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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Trespassing is the sophomore album from controversial American Idol winner, Adam Lambert, and showcases his flashy, glam-pop side with club-heavy beats and themes of partying and living it up. There is some innuendo and profanity as well ("f--k" and "ass"). That being said, there are some positive songs about being true to yourself that will resonate with teens.
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Is it any good?
Although some of Lambert's Idol fans might be disappointed in the lack of rocker-style songs on Trespassing, others will love the glam-pop beats like "Shady" and "Trespassing" that are perfect for dancing and hanging out with friends. The bass-heavy, hand-clapping tracks are reminiscent of both Michael Jackson and George Michael, and suit Lambert's colorful style and fantastic vocals. At the same time, Lambert knows when to slow it down on some introspective ballads like "Underneath" that remind us of his personal struggles and journey to where he is today. Fast or slow, funky or pop, Lambert's vocal talent and flair for making a statement are evident on Trespassing.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the media's portrayal of Adam Lambert during his time on Idol and since then; has it all been positive?
Lambert is certainly known for his flashy style. Do you think celebrities try to portray a certain image just to stand out and make a name for themselves? What other stars have a "brand" that they maintain?
What do you think about the way Lambert handles the spotlight? What, if anything, is he trying to say with his music?
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