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For Your Amusement I mean ENTERTAINMENT: Adam Lambert’s Album Cover (I swear it’s for real)

October 27, 2009

I don’t care if 1000 Glamberts come over here and call me a homophobe.

This shit is the gayest damn thing I’ve seen since Wham’s Wake Me Up (Before You Go Go) video. When I first saw it, I literally thought it was a joke. And then I kept tilting my head to look at it. And then Gary Wright’s Dreamweaver started playing in my mind and things began to spin. Adam Lambert’s head…spinning into the cosmos.

Oh honey, this is just not a good look for you. Or a good debut album cover. I get the retro “glam” throwback, but it doesn’t come off as a retooled version of glam, it just comes off as uh, kind of cheap?

For your amusement, I present Adam Lambert’s For Your Entertainment

Adam Lambert For Your Entertainment Album Cover

Thoughts?

(Oh yeah. It’s real. Right down to the Flashdance font.)

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  1. Kevin permalink
    December 11, 2009 6:29 pm

    i think the cover is a man finally expressing his sexuality globally. A man being able to be himself. Good for him. I think the cover is fitting for the music and his personality. I love it. I guess you just have to get the lifestyle? I don’t know.

    • 8sourcandy permalink
      December 11, 2009 10:32 pm

      My reaction was prior to hearing the music. I have come to like the artwork. It was shocking at first, but that is part of Adam’s appeal. I still don’t like the typography choices, but the cd booklet and deluxe packaging are beautifully executed. The photos are magnificent. I love the music. I get the lifestyle. I am a fan. 🙂

      • TopIdol permalink
        December 11, 2009 11:06 pm

        YAY! She’s back!

      • lauren722 permalink
        December 11, 2009 11:20 pm

        I’VE MISSED YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!!11!!!1!!!

        • 8sourcandy permalink
          December 11, 2009 11:59 pm

          I’ve missed you too. I just need a break from the all the negativity. Be well. Happy Hanukkah!

          • TopIdol permalink
            December 12, 2009 12:03 am

            I was worried you got scared off! Hey, we talked about you while you were away 🙂

            And I was really hoping we could see Adam dropkick The Moppet of Beelzebub. Not in a negative way, of course. I swear!

            • lauren722 permalink
              December 12, 2009 12:13 am

              Haha I think I shouted for her return in all caps.

              That could never be taken in any way but a positive one!

            • 8sourcandy permalink
              December 12, 2009 12:44 am

              I don’t get scared off by anything especially the narrow-minded comments of your devoted TopIdol-tards. (jealous haters) 🙂

              Besides, I have been very busy trolling Gossip Candy. She is away on a business trip and the inmates are running the asylum. With all the in-fighting and inappropriate posts, I have been thoroughly entertained.

              • TopIdol permalink
                December 12, 2009 2:00 am

                Does it get crazy over there? I like GC all the times I’ve talked to her, but I haven’t hung out for extended periods of time over there.

                I’m the only inmate who runs my asylum. Or so I tell myself. I like your kitty avi. My tards are not JELLUS HATERS. You’re a closet TI-tard, heh heh heh 🙂

                • 8sourcandy permalink
                  December 12, 2009 2:33 am

                  Nothing closeted about me. 🙂

                  And yes, it is crazy over there. I did discover a site dictionary/glossary so I could follow along. I never knew what all their secret codes where before, now I do. They are really into Adam and Tommy (dude he kissed) “shipping.” There are also Gokey lovers who have been posting Gokey love crap that include panties with his name on them. (BIG panties) Most of the posts are fantasy based. HH/Adam’s fashion has been a hot topic, one I enjoy. His new stylist is really pulling some great looks together for him. I love the shirts with the thumb holes, his Dior jeans and the onyx ring.

                  Candy does a better job obviously, her posts are more news worthy and updated many times throughout the day. I usually just scan the headlines and never read the comments.

            • lauren722 permalink
              December 12, 2009 12:47 am

              I love Gossip Candy! I used to go to her blog all the time…I’m not quite sure why I stopped…Maybe I need to return.

          • lauren722 permalink
            December 12, 2009 12:12 am

            Thanks! A happy winter holidays to all!
            I’m glad your back 8sourcandy! Lamberkitten, Sherena, and I have been having a hard time defending Adam’s good name 😉

  2. d. b. cooper permalink
    November 1, 2009 11:24 pm

    Probably should have gone with something more like this:

  3. kimberly permalink
    October 30, 2009 10:46 am

    Yikes! in a lewd manner. proofread, kim, proof read! ::shakes head::

  4. kimberly permalink
    October 30, 2009 10:45 am

    “I’m surprised, since Ryan basically wanted to Jack Twist his Ennis Del Mar the entire competition….” — James

    LOL I’ve heard this said before … I must have been blind to it. Actually blinded by my Gokey disdain and the judges’ scorn toward Allison and Kris.

    Can you give me an example or is it all purely speculation?

    I don’t listen to Ryan’s radio show too often, but he’s always trying to be one of the guys, talking about women and a lewd manner and letting “us” know women have stayed over at his place … with his mom. J/K J/K

  5. kimberly permalink
    October 30, 2009 10:34 am

    “For you to see Adam through my eyes you need to google a photo of him in High School or Jr. High. In it, he has dark red hair and is wearing a polyester suit with a bow tie. His teeth are yellow and in braces. He is fat. That is Adam Lambert. Everything else is smoke and mirrors. And, unlike the “mega hottie,” Adam struggles with his self image everyday.” — 8sourcandy

    I’ve said this before myself. It is all smoke and mirrors and beyond the charade, deep inside, Adam still carries that boy from high school around with him everyday. We all do in some form or another, no matter life’s metamorphosis. Adam called Kris well-adjusted. High praise for someone I believe who struggles with self-acceptance every day. A very human struggle no matter your sexual orientation.

    Right now Adam is playing the role of his life — rockstar. What will he be next?

    I think most people agree Adam is a gifted singer, but individual taste vary. What is enjoyable for one may not be for another.

  6. sosad permalink
    October 30, 2009 4:29 am

    Made the mistake of commenting on EW website re: Michael Slezak’s article on the cover.
    I was promptly attacked by Anne the Glambert from Planet Fierce!!!111
    http://music-mix.ew.com/2009/10/27/adam-lambert-for-your-entertainment-cover/comment-page-27/#comments
    (yes, I’m brainfart)
    This is the senior art director @ Sony (Fuko Chabachi) who did the awesomeness:
    http://www.fukoblog.com/
    Her work is ok, so I’d say it was Lambert’s call. She says they went through 200 photos/ideas before reaching this finalized gem.
    If I were the photographer, (Warwick Saint who is pretty awesome), I’d be pissed.

  7. 8sourcandy permalink
    October 30, 2009 12:58 am

    James,
    Out of respect for Sherena, I will have to decline.

    • Sherena permalink
      November 2, 2009 10:13 pm

      Out of respect for me??? Is it because I am a delicate flower of womankind who is prone to be scarred by such things? 😛

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        November 3, 2009 12:50 am

        No, it’s because you are the only one in the world who thinks Gokey is going to be a superstar and I didn’t want you to be the lone defender of all the negativity. It wouldn’t be a fair fight in spite of your fearlessness and awesome woman power. 🙂

  8. October 30, 2009 12:25 am

    8sourcandy, please, PLEASE show TopIdol Space-drag-Gokey. It might be the next best macro on the internet.

  9. kimberly permalink
    October 29, 2009 11:39 pm

    “I don’t remember Ryan being mean to Kris though…what did he say?” — Lauren

    Just seemed very condescending and put Kris on the spot about the song being a cover. Not cool IMO. I wonder if he’ll bring up the Pink reject.

    • October 29, 2009 11:56 pm

      I’m surprised, since Ryan basically wanted to Jack Twist his Ennis Del Mar the entire competition….

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        October 30, 2009 12:49 am

        Nothing like a bottom scorned…

    • lauren722 permalink
      October 30, 2009 6:26 am

      Hmmm I didn’t get that he was any more condescending than usual. Ryan just seems to have a bit of a superiority complex to everyone! FYI Entertainment is not the Pink reject, it’s a Dr. Luke (whoever that is) song.

  10. kimberly permalink
    October 29, 2009 11:37 pm

    THANK YOU SO MUCH JAMES! IT IS EXACTLY THAT! Tears in my eyes.

    • October 29, 2009 11:54 pm

      You are welcome, compadre =). Gimme Kris’s side-mouth over Adam’s dehydrated gecko any day.

  11. October 29, 2009 11:26 pm

    @8SourCandy (possibly GossipCandy?): Most of the conservatives I know who watch Idol are actually pro-gay. (They are friends with me, after all, even if I am more of a butch twinkie–interpret that as you wish ^_^.) But the fact of the matter is their disdain for Adam does not even remotely correlate with his homosexuality. It’s his screechy voice and obnoxious stage presence, with the tongue wagging out and shit.

    I was a Kradamite before–just ’cause I do find it cute when a religious straight guy eschews absolutely all stereotypes about him and is just completely unique and open-minded in that Kris Allen way, which to me is sorta speaking volumes about the progress individual Americans have made in the way of tolerance and loving one another. So Adam grew on me, particularly after his incredible “Ring of Fire” performance, while I always rooted for Kris because I wanted to see him get the credit he deserved since his blink-and-you’ll-miss-it audition. (Also, yes, he is a mega hottie. And I urged all the bitter people pissed off about Ricky not making it over Sarver in the semis to vote for Kris so we can have SOME eye candy in the Top 12/13, regardless. And I’m glad that said eye candy proved to be more than meets the eye.)

    But many still didn’t warm up to his vocals. Some of you forget that just because he has powerful VOLUME, doesn’t mean he’s the most nuanced of singers. And it’s people in that mindset that can’t give Kris credit, for despite his more subdued vocals, he has connection with his music and knows how to rework songs. Look at his Wiki page–he co-wrote a hearty majority of his tracks!

    My point is this: Kris has continued to be an endearing presence, always appreciative of his fans, having a self-deprecating sense of humor about things (a real asset in society in regards to connecting to others), never trying too hard without comprising one’s self, and I think he’ll benefit from that. Meanwhile, Adam’s cockiness and insistence to “push the envelope” (see: going overboard to be shocking for the sake of caricature, rather than being a real person) is the unpleasantness here. (Not to mention his attitude.) That’s what turns off many of the conservatives. Not his gayness. Despite that his CD looks like it can only be purchased in an underground gay disco from 2080, it’s going overboard that’s making him a fool.

    • 8sourcandy permalink
      October 30, 2009 12:40 am

      I do not find Adam Cocky. Confident, yes. But if you are not confident in that environment you will be chewed up and spit out.

      (I’m not Gossip Candy, though I am flattered you would think so)

    • 8sourcandy permalink
      October 30, 2009 12:45 am

      RING OF FIRE was pure, dreamy perfection. Randy Travis’s much-much-older wife totally had her granny panties in a bunch and totally sat there not clapping in protest. I loved it.

    • 8sourcandy permalink
      October 30, 2009 4:38 am

      I only skimmed it the first time. Now, having read it in its entirety I have a few points to make and questions to ask. First, I am not trying to change your mind about Adam. If you don’t care for him or his singing, that’s fine. I simply want to address the statements you made. I don’t know what ^_^ is. Butch-twink = tough young gay bottom or a lesbian with a fondness for wife-beater-tee-shirts and very worn out boots. I’m bi—compelled to explain that it’s not because I am indecisive, I just love people from the inside out (corny yes, but also true.) I was raised in a very unconventional way by an unconventional person and was always encouraged to celebrate being different. But enough about me.

      Your first paragraph suggests that I feel that homophobia is the primary reason people dislike Adam. I don’t feel that way. If any comment I made leads you to believe that then you may be reading my responses out of context. I personally love Adam’s performances but they are not Idol performances and people tuning into see Clay Aiken-Taylor Hicks-David Cook probably will not get Adam. I understand that. I don’t get them, so we’re even. I am not a fan of American idol. I never watched it before this season. I have been aware of it , but not interested in it. Adam compelled me to tune in each week. I cannot describe all the ways in which he has impacted my life without sounding tard-like so I won’t.

      I also get the sense you think I don’t like Kris. If you read my comments you will find I like him very much. Like you, I appreciate his open-mindedness and compassion. I think he has moments of attractiveness (perpetuated by visions from fanfic), though he is not my type. He is a passionate performer and I like his sound. I never watched Idol in the way I suspect most idol fans do. I didn’t tune in to see a competition. I tuned into to see Adam. I rarely watched the other performers. I didn’t vote until the top 5. That’s when I saw the competition thing more clearly. I saw what was at stake. I wanted Adam to win. He came in second. I cried. Then I got over it. BTW, who is Ricky?

      “Some of you forget” You have lumped me in with a group of people that you deem unsophisticated enough to know the difference between good and bad singing. This makes you seem sort of cocky. Adam Lambert is a very good singer. His voice is dynamic. Yes, he showed off, but it was a singing competition. You may not like the tone or delivery of his voice but your personal preferences do not negate his talent.

      Modesty is not a virtue it’s a hindrance in competitive situations. Adam was never cocky on the show nor in any other situation. He was never rude or obnoxious. He always took criticism well. During interviews and bantering with Seacrest he was charming and articulate. He was polished in a way the other contestants weren’t. He is sarcastic, but so am I. Remarks to crazy fans may seem like rude behavior, but his fans do step out of line. He is merely setting boundaries with what is and isn’t acceptable. If Kris employed those tactics maybe that Italian woman wouldn’t have gotten her tongue inside his mouth.

      I think more was expected of Adam. More is still expected of him. More will always be expected of him.

      For you to see Adam through my eyes you need to google a photo of him in High School or Jr. High. In it, he has dark red hair and is wearing a polyester suit with a bow tie. His teeth are yellow and in braces. He is fat. That is Adam Lambert. Everything else is smoke and mirrors. And, unlike the “mega hottie,” Adam struggles with his self image everyday. He has learned to be comfortable in his own skin. He has learned to be confident. He has learned to be free. Adam marches to the beat of a different drum. He see things with child-like optimism where everything is possible and you are only limited by your imagination. I have nothing but respect and admiration for that philosophy and for anyone that can fearlessly stand before the world and say here I am. I am different. It’s ok if you don’t get it. Glad I got your attention.

      Oh, and he’s hung like a horse, which goes a long way with my penis envy. 🙂

      • Isidra permalink
        October 30, 2009 6:51 am

        …that’s a really really long comment for someone who isn’t trying to change minds about Adam Lambert.

        • 8sourcandy permalink
          October 30, 2009 11:06 pm

          That comment was for James. And at 4am in near darkness with several glasses of wine under my belt it didn’t seem that long.

          • October 31, 2009 7:42 am

            LOL! I did the same other week, only Jack Daniels was culprit. Alcohol is no friend of our inner tard. But I loved your post and really could not have put it better myself, even with JD 🙂

        • 8sourcandy permalink
          October 30, 2009 11:09 pm

          No, I’m not trying to change his mind about Adam, just his impression of me.

      • October 30, 2009 6:01 pm

        Bravo!

    • October 31, 2009 8:13 am

      It all depends on what you find appealing really – there are no wrongs or rights about entertainment. And Kris, from what I have saw and read, is very endearing – I do really like him (it is hard to hate on someone when you are drooling over their hotness, I am very shallow in that regard I admit – and I REALLY liked the snippet of dodgy video posted here the other day with one of his new songs – forget the title but it sounded great). But as far as judging their personalities, I could counter argue the same about Adam. He is always polite, gracious and thankful for his fans – only he has reminded OTT fans not to feel so entitled. Fair comment – and am sure anyone on this site – in fact is that not what this site is all about – laughing and snarking about the OTT fans who, say, got upset cos Adam didnt appear at a barricade one night or somethin then give him twitter-grief over it etc- they are out of order. He is just honest and open. During Idol I can’t remember anybody having a bad comment about Adam, behind the scenes it was reported that he was very generous with his time and helping and supporting the other contestants. Since Idol he always tweets a shout out when the other Idols had their music out to support them. And if you have so much stock in Kris and his opinion, then trust him when he says Adam is a great guy and they are great friends – I think he even went so far as to say he loves Adam (tho I bet not quite as much as Adam loves Kris 🙂 wink wink).

      What I don’t understand is why Adam is found so unpleasant. He is an OTT performer who can take on different genres and play with them all.
      “(see: going overboard to be shocking for the sake of caricature, rather than being a real person)” so being a talented, flexible, different (different in that there is nobody around right now like Adam who is mainstream) and flamboyant entertainer means you are not being a real person? What is a “real” person? Perhaps you can define the meaning of life too? If Adam is not a real person do you suppose he really IS an alien from planet Fierce?

    • October 31, 2009 8:19 am

      For some reason my response to James has appeared further down the page, should have appeared in reply to James lengthy Kris-tarding 🙂 monologue.

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        October 31, 2009 10:18 am

        I have come to the conclusion that Adam’s appeal may be a left-brain, right-brain thing. Creative people get him. Analytical people don’t.

        • October 31, 2009 1:05 pm

          Really interesting. You may have something there. So all the fun, exciting people get him and the dull, dry ones don’t. Yeah, I see 🙂

          • 8sourcandy permalink
            November 2, 2009 8:46 pm

            Aren’t you glad we fall under the “fun” category. 🙂

  12. kimberly permalink
    October 29, 2009 11:22 pm

    “Percocet is awesome.” — T.I.

    HA! HA! Yes! That’s it. Somehow I managed to overlook the obvious.

    To quote Seacrest’s twitter — “the art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity” Hmmmmm

    Oh, and I read that Adam is going to be on Seacrest’s show tomorrow morning to debut FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT. Does that make you happy, Lauren?

    Ryan was an ass toward Kris during Kris’s song debut. There’s going to be a lot of ass-kissing tomorrow by Seacrest if he thinks people are A-listers or at least buzz-worthy. Oh, and most definitely the Details shoot will be a major topic of conversation. Ryan’s one word tweet: STOKED!

    • lauren722 permalink
      October 29, 2009 11:30 pm

      Haha yeah I just heard about that 🙂 Yes it makes me happy!!!!!! I don’t remember Ryan being mean to Kris though…what did he say?

    • auntieaimee permalink
      October 30, 2009 7:08 am

      I have no doubt that Ryan will verbally fellate Adam after knee-capping Kris. No doubt at all. That’s not Adam’s fault, mind you, Ryan is just a tool.

  13. kimberly permalink
    October 29, 2009 11:09 pm

    “Why are they always asking Allen about Lambert? Do they ever ask Lambert about Allen anymore?” — T.I.

    It was Billy Bush. I don’t know that much about the guy. I get the feeling he’s pretty conservative or just likes to stir up trouble. Kris didn’t play into it and Bush let it go. The media knows controversy sells. I think it’s predominantly Kris being asked about Adam. It doesn’t seem to phase him. The guy is far more evolved than I am and most of humanity if he’s the real deal.

    I use AOL a lot because I’m just plain lazy. If ain’t broke … My son gets annoyed with me. He says my Dell is a piece of crap and swears by his MAC. He forgets that I’m the one that bought it for him lol

    “Oh god, Cathy, you are so right! Why would anyone want to be a woman? I’m running right now to Chaz Bono’s doc to get this taken care of so I can get more money and respect!

    [please say y’all got my sarcasm, right?” — on the edge

    I laughed when I read Cathy’s comment. Poor Chaz Bono — homely girl, homlier guy. I love Cher’s honesty when she said, “…although I may not understand, I will strive to understand.”

    That’s all we can do really.

  14. kimberly permalink
    October 29, 2009 10:44 pm

    Did anyone realize Gokey was at the THIS IS IT premiere as well? He mentioned it on his twitter. I find the whole Gokey/IDOL relationship very odd. Did they let him walk the red carpet?

    I always felt he was a clueless pawn in this strange IDOL game. They used him and tossed him aside when they realized he was an overbearing buffoon. I mean he was good for a laugh. I never understood Paula’s love for him. To this day, I scratch my head. Maybe his singing and persona brought back fond memories of the 80s. Really, I’m at a loss to explain it. Like I said this Idol year was really bizarre.

    • Sherena permalink
      October 29, 2009 10:48 pm

      Danny’s gonna be a star. Believe it. And then we’ll see who’s laughing.

      • October 29, 2009 11:11 pm

        Good God….It’s like the Dante’s Inferno of Delusion….

        • Sherena permalink
          October 30, 2009 12:40 am

          ^______________________^

          • 8sourcandy permalink
            November 2, 2009 8:38 pm

            What is ^_______^ is this just a smiley kind of thing?

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        October 30, 2009 12:31 am

        Like Octo-Mom, Jon & Kate plus 8 anyone from the Hills…success is relative.

    • TopIdol permalink
      October 29, 2009 10:51 pm

      Percocet is awesome. Sadly, I never had enough of it in my system to like Gokey.

    • 8sourcandy permalink
      October 30, 2009 12:53 am

      He was there but I think he was in the parking lot watching it on podcast.

  15. cimi permalink
    October 29, 2009 10:42 pm

    wow–so many comments on this__ I didn’t have time to read ’em all. You never cease to crack me up with your wording though, TI–thanks for that.

    Personally, I don’t care what pic he puts on the cover of his album, as long as the musics good– who cares.

  16. kimberly permalink
    October 29, 2009 10:34 pm

    “I’ll take a wild guess and venture to state I do not think you, Miz Kimberly, are not a card carrying member of LBGT community.” — HUH

    You are correct; I am not. But it doesn’t stop me from wondering how everyone, not just Glamberts, have been responding to Adam Lambert. Even before I came upon these comments, and though I’m not gay, I strongly believed this was not helping the more traditional gay community. Yes, people should have free expression without consequence, the right to be themselves as long as they are not harming anyone else. But let’s face it, when a person is in the public eye, people are going to make judgements, to think otherwise is naive. Whether Adam likes it or not, he needs the mainstream community to buy his records, if he wants to succeed.

    I don’t know what he’s thinking, if he genuinely doesn’t care about those that are not getting him. It almost seems as if he’s thumbing his nose at those that are too plebian to get the artistry, to understand him and his message. I find it all very fascinating and perplexing. To be perfectly honest, I was amazed at how many people were not looking at Adam Lambert through rose-colored glasses.

    This has been the most bizarre Idol year. For some reason I’m drawn to the absurd. ::grin::

    • October 29, 2009 11:12 pm

      Word x120381079250790.

    • 8sourcandy permalink
      October 30, 2009 12:28 am

      Kimberly, you’re not looking for how “people” responded, but rather who responded the way you did. Those stats reflect your need for validation more than Adam’s potential for success. Oh, I am a member of my local GLBT community. In fact I designed their logo.

      • October 30, 2009 12:40 am

        You made rainbows?

        • 8sourcandy permalink
          October 30, 2009 1:53 am

          Gilbert Baker is the “inventor” of the gay flag. Also known as the rainbow flag or the gay pride flag, for the 1978 gay parade. I was barley out of diapers. I designed collateral material, (including its logo) for my local GLBT chapter. I am a graphic designer.

          • October 30, 2009 2:00 am

            Well, congrats. As a token of appreciation, I’d like you to officially meet Sarcasm, whom I used in my snarky reply above. He’s very happy to get to know you, although he’s worried you don’t see him.

            • 8sourcandy permalink
              October 30, 2009 10:59 pm

              Nice to meet you , sarcasm, I’m..um…um…um
              You used my two favs, “snarky” and “sarcasm,” now I am having an Identity crisis. Who am I? I guess “pushy bitch” could work.

  17. Huh? permalink
    October 29, 2009 7:42 pm

    I came back’ cause I’m an ass with low self-esteem and even less self-control… but these are standard requirements for Adamtardery, I understand.

  18. October 29, 2009 7:38 pm

    Instead of the back and forth, let’s all remember one thing at the end of the day:

    Kris/Adam >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Danny Douchekey. Amirite?

    • lauren722 permalink
      October 29, 2009 7:43 pm

      Yes! That is one thing we can all agree on!

      • October 29, 2009 7:50 pm

        Woohoo! As long as there is Gokey hate, the rest of us are united.

        Kudos to you, btw, for being a more objective/less rabidly batshit Adam fan, too =).

        Okay, off I go. “Community” is on any minute–best new comedy this season ♥! Anyone watching this hilarity? Abed is love.

        • lauren722 permalink
          October 29, 2009 7:57 pm

          Yes, united in Gokey hate we stand!

          Thank you. I try…especially since I adore Kris as well.

          I’m going to go watch Vampire Diaries! Yes its a stupid show, I know but so addicting!

          • TopIdol permalink
            October 29, 2009 9:57 pm

            Yes. I don’t understand why everyone can’t remember what REALLY matters.

            We all hate Gokey. It’s a shared bond. It’s common ground. How soon they forget…

            • Verbally Dyslexic permalink
              October 30, 2009 12:16 am

              And Kara. Don’t forget Kara.

              Wait, scratch that. I wish I could forget Kara.

            • 8sourcandy permalink
              October 30, 2009 12:24 am

              I have a confession to make. I photoshopped Gokey’s likeness in Adam’s cover. I wanted proof something could be worse. It was.

  19. October 29, 2009 7:03 pm

    It’s all right. No one ever expected creativity and innovation from your kind ^_^.

    • lauren722 permalink
      October 29, 2009 7:09 pm

      Thanks James. Love you too.

  20. rehabilitard permalink
    October 29, 2009 6:35 pm

    “He has great big balls of steel hidden under his glittery dress.”

    Good try, lol!

  21. Huh? permalink
    October 29, 2009 6:19 pm

    Got the point. Okay. I’m out. Hve fun.

    • October 29, 2009 6:50 pm

      Please don’t go!

    • lauren722 permalink
      October 29, 2009 6:55 pm

      I want you to stay 🙂
      I’m in the minority here! Don’t leave us to fend for ourselves under the wrath of the anti-Adam’s album cover people.
      ok that sounds stupid but whatever

      • October 29, 2009 7:03 pm

        It’s all right. No one ever expected creativity and innovation from your kind ^_^.

      • deez permalink
        October 29, 2009 7:09 pm

        You, Lamberkitten, Sherena, and Sourcandy defend yourselves quite well. I think you guys “get” it. It’s just snark. We don’t hate Adam, nor are we homophobes, I hope he sells a gazillion albums and all his dreams come true.

        The cover still sucks.

        • lauren722 permalink
          October 29, 2009 7:12 pm

          Haha aw thanks. I was reading your comment and started smiling.
          …then I read the last line…haha

        • 8sourcandy permalink
          October 30, 2009 12:22 am

          Passion, which ever way if falls, is so much better than than apathy.

  22. October 29, 2009 6:14 pm

    And the Glambert Huns have landed!

    Quick, build a great wall of TopIdol!

  23. Huh? permalink
    October 29, 2009 6:02 pm

    Oh noes! Not only do all the kewl kids think Adam Lambert is a freak, but the entire gay community at large hates him, too! Let’s wait behind the portable after school and beat him up when the bell rings.

    I’ll take a wild guess and venture to state I do not think you, Miz Kimberly, are not a card carrying member of LBGT community.

    If, you are, I humbly apologize to you — and to everyone, here, that I somehow may manage to offend by daring to offer up an opinion. Yeah, not every gay person in the world luuurrvvvsss Adam Lambert. Almost half of the (gay) guys I know who watch Idol prefer Kris Allen. The-adorable-regular-joe-who-plays-the-guitar-and-can-sing-at-the-same=time winner of American Idol. He’s talented and cute too boot. Still, these are (mostly) same guys ragging on Adam Lambert’s Shoot in “Details” while claiming Madame is trying to play it straight and feel Neil Patrick Harris is the epoitme of what “a male gay celebrity” should be.” Go figure.

    I’m not a man, I don’t want to sleep with Adam Lambert and I like Kris Allen, but I also like the “For Your Entertainment” Cover. It’s funny and bizarre –like Adam, himself. And you know what else? I like to laugh. Yeah, Lambert may be a big ass fool sometimes, but the kid can sing like nobody’s business.

    He has great big balls of steel hidden under his glittery dress. He may go down in flames. We’ll have to wait and see. I hope not, but I’ll be watching to see what he does next, and hell yeah, I’m buying the album.

    • Huh? permalink
      October 29, 2009 6:11 pm

      Well shut my mouth, I just realized can’t spell. Sorry about the errors folks. Darn, I knew I should have finished college. *sigh* So much for my dramatic exit.

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        November 3, 2009 12:28 am

        Eloquence is not hindered by a few misspelled words. I’m just thrilled that you are a man and like Adam. Not because you want to sleep with him but because on some artistic level he (for lack of a better word) entertains you.

  24. kimberly permalink
    October 29, 2009 5:07 pm

    I don’t pay attention to the bible-quoting fanatics or the OTT glamberts. I’m more interested in what the gay community thinks and people not so invested in IDOL. Here’s a few comments from the Popeater Poll.

    Thursday 29 October
    By Dana

    Re: Adam Lambert- I’m gay and have never wanted to look like a woman or be a woman- Why do so many gay celebrities want to perpetuate the stereotype of being gay means camping it up with attention-getting feminine looks? I believe MOST gay men are not interested in being drag queens.

    Thursday 29 October
    By Butch

    Adam, are you a cross dresser, a drag queen or just gay? If your gay, fine express it, let people know, I did. But that cover is over the top even for me and many gay people unless your starting a drag queen career. If not, shame on you for playing up the stereo type of gay people. You have given us all a large step backwards. I won;t be supporting your career at all. Piss off drama queen

    Thursday 29 October
    By Rod

    What people don’t realize is that it is a mistake from a marketing standpoint. I am over 50 and really thought he was talented on American Idol – but when they flaunt the gay thing – they are going to turn off millions in sales from a more mainstream consumer. There is way to capture his unique personality without looking so over the top gay. If they release this cover – it won’t matter how good the music is – many of his former Idol fans won’t hear it.

    I just thought this one was funny.

    Thursday 29 October
    By cathy

    I would like to know why men want to be women?
    Women are paid less,are disrespected more,
    in most countries are treated no better than an
    animal even here in America,their rights are used
    to abuse them,& so on.

    • October 29, 2009 5:21 pm

      Why so interested in what the gay community has to say. Adam never said he was an embassador for the gay community. Didnt he just say he wants to entertain?

      • Isidra permalink
        October 29, 2009 6:13 pm

        It matters when a lot of the “defenses” against criticism of the cover involves accusing people of homophobia. Or for that matter, it matters as much as the conservative slant of AOL’s news.

        And honestly, forgive me for stereotyping, but I’d imagine if ANYONE is supposed to appreciate Adam’s cover as an ironic, intentionally ridiculous homage to glam rock, it’d be members of the gay community.

        Really though, gay or not, it’s definitely more anecdotal evidence that whatever Adam was trying to invoke with the cover, for a good portion of the audience, it didn’t seem to work.

    • on the edge permalink
      October 29, 2009 5:54 pm

      Oh god, Cathy, you are so right! Why would anyone want to be a woman? I’m running right now to Chaz Bono’s doc to get this taken care of so I can get more money and respect!

      [please say y’all got my sarcasm, right?]

    • Steph permalink
      October 29, 2009 7:11 pm

      Whether we like it or not, people judge a book by its cover. I try not to, but we are all capable of doing so and I know I have done so.

      It’s bothering me that his cover is doing all the talking when it should be the music. And until an actual single is released people are going to base their opinions off a CD cover.

      Bad move, marketing team, bad move.

      I understand Adam wants to get people talking. He gets off on controversy and it is no surprise that he pretty much says screw you to people who don’t get the album cover…but when it is the majority of the fanbase even that don’t like it…maybe you should take a better look at it yourself. You don’t want to piss off your fans they are going to be your bread and butter. You can get people talking all they want, but you need them to want to buy what your selling as well.

      The more stuff I keep hearing versus actually hearing music which should be what matters the most, the more turned off I get.

      Let the music do the talking.

      And I’m getting to the point of where I feel because of all this hype it is going to be a huge letdown when I do hear a song. I wish I could shake that feeling but the more I hear about how great it is makes me think it’s going to be a crap cd.

      For Adam’s sake, I hope I’m wrong, but really stfu about it and let us hear something already.

      • lauren722 permalink
        October 29, 2009 7:16 pm

        I actually agree with you that they are building up too much hype without actually letting us hear any of the music. To me, the cover is the least important part of the album. Kris and Allison both have singles out, why hasn’t Adam put one out yet? Just shocking people isn’t going to make his music sell.

        Though I have a feeling that this all won’t matter very soon because his single will be amazing! At least I hope. And Lyndsey Parker seemed to really like the album so I have high expectations.

        • Verbally Dyslexic permalink
          October 29, 2009 9:03 pm

          Lyndsey Parker is the paragon of objectivity when it comes to Adam Lambert.

          • lauren722 permalink
            October 29, 2009 9:08 pm

            Haha yeah I know…

    • 8sourcandy permalink
      October 29, 2009 11:35 pm

      Why is this becoming a tirade on his sexuality? Has he ever denied his appreciation of makeup. Wearing makeup does not alter your gender. He is not a drag queen any one who doesn’t get that doesn’t know any drag queens.

    • 8sourcandy permalink
      October 30, 2009 12:16 am

      Butch? Rod? Seriously?

  25. rehabilitard permalink
    October 29, 2009 3:56 pm

    I loved Adam on AI, I even voted. I loved all of his most outrageous performances. I don’t like what is happening now, he is turning me off too. I admit, I love androgyny and Bill Kaulitz look, but Adam’s CD cover is not androngyny, it is full blown drag and it is so cheap looking. Glamberts, of course, say it is ART. Nah, I know art when I see it. Blind lemmings they are.

    • October 29, 2009 4:33 pm

      Oh no! It is true! Even all the real, die-hard, hard-voting Adam fans are leaving him! You’re just yella!:)

    • 8sourcandy permalink
      October 29, 2009 11:25 pm

      Don’t confuse an art director’s poorly executed work as Adam’s direct intention to creep you out.

  26. Margie permalink
    October 29, 2009 3:07 pm

    I liked both Kris and Adam on AI but all the crap Adam has been doing really is about to turn me off completely. Its all so fake and contrived. I just can’t take him seriously bc nothing is about his music.

    With Kris its the other way around.

    • TopIdol permalink
      October 29, 2009 9:46 pm

      Since I will get blasted for this anyway…I don’t hate Adam Lambert.

      I often feel like Kris Allen wants to make music while Adam Lambert just wants to be famous.

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        October 29, 2009 11:47 pm

        I agree that Kris wants to make music. Adam wants to make more than music. He wants to entertain us. Aren’t you entertained?

    • 8sourcandy permalink
      October 29, 2009 11:18 pm

      I am curious to know what he’s doing that is so contrived in your opinion. I see him as being himself. I have seen him in interviews before AI and his personality is the same. In fact, I work with someone who was very friendly with Adam when he lived in LA and he said that Adam is exactly what you see, he is neither insincere or pretentious. I think that the extremism that exists among his fans also exists among his detractors.

  27. deez permalink
    October 29, 2009 2:40 pm

    http://newsroom.mtv.com/2009/10/29/craziest-american-idol-album-covers-outtakes/

    Jim’s album cover out-takes!!

  28. lee permalink
    October 29, 2009 2:01 pm

    Interesting comment auntieaimee. It’s a ton of hype with nothing to back it up and it looks like people are getting tired of it.

  29. kimberly permalink
    October 29, 2009 1:08 pm

    I didn’t realize this way a POPEATER POLL. Updated numbers:

    Cover art
    79% HATE
    21% LOVE
    128,626

    Buying Album
    74% NO
    26% YES
    119,208

    • auntieaimee permalink
      October 29, 2009 1:49 pm

      Hmm. The poll numbers do seem to indicate some kind of backlash. I wonder if it’s over just this cover or if the Adam Storm is hitting it’s saturation point.

  30. kimberly permalink
    October 29, 2009 11:45 am

    I found this interesting an AOL poll was taken on the Lambert cover. AOL, I believe, has been cited as being more conservative. What I do find interesting is the poll seems to be a one shot vote thing. Not sue if you can manipulate cookies to override and vote a bazillion times. That said the poll count was as follows:

    What do you think of the cover treatment?
    Hate it: 79%
    Love it: 21%
    92,547 votes That means 73,112 people hated the cover and 19,435 love it.

    Are you going to buy Lamber’s album?
    No: 74%
    Yes: 26%
    85,898 votes That means 63,565 people refuse to buy Lamber’s album and 22,333 will buy it.

    This does not bode well for Adam Lambert. I was really shocked by the total number of votes. Wow! People definitely have a strong opinion about Adam. I still say he’s not promoting himself well. If he doesn’t care what the majority of people think then he’s doing a bang up job. David Cook stated something like, “love me or hate me, just don’t ignore me.” I get the sentiment, but clearly it was a clever sound bite. This is just bad, harmful press as far as I’m concerned. Let’s see if the Glambert army can manage to turn this poll around to their advantage.

    This is the first time, I actually saw Adam not fare well on a poll. I guess this is a barometer of what the feelings are like outside the Idol bubble. Not pretty. Cover — bad move especially when true fans hate it as well.

    Those are my thoughts of day. Must do something productive now.

    • veritas permalink
      October 29, 2009 12:01 pm

      I’m not a Glambert but I will probably buy the album despite the tard art cover. Unless of course it gets reviewed as a train wreck. I’m downloading it. Buying a physical CD makes me think of Woody Allen when he’s in a magazine shop, puts a copy of a porn mag in between a bunch of serious magazines, and then the cashier yells out, “Hey, how much is Screw Magazine!”

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        October 30, 2009 12:14 am

        Woody Allen. : )

    • blacklisted permalink
      October 29, 2009 1:17 pm

      Adam is polarizing. The fantards assume that those who don’t like him are “hating” b/c he’s gay, but that’s not necessarily true. While some people are homophobic and wouldn’t like Adam b/c of that, many who don’t like him are turned off for other reasons (i.e. overuse of upper register, OTT, his voice is not ‘pleasing’ to them, etc). That’s okay, some artists just turn off people. Hopefully Adam will garner an audience outside of AI.

      The promotion for his album hasn’t really started in earnest. Those of us who like Adam because of his music are STILL waiting to hear a single or at least a snippet of a song.

      Most people outside the AI bubble aren’t going to buy an album without hearing the music that’s part of the CD. The majority of the public doesn’t watch idol. It’s silly to assume they’ll buy a CD if they haven’t heard the artist’s material. The fact that the first taste of the album is the cover art is not smart (IMO) since a new artist should be building an audience through the music not the exterior (cover art, photo shoots, etc)

      I wish Adam’s early promo pushed the music. The album is coming out in a month and we still haven’t heard the single. That’s ridiculous, we’ve heard Allison’s single and her CD doesn’t drop until a week after Adam’s.

      • Burgundy LaRue permalink
        October 29, 2009 1:58 pm

        The promotion for his album hasn’t really started in earnest. Those of us who like Adam because of his music are STILL waiting to hear a single or at least a snippet of a song.

        Someone has dropped the ball on that, IMO. Most singles are out two months prior to an album’s release. Kris had LLWD out on or around September 22–which coincides with the November 17 album drop. For all the talk about Kris’ album supposedly being a mess, he seems to be following a logical pattern toward radio rotation and building a non-AI fanbase (Dolphins tailgate performance, scheduled for several Jingle Ball concerts, radio interviews). Adam is attending movie premieres and Star magazine parties. That helps with getting him on TV, but it doesn’t promote his music. Adam isn’t singing at these events.

        Die-hard Adam fans are going to buy the album anyway, but the general public has been given no reason to do so. At least not yet.

    • October 29, 2009 3:04 pm

      I think AOL must be quite conservative as you say. Yesterday they did a poll asking readers if they believed in global warming – 67% said no! But what is heartening, and I know Amazon is not the greatest barometer for the music industry, but since the cover was released Adam’s presales have moved from #13 UP to #8. Hopefully this is an indication that sales generally wont be hurt too much – he really doesn’t deserve that.

      • on the edge permalink
        October 29, 2009 5:58 pm

        This is one area I have to agree with Lamberkitten…while AOL itself is what most would call “mainstream,” if you read the comments to stories most of them have a moderate-to-extreme conservative slant…and I mean the Kool-Aid-drinking, Glenn Beck-watching, “birther” crazies. Reading AOL Comments makes me lose faith in humanity.

        • TopIdol permalink
          October 29, 2009 9:53 pm

          I have seen some crazy shit on AOL articles/boards over the years. You gotta remember, people using AOL all the time are not the most “adept” at the internet…tend to be older and more conservative.

          Of course, I still have an AOL address I sometimes use just because I’ve had it for over 10 years. I don’t like changing email addresses or phone numbers. But as far as those using AOL and spending a lot of time on it, I would venture to say they are definitely of a particular demographic.

      • Isidra permalink
        October 29, 2009 6:18 pm

        If nothing else, the cover controversy probably clued in a lot of Adam’s less fervent fans that the album is out there and ready for pre-order. So that’s definitely a plus. And Adam’s fans already know that like-or-hate the cover, they’re probably going to enjoy the music inside.

        I don’t think the cover will help gain new fans, but really, that’s what radio play and i-tunes are for. They’ll be what matters in the long run.

        That said, I still wish they’d gone with a different cover. He’s not an unattractive guy and there are so many better pictures out there that would be much more appealling.

    • 8sourcandy permalink
      October 29, 2009 11:07 pm

      More than 92,000 people took the time to answer that poll. That is remarkable. Does it matter that is wasn’t particularly favorable to Adam, no. These voters are reacting to a number of factors, some hate American Idol as a platform to launch a serious music career, some are reacting to Adam as a gay man, some hate his fans so much they have come to dislike him and some resent all the attention he has been getting without (in their opinion) proving himself. But he will prove himself. And future polls will generate more favorable results.

  31. Angela permalink
    October 29, 2009 11:30 am

    We are fans in our house and I do enjoy his varied “looks” because most of them are fun & interesting, but this album cover is just bad. The Rolling Stone cover was much better.

    • deez permalink
      October 29, 2009 1:28 pm

      Something like the RS cover would’ve been an excellent choice for a cover, IMO.

  32. auntieaimee permalink
    October 29, 2009 10:50 am

    Yeah, I just ignore those people.

  33. kimberly permalink
    October 29, 2009 9:23 am

    Veritas, sounds like you’re not a fan of either, which is fine. I have to admit I like many of the snippets I heard on Kris’s CD. I’m especially interested in hearing I Need To Know. I don’t get the auto-tune opinion. Miley Cyrus’s Party In The USA is auto-tuned, Mairah Carey’s Obsessed, Jason what’s-his-name’s Watcha Say is auto-tuned. The studio version of the CD sounds polished, but I’m glad about that. The way Glamberts were talking, I was expecting a garage band production. My son had me listen to an old blues singer. Back in the day it was one cut, live performance, all instrumentation at once, no retooling, as is product. If Kris’s CD had sounded too Indie, to demo-like, it would be called cheap and unpolished. I think Kris’s CD strikes a good balance.

    I heard a snippet of an interview, Billy Bush asking Kris about Adam’s Detail photoshoot. Kris merely said, “Adam is Adam. He likes to shock people.” My opinion, nothing shocking about the Details shoot to me. Although I would have been shocked if Adam had been the nude one. Now that would have been funny. I’m thinking no six-pack there. What’s funny to me is that Adam thinks he’s “shocking”. (And before Glamberts say it’s Kris’s word not Adam’s. I would confidently state, Kris is dead on with what Adam is going for.) I haven’t seen one innovative shocking moment from him. It’s been done before and it’s been done much, much better.

    Maybe Adam thinks he’s shocking some grandma in Peoria, but surprise, surprise that grandma is head of his fan club. LOL This is really pretty comical if you really think about it.

    (I apologize for grammatical errors and missing words. Too damn lazy to proofread.)

    • deez permalink
      October 29, 2009 10:08 am

      I didn’t catch any autotune either. I did understand what some people meant by saying the songs “sounded the same”. I thought that initially as well. I went back and listened to them a few more times and decided that what I had originally thought was due to the fact that when you listen to 30 sec clips of anyone back to back like that, it just gets blended together. On further review, it did NOT come across that way…at least, to me. However, if you are not a fan of Kris, I doubt that you would give it a second, third, or tenth listen. Some people were criticizing it by saying that there were only 2 or 3 songs they liked…isn’t that mostly true of any album? I liked “Written All Over My Face”, and I’m pretty sure I’ll like “I Need to Know”, and “Alright With Me”, from what I heard. There are a couple more that are promising, and a couple I think I won’t care for. I was disappointed about the Mat Kearney song, but Jim C says there are plans for it.(??)If I end up liking 5 or 6 songs, I’ll call it a success.

      Funny Glambert comment I saw: “These songs are all terrible! He has the personality of a rock. I’m glad that you all like him cuz he’s sweet….that will serve him well when he is forced to go back to doing mission work!!”…followed by the comment “why do you assume that I’m a Glambert? Everyone that hates Kris is NOT a Glambert!”…..Actually, the vast majority are. People who don’t follow AI, don’t know who Kris is, nor do they ferret out Kris news and leave comments. (I suppose they could be Allison or Danny fans, but I doubt it.)

      • Isidra permalink
        October 29, 2009 10:47 am

        You can tell the cover “controversy” (read: rabid denial/defense against people pointing and laughing) is dying down because the usual suspects are back putting down Kris at MJs and TWOP.

        I’m sure a few are expressing their honest opinion, but I think it’s funny that so many of them have shown up quite a while after Amazon.de took down the clips. Tracking them down on youtube or a download site seems like a lot of effort for a guy that they already know they don’t like.

        • on the edge permalink
          October 29, 2009 1:12 pm

          I’m just glad MJ was able to capture and embed the snippets into her blog before Amazon.de took them down (and BTW she’s the SECOND blogger to think “de” means “Denmark,” SHEESH).

          I have to admit, when I started to listen to them I immediately thought Before We Come Undone was overproduced and started to fear for Kris. I’ve listened a few more times and have changed my mind on some things. “Alright With Me” was jarring at first (on VFTW I wrote it was the hyperactive love child of Kenny Loggins and Neil Diamond). I think that was because I didn’t expect something SO upbeat. Now I like it. “Red Guitar” and “Is It Over” I immediately liked, but that be because of the knowledge those were written either by Kris or Kris and Cale. BIG fan of BNS here. “Heartless” I’m still not feeling…if I wanted the hip-hop version I’d listen to Kanye’s, sorry. “I Need To Know” I may like but I need to hear more of it. I thought of “On Our Way” when I heard it since it’s so piano-heavy.

          That’s enough from me…funny I totally talked about Kris on an Adam-themed thread. Eh, what comes around goes around…

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        October 29, 2009 10:19 pm

        Don’t discount David Cook fans, I hear they are NASTY!

    • veritas permalink
      October 29, 2009 11:50 am

      Actually, I am a “fan” of both, musically. Just not into the whole Kradam phenomenon. I prefer

    • veritas permalink
      October 29, 2009 11:57 am

      Oops, hit send too soon. As I was saying, I like both Adam and Kris. I not into “Kradam,” however, and I am not a Glambert. I enjoyed Adam more on AI because I thought his performances were more interesting and I think he has the better voice, but I thought Kris had some good performances too. But we’re talking covers when we talk AI, and I have no idea what their albums will be like. Adam’s could be great and it could be a train wreck. I hope the album cover isn’t an indication of what the music will be like because I think the cover looks like Tard Art!

      I would say I still don’t have much of a sense of what Kris’s album will be like because I find it difficult to make judgments based on snippets. Snippets tend to sound alike and I found that those did too. I haven’t seen his Miami Dolphins performance. Perhaps I should go find it. Or play the snippets again.

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        October 29, 2009 10:41 pm

        I think Kris has a great sound. If AI could just get out of his way and let him take the reigns more I think he will do well. As for Adam, I had an uneasy feeling about the album cover for months. I sort of knew it was not going to be received well. AI is a corporation churning out packaged stars. Adam is avant garde and requires a different type of a creative team around him. Hopefully when the money starts rolling in he will be able to assemble his own creative team that has the talent to execute his vision in a more artistic, less commercial way. I do feel very confident about Adam’s music and believe that there will be multiple hits from “For Your Entertainment.” That is my professional opinion and not delusional fan-speak.

    • TopIdol permalink
      October 29, 2009 9:38 pm

      Why are they always asking Allen about Lambert? Do they ever ask Lambert about Allen anymore?

      (I’m not being a sarcastic asshat…I just want to know if this is a correct assessment?)

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        October 29, 2009 10:46 pm

        It’s very disrespectful. I cringe when it happens.

  34. lauren722 permalink
    October 28, 2009 6:00 pm

    AdamLambert: Debut single is called “For Your Entertainment” get ready to shake yo asses to this song. It’ll make ya dance for sure. 🙂

    Yayyyyyyy!!!!!!!

    • Smartie permalink
      October 28, 2009 6:48 pm

      The Pink reject 😆

      Here comes the bomb.

      • veritas permalink
        October 28, 2009 10:18 pm

        Kris Allen’s first single is a cover of an obscure Irish band. Adam Lambert’s is a Pink reject. RCA/19 couldn’t spring for a new song for their first releases?

        Just listened to some snippets of songs from Kris Allen’s new album over at MJs. It’s hard to tell from 30 second clips, but they all sound alike, and kind of autotuned. Too bad. I feel sorry for him. Overshadowed by his runner-up, worst coronation song in history (it’s not on the album), depicted in Tard Art with three lips or locked in a passionate embrace with Lambert…like Jimmy Carter said, life is not fair.

        • lauren722 permalink
          October 28, 2009 10:25 pm

          Wait, isn’t Entertainment by Dr. Luke, not Pink?????
          And what is wrong with Kris being depicted in a passionate embrace with Lambert? 😉 LOL

          • veritas permalink
            October 28, 2009 11:51 pm

            Oops, you’re right. Dr. Luke, not Pink. There was speculation that the Pink song would be the first single.

            I find the whole Kradam thing weird because for most of the season I didn’t realize it had a slash meaning. I thought it just meant “joint fans of both Kris and Adam.” Which makes me really feel skeevy about “Kradison.”

            • Sherena permalink
              October 29, 2009 12:00 am

              Kradison always just meant joint fans of the three. Don’t worry 🙂

              Adison on the other hand…

      • Sherena permalink
        October 28, 2009 11:59 pm

        Lol, no it’s not.

  35. kimberly permalink
    October 28, 2009 5:37 pm

    They’re all Glambert blogs now. They are the fangroup at the moment that pays the bills for those who rely on blogs for their livelihood. So no matter how nasty or OTT they become they’re treated with kid gloves. Bloggers know where their bread is buttered. Most Kris fans frequent kinder, gentler sites. At least here, I can be my bitchy self. LOL

    • TopIdol permalink
      October 28, 2009 9:55 pm

      I like bitches.

      The fun ones, at least.

  36. kimberly permalink
    October 28, 2009 5:29 pm

    Wow! I never saw the Blake Album cover art until today. Jim looks better. HA! HA! I’ve got to say the similarities between Adam and Blake’s cover are amazing and disturbing. So was Adam ridiculing Blakes’ cover then? I feel soooo much better now that Adam doesn’t care if people get it or not. Tokio Hotel cover’s don’t bother me in the least. One dude is much prettier than Adam. For me, Adam’s cover would have worked so much better in black or white or just more subdued. The colors are effin’ ugly. He’s always doing black and white photo shoots and they work well for him. His skin looks good and the contrast of his hair and face’s complexion is stunning.

    I’ve had the same thought as Trish. He may have the vocal chops, but that might be where the talent ends. He seems very confident about his artistry. I don’t care what he’s trying to express or get across — the campy worked. After having seen many a picture of glammed up Adam Lambert, why I even think the intent was irony? Why would anyone? The rest of America who have no idea who Adam Lambert is will most certainly not get it.

    Arrogance is not sexy. One more turn-off.

    • Steph permalink
      October 28, 2009 8:58 pm

      I so agree Kimberly. I completely “get” what Adam was trying to do…but just because I “get” that Adam was being campy, doesn’t mean it was campy done well.

      And I get it because I follow Adam, but the general public? Not so much.

      I understand Adam is an artist and he knows who he is and what he wants to do, but don’t be so pompous to the point before anyone has even heard a damn single song of yours. I like a little humility with my OTT campy.

      He needs to remember we still need to buy it and like it. The tards will line up in slews, but it isn’t the tards that make a successful career, he has to be able to win over the casual listener. I’m glad he stands behind his music, I feel that this is almost refreshing because so few idols have ever been pleased with their first release, however don’t alienate them because some might not “get” the album cover. You want them to buy your music.

      Sometimes it makes me wonder though when something is being kept so hush hush if it isn’t really as grand as it is made out to be.

      If the album sucks, which I don’t really think it will, we’ll always have the album cover to turn into a kickass folder or trapper keeper.

      • deez permalink
        October 28, 2009 9:14 pm

        Yeah…I think the cover of a first album shouldn’t be making the assumption that everyone knows you and “gets” you. Maybe if this had been done a liitle differently, it would’ve been funny…a visible smirk, a knowing twinkle in the eye….but he looks as if he’s taking it seriously. I do think he’s being truthful when he says that it was deliberately campy (b/c afterall, he’s not stupid) but, he’s assuming a LOT of things about his audience. When the vast majority of music buyers see this, they will be put off by it…they won’t think, “Oh, that Adam! This is a such a clever, campy, glam throwback cover!” They won’t think that, b/c they don’t know who the hell he is. You don’t want a bad first impression. Unless Glamberts are going to buy 50 copies each, I’m not sure this will be a hot-seller. People do judge a book by it’s cover. This music will HAVE to be amazing to balance this out. (that’s quite possible….but not a given)

        • TopIdol permalink
          October 28, 2009 9:57 pm

          Sadly, I’ve seen better siggys on IDF.

        • 8sourcandy permalink
          October 29, 2009 12:27 am

          I have never in my life been dissuaded from purchasing an album because of the cover art. Nor, have I ever purchased an album without hearing because I liked the cover art. Yes, we have all poked fun but the cover really is inconsequential.

          • deez permalink
            October 29, 2009 10:19 am

            I hope it doesn’t turn people off. People who already know Adam won’t be put off. But people who don’t follow AI will probably point and laugh. Now, if they hear his music on the radio, and like it…it won’t make a difference. Honestly though, besides Carrie (especially)and Kelly…I don’t hear very much Idol music on the radio at all…maybe I listen to the wrong stations.

            If I didn’t know Adam…and I saw that on the rack in the store, my initial reaction would NOT be positive. Oh well….I could be totally off base, I’ve read a lot of comments from people saying their teenagers think it’s great…so what do I know? 🙂

    • TopIdol permalink
      October 28, 2009 9:54 pm

      I like campy. But I’m not a fan of crappy.

      Big difference between camp and crap. Bottom line: the cover blows.

    • Wino permalink
      October 29, 2009 2:29 pm

      Its a classic case of a good idea (on paper) executed poorly. Not sure if I blame Adam as much as his management team or the guys responsible for putting together the graphics. Its poorly made. Cheap. I get glam, I get campy and I get fun….This is simply taste-less (that font! that very elementary airbrushing). And while I understand Adam’s need to now stand up for the finished product, Im not buying the BS he is selling.

  37. veritas permalink
    October 28, 2009 5:02 pm

    Okay, I’m a newbie. Who is Lisa Frank? And who is Jem?

    BTW, here are some really hysterical parodies of the album cover from Rolling Stone:

    http://www.rollingstone.com/photos/gallery/30692859/adam_lamberts_for_your_entertain/photo/1

  38. deez permalink
    October 28, 2009 4:49 pm

    Question: Has Rickey turned into a Glamtard site? I went there today for the first time in awhile, And there were lot’s of pro-Lisa Frank Album cover comments, and Rickey’s Poll on the newly released 13 album snippets from Amazon (Kris’ Album) are over 50% hating it. (there are 6 choices, I think).

    Just wondering, Rickey’s commenters used to be more varied…or at least I thought so.

    • October 28, 2009 4:55 pm

      Ever since all the shit where he called Kris’ album an embarrassment, I’m pretty sure Kris’ fans don’t go there much anymore.

      • Burgundy LaRue permalink
        October 28, 2009 5:35 pm

        Yeah, Rickey called Kris’ album a mess, though no one knows which songs he listened to or who was his source for them. I wouldn’t be surprised if all Rickey heard were demos–or if he made the whole story up just to get attention.

    • SarahBeth permalink
      October 28, 2009 3:41 pm

      I was JUST coming over here to post that, L. I am wiping tears away laughing so hard. OMG, Jim just seriously made my day.

      • October 28, 2009 4:37 pm

        Jim’s cracking me up, those are hilarious.

    • auntieaimee permalink
      October 28, 2009 4:02 pm

      That. is. AWESOME! I’m a little in love with Jim right now.

      • deez permalink
        October 28, 2009 4:23 pm

        Ha…Those are GREAT…Loved the “Cantasia”, and Jim’s hairy legs in the McPhee boots. My favorites though, were the Kelly and Bo Bice covers with all the hair, LOL!! My life would be so much more fun if I worked at MTV with Jim.

        • TopIdol permalink
          October 28, 2009 4:28 pm

          Cantasia is the bestest. CANTASIA.

          • veritas permalink
            October 28, 2009 10:08 pm

            What? Don’t you like “Canjaya”?

            • TopIdol permalink
              October 28, 2009 10:09 pm

              Canjaya is good. But Cantasia is THE BEST.

    • blacklisted permalink
      October 28, 2009 6:00 pm

      OMG I’m dying! That’s hilarious…now I have to compose myself enough to go to a meeting. Damn Jim…

    • Verbally Dyslexic permalink
      October 28, 2009 6:33 pm

      Glorious! Jim slays me 😀

  39. Burgundy LaRue permalink
    October 28, 2009 2:05 pm

    If Adam has to explain that this is deliberately camp, then he failed at his objective–whatever it was. Good camp is understood without being explained. Bad camp is the 1980s Cheez-Wiz mess that Adam calls an album cover.

    • deez permalink
      October 28, 2009 3:11 pm

      My two favorite quotes from VFTW:

      “It’s a Xanadon’t.”

      “It looks like Pink was trying to get in touch with her feminine side.”

  40. Trish permalink
    October 28, 2009 1:38 pm

    When are these poor kids going to figure out that most people don’t get irony, even when it’s done well (which this isn’t)?

    • 8sourcandy permalink
      October 30, 2009 12:07 am

      Your boots are ironic.

      • Trish permalink
        October 30, 2009 7:34 am

        My boots are fabulous, although clearly not as fabulous as these babies: http://view.picapp.com/default.aspx?iid=4746659&term=Adam,Lambert&ContributorId=4572&CategoryId=4.

        And if boots aren’t your style, you can always go with red shoes. I mean, if these are good enough for Adam, I’m sure you’d love them too:
        http://www.adamofficial.com/us/official-photos/625565

        And, for the record, I love both those photos of Adam. He looks edgy and classy. His Glamour Shots cover art, however, is ridiculous. Adam thinks it’s good camp; I think it’s bad. It’s his album cover; I’m glad he loves it. I happen to hate it. It doesn’t mean I’m not going to buy it when it’s released. I’ll just change the cover art on my iPod(probably to the photo with the red shoes!)

        And seriously, why do you care so much what some tacky red-boot wearing bitch thinks anyway? It’s just an opinion; why are you so defensive for him? I hope Adam’s skin is a lot thicker than yours.

        • 8sourcandy permalink
          October 30, 2009 10:44 pm

          I’m just busting your balls! : ) I have a pair of Louboutin python boots that I adore too. And would probably use a photo of them as my avitar if I knew how to get my avitar to have a picture instead of this random red horny thing.

          • Sherena permalink
            October 30, 2009 11:27 pm

            http://www.gravatar.com bb. Sign up with the email you use for this blog and whatever avatar you choose will show up on all wordpress sites.

            • 8sourcandy permalink
              October 31, 2009 2:25 am

              Thanks Sherena. 🙂

            • 8sourcandy permalink
              November 4, 2009 6:49 pm

              It worked! Here I am with my sourpuss.

  41. on the edge permalink
    October 28, 2009 11:54 am

    From Adam’s Twitter:

    “@adamlambert Thank you to those who appreciate and understand that the album cover is deliberately campy. It’s an omage to the past. It IS ridiculous.

    @adamlambert For those that don’t get it: oh well… Glad to have gotten your attention.

    @adamlambert androgyny. Rock n Roll.

    adamlambert *homage. When’s Twitter adding spell check?”

    My L’Ard, Adam’s starting to tweet like Sarver, geez.

    • deez permalink
      October 28, 2009 1:18 pm

      Sorry, that doesn’t come across to me as “deliberate camp”. Deliberate camp should be instantly recognizable and funny. That cover is neither.

      I guess he thought this cover art fit the concept….but it really doesn’t. It’s a total fail. It doesn’t come across as tongue in cheek , maybe tongue in cheese. Just because your intent was one thing, doesn’t mean that it was successful.

      • October 28, 2009 4:36 pm

        Heh, tongue in cheese, I like that.
        You know, I don’t mind arrogance in a performer, in fact many times I love it, but you’ve got to have the talent to back it up, which Lambert has yet to show. So far he has sung on a karaoke contest, and if that list was true his album songs were mostly written by the usual schlock writers. Adam, you are not rock and roll, please quit saying that. And if you have to say something is camp, then it isn’t. This is very expensive tard art.

    • Verbally Dyslexic permalink
      October 28, 2009 6:29 pm

      He sure gets very defensive about things. I always get the vibe that he’s very insecure and overcompensates for it, like in his tweets. Part of me feels sorry for him, but it quickly turns to annoyance.

      Btw, Mika is deliberately campy. Adam Lambert didn’t quite pull it off this time.

  42. Trish permalink
    October 28, 2009 10:40 am

    Before I read through all the hilarious comments, I’m just going to post my honest reaction from when I first saw it over on USA Today: This has to be a joke, right? I get that Adam wants to be all “edgy” and stuff, but this is just OTT ridiculous. There’s a fine line between edgy and campy, and Adam is squarely entrenched on the campy side.

    I was expecting something really cool and Muse- or Mika-like, or like Bat For Lashes, but this is just cheap, imitation David Bowie. It looks like something that was pulled together before Photoshop was invented, and not in a cool, retro way either. More like something you would find in the CD bin at the local Dollar Store.

    Poor Adam: He’s drunk on his own Kool-Aid and his liver is destroyed.

    Now I get why Adam was never “discovered” before Idol: his vision of himself is just plain silly.

    • 8sourcandy permalink
      October 29, 2009 1:24 am

      “There’s a fine line between edgy and campy,” said the trashy-red-Jessica Simpson-adjacent boots. Lol.

      • Trish permalink
        October 29, 2009 8:49 am

        Hey, those boots are AWESOME and I’ll have you know there’s nothing trashy about ’em! You’re just jealous that you can’t afford a pair. But OMG, thanks for prompting me to go check them out again because they’re now on sale and I’m buying them. They will make my Phillies ensemble complete! Zappos and Lucchese Boots thank you too!!!

        http://www.zappos.com/lucchese-n4525-5-4-red

        Now if you want some trashy boots, these are the ones for you:

        http://www.zappos.com/old-gringo-checruda-brass-volcano

        I think Adam would look beeyoutiful in those babies!

        • 8sourcandy permalink
          October 29, 2009 9:45 pm

          “You’re just jealous…” That’s your retort? Are you twelve?

      • Trish permalink
        October 29, 2009 12:02 pm

        Oh, and another thing: Adam HIMSELF said it was supposed to be “campy.” Not sure I believe him, but there ya have it!!!

        • 8sourcandy permalink
          October 29, 2009 10:15 pm

          You called him “ridiculous,” “a cheap, imitation of David Bowie,” and “his vision of himself is just plain silly.” Then you quote him as if what he said validates what you said, which it doesn’t. A clever jab is funny. An ironic remark, delightful. A sarcastic retort, heavenly. A full blown assault against his creativity and self image because he (the Rock Star) failed to live up to your (red-boot-wearing) high standard of cutting edge is AMUSING, illustrated in my original comment with lol!

        • Trish permalink
          October 30, 2009 7:15 am

          You really don’t have a sense of humor at all, do you?

  43. Huh? permalink
    October 28, 2009 10:17 am

    “I’m confused. Very confused. And entertained.”

    Is this the whole point?

    My fifteen year-old didn’t even bat an eyelash. She said something about it reminding her of “Tokio Hotel”.

    I don’t think Adam Lambert is aiming to please those living inside the “Idol Bubble”. Kris Allen can do that just fine all by himself (and, then some –and I mean that as a compliment, by the way. Hell, he’s even managed to win over VFTW).

    I think both kids are going to continue to surprise us all. \

    I’m glad. And certainly not bored by either one. Not bored at all.

    • Burgundy LaRue permalink
      October 28, 2009 11:20 am

      While I don’t disagree with you about using confusion as a marketing tool, one has to be careful with that approach. It’s a fine line between trangressive art and just being plain cheesy.

      I think Adam and 19 goofed on this. They were clearly trying for something, but I don’t think they’ve achieved it. Maybe I’m wrong, though. Time will tell.

      I hope both Adam and Kris do well but IMO, Kris is building an actual foundation for a solid music career while Adam appears to be primping for instant fame. Not to say Adam isn’t interested in being a top-shelf singer. I’m just questioning the approach.

      If that’s what Adam wants, cool. Maybe the ends will justify the means. I hope so. But it’s going to rub some non-AI music fans the wrong way. No one is going to spend $10-12 on an album just so they can mock the cover art of someone who they see as some glossed-over poser they don’t really know. They can do that for free while cruising the music section for another CD.

      YMMV, naturally.

  44. Burgundy LaRue permalink
    October 28, 2009 9:26 am

    This looks like the result of a threesome between Xanadu, Lisa Frank, and a spaceship gone terribly wrong. It’s like a glamour shot for a 1983 Barbizon Modeling School reject.

    And why is Adam hunched over like that in his shoulder? Last time I checked, he wasn’t hump-backed like Quasimodo.

    I don’t see any casual fan over the age of 10 buying this album in physical form. It would just be too embarrassing to be seen holding it while waiting to check out.

    If RCA/19 spent more that $14.99 on this mess, they got ripped off.

    This is bad. Real bad. Michael Jackson.

  45. auntieaimee permalink
    October 28, 2009 7:42 am

    This album cover deserves to end up here:
    http://www.worstalbumcovers.org/page/Extra+Cheese

    • 8sourcandy permalink
      October 28, 2009 8:55 am

      They neglected to include every other American idol cover. AND the Rolling Stones are on that list, making it somewhat cool.

      • freedavidcook permalink
        October 28, 2009 10:19 am

        He looks like he’s starring in a special 1980s version of Rocky Horror Picture Show, like a sweet transvestite from transsexual Translavania!

  46. October 28, 2009 7:16 am

    He looks like SUCH a lesbian. But one who shames the community.

    And TopIdol, you are spot-on, this does look insanely cheap. Essentially, it looks like something Divine might’ve shit out in Pink Flamingos.

  47. Margie permalink
    October 28, 2009 6:35 am

    SO what is this excuse going to be….it can’t be kris amd Arkansas….

    Tell me Glamberts

    MAJOR FAIL…the key is to get out of the Idol bubble…build the casual fan

    KARMA is a bitch isn’t it

    • SarahBeth permalink
      October 28, 2009 10:56 am

      Is it wrong that I’m secretly enjoying this turnabout of Karma coming back to bite people in the ass?

      Ok, not SO secretly, but you see my point.

  48. kimberly permalink
    October 28, 2009 1:14 am

    “subconsciously covers neck with hands, as she’s gotten really sensitive about her neck rings lately*” — on the edge

    oh, i’m sorry. you just made me laugh so loudly. i was just surprised to see it on a 27 year old guy. there’s always turtlenecks. LOL

  49. kimberly permalink
    October 28, 2009 1:07 am

    ::grin:: not gin. wishing i had a t&t right about now, though.

  50. kimberly permalink
    October 28, 2009 1:05 am

    Right now, yes, I prefer Kris’s music over Adam’s. It’s more the Adam hype that’s a turnoff to me. The whole “celebrity” before he’s proven himself issue. TBH I prefer my men masculine. I had a boyfriend that cried more than I did. As far as I was concerned he was way too much in touch with his feminine side.

    Black eyeliner is fine, but pastel eyeshadow and mascara — nah. His eyelashes could compete with my own and I’ve been called spider-eyes on occassion. ::gin::

    Not feeling this cover at all. The whole background is very, very bad as well.

    Oh, and Lauren, I hope your Mom is open-minded when you bring your make-up wearing boyfriend home. Long hair was an issue for my dad, but I brought the long-haired guys home anyway. My dad never said a word. LOL

    • lauren722 permalink
      October 28, 2009 6:23 am

      My mom would have a heart attack…LOL!!!

  51. rehabilitard permalink
    October 28, 2009 1:04 am

    Oh my, it is NOT Adam. At least not the one I knew from AI. Is it THE real Adam Lambert? I though he said in RS that “drag” wasn’t his thing. Very transsexual look. Now, imagine him singing “woman you need loooove”, LOL. Ridiculous airbrushing too. Oh well, looks like I will be downloading tracks, not buying CD in the store.

  52. lee permalink
    October 28, 2009 1:04 am

    Seriously? Geez…

  53. deez permalink
    October 28, 2009 1:01 am

    I just came from Mj’s, they are analyzing the cover to death…the majority seems to love it. (i’m shocked) I don’t know if they REALLY think it’s great, or if they believe that he could regurgitate his lunch and have it photographed and it would be AWESOME!!!!!!111!!!!

    It’s baaaaaad, so that means I’m a homophobe/too stupid to “get it”.

    Also lots of drooling, which I still shake my head at. Seriously, if these women were given the choice of spending the night with Adam , or say….Clive Owen/Daniel Craig/Eric Bana/ANY other square-jawed specimen of percolating testosterone , they’d chose Adam?

    The appeal of androgyny is lost on me apparently.

    • rehabilitard permalink
      October 28, 2009 1:09 am

      They are blind lemmings.

    • blacklisted permalink
      October 28, 2009 1:21 am

      You’re “shocked” that the majority of ‘tards at MJ’s love the cover? I assumed that MJ’s and TWOP would have the least amount of criticism over the ‘art’.

      Hmm….a choice between Clive Owen/Daniel Craig/Eric Bana (and Adam? lmao, one of these things is not like the others)? The question is, must one chose between Owen and Bana? I mean, can’t one take both? Hell, throw in Daniel Craig for a post-coital snack while the other two are down for the count and I would be a happy girl.

      • Verbally Dyslexic permalink
        October 28, 2009 3:00 am

        You’ve got to get through me before you get Daniel Craig, blacklisted.

      • SarahBeth permalink
        October 28, 2009 10:55 am

        Hmm….a choice between Clive Owen/Daniel Craig/Eric Bana (and Adam? lmao, one of these things is not like the others)? The question is, must one chose between Owen and Bana? I mean, can’t one take both? Hell, throw in Daniel Craig for a post-coital snack while the other two are down for the count and I would be a happy girl.

        Yup. totally agree with this. I’d pick any of those three any day over Adam. (I refuse to date/be with/do anything with a guy who looks better in makeup then I do. The end)

        • TopIdol permalink
          October 28, 2009 11:34 am

          Jon Hamm…Eric Bana…Nigel Barker…Clive Owen…Joshua Jackson…George Clooney…Ewan MacGregor…oh someone stop me.

          • Bubba57 permalink
            October 28, 2009 5:55 pm

            Oh man, I love me some Jon Hamm…

            I love Denzel and Johnny Depp too

    • Isidra permalink
      October 28, 2009 1:30 am

      I kind of get the appeal. I mean, if my tastes swung toward a hint of androgyny, I would probably dig Adam Lambert. In his normal pictures, he’s got an appealing mix of femininity (with the hair/makeup) and masculinity (in features) that works for him.

      What I don’t get is how someone can even pretend to like this horrible cover. It doesn’t even LOOK like him anymore!

      And who’s jawline IS that, because it’s sure as hell not Adam Lambert’s.

    • auntieaimee permalink
      October 28, 2009 10:52 am

      Apparently the attraction to fem dudes can be blamed on the pill. Thank goodness I am not on it. Eric Bana, yes. Daniel Craig, yes. Aaron Eckhart, yes. Jon Hamm, yes please.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1218808/Contraceptive-pill-women-attracted-masculine-men–interested-boyish-looks.html

      • TopIdol permalink
        October 28, 2009 11:34 am

        People like Zac Efron freak me out. With those big girly eyes. Never found that attractive. To me, Lambert is often more manly than that kid.

        Ok. I have to read that article, because it seems like a big stretch for me. Um…

    • veritas permalink
      October 28, 2009 12:39 pm

      Would definitely take any one of Owen/Craig/Bana over Adam for a “romantic” encounter, but would love to go shopping or have a mani-pedi with Adam. We could trade make-up tips. Compare nail polish. Debate hair coloring techniques. We could even go dancing. It would probably be a blast to hang out with Adam Lambert.

      But sexual attraction? For me, for you (tm-Randy Jackson), no. I think Adam is a good-looking guy, and he had a sexual aura, but on a purely abstract level (for me, for you, dawg). Actually getting into bed with Adam Lambert? No. Fantasizing about getting into bed with Adam Lambert? No. No. No.

      • blacklisted permalink
        October 28, 2009 5:56 pm

        Damn veritas, you and me are on the same page. I would love to party with Adam, hang out, shop, talk about pretty people, etc but I don’t see him as a sexual object. He’s good looking, I can understand his physical appeal and I appreciate all his great qualities but he’s not someone I’d have sexual fantasies about. That is just a big no. He’s the hang out buddy type to me.

      • SarahBeth permalink
        October 28, 2009 10:25 pm

        Agree with all of this. I think it’d be fun to hang out with Adam. Date him or sleep with him? Um, no.

  54. kimberly permalink
    October 27, 2009 11:21 pm

    You know, Lauren, I think Adam Lambert is a good-looking guy. I just don’t find a man in mascara attractive. It doesn’t do anything for me. I’ve seen really good pictures of Adam and this just isn’t one of them. There are men that are pretty. My son was so pretty when he was a little boy, most people mistook him as a girl. It was a natural pretty, no makeup needed. Now his 6’2″ and 190 lbs. and like his mom just doesn’t dig a guy in makeup. It’s not a gay issue. Hell there’s straight men that enjoy being a bit feminine now and then.

    Kris didn’t need airbrushing to look prettier, Adam didn’t either. Adam’s cover looks cheap to me. Bowie’s covers are far more tastefully done. This is not.

    • lauren722 permalink
      October 27, 2009 11:33 pm

      It is a gay issue, you homophobe 😛

      but really, I meant your bias as preferring Kris over Adam not straights over gays lol! Haha I guess that’s where our difference is : I do dig a guy in makeup!

  55. 8sourcandy permalink
    October 27, 2009 11:04 pm

    He probably hates it too. 19 entertainment just sat him down and said “look we blew the entire $150 art budget on this MTV intern’s tard-art creation. Here it is. Now go sell it.” Just like when they sent him to a photo shoot and told him to go muff diving on that french model. He probably didn’t like that either, but he did it. You know why? ‘Cause he is a trooper. Damn that machine!

    • Sherena permalink
      October 27, 2009 11:16 pm

      Warwick Saint didn’t come for cheap. Plus the art director was the same girl who did artwork for MJ and Beyonce recently. Somebody thought this was a good idea.

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        October 28, 2009 12:19 am

        The photographer is not the issue. The photo’s where probably lovely before the photoshop assault and airbrushing. The concept, design and technical execution are what I’m finding fault with. It’s not about “not getting it” I understand conceptual art. This falls short. Ironically, my biggest fear about the cover art was that he would play it too safe. LOL. Everyone is buzzing about this so, in the end it will be a win for him.

        • Isidra permalink
          October 28, 2009 1:24 am

          I’m not sure that pointing and laughing is the type of buzz that Adam or RCA was looking for.

          Thank god for I-Tunes and digital sales.

          • 8sourcandy permalink
            October 28, 2009 8:51 am

            Haven’t you ever heard the phrase “even bad publicity is good publicity” careers have been built on it. Adam will emerge victorious, as usual. He is unstoppable. It’s why I love him. That and the Glambulge.

        • Sherena permalink
          October 28, 2009 9:50 am

          Lol I know. It’s just that I think based on the money they were willing to spend on Adam so far, they probably DID pay a decent amount for the photo assault and airbrushing… unfortunately.

          • 8sourcandy permalink
            October 29, 2009 2:02 am

            Unfortunately indeed!

    • 8sourcandy permalink
      November 7, 2009 3:33 pm

      *trouper.

    • 8sourcandy permalink
      November 12, 2009 2:13 am

      *trouper. I never realized these where different words. Thank you Ann Powers.

  56. sosad permalink
    October 27, 2009 10:47 pm

    Isn’t it illegal to use a Hubble telescope star field background on a cd cover?
    omg, I just cannot believe that a professional graphic artist did this.
    Looks like maybe Adam did it on his own computer himself maybe.
    Whoever did this must be joking or legally blind.
    It’s so awful in every way conceivable.
    Who in the hell is going to want to be seen buying this crap even @ Walmart?
    wow. just wow.

  57. sosad permalink
    October 27, 2009 10:36 pm

    This is so bad that it’s almost good.
    naw.

  58. SarahBeth permalink
    October 27, 2009 10:19 pm

    I didn’t mention this before, but its decidedly unfair that Adam Lambert looks better in eye makeup then I do.

    • lauren722 permalink
      October 27, 2009 10:22 pm

      i know, right?!?! this world is so cruel

    • veritas permalink
      October 27, 2009 10:42 pm

      Seriously, he could sell a lot of kohl liner and mascara. Unfortunately, he’s supposed to be selling records.

  59. SpinningFasterAndFasterToNowhere permalink
    October 27, 2009 10:11 pm

    I am Gay…but DAYMN!!! I never thought I would say this, but THAT is TOO GAY.

    • cimi permalink
      October 29, 2009 11:06 pm

      get a life you moron.

  60. kimberly permalink
    October 27, 2009 10:06 pm

    “Eh, the airbrushing looks normal to me…about as extreme as Kris’s, or a little more.” — sherena

    You’re kidding right? Are we looking at the same picture? Kris’s looks like a photograph, this looks like a god-awful painting. Adam has these lines around his neck which older women get, similar to tree rings. You can count how old the women is by them. LOL I’m not trying to be cruel, but let’s be real here. Which is laughable because there’s nothing real about this photograph at all. Kris’s photograph is gorgeous. Adam’s is hideous.

    • lauren722 permalink
      October 27, 2009 10:09 pm

      Kimberly, I feel like you have your own bias when looking at these photos as I most likely do. They are both airbrushed a lot. The difference is Kris used it just to make himself look prettier but Adam used it to do that plus get a really cool spacey affect (effect?)

      • October 27, 2009 10:52 pm

        Kris’ album cover is not THAT photoshopped. Kris has pretty great skin already so there’s no reason to photoshop unless to get rid of a little bump. Adam was very obviously photoshopped…..

        I mean even his lip freckles are gone.

        I never understand what people are talking about when they say Kris’ is soo~ photoshopped. I know photoshop whenI see it. Haha

        • Sherena permalink
          October 27, 2009 11:12 pm

          IKR. THEY COULD HAVE KEPT THE FRECKLES.

          • Sherena permalink
            October 27, 2009 11:13 pm

            Btw this comment is not sarcastic. The missing lip freckles really do make me rage a bit.

            • 8sourcandy permalink
              October 28, 2009 12:31 am

              I agree. I miss them too.

            • blacklisted permalink
              October 28, 2009 1:11 am

              Thank you!
              Someone else who misses the freckles and hates when they get covered up or ‘shopped away:(

      • cimi permalink
        October 29, 2009 11:05 pm

        effect–yes Lauren

        • lauren722 permalink
          October 29, 2009 11:17 pm

          haha thanks. I will never understand affect/effect.

    • Sherena permalink
      October 27, 2009 11:12 pm

      K.

      I see what I see and I was not kidding. But like I said, I agree that they were going for a painting/artwork effect rather than a realistic one as they went for with Kris.

    • on the edge permalink
      October 27, 2009 11:13 pm

      *subconsciously covers neck with hands, as she’s gotten really sensitive about her neck rings lately*

  61. Verbally Dyslexic permalink
    October 27, 2009 10:03 pm

    All of a sudden I have a desire to know what crazy Ty Ty thinks about Adam’s pose. Is it fierce enough? Is he smizing?

    • lauren722 permalink
      October 27, 2009 10:06 pm

      That is not smizing. that is sexing! and it is totally fierce enough 😉

  62. lauren722 permalink
    October 27, 2009 9:22 pm

    Pahahaha! I live in Maryland. Let’s go with different friends…

  63. Steph permalink
    October 27, 2009 9:04 pm

    I’ve shown this to four people now and all of us have laughed hysterically….

    yet we keep looking at it…only to laugh again, but still repeated looking.

    This kind of laughing event needs wine!

    • lauren722 permalink
      October 27, 2009 9:09 pm

      really? because everyone I’ve shown it too have said something along the lines of “Woah! I wish I could pull off that kind of eye makeup!”
      haha I love my friends

      • Sherena permalink
        October 27, 2009 9:09 pm

        I love your friends too, they sound like mine!

        • lauren722 permalink
          October 27, 2009 9:11 pm

          Maybe we have the same friends and don’t know it!!!! Where do you live????

          • Sherena permalink
            October 27, 2009 9:21 pm

            Err… idk if I want to be too specific divulging this online, lol. Washington State.

      • TopIdol permalink
        October 27, 2009 9:25 pm

        That kind of eye makeup might be awesome for prom.

        The airbrushing is so extreme, its unnatural. It’s not just as if they’ve rid him of every freckle, they’ve taken out marks/indentations that are supposed to be there. No one has lips that smooth.

        I think the way the hair sort of hangs off into “space” is odd, too. It just isn’t a great photo. Nothing against Adam Lambert, but I just seriously think they could have done a much better job with it.

        • lauren722 permalink
          October 27, 2009 9:30 pm

          Yessss!!!!! Now I know what to do if I ever get a date. It would probably look stupid on me though 😦

          I think they were kind of going for an unnatural ethereal effect. A kind of mesmerizing perfection that no human can hope to attain.
          Maybe he is in the middle of a super sassy hair flip?

        • Sherena permalink
          October 27, 2009 9:34 pm

          Eh, the airbrushing looks normal to me…about as extreme as Kris’s, or a little more. But like Lauren said, it works with the ethereal look. It’s meant to look kind of like picture book artwork, I think.

          • lauren722 permalink
            October 27, 2009 9:37 pm

            haha we are just agreeing on everything today 🙂

          • TopIdol permalink
            October 27, 2009 9:43 pm

            I had that lipstick from MAC before. Desperately trying to remember the name of it.

            • lauren722 permalink
              October 27, 2009 9:46 pm

              It’s a great shade! Tell me so I can get Adam Lambert lips 😉

    • veritas permalink
      October 27, 2009 10:39 pm

      Teenage daughter’s reaction: “Oh my God, that’s so funny. I love it.”

      I guess there are things I’m just too old to understand.

  64. Sherena permalink
    October 27, 2009 9:02 pm

    I…don’t know what to think.

    I kind of love it and yet I’m kind of going… what. Is. This.

    He looks so pretty. His lips look really nice particularly (can’t go into detail; will not be creepy stan) and I like the design. But it’s so…. soft. Airbrushed? No, I think it’s just the implied nakedness. I mean, yes, it is airbrushed, but the particular effect I’m describing isn’t caused by that… maybe by the color scheme? Maybe by the slightly androgynous look?

    I’m confused. Very confused. And entertained.

    You know, maybe people will buy this album just because the album cover is so entertaining.

    I’m starting to think that this could either be a huge hit or a flop again. But, will not ponder such weighty matters. Will continue contemplating Adam’s eye makeup because I’ve got my priorities straight, thank you very much.

    • Sherena permalink
      October 27, 2009 9:10 pm

      Also androgynous makes sense cuz the genre he’s going after is so female dominated. In that sense, it’s more normal for him to look more feminine rather than be all rugged manly. Lady Gaga goes a bit for the androgynous too–starting the hermaphrodite rumors for funsies, plus she has a low voice which contributes to that. So I guess Adam’s trying to meet her at the middle, stylistically and on the gender scale. At least with this cover.

      • lauren722 permalink
        October 27, 2009 9:12 pm

        Nice analysis! I agree 🙂

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        October 28, 2009 8:58 am

        Brilliant!

  65. Isidra permalink
    October 27, 2009 9:01 pm

    Heh, and this after the Adam fans at MJs made such a big deal about how photoshopped Kris’s cover was.

    Poor guy, I do think he’s talented. But this cover is just silly.

  66. kimberly permalink
    October 27, 2009 8:52 pm

    TACKY! Just for laughs I showed my 16 year old son. He ran away screaming. HA! HA! Whoever is on this cover might be considered pretty, I guess, but it could be anyone really. What’s left of Adam? The eyes? I recall he wanted to name his album “chameleon”. Well that was a spot-on title because he’s always playing a part, hiding himself.

    His hardcore fans will eat this up, but outside his fanbase, I’m thinking not so much. I think at this point, the fans that loved Adam ala Zepplin are probably confused as hell about the album.

    I’ve no doubt Adam has a lot of say in things. This cover, I’m sure, was his choice. It’s as tacky and cheap looking as the TFM video.

    This is about as classy as Velvet Elvis.

    • Sherena permalink
      October 27, 2009 9:04 pm

      Looks just like Adam to me. Adam with smooth airbrushed skin and no freckles, but beggars (Adam fans) can’t be choosers…

    • cimi permalink
      October 29, 2009 10:54 pm

      Give me a break–the time for Miracles visual/audio was terrific. Can you really say you liked nothing about it? If you caaaaaaaaaan, weeeeeeeeeell, I don’t believe you.

  67. Heidi permalink
    October 27, 2009 8:50 pm

    Once I saw the cover I just had to look at this site. Top Idle and her minions never misses a chance to make fun of something or someone. I knew you guys would hate it. You all get such a charge out of feeling superior and laughing at others. You should thank Adam because he has given you so much. It just boggles my mind how you all talk about Glamberts and how batshit crazy they are-what does that make you? Homophobes, haters? No just pathetic people who have nothing better to do. Why yes, I am an Adam fan and this year has been my first foray into the idol blogsphereand I found it very interesting. Some sites are so creative, some funny, and some are admittedly over the top with fan love. This one is just toxic. Anyway I am sure Adam will be laughing too-all the way to the bank.

    • blacklisted permalink
      October 27, 2009 9:03 pm

      Hey Heidi ho, if you are really looking for a ‘toxic AI site’ you should go to MJ’s or TWOP.

    • LeighKat permalink
      October 27, 2009 9:19 pm

      Hi Heidi, thanks for coming by. Spread the word! TopIdol would love to share this fabulous blog with all your friends. It will broaden your horizons. Make you think before falling head over heels to blindly praise something. Isn’t that a good thing? It ain’t toxic- it’s just the truth.
      Have great day!

      • Heidi permalink
        October 27, 2009 9:56 pm

        LeighKat, wow idol blogs will broaden my horizons, that’s rich. But I must have struck a nerve- fall head over heels to blindly praise something- where did you get that from what I said? There is nothing that involves the truth in this blog, it reflects your opinions and most of them are toxic. Actually, I’ve been following this blog somewhat for awhile and I use to think it was amusing but it has really started to become just a shit fest over people who are excited and having fun. What a total downer. You have a nice day too but I doubt you will.

        • LeighKat permalink
          October 28, 2009 12:13 pm

          Oh dear- I was referring to your quote actually- you know, the one where you said at some sites they are over the top? Or did you forget that already?
          As for this blog, I find that when you read a wide range of things, whether they are blogs or news editorials, you tend to learn something new so that you can form your own opinions. You know, balance through research?
          Oh well, if you don’t see my point I guess I can learn something from THAT too. won’t bother to share that here though.
          Again- have a nice day!

    • Smartie permalink
      October 27, 2009 9:53 pm

      Some sites are so creative, some funny, and some are admittedly over the top with fan love. This one is just toxic

      No one’s forcing you to come here.

      • lauren722 permalink
        October 27, 2009 9:57 pm

        Smartie, that was so…smart!

    • Wino permalink
      October 29, 2009 3:04 pm

      Ok, let me get this straight. I’m usually good at deciphering what inferior people are trying to say…..

      We, the faithful minions, are pathetic and have nothing better to do, and that’s why we post on this site. But, wait, you also browse and post on various blogs. Hmmm. So are you trying to tell us that you too are pathetic and have no life? Yippee, soul mates! OR does this mean you DO have better things to do, but choose to be on these sites? Yikes, loser alert. No, Heidi, just admit it, you are too emotionally attached to a person who’ve never met and take to heart the smallest critiques, like the fact that his album cover is extremely amateurish. Its okay, there are support groups out there for people like you. They meet in the back of your local Krispy Kream.

  68. lauren722 permalink
    October 27, 2009 8:46 pm

    Hey guys I just got a teenage boy to admit he was “in awe” so Adam must have done something right!

    • TopIdol permalink
      October 27, 2009 8:52 pm

      Here they come…

      It’s ok. Lauren still loves me. And Diva Kalina. And Leigh.

      • lauren722 permalink
        October 27, 2009 8:59 pm

        Haha that I do topidol! I disagree with your assessment of the beautiful creature gracing that picture but I still love you! Much more than I love Heidi! Heidi, don’t you try to sass my top idol! *snap*

    • October 28, 2009 7:19 am

      You mean Aperilla?

  69. Kathy permalink
    October 27, 2009 8:44 pm

    I know they were going for something here but good Lord.

  70. deez permalink
    October 27, 2009 8:17 pm

    OK…not sayin’ he’s not pretty, cuz he is…but I don’t get the whole Sparklecow fantasy of him.

    It’s just so ?????????????????? to me…don’t you want your fantasy lover to have a more masculine jawline? less contrived hairstyle? fewer shades of eyeliner?

    I. do. not. get. it. Aesthetically pleasing…yes. Sexually attractive….NO.

    I’m afraid that even a St Louis Cardinals #5 uniform drenched in Albert Pujols’ game sweat couldn’t butch him up enough.

  71. Steph permalink
    October 27, 2009 8:14 pm

    I’m wondering when I can purchase this as my fabulous new Lisa Frank folder!

  72. Nich permalink
    October 27, 2009 8:09 pm

    Totally reminds me of this just way more 80s.

  73. Claire permalink
    October 27, 2009 8:04 pm

    The rumored Michelin Man/Bob’s Big Boy cover would’ve been an improvement.

    • sosad permalink
      October 27, 2009 10:51 pm

      exactly what I was thinking.

  74. Wino permalink
    October 27, 2009 7:55 pm

    that pose!!! like a mall glamor shot from the 80s. wow. this HAS to be joke. right? right??

  75. Smartie permalink
    October 27, 2009 7:49 pm

    It reminds me of L Anne Carrington’s glamour shot she posted on that escort site 😆

  76. deez permalink
    October 27, 2009 7:42 pm

    serio….SERIOUSLY?????????I immediately thought TARD ART. I hope they change it…it’s CRAP. Wow the Glamberts criticized Kris’s cover …..HAHAHAHAHAHAHA…I bet they wish they’d kept their mouths mouths shut. T.E.R.R.I.B.L.E.

  77. 8sourcandy permalink
    October 27, 2009 7:35 pm

    My comment is awaiting moderation?

  78. yuppie permalink
    October 27, 2009 7:32 pm

    I’m with Jim on this one. Slezak was WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too nice.

    This is bad fanart. This is a bad high school graphic design project. This is like something you get done at that Hollywood Portraits place in the mall. This is just bad.

    Also, Top Idol, you’re a homophobe.

    • Verbally Dyslexic permalink
      October 27, 2009 7:39 pm

      You did this, didn’t you yuppie? You and your career-sabotaging Adam doll, you Kris fan!

  79. 8hallucinogeniccandy permalink
    October 27, 2009 7:29 pm

    If you can look past the design, the concept and the typography, it’s not that bad. (She says as she takes another hit.)

  80. Steph permalink
    October 27, 2009 7:07 pm

    Holy shit.

    After getting over the initial shock that this isn’t some bad fanart it’s the REAL THING, I can’t stop laughing!

    What the heck is this!? If I saw this advertised in a store I’d keep on walking. It looks like a cross between needing to be on some really good drugs, and needing to revert back to childhood where I want to dress up my Barbies while wearing sparkly leggins, push down socks, and high tops with my hair in a side ponytail.

    He looks like a Barbie I need to dress up.

    The music better be outstanding, because the casual person seeing this in the freaking store is going to keep right on walking.

    Damn, and if people judge music by the cover of an album, yikes.

    It better be fantastic music.

    And Adam better be thanking his lucky stars people download things digitally.

    • LeighKat permalink
      October 27, 2009 7:12 pm

      I shudder to think that this will be the image that comes up on my Ipod when it hits his song in the playlist… and yes, I do plan on buying his album but, that does not mean I will pretend that this cover isn’t one of the worst things ever.

  81. SarahBeth permalink
    October 27, 2009 6:51 pm

    It looks horrible. There, I said it. I could design a cover better then that and I’m not even a graphic designer!

    He’s airbrushed to hell, whoever mentioned Jem is right on. I kind of feel bad, but I dont know (and this is going to sound really mean) – I feel like Karma’s coming back and biting people in the ass.

    I’m sorry, I wouldn’t buy that. I don’t think I’d want to be seen holding it.

    I can’t stop laughing.

  82. Verbally Dyslexic permalink
    October 27, 2009 6:40 pm

    Sparkle font.

    Flashdance font.

    Photoshopped to hell and back.

    I can’t even–

    It looks like it belongs in the 80s music section. And not the good ones.

  83. October 27, 2009 6:37 pm

    When I first saw this, I thought it was one of those blingies that the tards make. It looks like something that would be on a Lisa Frank trapper keeper. Some of the tards at MJs are saying it’s “edgy”, I’d personally describe it as cheesy. And why does AI always have to photoshop the life out of everything.

    • Nich permalink
      October 27, 2009 6:44 pm

      Edgy my ass. That looks like the cover of a Tiffany album from the 80s.

    • TopIdol permalink
      October 27, 2009 7:12 pm

      They’ve even airbrushed the lines which occur naturally in ones lips.

  84. Lakshmi permalink
    October 27, 2009 6:29 pm

    Does 19 secretly hate Adam? Out of all the Kradison albums, he got the worst album title and the worst cover by a country mile.

  85. Kay permalink
    October 27, 2009 6:27 pm

    Wow, this looks like a bored fan went crazy in photoshop. What a joke.

  86. Smartie permalink
    October 27, 2009 6:26 pm

    😆

  87. LeighKat permalink
    October 27, 2009 6:25 pm

    This reminds me of that movie- Labyrinth http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labyrinth_(film)

    • Verbally Dyslexic permalink
      October 27, 2009 6:57 pm

      I love the movie for all its tackiness and Bowie was hot as the goblin king.

      • lauren722 permalink
        October 27, 2009 7:07 pm

        Tackiness? don’t you mean AWESOMENESS???? haha I love that movie so much, I especially love people’s reactions when seeing it for the first time lol

        • Verbally Dyslexic permalink
          October 27, 2009 7:30 pm

          I watched it countless times when it first came out, then bought the dvd a couple of years back. Now you’re making me want to watch it again.

          • lauren722 permalink
            October 27, 2009 7:37 pm

            Go for it! I totally would if I didn’t have a psychology project due tomorrow…I need to stop commenting now

      • TopIdol permalink
        October 27, 2009 7:14 pm

        That cover ain’t as good as Labyrinth. It’s more like Legend.

        • lauren722 permalink
          October 27, 2009 7:29 pm

          1) shudders at word ain’t
          2)what is Legend?

          • Sylvia permalink
            January 12, 2010 4:21 pm

            Legend: A movie starring the then-unfamous Tom Cruise (in skintight boy of the wilds/ Champion of Light gear) and Tim Curry as Darkness (the personification of Evil who looks more than a bit like either the Wild God or Satan, take yer pick). It also heavily involves unicorns and faery folk in some never-was but gorgeous pseudo-medieval setting.

            Its worth watching for the culty-flick B goodness.

    • lauren722 permalink
      October 27, 2009 6:57 pm

      I LOVE LABYRINTH!!!!!!!! BEST MOVIE EVER!!!!!!

  88. veritas permalink
    October 27, 2009 6:25 pm

    What bothers me about it not the false eyelashes or the blue hair or the retro font or silly title…it’s the airbrushing. It doesn’t look like art, it looks silly. Period.

    Also, the angle of his head and neck to his shoulder makes him look a little like Quasimodo.

    I have no idea what this will do to his album sales. His hardcore fans will love this because he looks like the Glittery Alien From Planet Fierce. Other folks, who knows? Certainly some people will be put off by it, but maybe those people wouldn’t buy his album anyway.

    I happen to like his voice, and am actually hoping the album is good, but I’m not into the Glittery Alien schtick. Emo hair and long black jacket would have worked better for me. If I buy the album, I’ll have to download it so I don’t have to put the physical CD in a brown paper bag before bringing it to the check out counter.

    • Trish permalink
      October 28, 2009 10:44 am

      He needs to lose this whole “Glittery Alien From Planet Fierce” moniker STAT. What a stupid tag to have associated with his name. It sounds like something off some crappy Cartoon Network superhero show.

      • Claire permalink
        October 28, 2009 12:40 pm

        Doesn’t he have his brother to thank for the Glittery Alien tag? I thought he called Adam that in his blog and then the TWoPers ran with it and acted like they coined it themselves.

  89. Nich permalink
    October 27, 2009 6:16 pm

    Wow that is just…It really looks like something a fan would make.

    The font is totally Flashdance. I feel like sining “What A Feelin’!”

    • Nich permalink
      October 27, 2009 6:18 pm

      Of course that should be “singing”

  90. lauren722 permalink
    October 27, 2009 6:14 pm

    I think he looks so beautiful!!!!! Yes, it is very “gay” but Adam is gay so I have absolutely no problem with it. I could just stare at that picture for hours…

    but LOL to the unicorns!!!

  91. girl from mars permalink
    October 27, 2009 6:09 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHA. I also like the Lisa Frank embellishments someone else did in the link above. It seems that they used my desktop from Mac OS Leopard for the background too.

  92. October 27, 2009 6:08 pm

    Leave it to Adam to give us the unexpected. Personally, I like the rougher look better. This is too photoshopped. The eyes are beautiful. I’m more interested in the music inside.

  93. October 27, 2009 6:05 pm

    This is just bad.

    If you can look me in the eye and say that you truly think this piece of shit is good, then I don’t even know. Something is wrong with you.

    • October 28, 2009 12:00 pm

      If I could look you in the eye I would and wouldnt even blink. But I am a BSC Adam fan so my opinion won’t matter right? This album cover is SO ridiculous that it borders on genius. He does look beautiful, but I am not drooling over his eyes and skin or hair – I am giddy because it is SO preposterous and I love Adam even more for it. I guess you either “get” Adam or you just don’t. It really was a delightful surprise to me, and that is what you get from Adam – one surprise after another. The true genius lies in the fact that love it or hate it, it can’t be ignored.

      • November 19, 2009 9:07 pm

        adam is amazing. all u haters just dont get him. youll see, adam is going to be the best thing since elvis.

  94. Tessa permalink
    October 27, 2009 6:04 pm

    Ugh. Not great for an album cover, but I still maintain that he would look damn good as a girl. His drag pictures had me so jealous for weeks…he’s a hotter woman than I am.

    But yeah. For a debut album, from a marketing standpoint…bad move.

    • October 27, 2009 6:07 pm

      I agree. I mean, even if someone doesn’t know who Adam is and they see his CD on a shelf, I doubt they will be wanting to buy it. Personally, I would be embarrassed to be seen holding that monstrosity let alone BUYING it.

    • lauren722 permalink
      October 27, 2009 6:16 pm

      Haha I agree! He looks great in drag! Is it odd that I still find him hot when dressed as a woman? …hmmmm

    • Nich permalink
      October 27, 2009 6:17 pm

      Yeah he would make a drop dead gorgeous girl if he wanted. Cuter than me.

  95. blacklisted permalink
    October 27, 2009 6:03 pm

    Pro-He’s very pretty. Beautiful eyes.

    Cons-Too much airbrushing so that all his freckles are gone:(
    What’s up with the shoulder? What’s up with the font? What’s up with the background? Why does it remind me of Jem?

    • TopIdol permalink
      October 27, 2009 6:03 pm

      TRULY OUTRAGEOUS!!!

    • LeighKat permalink
      October 27, 2009 6:21 pm

      HOLY SHIT! You right, it is Jem!! mwhahahaha!

      • Lakshmi permalink
        October 27, 2009 6:24 pm

        I usually love things that remind me of Jem, but this is so wrong.

        • Nich permalink
          October 27, 2009 6:29 pm

          I have an awesome Jem t-shirt and that, my dear, is a Jem cd cover. Though he’d probably fit in with the Misfits.

          • TopIdol permalink
            October 27, 2009 7:12 pm

            What about Barbie and the Rockers?

  96. October 27, 2009 6:03 pm

    Don’t worry, someone on ONTD improved it drastically: http://i37.tinypic.com/2567olv.jpg

    • Nich permalink
      October 27, 2009 6:17 pm

      LOL the little ponys actually fit.

    • ChefShortz permalink
      October 27, 2009 6:50 pm

      OMG! hahahahahaaaa! You are my hero. I love you for making this.

    • Trish permalink
      October 28, 2009 10:30 am

      That’s awesome!!! Maybe they’ll have an Adam Lambert Colorforms kit all the cool kids can buy so we can do that too.

  97. Smartie permalink
    October 27, 2009 6:02 pm

    CAN’T. STOP. LAUGHING.

    Reminds me of Cher or Debbie Gibson covers from about 1986 😆

    • Smartie permalink
      October 27, 2009 7:47 pm

      • 8sourcandy permalink
        October 27, 2009 9:59 pm

        You do have quite the record collection.

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