are playing in Boston next month; I might go to see them).

    This is the picture I wanted on the album cover. lol As if… ;)

    ETA: Whata Want from Me is one of my favorites. Remember, I am of the slower ballad/mid-tempo song framework (MW!!!). But no complaints, except for Music Again. Just no.

    No add’l adds yet today? :(

  247. These snippets all sound great but I really want to hear the full songs before I chose. Sometimes full soungs sound better and sometimes the snippet is the best part of the song, not that I think that will happen. It’s all good and I can hardly wait to get my hands on this album. And add me to the bunch who are glad this album is so diverse. I haven’t bought many albums for the last few years because if you buy one or two songs, you know what they all sound like.

  248. Love it all not surprisingly, but particularly like the music that has attitude–Fever and Strut. I love the “with attitude” Adam. In fact, I REALLY like Fever. Lady Gaga is a fabulous songwriter. So glad they included this tune. It should do great on radio.

    Music Again so reminds me of Mika at the beginning. Mika’s most recent album is fab–so well produced. You can definitely hear the Queen/Freddy Mercury influence in Mika’s work the same way you can in FYE. It all links together.

    Can’t wait for the full album. I’m surprised there isn’t more elctro pop sound in here. I think this was the identity crisis Adam was referring to when the tour was done. WLL was so well received on tour, I think he went more in a rock direction here than electro pop. That being said, I love FYE as the first single. It’s a great manifesto for what is to come!

  249. I like so many but Soaked is my fav besides FYE – Aftermath is up there for me too – just cannot wait for this cd

  250. Wow! I am actually blown away by these song snippets. I really feel like Adam lived up to every promise he made. The songs are totally different and showcase different parts of his range and taste. I particularly enjoyed Pick U Up, Sleepwalker, Fever and I kind of feel a big sobfest coming on when I hear Soaked in it’s entirety. Could his voice sound more beautiful? I think not. WTF iTunes?

  251. I’m very impressed to see everybody is loving this album, but when Lady GaGa was on Idol nobody liked her or her music, when Adam is her male version, and I mean it in the whole extension of the concept (the exaggeration, the androginy looks, the electro retro pop sound), Red One really wanted to make a GaGa clone, and he has truly achieved it.

    Es for his debut album, it’s not that bad, I really like some of the songs like Whataya Want From Me (My favorite by far), Sleepwalker, Pick U Up and Sure Fire Wins. I’m sure he’s going to do well with FYE.

  252. OMG, Soaked and Music Again, djfkdkdljfldjfslfjdedfjdkf!!!! I got chills and goosebump listening to 10 seconds of Soaked and I wasn’t even a Muse fan who liked the demo. Sleepwalker is my other favorite, so radio friendly and I love the One Republic sound. Gosh, what a relief, I seriously love everything I heard. Way to go Adam.

  253. Red One really wanted to make a GaGa clone, and he has truly achieved it.

    Except that there doesn’t seem to be any songs produced by RedOne on this album…

  254. I love FYE as the first single. It’s a great manifesto for what is to come!

    YES!!! That’s why I love FYE so much. I just grin like an idiot when Adam sings “Can you handle what I’m ’bout to do?” IMO, this is the REAL meaning of the song. It was the ideal selection and now I’m weak from listening to these snippets.(LOL) The only thing I would change is the album cover. Yep, I still can’t get into it. Everything else – perfection.

  255. Posted this in headlines, but it belongs here too!

    Great article from MTV featuring Rivers Cuomo and Adam mentions:

    From Rivers: Then I was invited to sit in with Adam Lambert and watch him sing, and he was checking out the song. And as it turns out, he came up with a few ideas for it for himself, changed the melody around, suggested some lyric changes and before you knew it, I was writing a song with Adam Lambert.”

    And I loved this quote from him:

    Cuomo clearly enjoyed his time with Lambert and was phenomenally impressed with his instrument. “He has the most amazing voice. It’s exactly the kind of voice I convince myself I have on my best day, but of course I’m nowhere near that amazing,” he said.

    http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1625387/20091103/lambert_adam_american_idol_.jhtml

  256. This sounds like a rehash of bad 70’s & 80’s music…. *shivers*

    with an attempt to put a few ‘beats’ here and there… and yup lots of over production.

    exatcly what I assumed from the cover..

    Next.

  257. Tweets are REALLY positive, like this:

    HannaBec @adamlambert your voice on Music Again is gonna kill me…wow. Freddy resurrected, only better! Also LOVE Soaked & Sure Fire Winners!! â™ ¥Ã¢â„¢ ¥Ã¢â„¢ ¥

  258. Except, I don’t think Red One has anything on this album. Definitely think there was a change in direction somewhere along the way, and a decision to go more “rock,” with the inclusion of Cavallo, Bensen, even Teddar. I, for one, am glad.

  259. Loving “soaked”, but the rest is just too much for me. Happy for Adam though.

  260. I have never been one to buy albums just to run up an artists sales but I must say that I would have no problem gifting this album to almost everyone I know because I am confident there there would be more than one song that each recipient would love; well, except perhaps for my dad who really only listens to Grande Ole Opry, but even then he loves me and would listen once just to find out what kind of music I like. And what kind of music do I like…..all of this!

  261. golcook
    11/03/2009 at 12:19 pm
    I’m very impressed to see everybody is loving this album, but when Lady GaGa was on Idol nobody liked her or her music, when Adam is her male version, and I mean it in the whole extension of the concept (the exaggeration, the androginy looks, the electro retro pop sound), Red One really wanted to make a GaGa clone, and he has truly achieved it.

    Funny, because we don’t even know if Redone has a producing credit on the album. Who’s “nobody”?? I fricken loved Lady Gaga when she performed on Idol. I like someone who’s artistic and brave creatively. Beats the dreck that’s so prevalent on Idol most of the time.

  262. I must be one of the few who does not like Strut. Not liking the Pink song much either. Really like the rest. Can’t stop having Fever on repeat. He sounds so yummy….sorry, can’t think of another word right now. Still on repeat.

  263. but when Lady GaGa was on Idol nobody liked her or her music

    huh? who’s nobody? I love Lady GaGa.

    Red One really wanted to make a GaGa clone, and he has truly achieved it.

    – As far as I know Red One did not produce ANY of these tracks
    – Other than the GaGa written Fever, none of these tunes sound remotely like Lady GaGa
    – What Adam has most in common with Lady GaGa is a love of pop music and glam performance. Neither of which is a bad thing in my book.

  264. This album sounds like ALL Adam to me.

    Yes!!! I agree with this completely, 4Msrmyn. Especially if you’ve listened to any of Adam’s pre-idol work, these snippets sound like he’s put all the influences he loves on this album! You can’t completely tell from snippets, but that’s one thing I had no doubt about listening to the snippets, it’s Adam!! I was so afraid, based on the info from people here who have been entrenched in Idol for so long, that Adam’s vision or description of what his album would be like would get tamped down or stifled. I’m so glad from the snippets that it seems like that wasn’t the case!!

    ^^THIS! Yes – I know all too well how blandified and lame some of the AI first albums can be – and I’m often underwhelmed even when my favs are involved. Adam is so further out there to begin with than any other previous AI alum (with the possible exception of Blake) that I was really really nervous about how blandified 19 would make his album.

    But it really, surprisingly, sounds like 19 gave him a lot of free reign to do it his way – these songs really do sound SO Adam to me :-) Love it.

  265. other sample tweets:

    classichits7sd #music Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Calls Adam Lambert’s Voice ‘Amazing’ http://bit.ly/1MGPeg #classichits7bu 2 minutes ago from twitterfeed

    Yazamatazz OMFGGGGGGGGG i NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED to buy Adam Lambert’s album!! :O:O:O:O 8 minutes ago from web

    Twixter_GL @adamlambert #4YourEntertainment is quite good! Love the starting. The chorus is quite melodic. The single artwork looks outrageous 8 minutes ago from web

    purplecow17 Adam Lambert’s new single is not what I was expecting at all, but it’s insanely catchy and pretty awesome. less than a minute ago from txt

  266. In fact, I REALLY like Fever. Lady Gaga is a fabulous songwriter. So glad they included this tune. It should do great on radio.

    Gaga is fab writer. She has a great ear for melody and lyric. But her voice is subpar. That song needed to be tricked out and Adam did that!

    Music Again so reminds me of Mika at the beginning. Mika’s most recent album is fab’“so well produced. You can definitely hear the Queen/Freddy Mercury influence in Mika’s work the same way you can in FYE. It all links together.

    Definately! I really like Music Again. The voice is Mika-esque and the back-up vocals give the strong Queen flavor.

    Can’t wait for the full album. I’m surprised there isn’t more elctro pop sound in here. I think this was the identity crisis Adam was referring to when the tour was done. WLL was so well received on tour, I think he went more in a rock direction here than electro pop. That being said, I love FYE as the first single. It’s a great manifesto for what is to come!

    There is a heavy electronic element. The fact one can’t point to a song a say “electropop” means that Adam has taken away alot of the cheese in that category. There is a heavy rock sound. And I think that is why Adam is having an identity crisis. When you do something new or fused it’s hard to pick a label for yourself. I think it has very little to do with the reception of WLL or alienating his fans. He has always been very open about the type of music he wants to try. I think he’s just shocked that people are gobbling it up. :)

  267. BeckyMD, be still my heart. Sleepwalker. Sigh.

    @OhFerras is getting inundated with tweets (including one from yours truly). Aimee is in South Africa, so I guess she’s busy on a safari. ;) Nothing from Ely or Alisan yet.

    ljsmack, I will trade you Music Again for Sleepwalker and Broken Up. ;)

  268. Adam’s first single, I admit, was terrible. I am hearing so many different sounds from this album that other artists have done. For example, I’m hearing

    Katy Perry (If I Had You sounds like Hot’n’Cold)
    Flo-Rida (I think it was Strut, but it sounds like Right Round)
    *NSYNC (Surefire Winners made me think of some songs they did, like It’s Gonna Be Me).

    May not be as original and electro-opus as Lyndsey Parker put it, but is it worth the buy? This Kris fan says hell yes. Based on those 30 second snippets, it may not be the most original sound like we were expecting from Adam, but it’s pretty eclectic. I think most people can like at least 2 songs from the album. For me, so far, I really love tracks 3-7 and 13 (And of course TFM). I don’t really like FYE or If I Had You, though. I’ll have to listen to the rest of them at some point, but I was expecting more electro-rock. I’m glad my expectations were wrong because personally I hate that type of music.

    When can we preorder this on iTunes?

  269. I think FYE will do very well as it is/will be pimped to death. Heck it has to do well to make a profit. This level of well known contributors does not come cheap. Upon a second listening to the clips I can pick out one or two songs that are growing on me.
    I wish Adam well but it’s also good to keep in mind that this blog (and in fact snobby music reviewers as a whole) is not representative of the general public.

  270. Love the snippets and cannot wait for the full versions! Adam has certainly delivered on all my expectations for his first album. I personally enjoy the more glam upbeat songs! I still am surprised at how many of the songs I think are going to be great hits.

  271. bjames
    11/03/2009 at 12:23 pm

    Loving ‘soaked’ , but the rest is just too much for me. Happy for Adam though.

    I got good laugh at this because, while I adore what I hear of Soaked in the snippet, it’s so perfectly theatrically Adam, that it’s the type of song that I would expect people to say is “too much for them”. Yours was just a bit startling of an opinion.

  272. I cannot recall anyone who actually stated that FYE would go to iTunes on a specific date. I think it was a collective theory that went viral.

    Sure Fire Winners has me completely and totally hooked. I have listened to it a few more times and I am not sure I will survive until Nov. 23…. lol

    I love them all. Cannot complain about any of them. Maybe when I hear the entire song, but for right now, I’m happy feet.

  273. I think this is going to be a fun, dancable album. I think Adam is delivering what he promised. My fave from the snippets is Sure Fire Winners, sounds like a very fun song. I am intrigued by Broken Open and its stated 5 min length.

  274. Nice to hear some snippets!

    After a few listenings I agree with their single choice. I think Strut should be the second single, love the guitar in that one (Orianthi?).

    Whatever my personal taste, this album is clearly totally Adam. A little too retro here and there for my taste, and I don’t like the drums on Soaked.

    Like Strut, Soaked, Fever, Sleepwalker. Totally hate If I Had You, can’t stand europop.

  275. In fact, I REALLY like Fever. Lady Gaga is a fabulous songwriter. So glad they included this tune. It should do great on radio.

    Gaga is some kind of genius. I had a feeling I was going to love Fever and I do.

  276. But no complaints, except for Music Again. Just no.

    LOL – suebrody. My reaction to Music Again is sorta like my reaction to the album cover – I love it for being Adam (and as a Queen fan, I do love Adam’s vocals on it, plus the sound of the song), but I think it’s more of one of those “for Adam fans only” things – in terms of probably not being able to reach out to as many new fans because it’s an older sound. Just my take on it.

  277. A loaded smile is my fav. also love broken open and sleepwalker. hate all the electro pop sound that sounds like pretty much everyone. i want songs that showcase adam’s voice and make me feel something (i am not necessarily a ballad fan but all the electro sound makes me feel dead inside, even if it has a great rhythm. )

  278. OMG-

    Tweeting about rumors Adam is ‘with’ Ferras:

    ProjectQAtlanta Adam Lambert single out, but is he a ‘Single Lady’?: He apparently borrowed Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’  glove for.. http://bit.ly/3uHgW6 2 minutes ago from twitterfeed

  279. OhFerras RT @lambertloverrrr: @adamlambert @ohferras Aftermath = genius!! Can’t wait to hear the full song, it’s gonna be a HIT! 3 minutes ago from UberTwitter

  280. This sounds like a rehash of bad 70’s & 80’s music’ ¦. *shivers*

    with an attempt to put a few ‘beats’ here and there’ ¦ and yup lots of over production.

    exatcly what I assumed from the cover..

    Next.

    Clay – is that you?

  281. I wish Adam well but it’s also good to keep in mind that this blog (and in fact snobby music reviewers as a whole) is not representative of the general public.

    So true, but who is digging Adam at the moment:

    MTV
    LA Times
    Yahoo Music
    EW
    Rolling Stone
    Details Magazine

    And I’m forgetting a host of others. FYE is getting radio play, winning head to heads on stations, and I don’t think it’s the best song on the album. The album may not sell 5mil copies, ala Daughtry, and it probably won’t, but who does? This album is going to do very well, and I am not just basing this on my love of Adam. This is so different than a typical Idol album it’s not even funny.

    BTW, Mary, as usual we agree. :)

  282. I’ve transcribed all the new song lyrics as best I could at Planet Fierce. If anyone has corrections, please post them over there or tweet me.

    Included are lyrics from snippets of Music Again, Whataya Want From Me, Strut, Sure Fire Winners, A Loaded Smile, If I Had You, Pick U Up, Sleepwalker, Aftermath and Broken Open.

    Full lyrics for FYE, Soaked and Fever previously posted.

    Planet Fierce link: http://bit.ly/1iP1SP

  283. The more I listen to the snippets, the more I like the album. (Glad I pre-purchased it! ) Most of all, I LOVE “SOAKED.” I listened to it over and over by Muse. But with Adam, I listen AND shiver. His voice — with that acoustic background is so full and rich. He is so versatile. No doubt he is THE singer of this decade. And I am looking forward to seeing his video and tour performances and how he renders these songs… for our entertainment

  284. wow! adam’s album is like a box full of assorted chocolates. some dark and gloomy, some crunchy and yummy and some smooth and sweet :)

    as expected i loved all the slow songs, especially sleepwalker, aftermath and broken one. i didn’t like fever much which everyone is crazy about and others are pretty catchy tunes. will buy some of the singles but not the album.

    happy adam snippet day :)

  285. So true, but who is digging Adam at the moment:

    MTV
    LA Times
    Yahoo Music
    EW
    Rolling Stone
    Details Magazine

    Don’t forget our friends at RockStar GlamStar RockStar Weekly!! They must be lovin’ this – they can keep their masthead and still love them some Adam!!! YAY!!!!

    Dan at RSW, are y’all squeeing right now along with the rest of us???

  286. I don’t think I’ve loved snippets so much before. I’m seriously anticipating this album in a way I haven’t in awhile. It’s exactly like Adam described it and suits him so well.

    Now, I’m not that big of an Idol fan and I remember the long-time fans telling me that this album would just be typical and bland, but from what I can tell, it’s most definitely not and RCA really responded to Adam as an artist.

  287. YEAH:

    Globerts YES! @adamlambert ‘s ‘Time for Miracles’ is NO.1 on @Radio_913 Hot 30 & ‘For Your Entertainment’ debuted at No.25 after 1 day of voting! 5 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    In case anyone is wondering, this is Singapore Radio

  288. “A Loaded Smile” is killing me. The lyrics are so poignant,
    I Never felt so satisfied
    Everything falls into place
    But I feel I need more time
    And Yeah, I know my life has changed
    But Honestly, I don’t know if we’ll survive

    Adam co-wrote this song and it really makes me feel he is talking about him and Drake. His voice is just so sexy.

  289. The album may not sell 5mil copies, ala Daughtry, and it probably won’t, but who does? This album is going to do very well,

    The album is not going to sell 5 million copies because nobody is, even Taylor Swift is still at 4 mil and something. LOL.

    Still, I can’t tell what Adam will do from the snippets. Y’all are braver than me in that regard. If he goes on to be this year’s Gaga, we are looking at something around 2 million domestically I think (1.5 plus idol fans), and 2 or 3 double/triple platinum singles. I’m not prepared to call all of THAT.

    He should do well though. I still think he’s going to have a good Christmas season.

    Also, the album sounds very electro influenced to me from the snippets. Yes he’s doing the glam rock thing but it does sound like they attempted to modernize it. I can’t tell how well they pulled it off until I hear the whole songs. It is retro sounding to me so far, but that can be good or bad depending on how you play it. I’m really interested in hearing the whole thing now!

  290. I’m very impressed to see everybody is loving this album, but when Lady GaGa was on Idol nobody liked her or her music, when Adam is her male version, and I mean it in the whole extension of the concept (the exaggeration, the androginy looks, the electro retro pop sound),

    I think Lady Gaga’s track record this year for hitting the top of the charts would suggest otherwise.

  291. Just from these snippets, I can already tell that there is not one song on this album that I’m going to hate. I love them all for different reasons but my favorites so far would have to be…

    Whataya Want From Me
    Strut
    Soaked (this one had me bawling)
    If I Had You
    Fever
    Sleepwalker
    Aftermath
    Pick U Up

  292. I agree, Soaked sounds amazing. fall into over drama perhaps but amazing. that’s adam’s voice, yey!

  293. halfie
    11/03/2009 at 12:52 pm
    I had the same thought when I listed to Loaded Smile, aa6188892

    I’m with you guys – I LOVE A Loaded Smile.

  294. I must say that I would have no problem gifting this album to almost everyone I know because I am confident there there would be more than one song that each recipient would love

    ^^^ ITA with this. I just have to figure out which version to buy!

  295. Just from these snippets, I can already tell that there is not one song on this album that I’m going to hate. I love them all for different reasons but my favorites so far would have to be’ ¦

    ITA – just like what Adam did on AI – so many sides of him are on display – just so much versatility! On AI, I loved the ballads, the funk, the rock, the sexiness, the soaring vocals, the tenderness, all of it on display in different songs.

    With this album, you get a new (as in new songs) version of all of that.

  296. Adam co-wrote this song and it really makes me feel he is talking about him and Drake. His voice is just so sexy.

    Thx for getting the words. I feel he is talking to Drake also. I feel that he really loved Drake.

  297. I just have to figure out which version to buy!

    LOL! Based on all the different versions I’ve heard about (itunes, amazon, AO deluxe, etc.) I’m guessing I’ll have 5 different albums by default before it’s all done ;-)

  298. anthrogeek
    11/03/2009 at 12:46 pm

    Don’t forget our friends at RockStar GlamStar RockStar Weekly!! They must be lovin’ this ‘“ they can keep their masthead and still love them some Adam!!! YAY!!!!

    Dan at RSW, are y’all squeeing right now along with the rest of us???

    LOL Anthro (do you still have your trike in reverse?!) — I just checked RSW and it doesn’t look like they’ve picked up the snippets yet…hmmm, maybe you send him a link to the snippets as a peace offering.

  299. Adam co-wrote this song and it really makes me feel he is talking about him and Drake. His voice is just so sexy.

    Thx for getting the words. I feel he is talking to Drake also. I feel that he really loved Drake.

    I don’t want to get into Adam’s personal life but this is probably a good guess after seeing how Linda Perry writes songs. She talked on Pink’s BTM special how she pretty much had Pink just sit down and sing her life story to her.

  300. What a great morning! I actually love all the snippets, too — except maybe the Pink song, although it isn’t bad, just my least favorite.

    I love everything about Music Again *except* the lyrics. I loathe the lyrics. They make that snippet sound cheesy, but maybe they’ll be better once I can hear the entire song.

    I agree that Aftermath could be a David Cook song. I want him to cover it now.

    Pick U Up is growing on me.

    My favorites are Soaked (big Muse fan – no surprise there) and Fever (not a Gaga fan, so that is a big surprise to me). I am a huge fan of those two songs. Can’t wait for the full versions!

  301. awesome stuff:

    stckunderwheels OMGFUCKINGSHIT. I HEARD #4YourEntertainment ON FINNISH RADIO less than a minute ago from web

  302. zuper
    11/03/2009 at 12:59 pm

    Where do I go to buy the concert tickets! :)

    This is all I want to know now also! When is the concert? Gonna start planning my outfit now!

  303. I love love love how unabashedly, unapologetically retro Music Again is! It’s especially ballsy to have it lead the collection!

    Same for Broken Open and TFM, very 80s.

    TFM really stands out as the one where I can really hear the Adam I heard and floved on AI. I guess rock power ballads have a way of really showcasing a voice, regardless of how schmaltzy they can often be.

    I can see Sleepwalker, Strut, and FYE doing well on the radio. Very current music. FYE is so totally Britney/Rihanna.

    The Pink song fails. It would sound much better with Pink singing it.

    Hate the title “Sure Fire Winners”, so lame, but then again, so many good songs have lame titles… I can totally hear this remixed by DJs at discos & nightclubs.

    I wonder if the full version of Fever has the piano element that Gaga’s version had? IMO the piano gave it that extra elton-john louisiana-funk element that made it so special. Clearly Adam’s vocals & affectations gave it that extra oomph it needed.

    Strong work Adam! I love how all the idols are getting their game going now… exciting!

  304. @brian_mansfield

    @suebrody1 @randomizemeWP They do kinda whet the appetite, don’t they?9 minutes ago from web

    Two thumbs up from Brian, who said he wasn’t wild about FYE in a tweet to me this morning…

    brian_mansfield

    @suebrody1 My anti-hype reflex is kicking in, but I like #4yourentertainment okay. Don’t think it’s going to change the world or anything.about 4 hours ago from web

    WTG, Brian!!

  305. LOL Anthro (do you still have your trike in reverse?!) ‘” I just checked RSW and it doesn’t look like they’ve picked up the snippets yet’ ¦hmmm, maybe you send him a link to the snippets as a peace offering.

    Still exhausted from backpedaling, Janus! Lets’s give RSW Dan a little time to catch his breath from all the squeeing and flailing and see what new masthead they come up with now – my suggestion: AdamStar DAILY!!!

  306. So we get the snippets as smoke and mirrors to For Your Entertainment not being available on Itunes….Though I love many of the snippets I am not distracted….I still want an answer to why FYE the single is not available as we were told it would be. I mean if it has been changed to Friday or next week…Just tell us. Adam winning head to head contest on radio stations means that more then just AI/Adam stans are liking the song…Waiting to make it available is going to lose sales. IMHO….I just want some sort of answer from someone who is the know!…Again Love what I hear from the snippets but will not make a final judgment until I hear all the songs in their entirety.

  307. there was some anonymous poster on Yes.com who said that itunes will not have fye available until next week to give it more time on radio !st so it makes a bigger splash on itunes

    since poster was anonymous, I would take this with a HUGE grain of salt..

    MJ, could you find out why FYE not available on itunes?

  308. I still want an answer to why FYE the single is not available

    Here’s a wild guess. They don’t have to give iTunes a cut when people drop $1.29 on adamofficial?

  309. I think I’m in love with these samples .. it’s always difficult to judge on such short clips but I can honestly say there isn’t one where I thought “hmmm not sure I like that one” … some stand out to me more than others but on the whole I think I’m going to love this album. It certainly seems to be just how Adam described it .. there’s a definite glam rock feel to it .. but updated to a more modern dance/club/pop sound .. plus I can hear the rock elements and there seems to be a couple of very lovey ballads.

    Music Again is soooooooooooooo Justin Hawkins and The Darkness and I would give my first born to hear the full version of Soaked .. his voice sounds beautiful on it and they don’t seem to have left the vulnerability there that Matt Bellamy had on his demo.

    I’m also loving the song of Sure Fire Winners .. from the sample the first thing I hear is “We Are The Champions with a We Will Rock You beat” .. then you get a similar beat to Robbie William’s “Bodies” .. and as a huge Robbie fan who loves that song that just makes me love it more.

    Here’s Robbie’s “Bodies” to show what I mean .. it has the same beat and kind of talky/rap vibe to the lyrics

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjA8iJxDOnE

    I was a bit worried about what Adam will come up with but I’m a happy bunny today .. and now can’t wait to hop “down the rabbit hole”

  310. I wish Adam well but it’s also good to keep in mind that this blog (and in fact snobby music reviewers as a whole) is not representative of the general public.

    NOT saying that this album will sell 1 million copies but just to illustrate:

    If only 0.5% of Americans buy this album that is 1.6 million albums sold — so it would be nice if the “general public” likes this album — but if’s still OK if only the “Kewl Kids” buy it.

  311. Pick U Up is growing on me.

    Me too. I think this one definitely requires the whole song in context. I suspect there might be a lot of sound variety on the song that we aren’t getting in the snippet.

  312. OK. This is embarrassing. I really don’t want to sound like an over-invested fan so I keep listening for something that I don’t like. No luck just yet. Maybe when the full versions come out …

  313. another great review:

    Jenny_Ray Album Preview: Adam Lambert ‘“ For Your Entertainment: Pop, rock, glam and everything in between meets on Adam L.. http://bit.ly/1vKslO 7 minutes ago from twitterfeed

  314. I haven’t listened to Kris’ snippets, or the clips with crappy audio from the tailgate party. And I’m not going to listen to these. Waiting for the real things. So there!

  315. Me too. I think this one definitely requires the whole song in context.

    I have the same thought. Parts of some of the songs sound promising, but incomplete (no kidding with a 30 sec snippet ;-) )

    The best part is, the worst I can really say about ANY of the songs is that there more generic for something from ADAM. Nothing sounds bad, definitely, and even the generic sounds good :-)

  316. I still want an answer to why FYE the single is not available

    Just an online rumor — but from reliable sources — 19R/RCA decided to back off a couple of days because they had 3 other releases today — including Carrie’s album. And today is Carrie’s big news day with the GMA concert and all.

    This make sense but I am puzzled about the poor communication by 19 about the single release dates — first Kris’ date(s), then Alli’s single was for sale for 2 hours on iTunes (early), and now Adam’s FYE — all that they have offically said is that it will be sometime this week. (10/30/09 Email to AO members.)

    MJ, have you heard this from any of your sources.

  317. Actually, this does NOT make sense to me. You have record adds and radio stations have FYE to play, even if not in rotation. Listeners hear it, want to buy it, and…no. They have to go to AO? They have no idea what AO is.

    I still this is Epic Fail on RCA’s end, but then again, as noted, Why am I surprised?!

    ETA: I like Pick U Up a lot, but then again I am a big Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezer fan. :)

  318. I love the ridiculous lyrics of Sure Fire Winners

    “I was born with glitter on my face, my baby clothes made of leather and lace”

    …lol.. what a friggin cool baby he was

  319. NewFan
    11/03/2009 at 1:15 pm

    OK. This is embarrassing. I really don’t want to sound like an over-invested fan so I keep listening for something that I don’t like. No luck just yet. Maybe when the full versions come out ‘ ¦

    LOL. I did the same thing before making my first post and honestly even the ones on the low tier moved up in rank with each listen.

  320. Hilarious, poor guy has no clue:

    WhatsUpDoc12886 Did Adam Lambert not win American Idol? half a minute ago from twidroid

  321. Mary102

    11/03/2009 at 1:18 pm

    Me too. I think this one definitely requires the whole song in context.

    I have the same thought. Parts of some of the songs sound promising, but incomplete (no kidding with a 30 sec snippet ;-) )

    The best part is, the worst I can really say about ANY of the songs is that there more generic for something from ADAM. Nothing sounds bad, definitely, and even the generic sounds good :-)

    I am in total agreement with you….and I am a little upset right now (FYE single debacle) so if there was something I could find that was not good I would be pouncing on it…. ;-)

  322. Im getting an electro/pop feel from the snippest, w. a faint rock sound (no glam whatsoever). A bit of Cobra Starship in the production. Wait, didnt he work w. a guy responsible for Good Girls Go Bad? Maybe thats what im hearing. Im glad they tossed in a cpl of slower songs so we can actually hear his distinct voice. I curse the day autotune was made hip in the recording world.

    I wont even get started on 19 and their odds marketing strategy concerning all the idols (kris, allison, and adam). doesnt seem organized or focused.

  323. love the ridiculous lyrics of Sure Fire Winners

    ‘I was born with glitter on my face, my baby clothes made of leather and lace’ 

    ‘ ¦lol.. what a friggin cool baby he was

    For sure. But now I just want to find out what “all the girls in the club oughta know”

  324. will
    11/03/2009 at 1:17 pm
    I haven’t listened to Kris’ snippets, or the clips with crappy audio from the tailgate party. And I’m not going to listen to these. Waiting for the real things. So there!

    Will, I admire you. I didn’t listen to the Gaga or Muse demos because I didn’t want to hear the songs with someone else’s voice instead of Adam’s. But, I couldn’t resist the snippets. Squeeeee!!!!

  325. jim cantiello:

    Until then, let this hold you over. This is me: http://bit.ly/ZHyX327 minutes ago from web

    Whew! Just filed an over-the-top EPIC blog breaking down snippets. Now going to make a video for the bloggy. Standby! Flails coming your way28 minutes ago from web

    Of course Adam album snippets get posted when I’m stuck in the subway. #TheMTAOwesMeARefundOnLifeabout 4 hours ago from UberTwitter

  326. I cannot squee any more.

    So happy.

    [goes back to snuggling with snippets]

  327. My coworker had her 11 year-old daughter in the office. I played the snippets and the tween opinion was big thumbs up on three songs: Strut, Sure Fire Winners and Fever.

    The kid also scored with the quote of the day: “Sure Fire Winner? I guess he thought he was before the votes came in.”

    Love the kiddo snark. Watch out for that one on MJs in 10 years.

  328. Still exhausted from backpedaling, Janus! Lets’s give RSW Dan a little time to catch his breath from all the squeeing and flailing and see what new masthead they come up with now ‘“ my suggestion: AdamStar DAILY!!!

    Ok, I should’ve helped you out Anthro with the backpedaling since I can see in two directions ;) . By the way, RSW did just add an article featuring the track listings for both Adam’s and Allison’s albums, but still don’t have an article on the snippets…I’ll check back in while.

    http://www.rockstarweekly.com/content/view/1119/206/

  329. I can tell much from the snippets. What I can tell, I like. His voice isn’t over processed, so that makes me happy. I thought the last 5 songs or so were fucking full of potential. I have a feeling I will be happy, I will cry, I will dance, and feel sexy! Yay!

  330. btw, Strut? umm, I’ll pass. its a bit generic and doesnt stand out. im glad they didnt make that his first single.

  331. Though I love many of the snippets I am not distracted’ ¦.I still want an answer to why FYE the single is not available as we were told it would be.

    Stay the course dhunken, stay the course. :)

  332. Beaten again on Cantiello tweets! lol

    Wow, a video. Jim is becoming an Adam stan. ;)

    What’s cool is that fans who like more melodic material *raising hand* get songs like Aftermath, TfM (Yay, others, like it!!!), Sleepwalker, Sure Fire Winners, Pick U Up, Broken Up, and of course SOAKED. And if you are more glam-dance oriented, you get Strut, Music Again, Fever, etc.

    Something for everyone, seriously. And I am now getting AO/Sony CD and iTunes (whom I hate) download. Prob not amazon, but holding out on writing them yet till I see if they have a bonus disc.

    Still disappointed that you can’t pre-order FYE at least. :(

  333. Aha. I’ve got something! The songs written by Pink, Gaga and Justin Hawkins really sound like something of Pink Gaga and Hawkins. Too much or is that a good thing? If I had You also sounds very like Gaga.

    ETA … Ok … still reaching (for something I don’t like.)

  334. Anybody else get thoroughly pissed when listening to SOAKED and it starts to fade out? I want the whole damn song. NOW. It kind of reminds me of Eric Carmen……. a little All By Myself mixed with a little Never Gonna Fall In Love Again. Totally updated of course.

    And Sleepwalker- Good Ryan Tedder, not bad Ryan Tedder.Something he would write for One republic, not Leona or Kelly. I totally feel this was his redemption for Halo just as Strut is Kara’s for NoBo. I am so so happy for Amy Mayo.

    NewFan- If I Had You is very similar to Just Dance IMO

  335. @SueBrody Listeners hear it, want to buy it, and’ ¦no. They have to go to AO? They have no idea what AO is.

    Sue, if you go to the KISS FM sites and you click On Demand -> FYE, there is a link to Artist’s site (AO) which in turn pops up the Album and the single. Looks like they are going to let RCA/Sony have the first bite.

  336. sanduskyday
    11/03/2009 at 11:06 am

    Adam the 80’s called and they want their music back. Seriously disappointed based on the clips but hoping the full songs will change my mind as it’s always dangerous to base opinions on clips. Maybe the overhype also caused my expectations to be to

    I f your seriously disappointed I wouldn’t hold my breath in you changing your mind at this point, but there is always the other guy’s CD.

  337. Just an online rumor ‘” but from reliable sources ‘” 19R/RCA decided to back off a couple of days because they had 3 other releases today ‘” including Carrie’s album. And today is Carrie’s big news day with the GMA concert and all.

    This make sense but I am puzzled about the poor communication by 19 about the single release dates ‘”

    Thanks Q3 at least that is something and coming from you I have a feeling that it is most likely what happened. I still think Major fail on not telling us that it would be delayed a couple of days. I have a feeling it will be released on Friday..(seems to be a popular day with 19 and Idol releases)

  338. halfie
    11/03/2009 at 1:30 pm
    My coworker had her 11 year-old daughter in the office. I played the snippets and the tween opinion was big thumbs up on three songs: Strut, Sure Fire Winners and Fever.

    You’re squeeing in public?? I’m at work, but I’m not out of the closet to my co-workers yet. I’m squeeing and flailing on the inside, and manipulating pivot tables on the outside. It’s very convincing if you disregard the goofy grin.

  339. After ninety minutes of endless loop (whut!), I now think If I Had You is my least favorite. The Pink song is growing on me, at last. If I Had You is just too … typical or something. Dunno.

    I perk up every time Fever comes on. I really love that snippet.

  340. The kid also scored with the quote of the day: ‘Sure Fire Winner? I guess he thought he was before the votes came in.’ 

    Lol – that was good.

    BTW – is it just me or has Sunn been MIA for awhile – I miss her :-(

  341. @anthro

    It wasn’t exactly a public squee. My coworker is a big Idol fan so we talk shop sometimes during the season. This was much more of a clinical discussion. She knows Adam was my favorite, but she DOES NOT KNOW that I am a fanboy.

    (Unless, of course, she is also secretly on this site and reads my prior post. Come to think of it, her name is Mary so… Mary102 if you have an 11 year old named Megan,,, um, “hi”)

  342. Alisanali22san

    @elythecreep should we celebrate!????????? tonight when we record yet another SMASH…..!2 minutes ago from web in reply to elythecreep

    lol

    Thanks, Dallas. That’s something…

    Sunn/dradee is around, just not posting…

  343. I cannot squee any more.

    So happy.

    [goes back to snuggling with snippets]

    lol HSM!

    I’m Spooning them too!

  344. First of all, a pox on RCA for not allowing iTunes to release FYE. FYE is so obviously a hit and they need to allow it to get on the charts and in the public eye ASAP. It better be a hit or the public is just plain biased. B/c FYE is exceptionally poppy and catchy. It screams hit at you. And people would totally groove to it at any club.

    Now regarding the snippets, I’m going to be honest and say, I’m not actually hearing any hit potential. So while many of us who already adore Adam and enjoy his vocal stylings will probably love all or most of the tracks, I fear they may not be mainstream enough. Of course these first impressions will hopefully change when I can hear the whole track.

  345. Dallas
    11/03/2009 at 1:32 pm

    @SueBrody Listeners hear it, want to buy it, and’ ¦no. They have to go to AO? They have no idea what AO is.

    Sue, if you go to the KISS FM sites and you click On Demand -> FYE, there is a link to Artist’s site (AO) which in turn pops up the Album and the single. Looks like they are going to let RCA/Sony have the first bite.

    Well two things on this…Selfish first comes to mind…and not everyone will go to radio station websites to look were to purchase the single…Also Itunes is where a huge portion of the public goes to get their downloads. Also if someone maybe interested to eventually ordering the whole album they would not want to buy the single some place else and then when they buy the album they will have to pay full price and not get credit for the previous single purchase. Not everyone is an Adam fan and willing to spend their money in multiple places. Also if someone likes the single, They maybe will not want to be forced to go to a fan website to get it. I just think this will prompt people more so to get it through illegal downloads.

  346. You’re squeeing in public?? I’m at work, but I’m not out of the closet to my co-workers yet. I’m squeeing and flailing on the inside, and manipulating pivot tables on the outside. It’s very convincing if you disregard the goofy grin.

    LOL – anthrogeek. This is so me in the office right now (actually wrote a paper this morning, and tried my hardest to omit any accidental Adam-related squee comments (how embarassing would that be!)

  347. halfie: She knows Adam was my favorite, but she DOES NOT KNOW that I am a fanboy.

    (Unless, of course, she is also secretly on this site and reads my prior post, in which case: hi, Mary)

    Uh,,,hi, Frederick.

  348. Still, I can’t tell what Adam will do from the snippets. Y’all are braver than me in that regard. If he goes on to be this year’s Gaga, we are looking at something around 2 million domestically I think (1.5 plus idol fans), and 2 or 3 double/triple platinum singles. I’m not prepared to call all of THAT.

    He should do well though. I still think he’s going to have a good Christmas season.

    Also, the album sounds very electro influenced to me from the snippets. Yes he’s doing the glam rock thing but it does sound like they attempted to modernize it. I can’t tell how well they pulled it off until I hear the whole songs. It is retro sounding to me so far, but that can be good or bad depending on how you play it. I’m really interested in hearing the whole thing now!

    Agreed about wanting to hear the whole songs to see if they pulled off the retro, but updated 70s/80s stuff. And also agree that making predictions about how much he will sell. Certainly predicting 1million or over in this market is wacked to me. I honestly have no idea if it will do well, the music market is so crappy and so cranky. So I’m not going to set Adam up to fail by predicting big in such crappy music selling times.

  349. Seven official adds for FYE so far:

    KLLY-FM Pub 0 0 0 Hot AC
    KPEK-FM Pub 0 0 0 Hot AC
    KVLY-FM Pub 0 0 0 Hot AC
    KWYE-FM Pub 0 0 0 Hot AC
    WAYV-FM Pub 0 0 0 Hot AC
    WPLJ-FM Pub 5 0 0 Hot AC
    WXXX-FM Pub 0 0 Top 40

    LET’S GO, PEOPLE!!! ;)

    ITA: What if you don’t listen to a KISS station (I don’t)? How will you know that you can download FYE from those stations’ sites? I know there are illegal downloads around…this sucks.

  350. “Genius shattered expectations …,” Paula said something like that.

    This album is going to be great!!!

    I love most of the songs, some more than the others. But will listen more to the least liked ones.
    Soaked, A Loaded Smile and Broken Open are gorgeous.
    SF Winners reminds me of Queen- We Will Rock You. Love it.
    Have to go to listen more of the snippets.
    Can’t wait for the real CD.

  351. Just got here and had a chance to listen.

    From the snippets: Least favorite is Music Again.

    Favorites: Soaked, A Loaded Smile, Sleepwalker,
    If I Had You, Broken Open. Also like Fever and
    Sure Fire Winner.

    I will end up loving them all, I’m sure. Already love TFM and FYE.

  352. Anybody else get thoroughly pissed when listening to SOAKED and it starts to fade out? I want the whole damn song

    *puts hand up* .. “me, me” .. I think I actually said out loud “nooooo don’t go .. don’t stop”.

    Adam’s vocals sound beautiful on it .. and I wanted to hear when the strong rock part kicked in with the middle eastern feel .. I wanted to experience the whole song …. it sounds like it could be amazing

  353. Now regarding the snippets, I’m going to be honest and say, I’m not actually hearing any hit potential.

    So I tried to listen to the snippets with two hats on:

    1. As an Adam fan, what do I love?
    Pretty much everything (some just more than others)

    2. As a radio listener, what could I expect to hear on the radio, and to do well (a note that I listen to a lot of HAC and Top 40, and love a lot of of the songs at the top of the itunes chart, Gaga, BEP, Britney, hip-hop, etc.):

    I can see these songs (just based on the snippets), moving over to radio nicely:

    * FYE (obvs)
    * Fever
    * Strut
    * Whataya Want

    Some of the others have potential too, but harder to focus on which ones would be stronger just based on the snippets (I can see If I had You and Sure Fire Winners potentially being good on the radio).

    JMO.

  354. Now regarding the snippets, I’m going to be honest and say, I’m not actually hearing any hit potential. So while many of us who already adore Adam and enjoy his vocal stylings will probably love all or most of the tracks, I fear they may not be mainstream enough. Of course these first impressions will hopefully change when I can hear the whole track.

    Even if you discard the ballads and the rock ones, how can Fever and If I Had You be any more mainstrem? They blend perfectly in top 40.

  355. @Q3 Just an online rumor ‘” but from reliable sources ‘” 19R/RCA decided to back off a couple of days because they had 3 other releases today ‘” including Carrie’s album. And today is Carrie’s big news day with the GMA concert and all.

    ITA. I noticed where Carrie hit #1 on iTunes today. Maybe they did not want to pit Adam against Carrie this week.

    @dhunkenMy thought process was that they are really trying to get radio hits and radio spins with this one. So maybe the DJ’s are saying go to KISS FM to play or download or whatever. Just surmising. This is not by accident, nothing about Adam’s roll out has been slipshod….I think it is all part of the big picture.

  356. I think you might have misunderstood me sunchick. I said the album ‘as we know it’  is dead . I am sure there are some really good bands out there that will have a great cohesive album from beginning to end, but people for the most part listen to mixes now, not albums.

    No, not really, Studio 57. I just disagreed. What I was saying was that music trends can coexist and the more conceptual album hasn’t necessarily “died” to make way for digital music and the iPod mixes, much the way traditional episodic drama and sit coms have managed to eventually thrive again despite the influx of reality TV as the suits lost interest in producing the crappier reality TV clones. Vinyl, for example, has seen a surge in popularity in the last two or three years, not just among old fogies looking for nostalgia, but among young audiophiles. I’m a techno junkie as much as anyone, have upgraded my iPod periodically since the very first one was introduced and I jumped on it, and enjoy making a good playlist. But I so appreciate a great cohesive album as an artistic expression. I just do. I kinda think that appreciation crosses both music genres and generations and will never die completely, just like my 50 year old Pink Floyd lovin dad can talk music with my 30 year old MCR and Jay Z loving self and discover we both dig Arcade Fire (hey, so does President Obama.)

    Anyway, it sounds like Adam probably has a commercial success on his hands, but I’m not ready to crown it as a groundbreaking artistic achievement.

  357. @dhunkenMy thought process was that they are really trying to get radio hits and radio spins with this one. So maybe the DJ’s are saying go to KISS FM to play or download or whatever. Just surmising. This is not by accident, nothing about Adam’s roll out has been slipshod’ ¦.I think it is all part of the big picture.

    I doubt that mix104.1 in Boston will direct you to KISS–it’s a competitor. I think this is just slipshod thinking, IMO. Obviously FYE will be released soon, but I think listeners may want it sooner than soon.

  358. My take on the lack of itunes release:

    My biggest problem with it is that, all the hardcore fans will buy on AO, and we’ll miss a big first day bump on the itunes chart because it will be more “outside the bubble” people buying at that point.

    I can see the delay based on the fact that today is really crowded, though – with Carrie, Kris, and Allison all having new stuff out. But it’s still weird. Maybe release FYE Wednesday or Thursday? Does that ever happen?

  359. And today is Carrie’s big news day with the GMA concert and all.

    There looked like there were 20 people at that concert

  360. Mary, I pretty much agree with your radio picks; I would add that Sleepwalker and Aftermath would seem to have, at the very least, good HAC potential.

    Funny thing about Top 40 success (which I think/hope FYE will have), it opens a lot of doors in terms of giving other album tracks out there at least a chance–especially for someone coming off AI.

  361. All in all I’m pleased with what I’m hearing in the snippets. I can already tell “Music Again” will be on repeat once I get it on my iPod. If that song wasn’t ELO influenced, nothing is.

    If I Can’t Have You, Sleepwalker, Pick U Up, Sure Fire Winners and Whataya Want From Me sound like filler to me. I might forgo downloading them. Hopefully I’ll change my mind on a couple of them when I hear the full songs.

    Meanwhile, Fever and Strut (Kara proves why she’s such a sought after songwriter here) have future single potential on Top 40. Love ’em.

  362. I liked Pink’s song on the first listen, but not much after that. It sounds like Pink’s song, not Adam’s song.

  363. I doubt that mix104.1 in Boston will direct you to KISS’“it’s a competitor.

    No, lol, I do not think that either. It was a hypothetical based on someone listening to KISS FM (national franchise) and maybe directing to the local website. Just thinking out loud as to why there are links on these radio station sites to the AO downloads. AND, Adam has been prominently portrayed on these websites this week. There must be some method to the madness, just not sure what.

  364. I would add that Sleepwalker and Aftermath would seem to have, at the very least, good HAC potential.

    Yes – I agree – I’d add those to the general: good songs with radio play potential, but just harder to rank based on only hearing the snippets.

    Plus, these two seem much more suited, actually, to HAC than Top 40. So, are we gonna get Adam all over the radio ;-) Pretty please!

  365. MUSIC AGAIN should without a doubt be the next release.
    It is f-n awesome! As is SLEEPWALKER.

    I’m still confused as to why they released FYE when it sounds so generic, and as if it’s missing a major hook.

    MUSIC AGAIN
    SKEEPWALKER
    SOAKED
    SURE FIRE WINNERS
    PICK U UP
    FEVER
    BROKEN OPEN
    A LOADED SMILE

    ALL the tracks sound really solid, the only one I’m not keen on is Aftermath. The lyrics are cheesy.

    I’m impressed.


  366. Niall
    11/03/2009 at 1:52 pm
    All in all I’m pleased with what I’m hearing in the snippets. I can already tell ‘Music Again’  will be on repeat once I get it on my iPod. If that song wasn’t ELO influenced, nothing is.

    Ahh! Niall! Damn you! I knew there was a Trinity there: Sweet, Queen, and ______but I couldn’t figure out the third. ELO! Yes!!!!

  367. Smartalek, I have to disagree that FYE better be a hit or people are biased. Not everyone likes ‘poppy, catchy’ dance-club style songs, regardless of who sings them. It fits into a genre I personally don’t like or buy from those who already have hits with it. If there is a bias, it would be against the style of music, which is a legitimate bias when buying music. I don’t follow the genre well enough to know how well it fits within it, whether it stands above the rest or not.

  368. In terms of iTunes, haven’t most of the fans already purchased the single from AO? Does that seem like the case? If so, that leaves RCA in the tricky spot of having to rely on new listeners really early in the game for iTunes “chart success.”

  369. I’m very impressed to see everybody is loving this album, but when Lady GaGa was on Idol nobody liked her or her music, when Adam is her male version, and I mean it in the whole extension of the concept (the exaggeration, the androginy looks, the electro retro pop sound),

    I like Lady GaGa on Idol — so I guess I must be “nobody”. But even the Lady GaGa track sounds more like an homage to David Bowie than a Lady GaGa song. He even sings part of it with a British accent (sort of) — tenor melody track.

    Regarding the RedOne comment — RedOne didn’t create Lady Gaga and it looks like he had little or nothing to do with the tracks on Adam’s album:

    RedOne and Lady Gaga. RedOne only produced 5 tracks on “The Fame” and was not Executive producer. Lady GaGa “The Fame” Producers: Vincent Herbert (executive) Rob Fusari, Fernando Garibay, Bilal Hajji, Martin Kierszenbaum, KNS Productions, RedOne, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Teddy Riley, Space Cowboy, Ron Fair

    RedOne and Adam: RedOne did one know recording session with Adam and so far there are not any confirmed RedOne tracks on this album. The producer for Strut is not known so that could be a RedOne track. The only other track without a confirmed producer is Matt Bellamy’s “Soaked” but that is not RedOne — my guess is that Rob Cavallo produced it and that the string orchestra appears later in this song. So at most, 1 RedOne song is on this album — out of 15 tracks.

    Adam and Lady GaGa: On FYE [album] Track #10 Fever 3:26 ‘“ Written by Lady Gaga. Produced by Jeff Bhasker (Lady GaGa’s Musical Director) not by RedOne.

  370. Anyway, it sounds like Adam probably has a commercial success on his hands, but I’m not ready to crown it as a groundbreaking artistic achievement.

    True. But, I think Adam was aiming to please a simpler audience. He would LOVE fans of Muse, Arcade Fire, The Shins etc. to dig his album, but he knows that the majority merely seek to shake their asses to his beats. Hence…”For Your Entertainment” not “For Your Cerebral Stimulation.” I’m hoping that Adam will eventually go in the direction of a concept album and push boundaries a little more. But, all in all, I’m pretty satisfied by this album (what we have heard) and I think Adam prepped us well for what he was going to accomplish. He wants to play dress-up and he wants to make people dance and screw and have fun. For Your Entertainment looks like it will fit that bill.

    I definitely agree with you that concept albums have not died. But they do seem to be more successful in the UK!

  371. Anyway, it sounds like Adam probably has a commercial success on his hands, but I’m not ready to crown it as a groundbreaking artistic achievement.

    Well, if it’s a commercial success that’s good enough for me. It’s the most important part and will let me have more music from him in the future. I don’t care if it’s groundbreaking or if it’s a spectacular artistic achievement. Bon Jovi has never received critical acclaim but their commercial success is phenomenal which has allowed them to continue to bring their fans new music. Hmmm. Bet Adam is delightfully Slippery When Wet. :)

    ETA: Actually if it’s a commercial success, I would be ecstatic. :)

  372. I haven’t listened to Kris’ snippets, or the clips with crappy audio from the tailgate party. And I’m not going to listen to these. Waiting for the real things. So there!

    will, I think we’re going to suffer without your positive comments.

  373. OH YEAH! I like the snippets of most songs better than I like the entire FYE. I am definitely getting a classic rock feel with a modern twist, which is a very good thing. My first thought on my first listen to “Music Again” was ELO. 20 days to go!

    Edit: I had not even seen the previous comments about “Music Again” and ELO!

  374. Hmmm. Well putting it in the Adam thread, but not a lot of radio adds thus far, only one pop one today. Interesting as FYE is pretty pop to me, and I like it, even when stacked against the other songs, thus far of course.

    Anyhew, I like Strut thus far, think it and Fever have single potential, plus I like them.

  375. In terms of iTunes, haven’t most of the fans already purchased the single from AO? Does that seem like the case? If so, that leaves RCA in the tricky spot of having to rely on new listeners really early in the game for iTunes ‘chart success.’ 

    I agree it’s tricky and I still wonder why they did things that way. Adam’s hardcore fans already have the song although from what I’ve heard some will download it again from itunes since it’s only a buck and a half.

  376. I doubt that mix104.1 in Boston will direct you to KISS’“it’s a competitor. I think this is just slipshod thinking, IMO. Obviously FYE will be released soon, but I think listeners may want it sooner than soon.

    LOL….Thanks for making me laugh and see that this is exactly me right now….

  377. ALL the tracks sound really solid, the only one I’m not keen on is Aftermath. The lyrics are cheesy.

    Yes – that may be my biggest problem with it too. Many of the other songs have really awesome lyrics, and these were way too “Idol coronation song” to me :-) So not Adam imo.

  378. @Chicagolaw
    11/03/2009 at 1:58 pm
    In terms of iTunes, haven’t most of the fans already purchased the single from AO? Does that seem like the case? If so, that leaves RCA in the tricky spot of having to rely on new listeners really early in the game for iTunes ‘chart success.’ 

    Which is part of my point on wanting new radio listeners before it goes to iTunes. I mean, forget the invested fans, they need FIREFLIES lovers and GAGA lovers and BLACK EYED PEA lovers …. we all have already downloaded, preordered, pre exploded into a glittery mess. They need new listeners and radio and promotion are going on this week.

  379. WOW!
    Talk about “chameleon” type of album! He said it would have a little of everything and it does…and I love it! Can’t wait to hear the entire songs. “Soaked” reminds me a little of Freddie Mercury at the piano. Sounds like a great catch phrase in “Strut” “wanna be SOLO” ..if that’s really what the lyric is. “Aftermath” gives us the rock which sounds a little like Boston. “Broken Open”, part of the tune reminds me a little of Madonna’s “Live to Tell”. I love,love,love
    “Sleepwalker”,”Loaded Smile” and “Broken Open”…really sounds like all the songs are hits. Just like he said it would be…current 70’s and 80’s sound…and I don’t know of another artist with this many different sounds on one album. GENUIS!

  380. Seriously, I wanna know what all the girls in the club oughta know

    The girls oughta know that because he was born with glitter on his face, if they want to make out with him they are going to have to buy him a few drinks first!

  381. In terms of iTunes, haven’t most of the fans already purchased the single from AO? Does that seem like the case? If so, that leaves RCA in the tricky spot of having to rely on new listeners really early in the game for iTunes ‘chart success.’ 

    Which is a good reason to give it some airplay before releasing it.

  382. Jim has officially LOST it:

    True. But where is Slezak? Methinks that he found something to dislike and Polly won’t let him out the door. Forced vacation.

    BTW ‘“ is it just me or has Sunn been MIA for awhile ‘“ I miss her :-(

    Mary102:

    Now that you mention it, Sunn has been very quiet as of late … Hope all is well. She would not want to miss any of this fun stuff.

    And Teraj. Will you be letting the boys know about this? Or has their recent pissiness gotten to you as well as me? Ok. Maybe they’re allowed a little bit of irritation … but not too much if it effects their objectivity.

  383. Why can’t I find a place to make requests on the KIIS FM page? Do they have one? How do I request FYE?

  384. Hmmm. Well putting it in the Adam thread, but not a lot of radio adds thus far, only one pop one today. Interesting as FYE is pretty pop to me, and I like it, even when stacked against the other songs, thus far of course.

    Well, if studying LLWD’s path (and other non-AI songs) has taught me anything, it’s that this will be a longer process than just two days of adds :-) We’ll just have to wait. I think FYE is a great song, and it seems to be getting lots of positive feedback outside of the bubble. So I really really hope that it takes off!

  385. Dallas
    11/03/2009 at 1:55 pm

    I doubt that mix104.1 in Boston will direct you to KISS’“it’s a competitor.

    No, lol, I do not think that either. It was a hypothetical based on someone listening to KISS FM (national franchise) and maybe directing to the local website. Just thinking out loud as to why there are links on these radio station sites to the AO downloads. AND, Adam has been prominently portrayed on these websites this week. There must be some method to the madness, just not sure what.

    I do agree with your assessment….I am not sure either and I think that is what really has me frustrated at this point.

  386. Plus- anyone who has gotten used to listening to their Ipod on shuffle instead of by artist, this is like having your own personal mix

    THIS.

    My thoughts exactly.

  387. I’m very impressed to see everybody is loving this album, but when Lady GaGa was on Idol nobody liked her or her music, when Adam is her male version, and I mean it in the whole extension of the concept (the exaggeration, the androginy looks, the electro retro pop sound)

    I liked Lady GaGa on Idol. She was one of the few guests that could sing well during a live performance.

    I also like the song Gaga has written that Adam is using. It is perfect for him and he puts his stamp on it. Unlike Pink’s song that sounds borrowed.

  388. KLI
    11/03/2009 at 2:08 pm
    Seriously, I wanna know what all the girls in the club oughta know

    The girls oughta know that because he was born with glitter on his face, if they want to make out with him they are going to have to buy him a few drinks first!

    LOL. It’s all good!! :D

  389. I wonder if Mysterioso will be stepping in shortly to predict imminent doom and gloom for Mr. Lambert?

  390. can’t wait for the video, though:

    jambajim My thoughts on Adam Lambert’s album snippets are here: http://bit.ly/2JwiYY But there’s also a little video coming in a little bit. 5 minutes ago from web

  391. As somebody who’s watched all these post-Idol albums come out, the fact that anybody, anywhere is able to utter the phrase “awesome lyric” in connection with an Idol debut album, plus the fact that many people are instantly talking about as many as half the songs on this album being actually kind of *good*, rather than in terms more like, “Well, yeah, now that one; I’ve listened to it a few times now, and, hey, I think it’s okay,” makes this album an incredible success, compared to virtually all of what has gone before in the Idol universe.

    And when it comes to hits and sales, who knows? In the snippets I hear stuff that sounds retro and stuff that sounds contemporary (to me, anyway) all mixed together, and I have *no* idea what combination of those things will actually take off with buyers these days. There’s obviously some mysterious amalgam that makes a song “current” and “catchy” and thus “buyable.” But danged if I know what it is. I can only hope that RCA knows and that they hit on some of it putting this album together. The previous big sellers, like Daughtry, have come out with albums that sounded *exactly* like something else currently on the market and that even I could immediately recognize and point to. That’s not the case here — I wish I knew what that portends!

  392. JimC and I had different takes on the meaning of Sleepwalker. He sees it as ” stuck in a dysfunctional relationship. He wants to leave, but can’t because the sex is good. ” I see it as being in a relationship that is so fucking amazing, he can’t believe it. A new love, taking his breath away, keeping him awake at night.

    But Jim may have heard the whole song, so he could know things we don’t

  393. kli,

    ssssshh, maybe if we do not squeee too loudly, mysterioso might not hear us–not ready for the doom and gloom

  394. ‘If you voted for me, I thank you because you helped my dream come true. I won’t disappoint you. Get ready for the CD!’  ‘“ Adam Lambert, Manchester, NH 09/15/09

    A man of his word. Loving the song previews, especially “Fever.”

  395. What happened to Suburban Decay?

    MTE. And what happened to all those RedOne tracks? I hope someday they will emerge from under water.

    ETA, and I want to hear that rabbit hole song too. I’m greedy.

  396. “always tough to judge from snippets” I don’t think it is hard to judge this album from snippets at all. The songs are so KILLER they grab you in 30 seconds. Some of them are just down right Record Smashing Hits…OMG I am beyond happy right now.

  397. But Jim may have heard the whole song, so he could know things we don’t

    Or he’s projecting … poor dude.
    Or you’re projecting … oh lucky one.

    Actually, if Jim’s latest videos are any indication … he’s having too much fun lately. …

  398. Ok, new thought – is Adam going to be doing any of the radio interviews and promo for FYE that Kris did? He was on Ryan’s show, but nothing else. What is the roll out strategy? I am so confused…

  399. maybe Suburban DEcay or one of the RedOne tracks are some of the uk, japan, itunes bonus tracks– just squeeeing to think their may be even more awesome songs coming

  400. Ok, new thought ‘“ is Adam going to be doing any of the radio interviews and promo for FYE that Kris did? He was on Ryan’s show, but nothing else. What is the roll out strategy? I am so confused’ ¦

    I can see that being kind of a problem, actually, since I guess he can’t sing FYE live until the AMAs …. so what would he do for that little itty bitty acoustic concert they often do when they do the promotional radio interviews? (and which I’d think you’d especially want Adam to do because he’s such a good, you know, *singer.*) You probably wouldn’t want to sing something else off the album, because that would mix the sales message … So I guess he’d just do interviews without singing a song snippet — just talk? and then they’d play the song, I guess. But you also probably don’t want to do those spots until somebody can at least buy the song at Itunes? So maybe some of those next week?

  401. I’m not going to worry myself with the roll out strategy. This album has its own freaking LIFE!!! It’ll grow on you and it will sell.

    Let’s just fall back, relax, and enjoy the music :D

  402. Ok, new thought ‘“ is Adam going to be doing any of the radio interviews and promo for FYE that Kris did?

    I’m thinking all his promo is going to be post AMA. If the spins don’t grow the way they’d like, he might do some radio interviews sooner. But I’m betting they’re hard at work designing and rehearsing both for the AMA performance and for the GMA performance (isn’t that going to be multiple songs?) These are his big opportunities to strut his stuff. They’ll want to make sure the performance (not just the music) is at as high a level as possible and that isn’t much time to accomplish this.

  403. ‘If you voted for me, I thank you because you helped my dream come true. I won’t disappoint you. Get ready for the CD!’  ‘“ Adam Lambert, Manchester, NH 09/15/09

    So I am listening to Soaked for the umpteenth time and this gets posted. Brings chills and a few tears thinking of how much he has always wanted this. I feel so protective of him …. as if he was family.

    I love this blog of MJs. I can come here and read all the posts and no one will smile at me and say ‘Aren’t you into Adam a little too much? (as in at your age) Maybe you need to get out more’.

  404. Re idolthoughts-
    I am exactly that fan you speak of- Muse, Arcade Fire, Shins, Silversun Pickups,- totally in the alternative camp – and I am loving what I hear. Mind you, I would pay to hear him recite the alphabet (yes, he’s that good).
    Down the line, I would like to see some collaborations with less pop/rock mainstream and more alternative musicians for some quirky variety and interest.

  405. Or you’re projecting ‘ ¦ oh lucky one.

    You’re not the first person to suggest this in the last couple of weeks. I have been extraordinarily happy lately, it’s true. Perhaps I’m projecting. Perhaps I’m just a hopeless romantic and want Sleepwalker to be a tribute to new love. Whatever the case, life is good!

  406. I have to say, I am disappointed at how “Fever” turned out. I was super excited after I heard Gaga’s demo – gotta say I loved Gaga’s take on the song more than Adam’s.

    “Music Again” definitely has that The Darkness feel to it. “Strut” also sounds promising. Kinda makes me wish Adam came out with either of these two songs as a first single, but hey.

    “Broken Open” is probably my favorite though.

    Not really digging the album, but will get the three songs I mentioned above if they prove to be promising full-length.

  407. Just a small gripe. If you don’t live in the U.S. of A. you can’t order FYE from Adam Official.

    Ok…. We “foreigners” need some sympathy now. Or better yet, iTunes. (And soon would be good.)

  408. ‘If you voted for me, I thank you because you helped my dream come true. I won’t disappoint you. Get ready for the CD!’  ‘“ Adam Lambert, Manchester, NH 09/15/09

    He sure hasn’t disappointed me!! I love the full tracks that we’ve heard, and I’m loving the snippets as well. Favorite snippet so far is Fever, least favorite is Aftermath, but that all could change with more listens and especially with hearing the full songs. But, this is going to be an amazing, amazing album!!

    Sunn, we have our Black Swan!!

  409. this is cute:

    ryanniicole @adamlambert My Halloween Costume, I AM YOU!!!! http://twitpic.com/nr0fp please look. I really want you to see it!!=) #4YourEntertainment <3 6 minutes ago from web

  410. I wonder if Mysterioso will be stepping in shortly to predict imminent doom and gloom for Mr. Lambert?

    glad I got to see this comment before it disappeared. LOL

  411. Yay halfie.

    “You go … guy.”

    That did not roll easily off the tongue but,, nevertheless … keep up the good happiness. It’s nice to hear.

  412. To me the perceived strength (at least at this point) to me I pretty evident in that so many folks have different favorites. To me this says that there are a good handful of strong songs with the album. The funny thing is that the FYE single doesn’t sound as strong as a 30 sec. snipet – so I have some hope for the songs that are not at the top of my list.

  413. pippy18

    Re idolthoughts-
    I am exactly that fan you speak of- Muse, Arcade Fire, Shins, Silversun Pickups,- totally in the alternative camp ‘“ and I am loving what I hear. Mind you, I would pay to hear him recite the alphabet (yes, he’s that good).
    Down the line, I would like to see some collaborations with less pop/rock mainstream and more alternative musicians for some quirky variety and interest.

    I am that fan too!!!

  414. Still no Slezak. Maybe he has a cold. ;)

    Video from Slezak should be heeelarious. :)

    It is nice how many collaborators are tweeting how excited they are. Now I want EVERYONE to buy the song (and maybe I won’t have to hear BEP and Taylor Swift all the time, like, say, RIGHT NOW).

    Back to (ha ha) work. 8)

  415. Ok, new thought ‘“ is Adam going to be doing any of the radio interviews and promo for FYE that Kris did?

    My bet is that Adam will do radio interviews by no performances before the AMA’s. And since it looks like the FYE release date might be pushed back by 19/RCA to Friday or (urgh!) next Tuesday (all rumors at this point), maybe they have something coming up to kick off the on sale date.

    The other thing going on with Adam is 2012 — he just did a big press junket for 2012 and the film opens on 11/13/09. And he need to do some promo work for the movie, too.

  416. I’m certain that peeps will be flocking to ITunes to download FYE within half an hour after Adam’s AMA performance. So many unlucky music lovers all over the country that haven’t seen & heard what Adam can do (unrestricted by AI constraints). Yippee!

    Also want to say I’m loving the sassyness I’m hearing in his version of Fever. Soooo sassy.

  417. Oh Gaaaaawd!!

    Broken Open is just so fu@@ing HAUNTING!

    It actually has me paralyzed and drawn more in with every listen… I’m dying to hear the rest of it already…

    I feal SO GOOD! After feeling extremely ridiculous for the past 8 (?) months for loving a reality show contestant the way I love Adam, and secretly dreading the release of his album which could have exposed him as being some sort of mediocre anybody- I AM SO PROUD TO SAY THAT THE ALBUM SOUNDS LIKE AT LEAST FIVE SONGS ARE ACTUALLY REALLY GOOD! NOT JUST “OKAY”, BUT REALLY GOOD!

    I know, I know, it’s only snippets, but if the rest sounds like what it COULD sound like, I’m thinking there’s actual quality here. Maybe even my music-snobbish (which I totally used to be- and am- except for liking a singer who had almost nothing but covers in his resume) will like some of these! Yooohoooo!

    I’m buying it for them whether they like it or not. though! Ha ha! :-)

  418. These are his big opportunities to strut his stuff.

    Yeah, he and Kara will be strutting the single, too. ;)

    Tweeted Sunn. Is taking a RL break, but she is bloody happy for Adam!

    Someone on Twitter pointed out this, wisely:

    When TfM snippet came out, a lot of us were concerned. Then it was released and at least some of us loved it. And it will do well, IMO, at the end of the album: perfect placement. So I bet that even the singles I am so-so about will become my friends after they are released.

  419. I am really loving the song Soaked… this could definitely turn a person to goo…. Also, I love the variety of styles on the album. Something for everyone. A few of the songs take me back to my teen years (the 80’s), except they are definitely modern… does that make sense? Now if I can just get by on snippets for the next 20 days…

  420. I will wait until I hear the whole album, but the only track I really don’t like is “Aftermath”. It is really generic. But the whole song could be better. My personal theory on Aftermath is that it has the Orianthi solo on it and 19R insisted on it being on the album. Plus Adam wanted it on the album. Rationale:

    1. We know she has a track on the album.

    2. She is really important to 19R.

    3. Her album is being produced by Howard Bensen.

    4. Howard Bensen produced Aftermath.

    5. Adam wanted it on the album because “Aftermath” was written by: Ferras AlQaisi, Allisan Porter, Ely Rise and Adam Lambert.

  421. Woohoo and that top 40 station in Nashville is a ClearChannel station, added Adam today and has already given him 3 spins!! Woot!

  422. why do I find it somehow both funny and appropriate for this company to be twittering about Adam’s album?

    RomanticToyz Adam Lambert’s For Your Entertainment: The 30 Second Snippets http://bit.ly/21mNmR 12 minutes ago from twitterfeed

  423. I hope the song gets more CHR adds next week. HAC is nice, but it does not promote sales strongly the way CHR does.

    Edited to add: we still have a couple of hours for adds today. Maybe there will be more.

  424. Woohoo and that top 40 station in Nashville is a ClearChannel station, added Adam today and has already given him 3 spins!! Woot!

    YAY, that’s my station! I’ll have to e-mail and tell ’em thanks. :)

  425. From that station report, WPLJ in NY which has a market rank of #1, has given it the most spins.

  426. 4evrmomof4-That’s where all the toys thrown on stage came from. Maybe even the thing he wore on his hand at GMA. Looking for repeat business.
    Just a guess.

  427. heartwarming-different languages, different countries:

    oobhmexico Escucha un preview de Soaked, compuesta por Matt Bellamy para el nuevo à ¡lbum de Adam Lambert – http://tinyurl.com/yaoq3z2 11 minutes ago from Echofon

  428. Ok a bit late to the party but – just – I WANT MY ALBUM NOW!!!! There are so many songs on that album that I will just love. Watch out world. Our Overlord has arrived and it is gooooooood. Got to go back and listen to them all again.

  429. I hope the song gets more CHR adds next week.

    Give it until the end of the day, there may be more coming. But I agree more than 3 pop stations would be better, and a top 30 market or 2 would be ideal. We shall see!

  430. Oh, yeah, adds, I’m watching (and not working, heh). Still 3 and 5 spins for FYE (officially–many more unofficially, per yes.com), but you have NYC and Nashville, nothing to sneeze at. (Brian Mansfield lives in Nashville…maybe he could make a request ;)) I wonder if having FYE as a download would have impacted adds/requests. Probably not. I will go on Q3’s theory that the roll out has been timed exactly. I hope FYE gets released this week, b/c I know that if *I* were listening to a song on a station like Mix, and really liked it, I would go to iTunes to download, not see it, and wonder why. (I download my music now.)

    I hope it wins again in Detroit, in the Win or Lose showdown. ;)

    I think this album is going to be BIG. With a capital B.

    Hi, Bridgey! Yep, ppl are digging the snippets…wait till the album comes out!!! (2 weeks, 6 days and counting)

  431. Sounds good. Alot of songs sound like Mika. I’m glad there’s no more S & M songs. I like the slower stuff. Sleepwalker is my fave. Strut sounds like it could be a Top 40 hit.

  432. Oh, yeah, adds, I’m watching (and not working, heh). Still 3 and 5 spins for FYE (officially’“many more unofficially, per yes.com), but you have NYC and Nashville, nothing to sneeze at. (Brian Mansfield lives in Nashville’ ¦maybe he could make a request ;) )

    It usually takes WRVW (Nashville) forever to play new music. I’ll take the fact that they’ve already played it three times as a great sign.

  433. This is why an eclectic album is so SMART. Everyone likes different things and there is something for everyone here.

    This album is brilliant! Peeps who say it doesn’t hang together????WTF
    Really, what makes it wonderful is each song sounds different!

    The sameness of the songs on too many albums ALL run together! Daughtry, Cook and Kris Allen’s just run together!

    Love Fever – Pick u Up – If I Had You – etc – least like Soaked (Muse)

  434. Doing my happy dance! MJ – you are a goddess. Thank you! This definitely made my day. Loving ‘Fever’ and ‘Soaked’ – but then I’m more familiar with those songs having heard the demos. And does ‘A Loaded Smile’ remind anyone else of Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Game’? (one of my all time fav’s, btw). Lots of potential there for a seriously sexy video – ‘Fever’ too, I’m thinking? *sigh* All the tracks do, actually. Is anyone else hanging with bated breath, agog for the videos? Man alive – I cannot wait to see THOSE interpretations! Adam, honey – break out the booze. Love to see you explore the other side of the rainbow. :)

    Bottom line: Adam has hit it out of the park. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a lot of him come awards season next year.

  435. From the snippets I’m not really feeling Adams music. I was really anticipating some good music, too. Guess I will have to give the whole album a listen first.

  436. Hello everyone.

    What a glorious day!!!

    Absolutely love the snippets I heard today. Music Again, Sure Fire Winners, Broken Open, Soaked and Fever have EPIC written all over them.

    The whole album sounds sublime to be honest, Aftermath and Whatya Want From Me are not to my taste, but good tunes nevertheless.

    If I Had You was made for the Euro clubbing scene, I expect to hear it remixed and playing in london clubs by June. And Sleepwalker, though a Tedder tune, is astonishingly good, with a sweetness about it that’s hard to resist.

    Loaded Smile, OMG, that falsetto is unearthly, it enchants almost sweeps me away.

    This album has at least 5 fantastic singles in it, possibly 8 if they release singles geared specifically for Europe.

    Adam’s voice through out the album just shines like a brilliantly cut diamond, clear and sharp and unmistakable. Whether high, low or falsetto that voice is just painful perfection.

    TFM is my one quibble. I find that song sticks out like a sore thumb in the context of FYE. It just doesn’t fit.

    Out of 14 tracks I Adore 10, and like 1, that hardly ever happens to me. Unless it’s Muse, Robbie Williams or Mika the most I usually hope for is 4 or 5 decent tracks.

    This album looks to have the makings of greatness about it, but ofcourse I can’t be sure until I hear the whole thing. I do know that whatever fears I may have had about this album being the generic-single-genre-retread-flotsam that idol albums have been in the past, have disappeared. This album is without a doubt GOOD, and has the makings of proving to be GREAT.

    Adam promised a multi-genre glam inspired, rock tinged, sonic experience that has something in it for everyone to love. As far As I can tell, the boy has delivered on his promise in full.

    So, Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee It’s a happy day for this Adam fan.

    Black Swan.

    Is it the 23rd yet?

  437. Ok, new thought ‘“ is Adam going to be doing any of the radio interviews and promo for FYE that Kris did? He was on Ryan’s show, but nothing else. What is the roll out strategy? I am so confused’ ¦

    I can see that being kind of a problem, actually, since I guess he can’t sing FYE live until the AMAs ‘ ¦. so what would he do for that little itty bitty acoustic concert they often do when they do the promotional radio interviews? (and which I’d think you’d especially want Adam to do because he’s such a good, you know, *singer.*

    Kris doesn’t perform LLWD live in the vast majority of these things. Like all of them that I’ve heard. They just interview the person and play the single, there isn’t any performing going on, so no need to worry about AMA exclusive at all.

  438. By the looks of everyone’s favorites. Adam was right. Something for all our different tastes in music. Some people’s least fave is something elses’s fave. I still have so many that I love, and when I go back and listen to them all again, I’m getting to like my less faves more and more.

    So many colors to Adam’s vocals. What can he not sing?

  439. Looooove “Fever”…. “Sure Fire Winner” love the rock sound…”Strut” great dance beat….The rest are hard to judge the songs from snippets for me, but I know I’ll like whatever Adam puts his vocals to…What I don’t like is looking at that album cover…..Adam I want to see you, my leather rock god on the cover!!!!!

  440. Squirrely
    11/03/2009 at 3:13 pm
    Do anyone know the outcome of the head to head with Hedley

    Adam won.

  441. 4evrmomof4
    11/03/2009 at 2:56 pm
    why do I find it somehow both funny and appropriate for this company to be twittering about Adam’s album?

    RomanticToyz Adam Lambert’s For Your Entertainment: The 30 Second Snippets http://bit.ly/21mNmR 12 minutes ago from twitterfeed

    Soooo… has this company perchance recently sold a crateload of Flaming Codpieces for the AMAs that makes ’em wanna celebrate….? Just curious.

  442. So many colors to Adam’s vocals. What can he not sing?

    I’m guessing Randy Travis tunes. Just a guess, mind you…..

  443. Brian Mansfield lives in Nashville’ ¦maybe he could make a request

    If he’s on the fence about it, it might not be a good idea to bug him with tweets. It may have the opposite effect and turn him off.

  444. HotHotHot,

    Adam has won every head to head everywhere so far, huh?

  445. So why hasn’t RCA released FYE to iTunes? I’ve already downloaded it from AL’s website, but I was expecting to see it this morning at iTunes. Are they holding it in order to avoid Carrie Underwood tsunami? To avoid the pre-order of Kris’s album? If so, does that mean that they are going to hold it another week?

    I assume the downloads from the website will count for charting purposes, except that most of the downloaders will be hardcore fans as opposed to casual ones.

  446. Sunn
    11/03/2009 at 3:14 pm
    Hello everyone.

    What a glorious day!!!

    Yea, Sunn! I was just wondering where you had disappeared to! I missed you on the boards – glad you’re back :-)

  447. Brian Mansfield lives in Nashville’ ¦maybe he could make a request

    If he’s on the fence about it, it might not be a good idea to bug him with tweets. It may have the opposite effect and turn him off.

    No, no, was kidding. Actually, he is excited about the snippets. I MEANT he could request the song.

    NVM

    I really DO need to get some work done today…

  448. newfan I live u<3(YouTube clip)

    yaaaay I can actually catch up on this thread!!!!!
    yknow how every day I say my teachers gave me a shitload of homework?well this time they actually did

    I have an essay in math(WTF????) ,in English an essay on world peace(um,wut????? it's supposed to be about a book),8 pages of notes in science, reading in history and reviewing 40 vocabulary words.sigh.but whatevs.it's almost done anyway….

    D:

    anyway,I'm going to this is it l8r today.is the Adam thing still showing b4 it???

    ok,bye ,I'm going to experience awesomeness in YouTube.can't do it on my computer becuz my mom's home…don't want her to hear it….

  449. Broken Open is just so fu@@ing HAUNTING!

    It actually has me paralyzed and drawn more in with every listen’ ¦ I’m dying to hear the rest of it already’ ¦

    I agree with this…it also sounds like in the snippet you are hearing the verse and not the chrous, can’t wait to hear what he does with the words “broken open” ….such a powerful image.

  450. Kris doesn’t perform LLWD live in the vast majority of these things. Like all of them that I’ve heard. They just interview the person and play the single, there isn’t any performing going on, so no need to worry about AMA exclusive at all.

    That was my feeling too. Even if he can’t perform it until the AMA’s, he can still do a lot of radio interviews (like the Ryan thing). Hoping more comes up soon.

  451. Parts of “Pick U Up” remind me of the 80’s Norweigan band A-ha and “Take on Me” . which was a massive hit in the UK and Europe .. don’t know if they are well known in the US but I thoght they were fab.

    To me this album has great International appeal .. it would go down a storm in the clubs

  452. And Sunn, just to add – loved your review :-) My thoughts exactly! Very very pleasantly surprised that an AI alum album could be this strong!

  453. anthrogeek
    11/03/2009 at 3:20 pm
    So many colors to Adam’s vocals. What can he not sing?

    I’m guessing Randy Travis tunes. Just a guess, mind you’ ¦..

    Well, Adam won’t be heading to the Grand Ole Opry any time soon. ((Can you imagine Adam’s spikey hair, eyeliner, black nail polish, and hip trusts amongst all the cowboy hats and geetar strumming?))

  454. So, as a counter-point to my own convoluted logic on why FYE did not come out today (waiting for more radio spins, etc.) why is it that Adam has been splashed all over the KISS FM web pages but he is not in the playlist? I have checked our local KISS 106.1 website several times and Adam is listed #1 for on demand stand outs, but he is not showing up as being played on the radio. Also, the KISS stations are not listed in the adds?

    I am the first to admit that I understand none of this but maybe someone does?

  455. Needed to drop back by for a ceremonious SQUEEEE!!!

    This is everything I hoped it would be even with my most lofty aspirations and OTT expectations. Adam, you never disappoint and continue to astound. I like something new about each song with every listen.

    I didn’t quite get “Music Again” at first but am now loving it.

    Cannot wait to hear the whole album!!! Less than three weeks!!!

  456. But, all in all, I’m pretty satisfied by this album (what we have heard) and I think Adam prepped us well for what he was going to accomplish.

    Which is cool. Lord knows all the AI people have crazy time restraints when crafting their big label release, and commercial success at the very least is not even a guarantee. I’m just not over the moon with the effort, yet.

  457. So many colors to Adam’s vocals. What can he not sing?

    I’m guessing Randy Travis tunes. Just a guess, mind you’ ¦.

    Are you kidding?…. a little sitar, a tweek here and there, a couple of glory note wails and those Randy Travis tunes would be hot, hot, hot.

  458. can we do anything to help this? (Boy,I should be working and get a life!!)

    B92charleston We’ll play “Mack it or Wack it” with the new Adam Lambert single “For Your Entertainment” next hour on B92! Listen at b92online.com ! half a minute ago from web

  459. Parts of ‘Pick U Up’  remind me of the 80’s Norweigan band A-ha and ‘Take on Me’  . which was a massive hit in the UK and Europe .. don’t know if they are well known in the US but I thoght they were fab.

    LOL – Take on Me (and especially the music vid) is classic :-)

  460. I still like the non-dancey ones the best (Music Again…damn, I just do NOT like that song at all). You know something funny? I will tell you. My sister was on the phone w/ me a little while ago. I mentioned how I felt old (I am 46, she is 43) when I talk about music w/ my younger (20 and 30-something) friends. She said, yes, and that her son saw a video the other day and was into it. My sister said, You would have loved that one when it first came out. Guess which one it was? TAKE ON ME by A-ha. Wild? So maybe that is why I really like Pick U Up so much.

    Honestly, this album has so much to offer, but I will feel sad every time I hear Broken Open. :(

  461. Adam likes to play with accents. He could so twang, if he wanted to.
    Just saying

  462. For top 40 radio today – Fever and Music Again could be huge. Both totally infectious in there own ways and appealing to either end of age spectrum. The shuffle beat of Fever reminds me ever so slightly of Scissor Sisters “Ifeel like dancin'” – but that isn’t a bad thing at all.

    Music Again is the strongest homage to 70’s – again not a bad thing and his vocals are flawless on the snippet. But then his vocals are flawless period on all of them.

    Soaked has potential to be epic. And Broken Open is beautiful (much prefer it to Sleepwalker which feels a bit generic).

    Got to go listen again.

  463. I hope you know that we are going to shut this site down when Adam’s album comes out. MJ, back up plan? Just sayin’. If you get over 600 posts and counting for *snippets*, wait till the full Adam storm arrives. Yum, snickerdoodles.

    God, I can’t stop flailing and squeeing, and I really need to.

  464. nvrmnd.anyway I’ll post my earlier comment again; it didn’t work earlier….

  465. 4Msrmyn,

    Maybe a duet with Randy Travis on the next CMA’s LOL Just saying… he has time to perfect his twang……

  466. Soooo’ ¦ has this company perchance recently sold a crateload of Flaming Codpieces for the AMAs that makes ’em wanna celebrate’ ¦.? Just curious.

    Uh….if you find out Anthro, let me know. thx.

  467. Which is cool. Lord knows all the AI people have crazy time restraints when crafting their big label release, and commercial success at the very least is not even a guarantee. I’m just not over the moon with the effort, yet.

    Absolutely. I don’t remember EVER a time where snippets sent me over the moon. But, I have a feeling that there will be moments in this album where I hear something really fresh and new that I will be at least on top of the moon…maybe slightly over it. I’m hoping!!! I thought the new Muse album was meh the first time I heard it and now I have it on a constant loop during my commute. Snippets just didn’t do it justice. Plus…with regard to Adam’s album…all the iTunes frustration has kind of c*ck blocked my full ability to “Squee” as they say in Adamstanville! Just give us the friggin’ album already!

  468. NewFan
    11/03/2009 at 2:25 pm

    Actually, if Jim’s latest videos are any indication ‘ ¦ he’s having too much fun lately. ‘ ¦

    you mean like this?

    http://twitter.com/glambert696969

    @jambajim How dare you criticize some of Adam Lambert’s album snippets?! He is PERFECT. I might follow you just so I can unfollow you. HISS.

  469. That was my feeling too. Even if he can’t perform it until the AMA’s, he can still do a lot of radio interviews (like the Ryan thing). Hoping more comes up soon.

    I don’t get why he isn’t doing these kind of interviews.

  470. So, as a counter-point to my own convoluted logic on why FYE did not come out today (waiting for more radio spins, etc.) why is it that Adam has been splashed all over the KISS FM web pages but he is not in the playlist? I have checked our local KISS 106.1 website several times and Adam is listed #1 for on demand stand outs, but he is not showing up as being played on the radio. Also, the KISS stations are not listed in the adds?

    This is typical. RCA pays for those web-page mentions, and they’re completely independent of the radio play. Stations frequently have people splashed all over their web pages that they *never* play.

    The two things are quite separate from each other.

    That said, it’s only the first day out and Adam’s picking up official ads already, so I’m sure he’ll get the play on many of these stations.

    Just because they have the web-page thing (which doesn’t look like an ad but is — sort of an advertorial, I guess) doesn’t relate to play at all, though. Case in point (my usual) Elliott. In his case, I guess they pay for the web placement, and, in his case as an indie, I’m told that the radio stations are particularly happy to place indie songs prominently, with play-on-demand features, because by streaming the songs there they can claim some actual play of indie artists, even though they aren’t, you know, actually *playing* them. Don’t know if that’s true or not, but it definitely shows you the complete disconnect between “radio web site” and “song played on the radio.”

  471. soo….thanks for making this thread possible to catch up to !!!!

    THANK U SOOOO MUCH newfan for posting a link to the YouTube I can’t listen to it on the computer because my mom is here,and I don’t want her to hear it…..I can hear it on my ipod though(YouTube)

    …..but it says the youtube’s not available……:/

    i sneaked down at midnight yesterday to download fye,but it wasn’t here!:(

    I’m going to see this is it later today.is the Adam thing still being played at the begining?

    my teachers ACTUALLY gave me a shitload of homework ; an essay in math(WTF),an essay on world peace in English(were studying ” the outsiders”o_0) ,8 pages of notes in science,reading and looking up 40 words in history.sighhhhhhhhhhh.

    I HOPE the YouTube works soon…..

  472. I don’t get why he isn’t doing these kind of interviews

    He’s probably busy with choreographers and dancers…CAN’T WAIT!

  473. 4evrmomof4
    There is Randy Travis & Adam joke just waiting to happen someday.

  474. why is it that Adam has been splashed all over the KISS FM web pages but he is not in the playlist? I have checked our local KISS 106.

    Dallas, I said this yesterday, but it probably got quickly buried under a gazillion comments. :) KIIS FM stations are Top 40. When Adam’s song makes it to Billboards Top 40, it will get play on the KIIS stations. Yesterday, it got some debut plays, but it won’t get played again until it hits the big time. (OK. It might get some drive-time play if the djs throw it into a conversation or it might get a hit or miss voting type of airplay.)

  475. I don’t get why he isn’t doing these kind of interviews.

    I’m sure he will. If he doesn’t, he’ll be the first one in history not to, probably. My guess is these will get going next week when the single’s on Itunes and such to buy.

  476. Sunn!!!!!! EPIC post, tears of joy! Thanks for taking the time. You describe his voice perfectly. I can listen to it 24 hours a day. Just absolutely can’t wait for the full songs. Adam’s music has made a difficult time in my life joyful….THANK YOU ADAM!!!!!!

  477. luvadamlambert

    it’s frustrating not to be able to read the comments that you’re posting … but would they be going something like this:

    squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ? that is all.

    VAlilac:

    surely that glambert is joking … I hope … please …

  478. I found a working YouTube.I have to go somewhere so didn’t get to finish it but from what I heard.

    best.album.ever.*dead*

  479. I was born with glitter on my face my baby clothes made of leather and lace

    Is that Adam or what!

  480. luvadamlambert
    11/03/2009 at 3:49 pm
    I found a working YouTube.I have to go somewhere so didn’t get to finish it but from what I heard.

    best.album.ever.*dead*

    Awww, luv! I’m so glad that you like it!!!!!!

  481. @lucy

    @Zsus
    OK, thanks to both of you!! So what gets it in the Billboard Top 40?

  482. I hope you know that we are going to shut this site down when Adam’s album comes out.

    I don’t know about that. I suspect I’ll be spending release day listening on repeat. Other than a brief check in or two, I suspect I’ll be more occupied with listening than chatting with ya’ll.

  483. Natasha
    11/03/2009 at 3:42 pm
    That was my feeling too. Even if he can’t perform it until the AMA’s, he can still do a lot of radio interviews (like the Ryan thing). Hoping more comes up soon.

    I don’t get why he isn’t doing these kind of interviews.

    Well, he debuted the song Friday with Ryan and had an interview there. Weekends, especially a halloween weekend, probably isn’t the best time to do the interviews. Yesterday he was on the 2012 press junket and I would bet there’s something going on today. I’m sure he’ll do the same type of interviews that Kris has done. From what other people who’ve followed Idol before have said, this isn’t unusual for RCA releases. They seem to do things differently than Jive. I mean, Jive isn’t even doing the same things for Allison that Kris had.

  484. Ok I am pissed I keep playing the music and it stops!!!!!!! I love it all.. Is it Nov 23rd yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  485. Oh- and I’d also like to add that alot of you are talking about Adam’s success in the US… how much he sells etc… I feel we have gone way beyond that at this point.

    I think he’s gonna make it in the international market just as big- if not bigger, than the US.

    Here in Israel, honestly, I’d never heard of anyone out of AI except Kelly Clarkson. So I was very surprised this year, while following AI for the 1st time solely because of Adam, to find out names like Daughtry (who???) or Carrie (Huh???) who apperantly made it in the States, but no one’s heard of them outside of them.

    Adam, on the other hand, is a whole different story.
    I COULD be wrong, ofcourse, but I trully believe this baby’s goona make it globally.
    I’m crossing my fingers because I will sell my house (not that I own one) just to see a performance of his live!

  486. Agree with Squirrely
    Best line ever……. “I was born with glitter on my face my baby clothes made of leather and lace”

  487. I’m sure he’ll do the same type of interviews that Kris has done. From what other people who’ve followed Idol before have said, this isn’t unusual for RCA releases. They seem to do things differently than Jive. I mean, Jive isn’t even doing the same things for Allison that Kris had.

    They’re running out of time because they waited such a long time with this single. The album comes out in 2 1/2 weeks and if they want the single to gain any traction on radio they need to put it up on itunes and have Adam promote it.

  488. 4Msrmyn
    11/03/2009 at 3:45 pm
    4evrmomof4
    There is Randy Travis & Adam joke just waiting to happen someday.

    Is there some kind of 4-play going on between you two? Anyhooo… not unless RT “fianlly” ‘fesses up, but it won’t do him any good, cos he’s not twinkie enough. There, I said it.

  489. Soaked, Whataya want from me, Fever, Pick You Up (does sound like A-ha) are my faves so far. And I like both TfM and FYE. I’m sure I’ll at least like most of these songs, but on the first listens I’m not as into music again and sure fire winners (maybe the glam rock is not current feeling and I need to switch gears to get into them, after all I loved Queen). I guess I just like his voice so much, even (or especially) in the old-fashioned stuff like the Prayer and the national anthem.

  490. I haven’t scrolled through the earlier pages, but has anyone noted the similarities between Music Again and ABBA? At first I had a flashback to Queen when the snippet first opened, but then it hit me…it’s ABBA!

  491. Ok I am pissed I keep playing the music and it stops!!!!!!! I love it all.. Is it Nov 23rd

    I know!

  492. Yesterday he was on the 2012 press junket and I would bet there’s something going on today.

    I know the actors will go on all the talk shows to promote the movie, but I’m surprised Adam was included in the press junket. However, he seemed to be the best ambassador for 2012, as that one reporter was really, really impressed with Adam, and not so much with Cusack (whom I absolutely adore).

  493. Oh, and Strut sounds like a hit, kind of rock and dance all together, M. Jackson style.

  494. I’m still trying to find something that I don’t like. I might be getting closer …

  495. Game time!

    Predict which tracks will be used for
    1. GMA
    2. Oprah
    3. Ellen
    4. Letterman
    5. tv show soundtracks

  496. Well I don’t want to be a killjoy on the glitter party, but I have a comment/question:

    Although WPLJ in NY played FYE 5 times yesterday in about a four rotation, which was great, they haven’t spinned it at all today and it is not showing up on their new playlist for the week of November2 which was updated today on their website. They also list every single song played and unless I’m blind FYE wasn’t played since the 2AM hour last night. I don’t understand this? What gives? Does anyone have any info? Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?

  497. there are quite a few peeps like this that like TFM:

    StephenSalyers Check out @AdamLambert “Time For Miracles” — GREAT tune!!! half a minute ago from web

  498. anthrogeek-Thanks 4 the RT info. I never heard the rumor. Sometimes
    the kids get to me.

  499. Whataya Want From me, for your entertainment, and sleepwalker are the only ones I like. The rest sound absolutely terrible(the ballads are laughably bad and sure fire winners sounds like a theme song for a bad 80’s show) IMO. I know a lot of people will disagree with me but IMO this album is probably going to go down as one of AI’s biggest failures. I honestly don’t see him selling more then Blake lewis.

    On a positive note none of the songs are rock so I hope that means Adam realized that he isn’t a rock singer.

  500. Well, WTMX which is a huge HAC station in Chicago has FYE listed in an Adam Lambert discography on their website, complete with the 30 sec. snippets. Don’t know if this means he has been added to their playlist, or really if it means anything at all. I will say this station is notoriously slow to add (and then actually play) new artists, so I would be surprised if they have spun FYE yet. But, this could be a very promising sign.

  501. skat-girl@allycatlover
    11/03/2009 at 4:20 pm
    Whataya Want From me, for your entertainment, and sleepwalker are the only ones I like. The rest sound absolutely terrible(the ballads are laughably bad and sure fire winners sounds like a theme song for a bad 80’s show) IMO.

    Oh well, different strokes and all. I’m sorry you didn’t like the whole album. But you did find a few songs you like. :)

  502. too much to handle But I’m liking what I am hearing. I can’t wait to hear the full version of Soaked. I want my hard copy in my hand right now! What a voice.

  503. I personally like the Ballads the best.

    One thing that troubles me on this whole album. It’s not Adam but the instrumentals. Something just sounds ‘wrong” to my ear about them. Has anyone else noticed that?

  504. OK, thanks to both of you!! So what gets it in the Billboard Top 40?

    Ironically, radio play!

    plus sales and online streaming (at least I think streaming is involved in this one…)

    But radio play is a biggie. Thus, you can see the catch-22 that greets people who have a new song out! Especially anybody new who has a new song out!

  505. MJ is there anyway to get to older pages like by pressing a number on this site. It’s very annoying having to click older comments page by page. There should by some kind of system where you can go right to the first or last page.

    JMO.

  506. Ok …I gave in and ordered the album from adamofficial …… Too many good snippets not too. I can’t wait to listen to the whole thing.

  507. BeckyMD
    11/03/2009 at 3:46 pm
    hwc hasn’t chimed in yet? Wonder if he likes the snippets’ ¦

    hwc is under contract to Planet Fierce to report there first. But I’m sure he won’t mind me sharing that he is duly impressed with Mr. Lambert’s snippets. Regrettably, though, he has revised album sales projections down further.

  508. Well I don’t want to be a killjoy on the glitter party, but I have a comment/question:

    Although WPLJ in NY played FYE 5 times yesterday in about a four rotation, which was great, they haven’t spinned it at all today and it is not showing up on their new playlist for the week of November2 which was updated today on their website. They also list every single song played and unless I’m blind FYE wasn’t played since the 2AM hour last night. I don’t understand this? What gives? Does anyone have any info? Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?

    Yes, I agree this is not a good sign, as is the lack of adds to day. I am…not happy about this.

  509. has anyone noted the similarities between Music Again and ABBA? At first I had a flashback to Queen when the snippet first opened, but then it hit me’ ¦it’s ABBA!

    Definitely…… I totally think of Mamma Mia (Dancing Queen) and Abba when I hear this song. I love it as I do ALL of the songs on the album. These are such a TEASE!!!! I want the whole album NOW.

  510. Ok, question. Has anyone ever actually seen hwc and halfie in the same room at the same time….. hmmmmm.

  511. The mix is typical for albums these days, about half seem filler to me. A song or two have a very 80’s MJ feel to the beats.

    First track reminds me of Queen. I’m disappointed in the Pink track (#3) which is probably better suited to her voice. Track 5 is very pretty, my favorite from the clips. Track 7 is hard to listen to; I don’t care for Adam singing that high. The Gaga track, 10, is good.

    Overall I think his fans will be satisfied.

    I have no pulse of the market so I wouldn’t hazard a guess whether it’ll be a mammoth hit album or not.

  512. On a positive note none of the songs are rock so I hope that means Adam realized that he isn’t a rock singer.

    By my count, there are at the very least 3 rock songs on this album:
    Music Again, Aftermath and Time for Miracles.

  513. I’m leaving 4 tii now.can wait to hear all the snippets.best.album.ever.!!!!

    but b4 I go,

    in this little box on my yahoo homepage there is a thing that says most discussed music blog posts.
    -first one is about Taylor swift
    -is rock music becoming extinct
    -Adam lambert’s new single

    ….:D

  514. Wow, you know I have listened to music for the past 45 yrs and this list just brought a smile to my face and so many good memories. Sounds from every decade (too bad I remember them all). Loved every single snippet, each for a different reason. Had faith, he didn’t let me down. Makes me feel happy and sad at the same time (strolls down memory lane do that to me) :) :) :)

    ETA the album has a new sound, just combines all those together. amazing.

  515. They have a poll running over at IDF for members only. Based on approximately 150 votes, the results are as follows:

    Favorites:

    Music Again*
    Soaked
    Fever
    Sleepwalker

    Least Favorite:

    Whataya Want From Me
    If I Had You

    * #1 pick

  516. Janus, I would also add Sure Fire Winners and even Sleepwalker as “rock.” There is actually much more of a rock feel than I had expected.


  517. Game time!

    Predict which tracks will be used for
    1. GMA
    2. Oprah
    3. Ellen
    4. Letterman
    5. tv show soundtracks

    lol
    Well, FYE goes on GMA, I predict, since it is the first single, and something dancey on Ellen, too. I don’t know about the others…probably FYE for Letterman.

    How come I missed the 2012 press junket? Were there interviews, etc. that were posted or seen?

  518. Dallas
    11/03/2009 at 4:30 pm
    Ok, question. Has anyone ever actually seen hwc and halfie in the same room at the same time’ ¦.. hmmmmm.

    I have several times, and lemme tell you, my ears are still ringing with all the high-pitched man-squees emitted. I mean, they were flailing and screaming and running around like schoolgirls with their hair on fire. Embarrassing, really.

  519. I disagree that Adam is not a rock singer…There are many shades of ‘rock’, he happens to be able to sing some shades and not others.

    But definitely, there are both pre idol and current album tracks with a rock vibe…..

  520. halfie, you sound just like hwc today? Did you exchange bodies? ;)

    Not enough adds. This is depressing. :( It is getting a fair number of plays, however, per yes.com

  521. I have several times, and lemme tell you, my ears are still ringing with all the man-squees emitted. I mean, they were flailing and screaming and running around like schoolgirls. Embarrassing, really.

    *bust out laughin* ok…I missed something epic then!

  522. cat-you know you’re entitled to your own…
    There aren’t any skills required to sing rock that Adam doesn’t possess.
    I mean he has the breathe support, register blending, pitch, vocal runs, consistency throughout registers, volume control, vibrato control, sustain,
    and diction. Then there is projection, resonance, range, and versatility. Actually, that means he can sing pretty whatever he wants.

    Of course, other than that, he’s no rock singer.

  523. You can download FYE (single) on Amazon US NOW !!

    And for UK buyers .. seems to be available on 15 November !!

  524. suebrody, do you have the link for yes.com, the one I have only lets me see the chat room?

    Thanks so much for your help with this

  525. halfie
    11/03/2009 at 4:26 pm
    BeckyMD
    11/03/2009 at 3:46 pm
    hwc hasn’t chimed in yet? Wonder if he likes the snippets’ ¦

    hwc is under contract to Planet Fierce to report there first. But I’m sure he won’t mind me sharing that he is duly impressed with Mr. Lambert’s snippets. Regrettably, though, he has revised album sales projections down further.

    BeckyMD, I believe hwc had to take a time-out.

  526. By my count, there are at the very least 3 rock songs on this album:
    Music Again, Aftermath and Time for Miracles.

    I thought aftermath and music again sounded incredibly pop rock(music again sounds like it could fit into high school musical easily) and I consider pop rock to be pop songs rather then rock songs.

    forgot about TFM cause I was only listening to the new ones but I don’t count it because it was recorded for a movie not his album. Anyway that’s just my opinion though so if you like it and think it’s rock I’k happy for you, everyone has different tastes in music.

  527. As a matter of fact, hwc and I are in the same virtual room right now. He mentioned to me, that in addition to his aforementioned contract, he also happens to currently be in moderation and can’t share his thoughts with you in a timely manner. He sends his best and says he likes Music Again and Fever the best, but find the album to be full of win (my words, not his).

  528. 4Msrmyn nailed it. As Kara said, he’s a ROCK GOD! May I present WLL, BTBW, SR, and TfM as examples of said rock godness…

    Yippie skippie for amazon. Now, iTunes, your turn…

  529. 4Msrmyn: There aren’t any skills required to sing rock that Adam doesn’t possess. I mean he has the breathe support, register blending, pitch, vocal runs, consistency throughout registers, volume control, vibrato control, sustain, and diction. Then there is projection, resonance, range, and versatility. Actually, that means he can sing pretty whatever he wants.

    Soooo…. as I always say, “vocal virtuoso”. Yep, that’s our Adam.

  530. @lucy
    11/03/2009 at 4:25 pm
    OK, thanks to both of you!! So what gets it in the Billboard Top 40?

    Ironically, radio play!

    plus sales and online streaming (at least I think streaming is involved in this one’ ¦)

    I know this has been discussed but I do not know the outcome of the discussion: Do the downloads from AO count? I got FYE as a bonus when I preordered the collector edition. Some peeps probably just bought the single though. Those should count, right?

  531. Hrm. I only go into yes.com, the chat room. I didn’t know there was another room, but that makes sense…

    Anybody?

  532. There aren’t any skills required to sing rock that Adam doesn’t possess.
    I mean he has the breathe support, register blending, pitch, vocal runs, consistency throughout registers, volume control, vibrato control, sustain,
    and diction. Then there is projection, resonance, range, and versatility. Actually, that means he can sing pretty whatever he wants.

    Of course, other than that, he’s no rock singer.

    I think he can do a great rock impersonation (EX: bowie meledy) but I think there’s a difference between having the vocals to be a rock singer and being a rock singer. Anyway just my opinion

  533. They have a poll running over at IDF for members only. Based on approximately 150 votes, the results are as follows:

    Favorites:

    Music Again*
    Soaked
    Fever

    Laurel, I have the same three favorites.

    I’m glad Adam gave me some rock.

  534. I honestly don’t see him selling more then Blake lewis.

    Well, duh! Blake Lewis is a legend. Of course, Mr. Lambert isn’t expected to match Lewis’ sales, not with the economy in a slump and the music biz declining. I was predicting 200,000 copies for Lambert until I saw the firestorm over the cover. I revised downward slightly to 175,000 after that. I’m pretty optimistic, after hearing the snippets, that Mr. Lambert can hit the 175k number.

  535. Chicagolaw
    11/03/2009 at 4:35 pm
    Janus, I would also add Sure Fire Winners and even Sleepwalker as ‘rock.’  There is actually much more of a rock feel than I had expected.

    Yeah, I was being conservative. :)

    I have a feeling that there are even more songs that have rock elements to them. Adam really does have a strong grasp of rock music and sings it quite effectively IMO (WLL from the summer tour, also his pre-idol Citizen Vein work, and my favorite, Crawl Thru Fire which is very Led Zeppelinesque, are good examples of how effective he is at singing rock). That being said he is also extremely fond of dance music which is why we’re getting this very cool eclectic album that fuses many different styles together.

  536. By my count, there are at the very least 3 rock songs on this album:
    Music Again, Aftermath and Time for Miracles.

    I’d add “Broken Open” (power ballad) to that list and, from this 30 seconds, “Sure Fire Winners.”

  537. Did anyone notice that the photo was removed from the TAKE ONE album at Amazon?

  538. anthrogeek:

    seriously. in the same room? many of us will not believe this.

    dab1234:

    A friend of mine is native American (Canadian) and whenever someone talks about getting older … she just says … “you mean that your wisdom is coming out“. That’s how the people in her band say it… there’s no talk of years

    ETA Can’t believe how many spelling and grammar mistakes I just had to fix. my wisdom isn’t coming out today

  539. Aloha and good afternoon, all.

    Just popping in to say—- I LOVE IT!!!!!!

    I cannot get over how good these snippets are! The only track I’m not crazy about is Whattya Want From Me. It sounds rather generic poppy to me. Actually, I’d add If I Had You to my indifferent list– a very short list, indeed!

    Soaked, Fever, Music Again, Sure Fire Winners (coolest lyrics), Loaded Smile, Broken Open– these are immediate favorites.

    Fever is cocky, fun and full of attitude…. Music Again is so retro and a perfect showcase for Adam’s technique as he rings out perfectly with that showy upper register…

    Soaked is lush and otherworldly… and Adam’s voice on it should be placed in a museum in a glass showcase and tended lovingly like the piece of art that it is.

    Loaded Smile and Broken Open gave me chills on first listen. It’s the honey-voiced, heartbreakingly beautiful Adam that grabs my heart and squeezes until it almost hurts.

    Cannot wait to have every one of these songs on endless replay in my ipod.

  540. Thanks for the link to Amazon…Don’t know why FYE single is available there and not on Itunes has this happened before. Being Available on Amazon and not on Itunes.

  541. Adam can and does sing rock songs. You don’t like his voice? You don’t like
    his style? Don’t really want to go there, but you don’t think he’s got the rock life style? Maybe he doesn’t sing rock exclusively? Just don’t like?

  542. I wouldn’t worry over adds. I think it is much more important to be getting the spins. An artist can be “added” to a station’s playlist and still not get spins (or get, like, 1 play at 1AM). So far, I think the actual spins are pretty encouraging.
    The song will get adds. I was surprised to see that WTMX in Chicago has the album and snippets on their website—I don’t think they would do that if they weren’t planning on adding it at some point.

  543. really love the Cd snippets. Can’t wait to hear the full songs. The CD is like his Idol journey – some pop, some dance, some ballads, and some rock. His voice is just so stunning on some of these songs. It’s hard to believe it is the same person singing.

    Edited to remove the adds question….i figured it out and Kris has alot more than 14! Those were adds for this week or today (not sure which) LOL Which didn’t make sense to me when I posted it. Sorry, I’m new at this!!

  544. So far, I think the actual spins are pretty encouraging.

    Except not getting many today. Makes no sense to get so many yesterday and so few today. It’s nail biting to watch this. I think I’m going to have to step away and enjoy RL for a bit. So if you don’t see much of me in the next week or two, that’s why. I’ll be back for the AMAs.

  545. Yeah, I just wrote over on the headlines thread: Kris had about 2 weeks from his debut on Z100 to the official Adds date to raise song awareness and have interviews. Adam has had four days since his debut on KIIS, with no additional interviews since. I’m not terribly concerned, but maybe I’m delusional. LOL

  546. I remember Jacob over at TWOP describing Adam’s voice on certain songs as being like “angels on iceskates”… yep that – esp on A Loaded Smile. It just cruises along in that outerworldly place.

  547. If I’m reading it right, Kris’s song has 14 adds

    Uh, no. When I looked earlier today it was at 91

  548. skat-girl@allycatlover
    11/03/2009 at 4:46 pm

    There aren’t any skills required to sing rock that Adam doesn’t possess.
    I mean he has the breathe support, register blending, pitch, vocal runs, consistency throughout registers, volume control, vibrato control, sustain,
    and diction. Then there is projection, resonance, range, and versatility. Actually, that means he can sing pretty whatever he wants.

    Of course, other than that, he’s no rock singer.

    I think he can do a great rock impersonation (EX: bowie meledy) but I think there’s a difference between having the vocals to be a rock singer and being a rock singer. Anyway just my opinion

    Yes it is your opinion and you are more then welcomed and entitled to give it…..I personally don’t agree with you. I would like to know what you think makes a rock singer? Are you talking Heavy Metal Rock, Classic Rock, Alternative Rock. Or are you thinking more Led Zepplin Rock, Springsteen Rock, James Taylor Rock, Bob Dylan Rock, or White Snake. I also think that almost every one of the songs has a rock elements to it. Even the first single FYE though leaning more towards dance pop has a rock feel to it at the end that makes it uniquely Adam and and not like any other dance pop song out there. IMHO but again your opinion is appreciated..at least by me.

  549. Wonder which track the Glee kids will be singing one of these weeks? You know it’s gonna happen. I’m thinking Music Again…

  550. YEAH, new ADD:

    WPIA-FM Pub 0 Top 40 Peoria, IL RCA Independence Media 152 11/3/2009 2:01:00 PM

  551. Wonder which track the Glee kids will be singing one of these weeks?

    I would put my money on either Music Again or What do you want from me?

  552. halfie, can you please tell hwc that I had to scroll through I don’t even know how many pages of comments to find the three little letters hwc. LOL. Is there a function to go back to page 1 of comments? That was painful trying to scroll back page by page.

  553. Oh and re the adds – when there are too many to list here we will know it has broken through…

  554. jms, I think Kris has 14 adds for this week. He may have 91 altogether, but that’s over a few weeks (and I didn’t look up prior weeks).

    http://addboard.mediabase.com/AddDetails.asp?sngcde=ALLELLWD

    Adam has 10 for this week so far.

    http://addboard.mediabase.com/AddDetails.asp?sngcde=LAMBFYE

    I refuse to worry about it. :)

    ETA: FYE is going to take off. We can’t buy into overhyped expectations that he’s going to get added to 100 stations on the first day.

  555. BTW, I am worried about the small number of spins and adds for FYE today. Radios certainly don’t buy hype.

  556. For those who want to have some reference for adds, I found add LLWD add history in IDF.

    LLWD adds history

    Week 1: 4 Pop, 4 HAC, 1 Christian
    Week 2: 3 Pop, 4 HAC
    Week 3 (adds date): 26 Pop, 9 HAC, 1 Rhythmic, 1 Canada-HAC
    Week 4: 4 Pop, 7 HAC
    Week 5: 7 Pop, 8 HAC
    Week 6 (current week): 1 Pop (so far), 11 HAC

    After debut on last Friday, FYE has 9 adds — 4 Pop, 5 HAC.

  557. BeckyMD,

    10 now WPIA-FM Pub 0 Top 40 Peoria, IL RCA Independence Media 152 11/3/2009 2:01:00 PM

  558. adamaloha: Soaked is lush and otherworldly’ ¦ and Adam’s voice on it should be placed in a museum in a glass showcase and tended lovingly like the piece of art that it is.

    LOVE this!!! I’d get a lifetime membership to that museum!!

  559. Adam can and does sing rock songs. You don’t like his voice? You don’t like
    his style? Don’t really want to go there, but you don’t think he’s got the rock life style? Maybe he doesn’t sing rock exclusively? Just don’t like?

    What I don’t like is that he tries so hard to be a rock star. Every little step is planned out to look like a rock star. It just doesn’t seem authentic IMO. Like with WILL & BTBW it all seemed so planned out and rehearsed and it was all so “LOOK MA I’M A RAWK STAH!” I think he’s a great vocalist and a decent person, not arguing with any of that I just don’t think he’s a rock singer but that’s just because of my taste in music.

  560. I keep listening to these snippets over and over and over again. I am so much in awe of Adam’s first album! I truly do love each and every song and am so unbelievably thrilled for him.
    Although I LOVE the song, Adam sounds very different in “Fever”. The snippet almost doesn’t even sound like him for most of it — JMHO. I am assuming that the entire song will not sound that way. Yes, I do agree with a previous poster that “Aftermath” seems like it could be a coronation song for AI.

  561. BeckyMD, thanks for the historical perspective. Looks to me like we’re right on target.

    ETA: on previous page I posted the link that shows current adds for Kris and Adam for this week. Kris has 14, Adam has 10.

  562. huh, anyone know about the 2012 premiere tonite?

    tracie312 @adamlambert: Have a wonderful time at the ‘2012’ Premiere tonight! Your album is going to be amazing!!! LOVE all the snippets!! 2 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    if so, must.find.red.carpet…

  563. FlowerGirl
    11/03/2009 at 5:07 pm

    Wonder which track the Glee kids will be singing one of these weeks? You know it’s gonna happen. I’m thinking Music Again’ ¦

    that would be a must see

  564. just found this:

    Sony Pictures’
    “2012”
    (Starring: John Cusack, Amada Peet, Danny Glover,
    Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, et al.)

    Tuesday, November 3, 2009 – 6:00 p.m.

    at the Regal Cinemas in the L.A. Live Center
    (in the Nokia Theatre plaza, next to the Staples Center)
    south of Downtown Los Angeles

  565. 4Msrmyn :There aren’t any skills required to sing rock that Adam doesn’t possess. I mean he has the breathe support, register blending, pitch, vocal runs, consistency throughout registers, volume control, vibrato control, sustain, and diction. Then there is projection, resonance, range, and versatility. Actually, that means he can sing pretty whatever he wants.

    When it comes to “rock,” none of those things you mention matters.
    The short = authenticity/non-poser, Depth music integrity.
    If the vocalists possess those qualities you mention, good. Otherwise opera singers would be doing the rock skillfully.

    Adam went to the studio in NY with Max Martin during the tour, what came of that? I’m liking “Aftermath” btw

  566. I just don’t think he’s a rock singer but that’s just because of my taste in music.

    And that’s ok – you don’t have too

    Adam is a (insert genre here) singer.

  567. dietcoke
    11/03/2009 at 5:09 pm
    halfie, can you please tell hwc that I had to scroll through I don’t even know how many pages of comments to find the three little letters hwc. LOL. Is there a function to go back to page 1 of comments? That was painful trying to scroll back page by page.

    Um,,,okay, consider your message relayed, but I’m not sure there’s anything hwc can do to help with that issue.

  568. 10 now WPIA-FM Pub 0 Top 40 Peoria, IL RCA Independence Media 152 11/3/2009 2:01:00 PM

    I was about to edit my post but somehow I can’t.

    So add-wise, I don’t think it’s bad if use LLWD as benchmark. 10 adds in the first 5 days including 2 weekends when radio stations usually don’t add songs. 5 Top 40 and 5 HAC look good to me. Hope more pop stations pick up FYE.

  569. Wonder which track the Glee kids will be singing one of these weeks? You know it’s gonna happen.

    would like to see a whataya want from me made into a deut for Finn and his Quinn. I think that could be epic

  570. Can someone point me in the right direction or to a link to pre-order ADAM FRIGGIN LAMBERT CONCERT TICKETS? :-)

    From the snippets, this album sounds exactly like what Adam’s been saying all along. Sounded right-on then… sounds awesome now!

    There’s so much to love here… but I absolutely LOVE Music Again. This album wouldn’t have felt complete (for me) if there wasn’t an out and out, fist pumping, arena stomping, updated Freddie Mercury-esque Pop/Rock smash.

    Thinking back to Adam leaving the San Francisco audition with his “golden” ticket in hand with “rule the world” playing in the background as he runs (in slow mo of course) down the sidewalk.

    *Proud*

    Thank you Adam. :-)

  571. larchcat -Ive been trying all day to get through to WPLJ. I heard FYE once on Monday on the Scott and Todd Show. I also requested Adams song on line and voted for it as what song was my favorite this week. I hope Adam gets more spins. Z100 hasnt played it yet and neither has 102.7. This cd is great. I hope they all get on board and start playing his song!

  572. Wonder which track the Glee kids will be singing one of these weeks? You know it’s gonna happen.

    would like to see a whataya want from me made into a deut for Finn and his Quinn. I think that could be epic

    ITA. Then they can do Music Again as a group number at the big competition.

  573. BeckyMD, thanks for the historical perspective. Looks to me like we’re right on target.

    I don’t think the number of adds is very good. Kris could afford to start slow because he’s had weeks to build his numbers up. Adam doesn’t have that time. He needs to get adds at a much quicker rate than Kris.

  574. Okay, I called up my favorite radio station’s request line this morning (MIX107.3 in Washington, DC) and asked them to play FYE. The girl answered with “OMG — I don’t believe we have that one, yet.” (Very cute spur of the moment response!)
    My question is this……. Why don’t they and who does get these early recordings??