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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/2012
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 886919229820
  • Catalog Number: 192298
  • Sales rank: 36,246

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)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Adam Lambert Primary Artist
Nile Rodgers Guitar
Lester Mendez Keyboards
Dr. Luke Musician
Rune Westberg Musician
Paul Shearer Guitar
Dan Brigham Guitar
Cirkut Musician
Tommy Ratliff Guitar
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
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
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
Joshua Coleman Composer
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
Lukasz Gottwald Composer
Dan Omelio Composer
Ammar Malik Composer
Chris Sclafani Engineer
Cirkut Producer
Kyle Shearer Programming
Skylar Mones Engineer
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  • Posted August 9, 2012

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    GREAT ALBUM!!

    GREAT ALBUM!!

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  • Posted May 15, 2012

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    Love it!!!

    Adam's voice is an instrument from the gods. This cd has everything. Trespassing is fast, fun, and sassy. There are a few in a row that just rock out. Never Close Our Eyes, is just beautiful. There are some thoughtful, soulfull songs also. Adam is just brilliant, with the most amazing range of any singer I have ever heard, and this cd shows it all. I love it!

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