12 Songs, 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Eleven years since her last album of original studio material, Cyndi Lauper’s 2008 release Bring Ya To the Brink shifts to the dancefloor. Her voice has always been a natural force, able to stretch elastically over notes, and her team-ups here with outside producers and writers use that talent wisely. “Same Ol’ Story” is pure soul diva. “Lay Me Down,” produced with Kleerup who’s most notably worked with Swedish pop star Robyn, charges at seductive strength, as does a worthy collaboration with the London electro-pop group Dragonette for “Grab A Hold.” Remix expert Scumfrog co-wrote the club-strutting opener “High and Mighty,” and Lauper sells herself as a partying extrovert for the Euro-disco grooves of “Into the Nightlife” (that receives an extra commercial push from noted song doctor Max Martin who’s worked similar wonders for Britney Spears and Kelly Clarkson). But while Lauper can indulge and experiment with the best of them, she sounds most comfortable in the familiar surroundings of the album’s closer “Rain On Me,” where she recalls the winsome longing of her classic “Time After Time” and the long-gone era it represents.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Eleven years since her last album of original studio material, Cyndi Lauper’s 2008 release Bring Ya To the Brink shifts to the dancefloor. Her voice has always been a natural force, able to stretch elastically over notes, and her team-ups here with outside producers and writers use that talent wisely. “Same Ol’ Story” is pure soul diva. “Lay Me Down,” produced with Kleerup who’s most notably worked with Swedish pop star Robyn, charges at seductive strength, as does a worthy collaboration with the London electro-pop group Dragonette for “Grab A Hold.” Remix expert Scumfrog co-wrote the club-strutting opener “High and Mighty,” and Lauper sells herself as a partying extrovert for the Euro-disco grooves of “Into the Nightlife” (that receives an extra commercial push from noted song doctor Max Martin who’s worked similar wonders for Britney Spears and Kelly Clarkson). But while Lauper can indulge and experiment with the best of them, she sounds most comfortable in the familiar surroundings of the album’s closer “Rain On Me,” where she recalls the winsome longing of her classic “Time After Time” and the long-gone era it represents.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

ClintonKedrick ,

I cannot escape from the NightLife

I've seen Cyndi perform live three times now, all within the last six years, a time beyond her "popular" leanings with the public. Performing live, Cyndi not only matches, but surpasses her recorded forays into the world of popular music. "Into the Nightlife" is the latest treasure we are lucky enough to find in our hunt for good music. From the title track, to the inconsequential remainder of the album (referring to the complete ignoring of all the other fantastic tracks), "Into the Nightlife" delivers a fun, reverential, self-reflecting album that draws the dance feet to tap, but takes up residence in your mind.

LOVE this album and Ms. Lauper. I listen to her "Time After Time" and never lose a taste to listen "All Through the Night."

Jccugcutc ,

Gucuvjg

Cyndi never stopped writting music. She's awesome. 11 albums. 40 singles

YouSpinMeFrank ,

Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow!

This album is fantastic from start to finish! I kept waiting for a song I didn't really care for......and it never happened! Songs are fresh, hip, hot, current and very danceable. Listened it to it for the first time at the gym and had a great workout!!! Had a hard time keeping still! Way to go Cyndi! I Love "Bring Ya To The Brink!"

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