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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 182 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 18 out of 182

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  1. 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 album you can tell that by listening to the songs
  2. Dec 8, 2010
    10
    Adam Lambert had an amazing year all because of this album. It is filled with genius lyrics and vocals that have to be the best from any male singer. The range the guy shows on this project is nothing short of spectacular. He hits notes that I did not know even existed. The artists that worked with him on the album, Lady Gaga, Pink, Justin Hawkins, knew he had talent. Adam can do pop, he can do rock, he can do amazing ballads, he pours emotion into every performance and it pays off very well. This album has been on replay for me since its release and I do not think it can ever get old. "If I Had You", "Sleepwalker", "Fever", and "Whataya Want From Me" are some of the highlights, but the whole album works. Adam will have a long future in music, this debut sets that in stone. Expand
  3. Feb 21, 2011
    9
    This is possibly one of the best pop records i've ever heard. The sound alone is true powerpop mixed with glam rock. But the most outstanding part of each song is Adam's undeniably outstanding vocals. I say this with heart felt conviction and will possibly never go back on my word - Adam Lambert has the best voice in Male pop and even rock music, it's note perfect, his vibrato is stunning, his ranges are constantly changing and the power he can create is simply incredable. Nobody can fault his vocals - it's impossible, litrally. The ONLY negative i can give about this album his how obvious it is which artists have wronte certain songs, 'Music Again' - Justin Hawkins (The Darkness), 'Fever' - Lady GaGa, 'Soaked' - Matthew Bellamy (Muse), and so on - it's just SLIGHTLY to obvious - it ALMOST makes the album sound like 'Adam Lambert Sing's His Favourites' - but the possitives really do outweigh this minor glitch. This album is everything you want in a pop album - It's stunning. Expand
  4. Mar 4, 2011
    9
    POSITIVE - Adam Lambert has un-questionably one of the best male voices the world has ever heard, and this is not an over bold statement, this is the truth, he has power, range, his vibrato is stunning and he can hold notes like not many other artists. The overall sound of the album is modern, a mix of glam rock with electronica, gay disco meets rock. Each track is individual and Lambert makes each track as memorable as the last, whether that be through the lyrics, upbeat tempo, powerful rock sounds or simply with his stunning vocals.
    NEGATIVE - It's far to obvious that the album for the most part has been written by other artists (although Lambert has wrote some of the tracks), even if you haven't looked who the writter is, it's usually quite obvious. It almost crosses the line (at times) of sounding like an 'Adam Lambert Sings....' album.
    OVERALL - This album is stunning, Lambert is at the top of his game, not just vocally, but his image was one of the missing links in the pop world. If you want to be either impressed, blown away or simply made to feel great - then this is the album for you. A triumph.
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  5. Sep 3, 2012
    10
    Damn sexy album. Not a single song brings you down and songs like soaked emphasize his high riffs and those like aftermath give u a jol when you feel low. amazing. just beyond something words can describe. although music again was quite uptempo it's lyrics are really wonky.... 10/10
  6. Apr 11, 2013
    9
    An amazing pop album debut from season eight runner up of American Idol, Adam Lambert. There is not one bad song on the album. Picking a favorite is pretty much impossible, but stand out tracks include: "Whataya Want From Me", "Aftermath", "If I Had You" and "Sleepwalker".
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.