Two decades after their reigning heyday, it seems both of the princesses of 80s bubble-gum pop are feeling haunted by the ghosts of their pasts. While Madonna's returned to creating disco hits for dancing queens, the superior Cyndi Lauper (the ego to Madge's id) opts for a more thoughtful, introspective blast from the past, reinterpreting her iconic hits with new arrangements and the wistful wisdom of a seasoned musician years into her career. A bunch of guests show up to help out, and some (Ani DiFranco, Jeff Beck) fare better than others (Shaggy's toasting in the middle of an All Through The Night hoedown is a debacle). The jangly, folky stomp of Money Changes Everything (featuring Taking Back Sunday's Adam Lazzara!) gets at the wry core of the song, and Lauper's strangely mournful She Bop feels like she's flipping the bird to evangelical moralists. Lauper's an artist whose incredible vocal talents were often overshadowed by her cartoonish persona back in the day, and the more intimate treatments here, while showcasing the strength of her writing, really highlight her incredible, emotionally nuanced voice.