She's So Unusual

She's So Unusual

by Cyndi Lauper

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Overview

One of the great new wave/early MTV records, She's So Unusual is a giddy mix of self-confidence, effervescent popcraft, unabashed sentimentality, subversiveness, and clever humor. In short, it's a multifaceted portrait of a multifaceted talent, an artist that's far more clever than her thin, deliberately girly voice would indicate. Then again, Lauper's voice suits her musical persona, since its chirpiness adds depth, or reconfigures the songs, whether it's the call to arms of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" or the tearjerking "Time After Time." Lauper is at her very best on the first side, all of which were singles or received airplay, and this collection of songs -- "Money Changes Everything," "Girls," "When You Were Mine," "Time," "She Bop," "All Through the Night" -- is astonishing in its consistency, so strong that it makes the remaining tracks -- all enjoyable, but rather pedestrian -- charming by their association with songs so brilliantly alive. If Lauper couldn't maintain this level of consistency, it's because this captured her persona better than anyone could imagine -- when a debut captures a personality so well, let alone a personality so tied to its time, the successive work can't help but pale in comparison. Still, when it's captured as brightly and brilliantly as it is here, it does result in a debut that retains its potency, long after its production seems a little dated. [The 2000 reissue contains three live bonus tracks, all enjoyable, all not really necessary.]

Product Details

Release Date: 11/21/2000
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0888837132329
catalogNumber: 371323
Rank: 10362

Tracks

  1. Money Changes Everything
  2. Girls Just Want to Have Fun
  3. When You Were Mine
  4. Time After Time
  5. She Bop
  6. All Through the Night
  7. Witness
  8. I'll Kiss You
  9. He's So Unusual
  10. Yeah Yeah
  11. Money Changes Everything
  12. She Bop
  13. All Through the Night

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