Simon Vozick-Levinson
June 13, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Bring Ya to the Brink

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Cyndi Lauper
genre
Pop

We gave it a B

Cyndi Lauper has spent the last few years sliding toward Starbucks territory, with a middle-of-the-road standards set in ’03 and an acoustic disc remaking her own hits in ’05. On Bring Ya to the Brink, the singer finally jumps back onto the dance floor, escorted by a fresh cast of electronic producers. Lauper’s distinctive squeak of a voice fits most comfortably over a dizzy, twisting beat from Britain’s ever-inventive Basement Jaxx (”Rocking Chair”). And 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. B
DOWNLOAD THIS: Listen to ”Rocking Chair” at AOL Music

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