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Bring Ya to the Brink
CYNDI LAUPER
Producer(s): various
Label: Epic
During the course of 25 years, Cyndi Lauper has certainly played the singing minstrel, but also revealed deep lyrical introspection as an observer of society's foibles. On "Brink," she craftily meshes the two personas. Melodically, Lauper still just wants to have fun, with jaunty dancefloor jams (she traveled the world to work with beat masters Basement Jaxx, Digital Dog, Peer Astrom, Scum-Frog and Rich Morel), but after a twirl under the disco ball, listeners have the opportunity to explore layers underneath. "Same Ol' Story" is among Lauper's most inviting melodies ever, as she talks about how folks hold others to a different set of values than their own. "Raging Storm" is a thunderous blast, until you observe its thoughtful theme of aligning life priorities. There's an overall retro feel to the production that will no doubt delight minions, but those same faithful are old enough to appreciate meaning behind the melodies. —Chuck Taylor


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