For Your Entertainment

  • Record Label: 19/RCA
  • Release Date: Nov 23, 2009
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 196 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 196

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  1. NealM
    Nov 28, 2009
    4
    Their are some catchy songs here, but if you see who has contributed to the album in terms of writing the songs, you'll soon find that Adam sounds like a bit of an impersonator. Track one "Music Again" written by Justin Hawkins from the Darkness sees Adam trying to sound like Hawkins. On "Soaked" written by Matt Bellamy, Adam tries so hard to sound like Muse, without success, and so Their are some catchy songs here, but if you see who has contributed to the album in terms of writing the songs, you'll soon find that Adam sounds like a bit of an impersonator. Track one "Music Again" written by Justin Hawkins from the Darkness sees Adam trying to sound like Hawkins. On "Soaked" written by Matt Bellamy, Adam tries so hard to sound like Muse, without success, and so it continues through the album. As far as the AMA affair, I think that Adam needs to realize that being controversial is not always a good thing. Who cares if he is gay, but most people don't want to watch him kissing men, and he was definitely over confident from his Idol experience, because his performance and singing was awful. Adam's instant success has gotten to his head and maybe he needs to complete his apprenticeship first, just like normal artists do, before he stretches the boundaries. Expand
  2. Jenn
    Dec 7, 2009
    6
    This album is alright, but I feel like Adam individuality got lost in a lot of the songs. For instance, for the first half of the title track, "For Your Entertainment", I probably wouldn't have recognized it was Adam if no one told me it was his song. Adam has great vocals, so I don't know why the producers decided to mess with them so much. It's also disappointing that This album is alright, but I feel like Adam individuality got lost in a lot of the songs. For instance, for the first half of the title track, "For Your Entertainment", I probably wouldn't have recognized it was Adam if no one told me it was his song. Adam has great vocals, so I don't know why the producers decided to mess with them so much. It's also disappointing that Adam wrote on so few of the tracks. I'd prefer if he wrote more of his own material instead of singing rejects from Pink, Lady Gaga, and Muse. Hopefully, he'll get more creative control on his second album. Expand
  3. NathanC
    Nov 24, 2009
    6
    Over-produced, this guy can sing, he sure can. I watched this season of AI (my first one), cause of him, he was that good. Still It's like the songs are about to be good... but they fall short. Glam-pop, but at the end is that, superficial pop. Expected more, too bad.
  4. May 29, 2011
    5
    At least someone is doing something different nowadays. Even if it doesn't completely pay off.
  5. May 25, 2012
    6
    A nice debut album from Adam Lambert. His voice is fantastic in this album. But I just like a few songs and the rest falls a little bit flat.............
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. The songs sound great but feel strangely stuffy--Entertainment seems like a disc that was overthought.
  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.