Adam Lambert may be ‘just’ the runner-up of one of the world’s most talked about talent shows, American Idol, but he is far from a second grade pop star. In his latest offering, Trespassing, he delivers one of the best male pop albums of all time, full of exciting dance tracks and a display of some show stopping vocal technique. Adam is not just a man who knows how to put a song together – he can actually sing too! No need for auto tune here.
I think the thing that really sets this album apart from the rest on the market right now is that it does something that nobody has done before. Adam does a brilliant job of blending a multitude of genres together and making them sound great. We have fun and quirky tracks (Trespassing, Cuckoo, Pop That Lock), but also heartfelt ballads (Better Than I Know Myself, Underneath), bringing back memories of how the public fell in love with the star during his time on Idol.
Adam has already achieved a lot in his time. During May of this year, he became the first openly gay male to achieve the number 1 spot on the American album charts, and he is currently touring as piece of arguably the world’s most iconic band, Queen. He seems set to pave the way for a whole new breed of pop star, and I’m all for it. He managed to peak at number 7 in the UK, and I can’t see him going anywhere fast in the near future. Long live Glambert.