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.
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.
"For Your Entertainment"