For Your Entertainment

  • Record Label: 19/RCA
  • Release Date: Nov 23, 2009
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. If For Your Entertainment's material sometimes wears him rather than vice versa, he's still the belle of what turns out to be one heck of a glitter-pop ball.
  2. Lambert sounds larger than life on these, just like he wants to be, and if there’s no sense of danger here, at least there’s a lot of pure pop pleasure here, more than any immediate post-Idol album has ever delivered.
  3. Lambert’s ambition and undeniable vocal chops make it easy to forgive an occasionally over-reaching record that ultimately feels like a rough draft for an interesting career.
  4. For Your Entertainment is a polished affair, but stylistically, it shows Lambert running loose like a kid in a Comme des Garçons store.
  5. 70
    Everyone from Lady Gaga to Muse chips in here with perhaps the strongest, most flavorful batch of tunes to reach an AI vet, and Lambert's polymorphous vocal skills unite dancefloor strut and hard-rock pomp in a convincing glam package.
  6. Over the course of the album's 14 tracks, Lambert struts and vamps and brings a real sense of spectacle to his vocal performances.
  7. It’s a series of hedged bets. It stuffs Lambert into a box of formulas that keep his musical flamboyance in check.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 198 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 83 out of 94
  2. Negative: 6 out of 94
  1. GinaS
    Dec 2, 2009
    10
    Adam Lambert's debut album is aptly titled. Rarely do I buy full CDs, as I only like a few tracks as a rule. On FYE, I'm hard Adam Lambert's debut album is aptly titled. Rarely do I buy full CDs, as I only like a few tracks as a rule. On FYE, I'm hard pressed to even pick my favorite songs. There are only one or two that I don't love (Time for Miracles doesn't really fit with the vibe of the other songs) Lambert's vocals are incredible, and his dance tunes make great workout songs. This is a great album, and I highly recommend it. Full Review »
  2. Sep 18, 2013
    10
    great album full of good songs like for your entertainment,fever,whataya want from me and there is so much glam rock influence in the albumgreat album full of good songs like for your entertainment,fever,whataya want from me and there is so much glam rock influence in the album you can tell that by listening to the songs Full Review »
  3. May 28, 2012
    8
    Great Choice Of Singles
    Great Voice
    Great Debut Album