Music » CD Reviews

Cyndia Lauper

Bring Ya to the Brink (Epic)

by

comment

On her first album of original material in a dozen years, Lauper pulls a Madonna, renovating her image from 1980s MTV icon into modern dance-floor diva. Bring Ya to the Brink doesn't transcend the genre the way Ray of Light does, but it is Lauper's best and most consistent album since her 1983 debut. And it's at least as good as Madonna's new Hard Candy. On cuts like "Into the Nightlife" and "Echo," Lauper and her A-list producers — including Basement Jaxx and Dragonette — throb, pulse, and bubble with life. Sexy, robotic beats rub against Lauper's warm and still very much human vocals. Apparently, the girl still just wants to have fun. — Michael Gallucci

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.