The cover has been unveiled on the Internet for American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert's debut album For Your Entertainment, which will hit stores on Nov 23.
MTV's website describes the outer space-tinged cover photo shoot "as spectacularly over-the-top and jaw-dropping as (Lambert's) memorable American Idol performances."
But in contrast to the mainstream reaction to the glam-style singer's cover artwork, Lambert's fans have posted positive comments about it on his official website.
Lambert's album features a lineup of experienced musicians, including Rob Cavallo, Linda Perry, American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi and rising pop star Lady Gaga.
Lambert, who finished second in season eight of American Idol, stood out from all the contestants with his soaring soprano vocal style.