is earnest about his dress-up, never winking at the audience because glitter and mascara are just part of what pop stars are supposed to do
lives in a present that always competes with the past, so he takes it all at face value, mixing up rock guitars, new wave, disco and operatic overdubs with a constant electro pulse, glassy R&B, and new millennium teen pop. All this makes For Your Entertainment
very, very modern in a way few mainstream pop albums are in 2009: Lambert
sounds larger than life here, just like he wants to, and if there's no sense of danger here, at least there's a lot of pure pop pleasure, more than any other immediate post-American Idol
album has delivered.