Review: Is Adam Lambert's 'For Your Entertainment' too over the top?
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Admitting that he’s far from mainstream so early on in the album gives Lambert the freedom to let his inner Freddie Mercury freak flag fly. Nothing is too excessive, although he never skirts so far outside the pop/rock/dance borders to risk alienating his core. With its pounding piano/ string opening, “Soaked” sounds like one of those overly dramatic themes to a ‘70s comedic thriller like “Foul Play” (Think “Ready to Take a Chance Again”); “A Loaded Smile,” written by “Beautiful” tunesmith Linda Perry (complete with a wah wah pedal), allows Lambert to soar, his falsetto heartbreakingly describing a relationship on the ropes as he delivers the cinematic line, “a loaded smile/an empty glass and one last dance.” “If I Had You” is such a loving throwback to the ‘70s/early ‘80s dance era that it should come with its own disco ball.
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