It’s the music industry’s loss that it wasn’t quite ready for Adam Lambert when he arose from the eighth season of American Idol like a glittering phoenix. Despite the perfect Top 10 hit “Whataya Want From Me,” a #1 album and a string of awe-inspiring performances fronting Queen, Lambert never quite popped as a mainstream superstar. With a voice as amazing as his, this is all music lovers’ loss.
Lambert’s third studio album The Original High (out today, ) should go a long way towards remedying this injustice. For the most part, he’s stripped away the theatrics that marked For Your Entertainment and Trespassing. (Just compare the album covers!) Lest Glamberts fear that their emperor has sworn off his edgy-in-eyeliner aesthetic, however, breathe easy, children! If anything, his sound has gotten weirder, which is a wonderful thing.
Dark-and-dancey opener “Ghost Town” is as gorgeous as it is bizarre — what other artist would have the guts to launch a lead single that Laura Palmer could be plastic-twerking to? And the title track delivers the 1990s house bliss hinted at on Katy Perry’s “Walking on Air.” (Here’s hoping an enterprising young diva mashes the two up ASAP.) In fact, the strength of the first two tracks threatens to overshadow the rest of the album.
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