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  • Summary: The eighth studio album sees the '80s star returns with new dance music.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Her new dance album – her 11th – is a brilliant collaboration with the likes of Basement Jaxx and the Scum Frog.
  2. 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.
  3. While the rest of Brink is not as immediately memorable, all those bright bleeps and thumps will surely keep you--and Lauper's career--moving. [20 June 2008, p.67]
  4. Bring Ya to the Brink escapes just being a club-tailored album, for underneath the glossy production is some of Lauper’s strongest writing in her 25-year solo career.
  5. If still a bit too far from the mainstream to make for a full-fledged commercial comeback (which "The Body Acoustic" might have provided if not for Sony's "rootkit" debacle), Bring Ya to the Brink recaptures Lauper's artistic relevance and stands as a hipper alternative to Madonna's "Hard Candy."
  6. Cyndi’s lost touch with the zeitgeist a bit, and parts of this sound like she’s trying to keep up but this is generally a really good record.
  7. Made with a handful of production teams, it’s a stubbornly fluorescent record, long on thudding downbeats and short on nuance or grace.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 29
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  1. May 17, 2011
    One of Lauper's best albums yet. Such a shame it didn't do as well as it should have. :(
    Oh well, that's the music buisness for you.
    Personally my fav track is Into The Nightlife. Collapse
  2. May 26, 2011
    Such an amazing album, not just catchy it has meaning, every song has it's very own soul and the beats are so special, Into The Nightlife is such an incredible song. Expand

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