• Record Label: Epic
  • Release Date: May 27, 2008
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  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. 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."
  5. 70
    Lauper hasn’t sounded this relevant since her 1983 debut, when she celebrated female masturbation.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Bring Ya to the Brink is one of the more intriguing detours along the way.
  9. Brink never reaches a full serotonin explosion like "Confessions on a Dancefloor," but at least Lauper has taken after the competition and found a new groove.
  10. There is some filler here and there, but the record is fun and catchy.
  11. Made with a handful of production teams, it’s a stubbornly fluorescent record, long on thudding downbeats and short on nuance or grace.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 64 out of 70
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 70
  3. Negative: 6 out of 70
  1. Feb 14, 2022
    10
    Completamente inovador e a frente do seu tempo, queria mais músicas pop e eletro assim
  2. Sep 8, 2020
    10
    Una joya total, esto merecía ser tan exitoso y masivo como lo fue She is so Unusual ya que cada canción suena a un potente hit y es muchísimoUna joya total, esto merecía ser tan exitoso y masivo como lo fue She is so Unusual ya que cada canción suena a un potente hit y es muchísimo mejor que Hard Candy (Madonna), The Fame (Lady Gaga) y One of the Boys (Katy Perry), los cuales salieron al mercado el mismo año. Full Review »
  3. Jul 5, 2018
    9
    A surprising release and a rebirth of the artist. Lyrics are fun, the production is on point, and Lauper sounds as young as ever. Highlights:A surprising release and a rebirth of the artist. Lyrics are fun, the production is on point, and Lauper sounds as young as ever. Highlights: "Into the Nightlife", "Echo", "Same Ol' F*ckin' Story". Full Review »