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Clips From Adam Lambert's "For Your Entertainment" Hit the Web

November 3, 2009 1:51 PM ET

Can't bear waiting another 20 days to find out what Adam Lambert's debut disc For Your Entertainment sounds like? Thanks to the Amazon.co.uk MP3 store, which along with iTunes has made it a habit lately of spoiling the surprise of upcoming releases, Glambert Nation can now listen to 30-second clips of every song on For Your Entertainment, giving fans a preview of the musical odyssey the American Idol runner-up takes on his first LP.

Think Lambert's album cover is out of this world? Check out these alternate takes dreamed up by Rolling Stone.

Based on the half-minute previews, For Your Entertainment seems to be evenly divided between glam stompers like the title track, "Sure Fire Winners" and "Strut" and big ballads like "Broken Open," "A Loaded Smile" and "Soaked," which was written by Muse's Matt Bellamy and sounds similar to the band's own "Unintended." You can definitely hear the influence of Lambert's all-star songwriters as well. "Music Again," penned by the Darkness' Justin Hawkins, serves as a glamtastic opening track that both welcomes listeners to For Your Entertainment and has us wishing the "I Believe In a Thing Called Love" rockers would reform.

Lambert live: shots from the American Idol tour.

As Rolling Stone reported yesterday, Weezer's Rivers Cuomo also contributed a track called "Pick U Up," which Lambert transforms into what sounds like a beefed-up Make Believe song with Rivers on vocal steroids. To hear 30 glorious seconds of the Gaga-penned "Fever," the Pink-and-Max Martin-written "Whataya Want From Me" and the rest of For Your Entertainment, head over to the Amazon.co.uk MP3 store now before they realize the error of their ways. Or, if you want your FYE spoiler-free, head over to the AdamOfficial Website to preorder the album.

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