POLLS Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper SHE'S SO UNUSUAL album poll

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by contrast (b/c this ALWAYS comes up) madonna was--what?--about 24 when her debut album came out.

espring (amateurist), Tuesday, 1 April 2014 21:20 (four years ago) Permalink

(same year btw)

espring (amateurist), Tuesday, 1 April 2014 21:20 (four years ago) Permalink

is the blue angel album any good? i've never heard it

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 1 April 2014 23:42 (four years ago) Permalink

It's very 50's retro, if you like that kind of thing. "I'm Gonna Be Strong" (reprised on her greatest hits album Twelve Deadly Cyns) is great, though; it's like Cyndi attempting a big powerhouse ballad and then realize partway through that she doesn't quite know how to approach this kind of thing, so she just spends the last bit wildly and awesomely over-emoting.

Inside Lewellyn Sinclair (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 15:10 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah this girls just wanna have fun demo is really cool!
like the raw little demo version of money changes everything too

Raptain Chillips (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 2 April 2014 15:49 (four years ago) Permalink

i like the blue angel LP. a big part of cyndi's persona is on there, although as a whole it's more conceptual that her solo debut--a sort of kennedy-era rock n pop throwback, albeit with a modern-sounding rhythm section. fits into a certain strain of new wave (think b-52's but not quite as campy or dancy). i think it'd be better regarded if it hadn't been followed up by one of the greatest pop albums of all time.

espring (amateurist), Friday, 4 April 2014 18:55 (four years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

god. greatest side one of all time

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Saturday, 7 July 2018 13:33 (five months ago) Permalink

don't discount

I'LL KISS YOU
KISS YOU
KISS YOU

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 7 July 2018 13:34 (five months ago) Permalink

absolutely it's just that side one contains three songs in a row that make me burst into tears ("girls" -> "when you were mine" -> "time after time")

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Saturday, 7 July 2018 13:36 (five months ago) Permalink

The weakness of the final few tracks has always made this album feel like a missed opportunity.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Saturday, 7 July 2018 15:51 (five months ago) Permalink

I love this record. Also I will say that her last several live videos - ACl, Soundstage - have been excellent. Her voice is still amazing.

nonsensei (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 7 July 2018 16:05 (five months ago) Permalink

The weakness of the final few tracks has always made this album feel like a missed opportunity.

― i’m still stanning (morrisp)

The fuck outta here! Albums don't have to be perfect, not when this one has four of the greatest songs ever recorded.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 7 July 2018 16:07 (five months ago) Permalink

They don’t have to be, but this one could have been!

It’s one of my earliest memories of forming an opinion about an album – being disappointed at how this one peters out at the end, after such a dynamite side 1.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Saturday, 7 July 2018 16:18 (five months ago) Permalink

Albums don’t have to be perfect but this one damn near is. “Yeah Yeah” is the only really weak track on here; even the novelty-ish sorta title track knows well enough to not overstay it’s welcome.

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Saturday, 7 July 2018 17:15 (five months ago) Permalink


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