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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Three years removed from American Idol, Adam Lambert is finally allowed to shake off the pageantry of the televised talent competition and dive into glitter on his second major-label album, Trespassing. There's a distinct lack of ballads on Trespassing -- they're clustered toward the end of the record, sometimes given a spangled once-over by producer Dr. Luke so they don't feel staid, sometimes hinting at the chilly, austere vistas of Ryan Tedder but sounding grander, warmer in the hands of Lambert. Here, the distance from the stuffiness of Idol is apparent but the heart of Trespassing lies in the first two-thirds of the album, when Lambert is strutting like a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Three years removed from American Idol, Adam Lambert is finally allowed to shake off the pageantry of the televised talent competition and dive into glitter on his second major-label album, Trespassing. There's a distinct lack of ballads on Trespassing -- they're clustered toward the end of the record, sometimes given a spangled once-over by producer Dr. Luke so they don't feel staid, sometimes hinting at the chilly, austere vistas of Ryan Tedder but sounding grander, warmer in the hands of Lambert. Here, the distance from the stuffiness of Idol is apparent but the heart of Trespassing lies in the first two-thirds of the album, when Lambert is strutting like a glam-disco diva, sparring with Dr. Luke and Pharrell Williams, belting out his hooks with an easy confidence. And he's got some great hooks here, too: big, bright, insistent hooks powering songs that revel in their sleaziness. Lambert matches their appeal, singing with an untrammeled joy suggesting that he's relishing an opportunity to make modern dance music. Williams is his greatest foil -- "Trespassing" and the Michael Jackson-via-Justin Timberlake "Kickin' In" grab immediately -- but that's not to slight the rest of the record, particularly the pulsating Nile Rodgers-fueled funk "Shady" and mirror-plated pop of "Cuckoo." Even if these songs never grace the charts, they sound like inevitable hits and prove that Lambert is a genuine pop star who has now left American Idol far behind. [A Deluxe Edition featured three bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/2012
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 886919359329
  • Catalog Number: 193593
  • Sales rank: 15,743

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Trespassing (3:29)
  2. 2 Cuckoo (3:02)
  3. 3 Shady (3:00)
  4. 4 Never Close Our Eyes (4:08)
  5. 5 Kickin' In (3:16)
  6. 6 Naked Love (3:22)
  7. 7 Pop That Lock (3:14)
  8. 8 Better Than I Know Myself (3:36)
  9. 9 Broken English (3:37)
  10. 10 Underneath (4:08)
  11. 11 Chokehold (3:51)
  12. 12 Outlaws of Love (3:51)
  13. 13 Runnin' (3:48)
  14. 14 Take Back (3:12)
  15. 15 Nirvana (4:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Adam Lambert Primary Artist
Nile Rodgers Guitar
Lester Mendez Keyboards
Dr. Luke Musician
Jonathan Berry Electric Guitar
Rune Westberg Musician
Paul Shearer Guitar
Dan Brigham Guitar
Cirkut Musician
Tommy Ratliff Guitar
Ammo Musician
Technical Credits
Bradford Cobb Management
Chris Gehringer Mastering
Richard Hilton Guitar Engineer
Steve Jensen Management
Lester Mendez Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Tom Shapiro Composer
Martin Kirkup Management
Anne Preven Composer
Pharrell Williams Composer, Producer
Ryan Williams Engineer
Josh Abraham Composer, Producer
David Marshall Composer
Andy Selby Programming, Vocal Editing
Dana Collins Management
Emily Wright Engineer, Vocal Producer
Andrew Coleman Arranger, Engineer, Digital Editing
Dr. Luke Producer
Oliver Goldstein Composer
Bonnie McKee Composer, Vocal Producer
Catt Gravitt Composer
Claude Kelly Composer
Lesley Roy Composer
Nate Campany Composer
J. Bonilla Producer
Jenna Davis Vocal Editing
Ari Levine Composer, Engineer
Rune Westberg Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Sam Sparro Composer
Bruno Mars Composer
Adam Lambert Composer, Executive Producer
Stephen Wrabel Composer
Joshua Coleman Composer
Busbee Composer, Producer, Engineer
Philip Lawrence Composer
Oligee Producer
Henry Walter Composer
Benjamin Levin Composer
BC Jean Composer
U-Tern Additional Production
Chris "Tek" O'Ryan Vocal Editing
The Smeezingtons Producer
Robert Marvin Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Cary Clark Engineer
Josh Crosby Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Fred Williams Composer, Programming, Engineer, Additional Production
Lukasz Gottwald Composer
Dan Omelio Composer
Ammar Malik Composer
Chris Sclafani Engineer
Cirkut Producer
Kyle Shearer Programming
Skylar Mones Engineer
Ammo Producer
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  • Posted May 26, 2012

    Adam has done it again! Dance tunes galore! This CD has been pla

    Adam has done it again! Dance tunes galore! This CD has been playing in my truck over & over--LOVE IT!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 12, 2012

    BEST ALBUM OF 2012

    Trespassing surpasses any album I've heard in years. So many fun dance songs and extraordinary ballads that will dig deep in your heart and soul. A must have album.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2012

    A+ Adam

    This is everything Adam said the album would be + more. He totally shows off his range especially on "running" when he goes into his lower register and "underneath" where he is up and down and all around. The dancy songs really make you want to move and the dubstep undertones are kickin'! But where Adam shines as always is in the ballads. Fans will love it, casual listeners will find a few gems and haters... will continue to hate. A+ Adam.

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  • Posted April 17, 2012

    wow

    I have heard the snippets for all the tracks on this cd (main tracks). This man's voice is unbelievable..this cd is a wonderful ride through great dance and feel good songs like Kickin In...to soul searching gut wrenching ones like "Underneath," which is gorgeous and will make you cry. This will be an epic cd.

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  • Posted January 13, 2013

    Can't say enough about how phenomenal this CD is... it's Adam at

    Can't say enough about how phenomenal this CD is... it's Adam at his finest vocally, it's fun, it's funky, it shows another side of Adam, taking the listener 'underneath' the glam...Very different from For Your Entertainment, but equally stellar!

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  • Posted July 4, 2012

    I love this CD!!!!!!! He is brilliant live and sounds even bette

    I love this CD!!!!!!! He is brilliant live and sounds even better than on his CD. Do not miss this artist in any way shape or form.

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  • Posted June 22, 2012

    Best pop album on the market right now. Incredible vocals, grea

    Best pop album on the market right now. Incredible vocals, great beats and heart wrenching ballads. Get you copy--debuted at No. 1 on Billboard.

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  • Posted June 2, 2012

    As much as I hate to say it, beware. For Your Entertainment is o

    As much as I hate to say it, beware. For Your Entertainment is one of my favorite albums EVER and was very excited for Adam's second album. I couldn't wait to receive this in the mail. I gathered my 12 and 8 year old around and said "Listen to this!" and cued up Cuckoo. To my horror the lyrics contain the F word -- TWICE!! Trespassing and Shady say A**; Pop That Lock says B****; Take Back says SH** - several of the tracks have references to drinking; Naked Love, well, you can imagine. I will just skip over that track anyway, so it's a non-factor. I am most upset about the explicit language and expected better. I am willing to overlook the occasional D*** or H*** but the other ones I just can't overlook. The driving club feel of Trespassing, Cuckoo and Pop That Lock could be really great songs and I hope a radio edit is released because I would purchase those songs.

    Now for the ones I do like, Never CLose Our Eyes is great. This is the club-Adam and it makes you want to get up and dance. Broken English is very powerful and well-written; I love the vocal range and strength of performance in Runnin'. I agree with the one review that it is nice to hear Adam sing in the lower range and then soar to the high range. Nirvana is nice as well. But my favorite of all is Better Than I Know Myself. I think I have listened to it 20 times in the past 3 days. It is, simply stated, amazing and I truly think it is THE best song of the entire album. Adam has a way of reaching into your emotions and then doesn't let go. His vocal performance is absolutely stunning. The musicality of the entire song is right. His use of dynamics to build the emotion of the song is spectacular.When he sings the words "Better Than I Know Myself" it is so powerful I nearly break into tears - I can't listen to it enough times.

    I was going to return this album and purchase the tracks I liked separately, but I will be money ahead at this point to just keep the album (I got it at a great discount). I will wait for radio edits to purchase the other tracks I won't listen to because of the language and drinking and sexual references. Because of only being able to listen to half of the album I have to give it 2 stars, which bums me out. Adam Lambert is a true entertainer - I still believe he should have won American Idol; but for me, this album fell short.

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  • Posted May 24, 2012

    Adam Lambert‘s Trespassing has sailed to the #1 position o

    Adam Lambert‘s Trespassing has sailed to the #1 position on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week, marking the American Idol alum’s first chart-topping LP. This is a well-deserved honor for this album that shows off the singer's amazing vocal range and the beauty of his voice. The beginning of the album features some really catchy dance tunes like Cuckoo and Shady that made me want to get up and dance and the latter part features ballads, like Underneath, that made me gasp in amazement. Mr. Lambert has dug deep into his soul to write these songs and he has also made this a fun ride. That's difficult to do, but he sure as heck did it. I give this album FIVE stars and highly recommend it to everyone who like good music.

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  • Posted May 18, 2012

    Fantastic CD

    I keep listening to this cd over and over. Every song is great and there is a song for every mood. This is one of my all-time favorites already.

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  • Posted May 15, 2012

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    Trespassing Across Different Music Styles With Brilliant Results

    “Trespassing” (Deluxe Edition) by Adam Lambert is a great mix of 14 eclectic songs by an intense and original singer. Many of the songs are tinged with hints of pop, dance, electronica, and rock. The diverse musical genres help to create a strong music collection that appeals to music listeners of various backgrounds. I completely understand that each Adam Lambert fan may differ in the songs that are their personal preference. However, I admit that the following are already some of my favorites:
    Pop That Lock
    Naked Love
    Chokehold
    Broken English
    Nirvana
    Underneath
    “Trespassing” (Deluxe Edition) is a worthwhile purchase for those who enjoyed any of Adam Lambert’s previous musical efforts and/or music lovers who are open to blended music genres in one song (such as electronica and pop, dance and pop, chillout and pop etc.).

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