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Adam Lambert is here 'For Your Entertainment'

Adam Lambert arrives at TV Guide Magazine's Hot

Adam Lambert arrives at TV Guide Magazine's Hot List Party at The Bazaar in the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles on Nov. 10, 2009. Photo Credit: Getty Images

One thing's for sure with Adam Lambert: His voice won't get lost in his collaborations with the "American Idol" SWAT team of songwriters and producers. His over-the-top personality will probably stay intact, too.

>>VIDEO: Click here to watch Adam discuss his experiences on American Idol

Lambert's post-"Idol" debut, "For Your Entertainment" (RCA), shows loads of promise, especially when he teams up with Muse's Matthew Bellamy on the dramatic, elegant "Soaked" and with Weezer's Rivers Cuomo on the pop-tastic "Pick U Up." He shows he can harness his pop sensibilities on the danceable, Britney Spears-ish "If I Had You," though the real champ is the ballad "Time for Miracles," where Lambert memorably starts wailing to close out the song.

Problems start when Lambert overpowers the material - like the predictable "Sleepwalker" - but, overall, "For Your Entertainment" shows Lambert is up to any challenge.

ADAM LAMBERT

"For Your Entertainment"

GRADE B

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