Reviewed Item: Trespassing (Album) by Adam Lambert
"Underneath" is a beautiful song, sung exquisitely, with great beauty of tone and emotion--and power. Adam has a great, great voice and this song displays it in its fullness. There are no bad songs on the album. And there are lots of good beats. "Kickin' In" is the ultimate club song, essentially a remix of itself. "Outlaws of Love" is the other ballad on the album, also beautiful. I personally like "Broken English," and "Trespassing" is another fun club song. Again, no bad songs, but the album is very different from his first, which was very eclectic. The interesting thing to me is what a fine songwriter Adam is, compared to other current pop artists, not to mention other American Idol recording artists. That's not what I would have expected, based on his run on American Idol, and his being known essentially as a spectacular vocalist and performer. Good for him. He pretty much puts the other American Idol contestants to shame, even Carrie Underwood, who has had some fine releases (and I am not a fan of country music, but credit where it's due). Still, "Underneath" is worthy of Whitney Houston/Mariah Carey classic status. Times have changed, but the song is impressive.