Though she’s never received the praise showered on performers like Madonna for constantly reinventing their sound, it’s no coincidence that Cyndi Lauper still manages towork and tour. Even though she’ll always be known more for She’s So Unusual, one of the best pop albums of the 80s, Lauper’s stabs at ultra-contemporary pop are equally convincing and surprisingly memorable.
There are points of reference, of course, ranging from Daft Punk to Kylie, but Lauper’s personality, always her greatest asset, manages to come through on the bulk of Brink. There is some filler here and there, but the record is fun and catchy, while songs like Into The Nightlife and Grab A Hold could easily be hits, and Echo could very well be this year’s Time After Time. Fans should eat this one up.
Cyndi Lauper plays Wednesday (June 4) at the Molson Amphitheatre.