In Monday’s (Nov. 23rd) edition of the New York Times, under the overline of Critics’ Choice: New CDs, is a review of just that – new CDS – and included are the initial releases of Kris Allen and Adam Lambert.

Talk about two performers headed in opposite directions.

In future posts, Idol Chatter will review both CDs, but for now…

Check out the following link to the story. It reviews Rihanna’s CD first, but read on and you will see whether the critic – Jon Pareles – likes Lambert’s or Allen’s effort more.