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  • Summary: The eighth studio album sees the '80s star returns with new dance music.

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Into The Night Life
Cyndi Lauper - Into the Nightlife Got this endless itch to ride Into the night Fortune cookie says I'm right Kung Foo like Shake your body Mister... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
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  1. 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.
  2. Her new dance album – her 11th – is a brilliant collaboration with the likes of Basement Jaxx and the Scum Frog.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    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 is one of the more intriguing detours along the way.
  5. 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.
  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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  1. SteveB
    Jun 2, 2008
    10
    WOW!!! This album is in my top 5 so far this year, what a nice come back.
  2. [Anonymous]
    May 30, 2008
    10
    it's a rhytmic album folks; it's not meant to be marketed as a dance album...cyndi states it's a record with a lot of rhythms. it's a rhytmic album folks; it's not meant to be marketed as a dance album...cyndi states it's a record with a lot of rhythms. Grab a Hold and Rain on Me rekindle the unusual/true color days. it's a treasured gem like Hat Full of Stars. Expand
  3. May 17, 2011
    10
    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.
    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.
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  4. Cal
    Jun 3, 2008
    10
    Awesome!!!! The Queen has returned!
  5. SteevenS.
    Jun 16, 2008
    10
    Sounds like a newer version of she's so unusual, new vibe and very up to date. My younger friends are enjoying it, their comments were Sounds like a newer version of she's so unusual, new vibe and very up to date. My younger friends are enjoying it, their comments were "and who would of thought? Cyndi Lauper? Expand
  6. TyZ.
    Jun 21, 2008
    10
    This is the best cd of the summer SONY deserves its financial problems if they do not promote the hell out of it will do everything for Cyndi This is the best cd of the summer SONY deserves its financial problems if they do not promote the hell out of it will do everything for Cyndi that SHINE should have! Expand
  7. ALexH.y
    Jun 12, 2008
    8
    Cyndi takes on all comers of the dance music world, fusing trance, house, pure pop, R'nB effortlessly, and while some of the really full Cyndi takes on all comers of the dance music world, fusing trance, house, pure pop, R'nB effortlessly, and while some of the really full on hi-energy leaves me a bit cold, the album is a great antidote to the over-egged oap in crotch tight spandex. Expand

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