Of his mind with joy at being signed, that is! Michael Sarver has been signed to Dream Records/Universal and will be releasing a country CD early next year. Michael is the fifth of his Idol class to land a recording contract. Kris Allen and Allison Iraheta are both with Jive Records. Adam Lambert and Danny Gokey have been signed to RCA and RCA/Nashville respectivelly. Good for Michael for joining the pack. Best wishes, Michael! Read about it here:
Promoting her music in Spanish, that is! Allison has recorded a version of her new single, "Friday I'll Be Over U," in Spanish. Could our Baby Allison be the Idol to finally cross-over into multi-cultural territory? We hope so!
Kristen the Yellow Lab and I are geared up, hoses at the ready, about to slide down the big shiney pole.Why? We've just been listening to the aural equivalent of a four-alarm fire, that's why! Adam Lambert's debut album, For Your Entertainment (19R/RCA), hits stores and on-line outlets on November 23, 2009. Based on the 30- second snippets Kristen and I have listened to, it's gonna be a green Christmas, folks! This album is so hot, it'll melt the snow before it hits the ground. Sorry about that, Santa!
The track list is a cornucopio of some of the hottest writers and producers in the industry, today. Check it out:
1 Music Again (Justin Hawkins, Rob Cavallo) 3:16
2 For Your Entertainment (Claude Kelly/Dr. Luke) 3:35
3 Whataya Want from Me (Pink, Max Martin, Johan Shellbeck) 3:47
4 Strut (Adam Lambert, Kara DioGuardi, Greg Wells) 3:29
5 Soaked (Matthew Bellamy, Rob Cavallo) 4:33
6 Sure Fire Winners (David Gamson, Alexander James, Oliver Leiber, Rob Cavallo) 3:32
7 A Loaded Smile (Linda Perry) 4:04
8 If I Had You (Max Martin, Johan Shellback and Savan Kotecha) 3:48
9 Pick U Up (Rivers Cuomo, Greg Wells, Adam Lambert) 4:00
10 Fever (Lady Gaga, Jeff Bhasker) 3:26
11 Sleepwalker (Ryan Tedder, Aimee Mayo, Chris Lindsey) 4:25
13 Broken Open (Greg Wells, Adam Lambert, Evan Bogart) 5:03
14 Time for Miracles (Alain Johannes, Natasha Shneider, Rob Cavallo) Bonus Track 4:43
** Down The Rabbit Hole iTunes Bonus Track (Adam Lambert, Evan Bogart, Greg Wells)
So, without further ado, click on Kristen's vlog, below. Enjoy the 30 second song snippets and judge for yourself. Turn up your wolfer!
In the interest of fairness, because Kristen is a bit biased in her Lamb-Luv, the opinion of the Resident Teenager was requested. In traditional Resident Teenager short-and-to-the-point speak, here are the results:
1. Music Again = No.
2. For Your Entertainment = Eh. Ok.
3. Whataya Want From Me = YES.
4. Strut = OK.
5. Soaked = Eh. No.
6. Sure Fire Winners = No.
7. Loaded Smile = Nope.
8. If I Had You = Yep.
9. Pick U Up = Yes.
10. Fever = Nah.
11. Sleepwalker = No.
12. Aftermath = OK.
13. Broken Open = OK.
14. Time For Miracles No.
So, based on Kristen's calculations, Resident Teenager liked 3 of the songs, was okay with 4 of them, and disliked 7 of them. Giving the album a 2.5 out of 5. Hmmm. Kristen says, "No soup for you, Resident Teenager!"
Now, run over to iTunes or Amazon.com and pre-order the album. DO NOT STEAL music! Kristen says: Just say "NO!" to piracy!
Check back next Friday when Kristen will review Idol Winner, Kris Allen's self-titled debut! (Available November 17.)
Kristen the Yellow Lab and I enjoy the democratic process as much as the next person (or yellow lab, as the case may be.) We're also firm believers in the right to bear opinions, concealed or otherwise. However, what we don't care for is when people (or yellow labs, for that matter) are given the option to deny their fellow citizens the freedoms they, themselves, enjoy.
In other words, why in the hell do we actually get to VOTE on whether or not gays can marry? If they're consenting adults, shouldn't that just be - oh, I don't know - a RIGHT? Kristen says it should. But, yellow labs don't know from hate, so they place the whole homophobia issue on their very long list of stupid human quirks they'll never understand. Kristen would never deny anyone the right to love her, pet her, feed her Milk Bone biscuits all day long, no matter what their color, creed, or sexual orientation. So why do humans deny one another the right to be loving and commited to one another?
Kristen doesn't know. She's going to chew on a bone and think it over. In the meantime, enjoy this video we made. (This one's for you, Bobby. Kristen would have loved you if she had ever met you. Of all the cousins, you were a true yellow lab in spirit!)
P.S. Coming tomorrow!! Kristen Reviews Adam Lambert's new album. She'll also review Adam, Kris and Baby Ali's hot new singles. But, she needs to get her required 18 hours per day of lab sleep in, so you'll have to wait!