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Yes, I like him. I think he is a good human being. I also think he has one of the best voices in the world right now. I just think he is singing the wrong kind of music on his own albums. He has more of a classical, pure kind of voice and the poppy, edm stuff just doesn't suit it necessarily. I love him singing Queen music because it takes a really good voice to do justice to their music. It is very difficult for anyone to sing. There is a bit of operatic style singing and the ballads which I love. The really rock songs are pretty good and he has improved on them since 2012, but my favs are the big sweeping ballads, Love Kills, Save Me, WWTLF and so forth. I also love him singing things like Radio Gaga, I was Born to Love you, Seven Seas of Rhye, UP. So, yes, I think he has an amazing voice and I would really like a DVD or Cd or something from the QL shows.. I don't think there is another singer who could do equal justice to all the different genres in the Queen catalog.

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Posted: 08 Oct 19, 04:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He is a screamer not a Singer. He sounds like a whining lil girl. His voice is completely powerless on rock songs. See Save me and others. His vocal gymnastics are annoying and totally unnecessary. Screaming high notes does not equal being a good singer. He is atrocious and he is destroying every Queen song he is trying

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Posted: 08 Oct 19, 11:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another pointless rant by Runner.

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Another pointless rant by Runner.


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Shocking.

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Posted: 08 Oct 19, 19:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

no, hes fucking awful.

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Posted: 09 Oct 19, 01:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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He seems like a nice guy, I think at times feels very insecure, other times I think he gets into a mood where he thinks he’s the most attractive man in the world.

Here’s some recommendations
1. He needs piano lessons.
2. He needs to learn to write a song by himself.
3. He needs a band.
4. The pelvis thrusting is boring, it’s not interesting or sexy, it’s a mockery of sex and is an insult to Queen’s music.
5. He needs to realize Somebody To Love is a song about actually wanting love, not a quickie in a truck stop.
6. He needs to move around more on stage, Roseanne Barr has more body movement
7. His facial expressions are terrible, he needs to calm down with those.
8. He needs to stop releasing filler.
9. He needs to stop listening to his management and learn to make his own decisions.
10. He needs to relax more while singing Queen songs. He acts as if he needs to show off his vocals... his performances sound generic. He’s a good singer, but no one has shown him how to properly sing. Some people do need singing lessons!

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Posted: 09 Oct 19, 04:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"10. He needs to relax more while singing Queen songs"

I think he should stop singing Queen songs !


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MisterCosmicc wrote:

He seems like a nice guy, I think at times feels very insecure, other times I think he gets into a mood where he thinks he’s the most attractive man in the world.

Here’s some recommendations
1. He needs piano lessons.
2. He needs to learn to write a song by himself.
3. He needs a band.
4. The pelvis thrusting is boring, it’s not interesting or sexy, it’s a mockery of sex and is an insult to Queen’s music.
5. He needs to realize Somebody To Love is a song about actually wanting love, not a quickie in a truck stop.
6. He needs to move around more on stage, Roseanne Barr has more body movement
7. His facial expressions are terrible, he needs to calm down with those.
8. He needs to stop releasing filler.
9. He needs to stop listening to his management and learn to make his own decisions.
10. He needs to relax more while singing Queen songs. He acts as if he needs to show off his vocals... his performances sound generic. He’s a good singer, but no one has shown him how to properly sing. Some people do need singing lessons!


1 Doesn't want piano lessons, had them as a kid and his attention span isn't suited to learning an instrument. From things his mum and dad said he sounds like he might have ADD.
2 Prefers to collaborate but it's obvious in a lot of songs they're his own lyrics maybe tweaked by others but basically you can tell they're what he wants to say.
3 Maybe but it can't happen while he's singing with Brian & Roger, no band will wait around for bits of gigs here and there that's why he's used people hand picked for his bands in the past but clearly the same people won't always be available.
4 I don't care either way but some of his fans love it and it didn't do Elvis any harm.
5 He does but he likes to have fun with it, just because it meant one thing to Freddie doesn't mean he has to copy him, he's interpreting it his own way, some love it some don't, subjective.
6 He does move around but not in the same way Freddie did, he's a different type of artist and in his own shows he moves a lot more but then a lot of his music is dancy, would look pretty daft dancing to a lot of Queen songs.
7 Up close on vids I'm inclined to agree but having seen him live it's a totally different thing when you aren't two feet from him and there's lots of other stuff going on.
8 I like his new EP, didn't like New Eyes and Commin in Hot, loved Feel Something but was pleasantly surprised by his new music, wasn't what I expected based on the previous two songs.
9 He makes his own decisions now, this is the first time he's been indie and had the freedom to do what he wants so for good or bad his decisions are his own now.
10 Have you heard the response when he lets loose and "show's off his vocals"? Have you seen the comments when he doesn't? He's made a rod for his own back on Idol and his first tour by doing lots of vocal acrobatics and it's what people seem to want, I read plenty of comments on the last QAL US tour saying he's toned down and has he lost his range, why's he not doing all the crazy high notes etc, seems people want, not everyone but enough that they expect it. He had singing lessons from age 10 and has used vocal coaches to get ready for tours etc, not sure how much more vocal lessons you think he needs. What you're describing is his choice of how to sing, vocal lessons aren't needed for that it's more down to artistry and interpretation and while you think it sounds generic a lot of reviews say the complete opposite so it's again subjective really.

He is a nice guy and I do agree he's probably more insecure than his persona would suggest which is why I don't think he thinks he's the most attractive guy in the world at all but I do think he covers any insecurity by focusing on his appearance, he's called it smoke and mirrors plenty of times. I think singing with Queen is a tough gig, he knows he's being judged against Freddie constantly so I imagine anyone without a huge ego would feel somewhat insecure in that situation.



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Posted: 09 Oct 19, 10:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

queenfanbg wrote:

"10. He needs to relax more while singing Queen songs"

I think he should stop singing Queen songs !


No need to say more about him

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MisterCosmicc wrote:

He seems like a nice guy, I think at times feels very insecure, other times I think he gets into a mood where he thinks he’s the most attractive man in the world.

Here’s some recommendations
1. He needs piano lessons.
2. He needs to learn to write a song by himself.
3. He needs a band.
4. The pelvis thrusting is boring, it’s not interesting or sexy, it’s a mockery of sex and is an insult to Queen’s music.
5. He needs to realize Somebody To Love is a song about actually wanting love, not a quickie in a truck stop.
6. He needs to move around more on stage, Roseanne Barr has more body movement
7. His facial expressions are terrible, he needs to calm down with those.
8. He needs to stop releasing filler.
9. He needs to stop listening to his management and learn to make his own decisions.
10. He needs to relax more while singing Queen songs. He acts as if he needs to show off his vocals... his performances sound generic. He’s a good singer, but no one has shown him how to properly sing. Some people do need singing lessons!


1 Doesn't want piano lessons, had them as a kid and his attention span isn't suited to learning an instrument. From things his mum and dad said he sounds like he might have ADD.
2 Prefers to collaborate but it's obvious in a lot of songs they're his own lyrics maybe tweaked by others but basically you can tell they're what he wants to say.
3 Maybe but it can't happen while he's singing with Brian & Roger, no band will wait around for bits of gigs here and there that's why he's used people hand picked for his bands in the past but clearly the same people won't always be available.
4 I don't care either way but some of his fans love it and it didn't do Elvis any harm.
5 He does but he likes to have fun with it, just because it meant one thing to Freddie doesn't mean he has to copy him, he's interpreting it his own way, some love it some don't, subjective.
6 He does move around but not in the same way Freddie did, he's a different type of artist and in his own shows he moves a lot more but then a lot of his music is dancy, would look pretty daft dancing to a lot of Queen songs.
7 Up close on vids I'm inclined to agree but having seen him live it's a totally different thing when you aren't two feet from him and there's lots of other stuff going on.
8 I like his new EP, didn't like New Eyes and Commin in Hot, loved Feel Something but was pleasantly surprised by his new music, wasn't what I expected based on the previous two songs.
9 He makes his own decisions now, this is the first time he's been indie and had the freedom to do what he wants so for good or bad his decisions are his own now.
10 Have you heard the response when he lets loose and "show's off his vocals"? Have you seen the comments when he doesn't? He's made a rod for his own back on Idol and his first tour by doing lots of vocal acrobatics and it's what people seem to want, I read plenty of comments on the last QAL US tour saying he's toned down and has he lost his range, why's he not doing all the crazy high notes etc, seems people want, not everyone but enough that they expect it. He had singing lessons from age 10 and has used vocal coaches to get ready for tours etc, not sure how much more vocal lessons you think he needs. What you're describing is his choice of how to sing, vocal lessons aren't needed for that it's more down to artistry and interpretation and while you think it sounds generic a lot of reviews say the complete opposite so it's again subjective really.

He is a nice guy and I do agree he's probably more insecure than his persona would suggest which is why I don't think he thinks he's the most attractive guy in the world at all but I do think he covers any insecurity by focusing on his appearance, he's called it smoke and mirrors plenty of times. I think singing with Queen is a tough gig, he knows he's being judged against Freddie constantly so I imagine anyone without a huge ego would feel somewhat insecure in that situation.





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Posted: 09 Oct 19, 14:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1 Doesn't want piano lessons, had them as a kid and his attention span isn't suited to learning an instrument. From things his mum and dad said he sounds like he might have ADD.


ADD is irrelevant to music. ADD is more about stupid paperwork and classwork and reading boring material.

2 Prefers to collaborate but it's obvious in a lot of songs they're his own lyrics maybe tweaked by others but basically you can tell they're what he wants to say. Some people just don’t have the skills, but everyone can learn if they wanted to.


Who said? Please show me a video or an audio clip of him discussing his songwriting talents while alone. He collaborates because he can’t write a song by himself. And you better believe his producers play a huge role of his songs, even the music. Adam talking about the topic of a song has nothing to do with what’s actually written by him.

3 Maybe but it can't happen while he's singing with Brian & Roger, no band will wait around for bits of gigs here and there that's why he's used people hand picked for his bands in the past but clearly the same people won't always be available.


Having a band is irrelevant to touring. I’m talking about him needing a band so that he has others to write songs and record with him and the songs will suit Adam’s voice better. It’ll be more meaningful, because it won’t be just some hired songwriter who could care less about how the song goes. He needs only one producer for an album as well…. no rap producers.

4 I don't care either way but some of his fans love it and it didn't do Elvis any harm.


Elvis did it way less aggressively. Do you really think the hard rock fans of Queen really enjoy that? Adam Worshippers enjoy that. And there’s not as many of them as there are Queen fans.

5 He does but he likes to have fun with it, just because it meant one thing to Freddie doesn't mean he has to copy him, he's interpreting it his own way, some love it some don't, subjective.


Yes, and Queen songs are sacred. They are about Freddie, not Adam. Especially a love ballad like that, a song about wanting someone’s love. I think he has mistaken the song for Get Down Make Love or Body Language.

6 He does move around but not in the same way Freddie did, he's a different type of artist and in his own shows he moves a lot more but then a lot of his music is dancy, would look pretty daft dancing to a lot of Queen songs.


He moves very slowly and a lot of the time will just stand in one place while making exaggerated hand movements. I don’t want him to be Freddie, or to dance like Freddie. Rock and roll isn’t about standing still, however. He stands around like an opera singer, but he’s no opera singer.

7 Up close on vids I'm inclined to agree but having seen him live it's a totally different thing when you aren't two feet from him and there's lots of other stuff going on.


Oh, he only does it when the camera is closeup? You do realize he does it constantly, right? There’s always cameras aimed close to him, and he has no idea when.

8 I like his new EP, didn't like New Eyes and Commin in Hot, loved Feel Something but was pleasantly surprised by his new music, wasn't what I expected based on the previous two songs.


Generic. Forgettable. I know catchy songs when I hear them. You’ll never catch me listening to Britney Spears, but her songs are very catchy. Adam’s songs sound so similar, so computerized and generic.

9 He makes his own decisions now, this is the first time he's been indie and had the freedom to do what he wants so for good or bad his decisions are his own now.


MANAGEMENT. Do you not understand? This is the second time you’ve brought up a record label when I’ve said Adam needs to stop listening to his management. The management works for Adam, not the record label. A manager gives advice. Some artists take it, some not. Adam takes it all the time. If he didn’t, he’d be doing songs that weren’t generic and computerized. His singles flop because it’s the same product released over and over again. If his management stepped in and said, “You know Adam, maybe you should try…” but they never do. They let him release the same crap time and time again.

10 Have you heard the response when he lets loose and "show's off his vocals"? Have you seen the comments when he doesn't? He's made a rod for his own back on Idol and his first tour by doing lots of vocal acrobatics and it's what people seem to want, I read plenty of comments on the last QAL US tour saying he's toned down and has he lost his range, why's he not doing all the crazy high notes etc, seems people want, not everyone but enough that they expect it. He had singing lessons from age 10 and has used vocal coaches to get ready for tours etc, not sure how much more vocal lessons you think he needs. What you're describing is his choice of how to sing, vocal lessons aren't needed for that it's more down to artistry and interpretation and while you think it sounds generic a lot of reviews say the complete opposite so it's again subjective really.


Singing a line, Adam has the habit of holding the end note. It makes it sound more poppy. He loves some notes a lot higher than he should, and holds them. During a dirty hard rock song, hearing a loud, none gritty high pitched voice is not ideal. It’d be like taking a female vocalist and having them sing a hard rock song in a bubblegum pop kind of way.

He is a nice guy and I do agree he's probably more insecure than his persona would suggest which is why I don't think he thinks he's the most attractive guy in the world at all but I do think he covers any insecurity by focusing on his appearance, he's called it smoke and mirrors plenty of times. I think singing with Queen is a tough gig, he knows he's being judged against Freddie constantly so I imagine anyone without a huge ego would feel somewhat insecure in that situation.


Hardcore Freddie fans don’t want him to sing or look like Freddie. They do however want Adam to respect the songs and sing them in the same manner… straightforward. Have you ever heard multiple cover versions of a song, and some sound similar to the original version, yet some sound so far off, it’s almost like a new song? Yeah, Freddie fans want it more straightforward.

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Posted: 09 Oct 19, 14:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And honestly, what I should be saying is... HIS POOR MANAGEMENT DOESN'T TELL HIM THE RIGHT THINGS TO DO. As long as they are paid, his singles can keep flopping. He needs better management.

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Posted: 10 Oct 19, 08:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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1 ADD impacts all sorts of things, anything requiring a lot of concentration so not just reading and classwork.

2 The producers on his latest project were all hand picked, he collaborated with people he chose (musicians, writers and producers) and they were there to work with him to produce the songs the way he wanted and it's obvious the lyrics are personal, I never said he wrote them alone but the message is what he wanted to say regardless if he had help with the writing process.

3 How many bands do you know that write music but their singer goes off touring with a different band for much of the year and they sit twiddling their thumbs instead of making an album and then touring it together? I doubt he could find a bunch of musicians who'd be happy with that. Like I said the people he worked with on this project were hand picked by him, there was no label telling him who to work with he chose people he either knew and had worked with before or liked other stuff they'd done and contacted them to collaborate with. All solo artists have to work that way unless they do the whole thing themselves, there's nothing wrong with the way he did this project, it was done the way he wanted and he had control over how they put the songs together so if he's happy with it I don't see any issue personally.

5 Queen songs are sacred to some but others realize the originals aren't going anywhere and are happy for others to put their own interpretation on them, it doesn't take anything away from the original and Adam is not the kind of person who want's to just do things the way they were written, every cover he does he changes that's just who he is so it's pointless to expect him to be different when singing with Brian & Roger, they clearly knew that about him from the start and are happy with what he does.

8 His new EP isn't generic and computerized it's done with live instruments and each song is different so no idea where you get generic from. I like it doesn't mean you have to but that doesn't make it bad either, it's personal taste at the end of the day.

9 If you think Adam just listens to his management you don't know much about him and as I've said his latest music isn't computerized, the reason he went indie is to get away from what the labels and management were telling him to do. He changed management as well as going indie because he wanted a complete fresh start and this project has been done his own way with musicians and producers he wanted to work with which is the reason it's different people on each song. Just because you personally don't like it doesn't make how he did it wrong and regardless what you think of it it's done with musicians in the studio playing live instruments and with Adam having input into how it's done, he didn't just let them do whatever he collaborated as in they jammed together and played around with the songs until they were how he wanted.

10 Maybe you aren't a fan of that type of singing, I love 80's hair metal so I like it and it seems plenty other people do by the response he gets. He's never gonna please everyone but why should he change who he is to please some?

Wanting him to sound true to the original is pointless, Brian & Roger have given him a lot of freedom to interpret the songs the way he wants and since Adam changes any song he ever sings I very much doubt that's gonna change now. Some die hard fans don't like it but others don't mind and I've seen plenty of comments saying they like that he doesn't try to copy the original. Again he can't please everyone so the only thing to do is be himself and some will like it and some won't, luckily I do.

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He seems like an alright guy in interviews.

However, when it comes to his performances...

I don't like his voice whatsoever. His voice is thin, harsh, and grating. And he sounds like shit compared to Freddie Mercury (comparisons are inevitable, being as he's singing songs that Freddie Mercury sang). That said, he sounds like shit regardless, either compared to far lesser singers than Freddie Mercury or without any comparisons whatsoever, due to his grating tone.

His image is cringeworthy. He looks inauthentic, like a third rate version of George Michael. Or like someone attending fancy dress party in a cheap, dodgy outfit.

His solo output is about as mediocre as you can get too.

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Day dop wrote:

He seems like an alright guy in interviews.

However, when it comes to his performances...

I don't like his voice whatsoever. His voice is thin, harsh, and grating. And he sounds like shit compared to Freddie Mercury (comparisons are inevitable, being as he's singing songs that Freddie Mercury sang). That said, he sounds like shit regardless, either compared to far lesser singers than Freddie Mercury or without any comparisons whatsoever, due to his grating tone.

His image is cringeworthy. He looks inauthentic, like a third rate version of George Michael. Or like someone attending fancy dress party in a cheap, dodgy outfit.

His solo output is about as mediocre as you can get too.


I hate to say it but you nailed it lol

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runner_70 wrote:

Day dop wrote:

He seems like an alright guy in interviews.

However, when it comes to his performances...

I don't like his voice whatsoever. His voice is thin, harsh, and grating. And he sounds like shit compared to Freddie Mercury (comparisons are inevitable, being as he's singing songs that Freddie Mercury sang). That said, he sounds like shit regardless, either compared to far lesser singers than Freddie Mercury or without any comparisons whatsoever, due to his grating tone.

His image is cringeworthy. He looks inauthentic, like a third rate version of George Michael. Or like someone attending fancy dress party in a cheap, dodgy outfit.

His solo output is about as mediocre as you can get too.


I hate to say it but you nailed it lol


One of the many differences between you and me is that although I don't rate Lambert, I don't spend almost every day of the year - year in, year out - obsessing over Adam Lambert and his fans.

You do, and that's extremely fucking pathetic.

Perhaps at some point you become self aware and manage to work through your problems. I doubt that'll happen though.

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Yes, I like him. I think he is a good human being.



No he is an arrogant prick. His admiration of Freddie is a pure act. When he is on stage he is the arrogant twat he is

snifflese wrote:
I also think he has one of the best voices in the world right now.

No-only if you like wining powerless girl's voices

snifflese wrote:
I just think he is singing the wrong kind of music

No matter what music he is trying to sing he is always destroying it. Be it Queen or Zeppelin or Cher. Crap bar 5