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She's so Usual
on 27 May 2007
It seems quite ironic that 5 years on from her stunning debut 'She's so unusual' in which Cyndi Lauper made one of the most original, singular pop albums of the 80's, she would go on to make something as bland and mainstream as 'A Night to Remember'. The bulk of this album is written by commercial songwriting giants Steinberg & Kelly and Diane Warren and as a result of this most of the songs on the album have a real lack of personality and inspiration that even Lauper's unique vocals can't overcome. Dire songs like 'Heading west' are notable purely for being extremely boring.
The only great song on the album is 'I Drove All night' which is classic Cyndi Lauper and my favourite rendition of the song. 'Primitive', 'Like a Cat' and 'Insecurious' are decent pop tracks that would have made good filler on a better album, but as it is end up being the highlights on a disappointing cd. The rest of the album is more or less unlistenable.