Synthesizer-laden, bustling songs that perform an incredible sleight of hand of taking themes (and even songs) and shift the focus ever so slightly to the narrator’s perspective, whose voice barrels through the instrumentation. We get songs like “Money Changes Everything” and “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”, the former a song by the Brains about a man whose girlfriend leaves to be with a wealthier man and the latter a song written by Robert Hazard about his girlfriends. The Brains’ song is retold from the perspective of the woman (a defense of women chasing money) and Hazard’s song is reworked into a statement about the right of women to have fun. All of these changes are dressed in the sort of new-wave noise that infects the whole album, resulting in bouncy songs that defy expectations, propelled along by Lauper’s undeniably powerful voice. “When You Were Mine” is a perfect cover, taking the spirit of a song and inflecting it with something new, something unique to the new voice performing it. Lauper deftly does that, not improving but completely transforming Prince’s song. “Time After Time” and “She Bop” are the first original songs on the album and, lest it be worried that all Lauper was capable of was covering other’s music, both are incredible. I am partial to “She Bop”, a stunning song intended as a double entendre (although, I’m not convinced a song that references a gay porn magazine is being sly). Nothing much more needs to be said about “Time After Time”, simply a classic song. The second half of the album really begins to fall flat. I didn’t love either “All Through the Night” or “Yeah Yeah”. The former just feels out of place in the album, it also drags a bit. I am not sure what it is about “Yeah Yeah”, but Lauper’s voice feels flatter than anywhere else in the album and toned down––something is just lacking in it. However, I do love the little voice that whines in the background during the verses and I think the dolphin noise she makes is incredible. It’s a song I really want to love, but just can’t give myself completely to. “I’ll Kiss You” is frantic, loud, and feels like it’s literally coming off the tracks the length of the song. I get the sense that if “Yeah Yeah” sounded more like this, I would be able to love it. Overall, an incredible album. I love the way Lauper crafted a decidedly feminist new-wave sound, using preexisting material (“Money Changes Everything”; “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”) and without that material (“She Bop”; “I’ll Kiss You”). A near perfect debut. I would give it a 9/10 if I could, but a 5 will have to do on here. Also, it isn’t lost on me that I described the Cardigans as punk in a prom dress and Cyndi Lauper (a new-wave phenom drawing from all sorts of punk and post-punk acts) is literally wearing a prom dress on this album cover. I tried to think of a way to continue the analogy without making it convoluted. this is the best I have: Lauper is the sort of punk that goes to prom in a punkified prom dress. It’s not perfect, but I also think this is a fucking stupid analogy to keep up.
Cyndi Lauper, now that's a name I haven't heard since.... It was January 1985, I was visiting my parents at the lake. It's so beautiful there in the winter and it gives me the peace and quiet to work on my dancing. One morning, fresh from a hectic pirouette session, I was walking along the waterside when a young woman approached me looking, no staring, right in my direction. A playful smile across her lips and one breast hanging out, she tackled me to the ground and shoved her tongue to the back of my throat. We were swept into a whirlwind of love, sex and cheese and four magical days later, we married. Things were going well until one frightful day in late February. I returned home to find my lover naked in the kitchen on her knees, bent over with her hungry brown Sheriff's Badge pointing towards me. At first I thought it was a sexy treat for yours truly to devour, but to my horror, I turned to see my own father stood there, naked from the waist down, hanging out his foot. I gasped as one by one each of his toes climbed inside my wife's crusty anus, until the heel could no longer be seen and all that was left was shin. Her peachy bum had swallowed his whole foot and he was wearing her like a fleshy shoe. Needless to say, Cyndi and I parted ways not long after...although my father and I do often reminisce about the incident.
You can stick Madonna up your arse, this is how you do perfect '80s pop.
Cyndi should have been as big as Madonna. She's more talented, and she has such a powerful voice. I can't remember the last time I listened to the whole album and I had forgotten about the range of songs that are on it. Time After Times makes this a 5 all on its own.
Cyndi Lauper est si unusual qu'elle a créé un groupe Facebook s'appelant "Si toi aussi" mais que personne ne s'est jamais identifié à ses publications.
A whole album of Lauper is far too much Lauper. There's some decent pop going on here, most of which has already been played to death on radio stations over the decades. I don't mind hearing a bit of Lauper now and again, but not this much, not like this, I'm drowning in Lauper.
The fact that I’ve never even bothered to look up this album is bewildering to me. I LOVE Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and have for such a long time. Time After Time is a fucking classic and a half. God this album is just exceptional. Cyndi really knocked it out of the park, He’s So Unusual into Yeah Yeah is just a banger of a closure to this wonderful album!
Cyndi is in peak form here. So fun, upbeat, quirky, and dancy!
The history books suggest this album was released in November, 1983. I suppose that's technically true, but there isn't an album that sounds like the watershed year of 1984 as much as this album does. And it's impact was really felt for ALL of 1984. It goes to great lengths to SOUND like it's from 1984. Look no further than my favorite song from the album, "All Through The Night". It's close to a perfect song, save for the decision to lay that synthesizer on in a way that only the '80's would allow. There were seemingly countless master works released in 1984. This one comes right out of the gate with 6 absolute bangers before losing steam on the last four songs. But that six-pack of songs (one, it should be pointed out, was written by Prince Rogers Nelson, perhaps 1984's most prolific artist who could go no wrong at the time) belong in a time capsule. The, ahem, timeless "Time After Time" is Cyndi's signature song. Her "Bridge Over Troubled Water". The song current and future generations cover, cry to, and slow dance to at proms. It's the one song certain to keep Cyndi Lauper around in whatever way people listen to the radio and music for years to come.
I hadn't heard this album in full until this review, though its influence on the 80s is undeniable. The fact that half the album is hits is saying something. Money changes everything and i'll kiss you are welcome additions to the rest of the hits - girls just want to have fun, time and time, she bop, all through the night, and he's so unusual. The whole album is bristling with female energy - that's the best way I can put it. It's a great perspective and it's never vapid - sometimes the music industry dumbs down the music of female artist unfairly. All through the night is pure poetry and my favorite song on the album. Totally inspired by late nights of teenage love where everything that led to that moment is gone and there is no future - just the present and it is good. A phenomenal accomplishment.
The soundtrack to my teenage years, but somehow I never actually had the album or listened to the album straight through before. I also apparently never really took a close look at the album cover art, which is stunning and spot on, showy and fun at first glance but also deeply melancholy, nostalgic, and even a touch hopeless. Turns out the picture was taken by Annie Leibovitz in Coney Island, which tracks. I've always liked the hits - Time after Time, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Money Changes Everything and She Bop - especially back in the day. I do feel like Time after Time still stands up today; obviously 80's but simple and pretty enough to still be timeless. I'm sorry I had not previously heard When You Were Mine. Lauper's voice is clear and strong and emotive and perfectly suited to the bouncy but by turns subversive and sentimental songs. I don't love every single track, and even the good ones sound dated now, but there's no denying that all together this is a great album and a stunning debut.
A great example of early 80s New Wave, where guitar solos were replaced by synths. Lauper shows off her songwriting chops and made a phenomenal debut album. It was almost too good and there was nowhere to go but down, she never had the same success on her later albums.
8.7/10 This is everything a pop album should be from the vocal ability, catchy earworms to relatable lyrics from happy go lucky to more solemn emotions encased in just 1 tape
The 80s were a hard time for music. Technology was making a lot of new sounds possible and it seems that very few people stopped to wonder if they SHOULD use those new, blippy-bloopy, zip-zap synths just because they could. The end result is a lot of music that's just not good. This album among them. "Time After Time" is a fairly well-written song and Cyndi Lauper is a pretty talented vocalist so the album is saved from a failing mark ... but only just.
The 80s are strong with this one and I really don't feel like this album has aged particularly well. I've heard covers of Cindy Lauper songs in somewhat different styles which I really enjoyed. The originals I don't enjoy, as it turns out.
Прослушивание 1: Обзор на треки : 1 Ну типичная попсня для конца фильма 2 А почему это хит? ну и попсня! 3 Норм синтезаторы, но всеравно попсня 4 Красиво поёт)))) но посня.... 5 Гитара классная, но пепсня посня... и что за бобы? я не шарю? 6 Очень хотелось скипнуть песню, какая же она скучная.... попсня..... 7 Может заставить дрыгать ногу, аккуратно. Мотив отдалённо напоминает кантри. А контри говно! Как и попсня! 8 Что за межпланетная попсня. Эти синтезаторы с космическими звуками надоели! Но вторая половина чатично норм...... 9 Ладно.... нет слов... а зачем это тут? Опопсеть можно... 10 Ачё, звучит попсово! Я даже добавлю этот трек :) единственный с альбома правда..... Прослушивание 2: На фоне слушать сложно, но можно! Очень сильно бьёт в голову, не делайте песни громкими. Песня 4 заставляет задуматься..... едешь в закат на воей фуре и не понимаешь что происходитт то вообще.... как ЕГЭ сдать.... как сказать матери, что куришь.... сложно.... Альбом явно не должен быть в этом топе, слишком он посредственный. Возможно для тех лет это прорыв, но сейчас это звучит ужасно. Добавил 6, красиво, погорячился). Переслушивание 3: не могу... я не дослушал.... Вывод: Устаревшая попса на любителя. Понравится тем кто любит красивый голос, или старые синтезаторы. Я бы такое слушать не стал, но некоторым друзьям порекомендую. 2/5 или 4/10 или 4,8/12
what a disgusting voice
Her voice is so damn annoying drags way too long. Instrumentation cool 2/10
such a huge album both commercially and critically. So many hits!
Time after time is one of those classics I completely forgot for so long and now rediscovered with fiery passion. Cindy is an amazing artist and I'm glad I found her name again.
a lot more interesting and deeper than I'd expected. captures a more realistic 80s vibe as a whole rather than the oversold plastic neon highlights that 80s music lists usually share.
So many hits.
The hits are good and there’s some strong ballads. I didn’t care for the generic themed songs like swing and jazz rock.
This is awesome... had no idea.
Listened to this when I was a preteen and it was nice to revisit. Because I was listening in YouTube I got to see some awesome videos too. Fun vibes - girls just wanna have fun and time after time are my favourites
Great album that brings back so many memories.
This album is so good it’s actually staggering. It really has everything and sounds unbelievable
Wasn’t enjoying the live aspects. Some tracks I didn’t know Cyndi Lauper recorded. Don’t think I will go back to revisit this as much as the others so far.
Legend, full of bangers
En este LP está su mejor canción Time after Time.
Great piece of pop music, listened 2
Amazing debut album. Classic cover. 4 hits.
Great, classic, pop album. The overwhelming success of "Girls just wanna have fun" makes you want to forget it, but there are so many good tracks on this album outside of "Girls..."
Great pop album that isn’t just the same song for 11 tracks.
I didn't get to listen to all of this one, but it's a classic sound of the 80s!
Girls Just Want to Have Fun. Cindy Lauper, the best.
Excelente disco. Fresco y lleno de éxitos
Cámara. No esperaba que fuera un buen disco. Y en realidad es un perro discazo.
So cool. Finding out how much I liked this album was a surprise.
I remember a point in the mid 80s when it was "Cyndi Lauper vs Madonna". I was on Team Madonna, but I wish I'd been on both teams (lol) because She's So Unusual is such a good album and I feel like it would have been beneficial for me as a kid to be exposed to Cyndi Lauper's wild pop. There's something to be said for an album where the first six tracks are all pop classics (and the rest of the album is just as good). It's even the case that the mega hit "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" isn't even the best track on the album. And how many pop stars have had a hit with a song about flicking the bean? I love the influences of artists like Prince and the B-52s, getting all the coolest bits of new wave and making a pop masterpiece.
És gairebé un greatest hits de la millor música pop dels 80. Té tot el necessari per fer-te feliç una estona. Estiu pur
Esse álbum!!! 1983 e Cindy traz de volta a base de guitarra inspirada em Sexy Pistols com The Doors, mas ainda assim original! Money Changes everyting abre essa obra de arte, seguido de Girls Just wanna have fun, que projetou Cindy pro mundo. E Time After Time é o ponto alto desse play! Lindo!!!!
I never owed this album. I didn't need to; all the songs were all over the radio and TV. Top notch pop production with some stud session players. Heavy synthesizer per the day but still sounds fresh. Of course, Cyndi Lauper's voice and vocal range are the stars. Six singles were released from this album with five hitting the Billboard top five: "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", "Time After Time", She-Bop", " Money Changes Everything " and " All Through the Night." Her cover of Prince's "When You Were Mine" is a hidden gem. 5/5
This whole album was utterly fantastic. I wasn't expecting to like it so much but it was incredible the whole way through. The last few songs weren't the best but even those were catchy after a couple of listens. She really has a strong, unique voice and the tunes were all interesting (in an 80s sensibility sort of way). I can't get "Witness" out of my head.
I love the opening of "Money Changes Everything." Does it sound a bit like David Bowie? Also, "When You Were Mine" sounds like it belongs in the Umbrella Academy soundtrack.
This is seriously out there and I love it. Took me a while to get past the immediate 'heard this a thousand times' reaction but Girls Just Wanna Have Fun would have meant a lot of things to a lot of people in '83. Fell down a Cindy YouTube rabbit hole and it seems like she was pretty radical even by early 80s standards; love the look, love the voice, love the attitude. Some of this stuff verges on Talking Heads/B52s styles - Yeah Yeah is an especially outrageous tune.
Ova Cindy je zvijezda, naravno za dan žena! Nisan imala pojma da su pola albuma hitovi😁 Moćan glas i sve ostalo me baš dojmilo
The top singles were huge, but even so they don't convey how huge this album was on release. The first 6 tracks got regular radio airplay and Ms. Lauper was all over MTV. A number of the tracks are inescapably stuck in the 80's (like the cover of "When You Were Mine") but the record seriously stands the test of time (after time . . .)
Classic rock is classic. Cyndi Lauper is one of those treasures that we don’t celebrate nearly as much as we should.
Ah. this is her famous album, the one with hit after hit. I may have been born after the hype of She's So Unusual but i do remember hearing this album growing up and abosutely loved it and to this day I still do.
The album starts off with a bang which is pretty cool. I don’t know about the vocals and the way Cyndi Lauper sings them though, it’ll probably grow on me. It did. I like the harmonica in the first song. All through the night is pretty good too. Girls just wanna have fun is pretty good Time after time is my favorite song so far Yeah yeah has a GREAT intro
So much fun to revisit this album! It is chock-full of great 80s hits. Still, I learned a few new things after spending some time with this today. Like “When You Were Mine” was written by Prince. Over the years the monster hits off this have overshadowed a lot of other great material on this album, so it was a real pleasure to listen to it from beginning to end. Cyndi Lauper is one of the great feminist pop icons. Her songs are lyrically powerful, incredibly well-crafted and highly entertaining. One of the greatest 80s albums around!
Super fun new wave album with a ton of hit singles. Going from squeaky to deep and throaty, Lauper's voice is unlike any other. A great listen for today.
It’s fun when some 80s pop comes up on the list. I did not know this entire album…only the bunch of tracks that were hits. Cyndi Lauper is a treasure and her hits from this album are iconic. The other tracks that I discovered today are also great. Applause!
One of the pleasures of this project is discovering delightful new favorites. Another great pleasure, like today's, is rediscovering artists and music that I've taken for granted and giving them a deserved closer look. Cyndi Lauper is an absolute jewel and I am so happy to have spent some time with her. I was 15 when this album came out and Cyndi Lauper became a phenomenon. It's hard to express how novel she was, especially because I think she has had so much influence on style since then. I think I had it in my head at that age that being outside the mainstream meant being gloomy. For me, she was someone who was not only exuberantly different, but always fun and humorous. Wow! This could work! Just the cover of this album makes me smile with its pose and primary colors. We're going to have some fun! And this was fun. The four hit singles, which yesterday I might have told you were a bit worn out, shone brightly on a careful re-listen. (The three music videos, a big part of the old MTV days that I hadn't watched in decades, are masterpieces.) As I had never owned this album, I loved hearing the whole thing, with six other songs that were all enjoyable. I love the variety of styles and moods. "She Bop" is wicked fun, and "Time after Time" has some of the most lovely lyrics. This was the introduction of a national treasure.
The fact that She Bop follows Time After Time says everything about this album. Everything she does is joyful.
So many memories and this is timeless!
Boys also enjoy fun
Love this album
A pop album oozing with personality and super reflective of the musical era it occurred in.
4 star, solid pop music
I had forgotten how unique and almost incredibly annoying her voice is.
Great album! I can listen to this on repeat while I work
80'er, girls wanna have fun, time after time Lettere skrigende
lots of classics on here I didn't know were the same artist
This was just so fun and synthy and intensely replayable.
Surprised me. Really enjoyed it.
Great 80s pop. When You Were Mine is fun, and Time After Time is still a bop.
Freaky deeky and too much going on at times but found myself singing my heart out not even to the hits. Money changes everything. I'll kiss you. I Cyndi Laup'ed it up x
This was one of the first albums I ever owned as a child so it holds a special place in my heart. It is dated af but charming and fun. Cyndi's vocals are wild and most of the songs are bops. When You Were Mine is a real standout. Lovely to revisit this 30+ years later.
This slaps a big one
Such a powerful voice. Fun songs.
Though it definitely drops off on the last few songs, the first 7 are pretty impressive. Not a Cyndi Lauper fan, but a really good pop album.
Loved this album!
Weird thing happened this time. This album was actually Sail Away by Randy Newman so let’s stick with that. Fun and cute album. Feels like a classic. A bit Jesus-y
This was a very good album. If it was just the first side, I'd give it 5 stars. The second half was a bit lackluster and samey, so 4 stars. The album art is amazing, as an aside.
Thought it would be nauseous slush, but really liked it. Time After Time a classic
Highlight: I'll Kiss You The thing that surprised me the most about this album is that I used to think all of these songs spanned multiple albums over several years. Nope, they're all here on one album, and it's not even a "best of". The songs I've already heard a million times and some new treats "I'll Kiss You" is especially bouncy and fun. Every track a banger!
There is a reason Cyndi is a prototypical 80s Queen. This sound is fun, powerful, and synthetic. I like it.
Album is fucking loaded with hits. Album tracks, while decent, probably won't stick with me for long. Who's better? Cyndi Lauper or Bonnie Tyler? Fight it out.
Enjoyed pretty much every moment of this
_She’s so Cyndi Lauper_, this album had 4 top-5 singles! I thought this album was _fun_, it had a lot of variety and Cyndi has a unique voice. I’m probably not going to listen to the whole album again, but I enjoyed it much more than a lot of albums so far.
So much fun.
Pretty good, some timeless classics on here for sure. I especially liked ‘witness’ sounds a bit like ska. And ‘she bop’ is about strumming one out. Nice.
is cyndi lauper the o.g. kawaii~ style? her voice has this dark bratty slightly out-of-tune but not annoying vibe. girls just wanna have fun is immortal
Wow. Just wow. I was cery impressed with how gripping this album was. Very entertaining with lyrics that were very thoughful for pop and pretty thoughtful in general. Tge music was mostly excellent and but overall it kept me hooked until the last song. I think the key was the song order - she or whoever is responsible really payed attention to the pace of each song, choosing shifting both mood and tempo very quickly each time. Awesome. Its also an obvious classic. Fun time. 4
very nice musice
I’m a fan. Time After Time. That’s all I have to say. But that’s not even close to being the only song of note on this album. I even enjoy the deep cuts. Great album, solid 3.5, I’m rounding up though
Extra star as the family liked it
To my wonder, the album's genre was different from what i thought.. It is pop.. But highly drenched in new wave sounds. It totally could named a new wave album, even a good one. Note to myself: Cyndi Lauper wrote the "Time after time".
Pretty darn good
Falls a little flat in the second half
Cyndi Lauper's debut album was immediately popular as a result of her singles from this album. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and "Time After Time," just to name a couple, were instant classics and propelled Cyndi into the limelight. This pop album was amazing to listen to!
Real surprise. Solid album with some great synth
Probably wouldn't have given this album a listen outside of something along the lines of this. I did not realize time after time was on this album. Most of the songs on this are absolute classics, music I grew up with and didn't even realize. Lots of love for this one. Great place to start.
Absolutely fabulous album from start to finish
Buena colección de temarros
Fun and poppy. The sound just feels like the 80s. Definitely enjoy the hits. Rest of the album carries fairly well.
gIrLs JuSt WaNnA hAvE fUn
I like Cyndi Lauper, but I've never listened to this album before. I can see why she was so popular after the release of this album. It's absolutely full of great songs. It shows a tremendous diversity of styles as well. 4/5
Really enjoyed this album. Starts off strong with some classics as well as some great synth pop 80s tunes. Middle to the end I wasn't as engaged but I loved "he's so strange" Segway into the final song. 4.5
Great singles included
Valeu para revisitar os hits dos 80.
Fun album with some big hits
This is a really strong album from the 80s new wave era. I'd love to hear some of these songs without the cheesy synths, but that's a minor complaint. 4 stars.
Fantastic piece of art with great hits and great b-sides. I definitely slept on Cyndi Lauper, but she rocks.
Really liked this album, shorter runtime allowed for the big hits to really keep their energy. The last 3 songs on the album were still missing in some parts, Cyndi's higher pitches don't come off too well in my opinion. First section is great though.
So much Cyndi. A little too much
This was unexpectedly great pop.
The music is there. The energy is there. There’s a range to the album that I liked. I’d have to be in a mood to appreciate it all.
She's So Cool.
I’ve always liked Girls Just Wanna Have Fun but wasn’t expecting a good album. Glad I was wrong, this is an unapologetic 80’s sound but fun AF and very interesting. I recognized many of the tracks too. I like it.
Pop ochentero total. Dos megahits.
I can't believe all these songs came from one album! All Through the Night is so good. This is a great pop record. No filler - just good songs to sing and dance to.
64 She's so unusual - Cyndi Lauper 10 tracks. It's synthy, punky, poppy 80's rock. What's not to like? Yeah it's a bit dated, but if it ain't broke...... 4/5
It's good fun. Katherine had a field day.
Got this on Vinyl for the wife, we listened to it the other day and you know what there’s some pretty good jams on here couple of the songs I don’t know why made me tear up just a little but definitely a great 80s album all the way around liked it a lot, heavy nostalgia for me on this one.
Classic. Girls wanna have fun
Really good 80 pop!
Creo que aquí hay todavía cosas interesantes, más allá de su súper hit y "Time After Time". Lo disfruté y pues Cyndi se merecía más (?).
Forgot how good the first half of this album is, especially with Girls Just Want to have Fun and Time after Time.
not bad at all
Takes me back to high school. I remember listening to this tape over and over again on my walkman. Classic.
Iconic 80s album Feel like I'm at a school dance, but the songs are great!
Great 80's pop album. Spunky and funky, so much more than 'girls just wanna have fun'.
I'm surprised that I actually like it. A few of her songs are ultra familiar, but the rest just have that fun, upbeat 80s sound that is enjoyable!
Good pop album for the time but I never cared for Cyndi Lauper. Can't stand the shrill voice but at least this album has three huge hits and can respect the work. 7/10.
This was unusual :)
There are two pretty-much-perfect pop songs on here, which is a great return for any album. In fact I'd say the whole first half is shiny synth-pop gold - the kind that makes me think 'Cor, wouldn't it have been great to grow up in 80s America and hang out at the mall all day...?!' The quality dips a bit towards the end though.
This record probably houses two of Cyndi's most famous releases - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and Time After Time. It's a very pop heavy record, with the iconic sounds of the 80s including heavy synths and electronic drum beats. Coupled with Cyndi on the album cover, full of costume jewellery, fishnets, bright make-up and that glorious mullet, it signals a grand entrance to what 80s pop was really known for. Best: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun; Time After Time Worst: All Through the Night
A great 80’s pop record. Enjoyed this a lot more than I was expecting too, or maybe should. Feels like a right guilty pleasure album.
I didn’t realize time after time and girl just wanna have fun came off the same album. Pure 80s pop and it’s pretty great
Brazening a Prince cover and two huge statements in the first three songs, Lauper's pop instincts remain pretty much perfect the whole way through. The piquancy of her unusualness drops a little as she nabs the rhythm from 'Pressure Drop' for 'Witness', but she pulls it back with the uncontained sexuality of 'I'll Kiss You'. The highlight among so many highlights is 'She Bop'--the kind of unbridled pop nonsense that only comes around once in a blue moon. As significant a statement about the unknowability of what make pop pop as 'My Sharona' or 'Louie Louie'. It's probably about wanking. I hope it's about wanking.
Ovo je baš feel good album, ali ima mi nešto neobjašnjivo u njenom glasu šta mi baš ne odgovara totalno na ovako duže slušanje i zbog toga nije 5/5
11/10 Album cover photo
Just because this has Girls Just Want to Have Fun and Time After Time, I have this a 4. Money Changes Everywthing would probably be the other good song, but the rest of the album was strange and I didn’t like it too much.
I really enjoyed her singles beforehand and ended up enjoying the album tracks a decent amount as well
A fun album with a lot of good songs
Another pop pillar of my youth I haven’t sat down to listen to in many years. The songs are masterfully constructed, though at album length I found the signing trying - a little too much and too sustained of that high and tight thing. Clearly by intent: the odd Betty Boop homage towards the end makes it clear Lauper knows what she’s about. The solid backing in a lower register on Time After Time really balances that aspect out and for me it could use more of that. Still super iconic and great.
I wasn’t a Cyndi Lauper fan back in the day but found myself enjoying this album.
What a time capsule. I really enjoyed this. Not much else to say
Surprisingly enjoyable, I didn’t think I’d like this.
first listen full of 80's bops
Another quintessential 80s album
Wow - great stuff & really evocative of the time.
I will confess I had no idea who did Girls Just Want to Have Fun. What a jam. Other standout tracks: "She Bop" and "I'll Kiss You"
Couple misses but overall very enjoyable.
29th April 2022 Listened on the way into work. Chilled evening before camping with Adna and joe. Really enjoyed this! 80s fun synth pop.
Fun album, influential for both 80s music and female artists.
I really enjoyed the album. Very nostalgic for me. I was 10 when it was released. I knew 60% of the songs and the unfamiliar ones were good. The song When You Were Mine was written by Prince, which is pretty cool
Folk probably think this is cheesy... well it is, but my nostalgia for this sound trumps that. It’s fun!
This is a pretty catchy little poppy number, has girls just wanna have fun and time after time on it, then the rest is pretty forgettable but it's not awful, just kinda dated and goofy. super cool production but, obviously a real session collaboration jobbie.
Decent 80s pop. Nothing that blew me away, but fun, summery type of album
Can 3 stellar songs save an otherwise mediocre album? A case study 6.5/10 FT: Time after Time
3.5 stars from me. A few standout tracks and pure pop singalong.
Pretty decent pop album
Fresh, offbeat, a great time capsule of the carefree 80s
Some great songs, some ok songs
Kinda fun, party girl album. Definitely not for me, but it was decent enough.
This record is great. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and Time After Time, both classics, but all the songs on this record are good in their own right. She Bop is one of my new faves
solid, not a huge fan but not terrible by any means
Not a big fan. Still classic
80s tunes - mostly not for me
Classic 80s pop
girls just want to have a couple good songs
Not spectacular, but definitely got some bops
Big hits. I really enjoyed it
This is shockingly still really good
Somebody really likes their old music, I'm gonna dock a star for anything older than me, I've had 27 years to find these. Yeah, no thanks for now.
Pretty good fun and a couple of anthems, but not completely my thing
Bon album pour le menage, 2 tounes vraiment classique que marie a aime 3.5*
Además de las super conocidas "Girl just want to have fun" y "Time after time" tiene otras canciones entretenidas. Curioso vea conexiones vocales y sonoras con las actuales Tegan & Sara. Divertido.
A generous 3 based on one or two good songs
Wasn't sure to rate this a 5 for how groundbreaking it was or a 2 for how many movies the music was in.
Two iconic songs, the rest nah
3.8 - smash hits on this - “Girls Just Wanna...” and “Time After Time.” Some other minor hits, notably “All Through the Night” that also has a killer synth solo. The sound on this really holds up 40 years later.
Better than expected. A few classics but tails off a little.
Woooo had such a good time listening to this. I was briefly interrupted by James Cressey, flailing his arms and raving about dead foxes, but I didn't let this get in the way of Lauper's energy, wit, and general good vibes. I already liked 'girls...' but now I see that there's even more to her as an artist.
Odotin jotain ihan lällykamaa, singer-songwriter -juttuja. Ennakko-odotukset pettivät jälleen ja tämä olikin vähän menevämpää kasari pop-rockia. Pari biisiä taitaa olla jotain Radio Novan soittolistakamaa ja ei muutkaan styget huonoja olleet, varsinkin levyn ensimmäiset neljä raitaa olivat kaikki aika hyviä. Kahden kuuntelukerran jälkeen jäi kuitenkin fiilis, että en minä tätä kyllä tule huvikseni uudestaan kuuntelemaan, siispä pyöristetään 3,5 tällä kertaa alaspäin kolmoseen.
Reminded me of goonies
Not much to say. I zoned out a lot
wow, hits galore! heard so many of these songs without knowing who cyndi lauper is
Not my usual, but nice. 3RS
This was good. Enjoyed it more than I thought.
Hey this was pretty good! Fun pop album
I love "Girls just wanna have fun" but the rest is very classic pop.
Was a fun listen but won't go back in a hurry...
Fresco, pop de verano. Buenas melodías aunque con el inevitable sonido ochentas. Gran voz. Entretenido.
Brilliant pop album, all the more impressive for a debut.
I've never really listened to Cyndi Lauper so let's give it a go. "Money Changes Everything" is good. It's a bit too '80s pop for me but I see the merit. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" I though it might be this album based on the first song. Guilty pleasure song for me. "When You Were Mine" was ok, got interrupted a few times so I probably didn't get the full effect. "Time After Time" hold on, this is the same album/artist as "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"? Ok, Cyndi. I see you. "She Bop" I don't think I've heard it before but I like it. IDK what instrument it is (maybe xylophone?) but I like the inclusion of it. This is closer to what I like about '80s music. "All Through the Night" ew this sounds like a love ballad. Her voice also sounds a bit flat in this one. Random thought: I wonder what Navar thinks about Cyndi? "Witness" eh, it's ok. Pending the rest of the album, this might be the weakest one. I think it's trying to do both too much and not enough at the same time. "I'll Kiss You" better than "Witness" but not by much. "He's so Unusual" that was a little weird. Sounds like she was aiming for the '20s. I think it was really just an intro for the next one. "Yeah Yeah" sounds like too many different genres in one. The organ or whatever she used in it is taking me out of the song a bit. Otherwise it's ok. Overall it was good. Not my typical music but not unlistenable. It is a bit too '80s in the way I don't like.
Pretty good album. A couple tracks have heavy Springsteen vibes. The hits are fine ("Girls Just Want To Have Fun" and "Time After Time"), but the album picks up a bit with the deeper tracks .
lots of recognizable songs, enjoyable listen.
Great album made popular by it's 3 singles. Fun listen.
nice album, some classic songs that I enjoyed
Typical 80s music. Not bad, if you are into this kind of thing.
Okay everything was good until the weird "I wan sushi" vocals in my right ear in Yeah Yeah while the rest of the song pretends to be completely normal. Wild experience. Fun album. 3+/5
The vocals are really really good but the instrumentals were very same-y throughout the first half of the album. I'll kiss you is a banger for the ages tho
Lovely album, like the old-timey sound
Ta bien, no sabia que girls just wanna have fun era de ella
Somewhat girly, but what do you expect?
Had a couple good vibes
Some great moments in the first half, but it’s just a bit much for me. This album carries some of the worse impulses in 80s music and is quite dated. However, it’s an exemplary example of where pop music was at that time
YES! Finally we can all let our hair down and have a boogie to some 80s power pop. What a day!
Aptly titled . A fun listen with catchy hooks, humor and danceability. 3.5
Surprisingly really solid pop album. Side A especially.
Tecno pop. Algunos hits.
The Hits are fun
Pour analyser cet album, je suis allé à la rencontre du denommé Mickey afin de profiter de son oeil aiguisé de critique musical: "ça c'est pas mon Quentin ça, ça c'est de la musique de lopette ça" Dithyrambique, un constat sans appel que je partage entièrement.
Really liked this. Nice collection of pop songs, but with a few interesting asides. 80s guitars, 80s synths, 80s drums... all sounds that I like. Cyndi Lauper has a cool voice and delivery. And the hits are absolute pop bangers. (3.3)
un álbum divertido y bueno para pasar el rato, canciones como "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" o "She Bop" exploran mucho la libertad de la mujer ya sea desde el ámbito social/familiar o sexual, ademas la interpretación vocal de Cyndi Lauper es uno de los puntos mas positivos de esta obra; sin embargo pese a que el álbum tenga muchos hits a veces se estanca en temas olvidables o que pecan de repetitivo. El álbum me resulto un viaje muy divertido y que apesar de que personalmente no me terminan de encantar algunos temas por lo repetitivos de estos no puedo negar que es un buen álbum. calificacion 3,5/5
Nice to hear some non-single Lauper tunes
BOY those are some mannered vocals, and really era-specific drum and keyboard sounds. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and Time After Time are great songs. Miles Davis covered Time After Time!! But that snare drum is wearing to listen to, as are those shiny keyboard sounds. She Bop is great too- subversive Pop! really dated by the drums and keyboards, though.
some belters and love her voice. 3
Decent. Great voice. Singles are the best songs here. 6/10
it's fine. there are some great tracks on here but the album overstays its welcome. stick to the singles.
141121 12:25 3.5
Poppy with a bit of punk attitude and a lot of girl power. The hits overshadow the other tracks, but it’s all pretty danceable.
I like the 80s sound, but I really don't like her voice. It's quavery and oddly childlike.
Liked better than I thought I would. Knew a handful of songs
She Bop slaps. The album is pretty nice overall, good 80s vibes, didn't fall in love with it though so I'll prolly never listen to it ever again.
Time after time slaps
Old-school poppy music. Some bangers for sure but not exactly I would choose to listen to again. It's made for someone out there. Just not me.
This was a bit rough, the hits are still solid, the rest of the album is a bit grating.
Soundtracks love this chick
Define "mixed feelings". On one hand, this really isn't my music. Yes, Girls just want to have fun is catchy is all sorts of ways, but I think I can safely say generic pop music hasn't been my thing back then and certainly isn't my thing today. However, there is a lot of versatility in this album, as well as some undeniable historical impact. So I will err to towards the positive with my rating, if only for the sake of She Bop.
So many great songs on this album. Also, such a strange ending to it...
I can hear some punk roots in a couple of these songs but overall I don’t love it. The lyrics and melodies are a bit simple for my taste
De hits zijn me zeker bekent, en zijn alletwee topschijven. De rest van het album is wat minder
some real bops and classics
Blah, knew nothing about this artist till I listened to this album, still dont, nor am I inclined to. Was surprised by the amount of songs I recognised even though, till now, I never knew who sung them
Some good, some ok, not life changing
álbum absurdamente bombástico, kitsch-y as fuck, album irmão do primeiro da madonna, todo o hedonismo e escapismo tão marcantes na musica pop sendo a força motriz desse som. me surpreendi bastante com o cover do prince
Not the biggest fan of this. I don't really like new wave, so I was not expecting to like this. Time After Time is one of the only songs that I enjoyed on here. The last song was abysmal.
It's so 80's. Yes it has a lot of hits. But, this album suffers from everything I hate about 80's popular music. The musical excellence of guitar driven 70's rock and punk gave birth to layer upon layer of synthesizers and drum machines. The lyrics are actually well written, but unfortunately Ms. Lauper's nasally voice is unpleasant to the ears. It wasn't terrible, but it's not an album I would go to on a rainy day.
Pretty good 80s rock.
Fun. They just wanna, y'all. So interesting. Like, do you think the person who made this was just a character that Cyndi Lauper played for a number of years, or is this truly what she's like when she's just hanging out eating egg rolls with her friends? Some good, infectious tunes and some that I'd be fine never hearing again. Also, it never really dawned on me how sort of ominous the music of "She Bop" is for a song about masturbation. Different strokes *ahem* for different folks, I guess.
A listenable album that has a bit of an identity crisis. It starts out sounding like the Cars, there's some Police in there, and finishes up sounding like latter-day Oingo Boingo. Still, Lauper has a distinctive voice and the first half especially is full of hooks. Fun without being essential.
not really my vibe, but I can tell it is a classic I had to stop listening, i didn't really like it
Вечная Time After Time
A She-bob album by an artist that showed she was 'out there' and that's indeed how the music sounds. There's really nothing wrong with her voice and the songs jump up and down. It's a very happy 80's pop album. I've seen her in concert in the 2010's and later on in life she has gone in a somewhat different direction, with a bit better songs but also a lot less success. Time After Time might be the only song that really holds up after all this time (after time). And the score might've been a bit higher if the album finished after the first 6 songs. Reasonable debut by a talented artist, but not one of the best albums in the world, not even one of the best by Cyndi Lauper.
I get why it’s on here
First song good
Girls Just Want To Have Fun Time Afer Time '80s classics
The best of the corny side o' the '80's
3/18/22 I’m torn with this album because there are two songs I know (Time After Time and GJWHF) but I really don’t listen to either of them or include them in my playlists. The rest of the album was hit 80s garbage, just not for me. So overall as an album some songs I like enough and the rest I could tolerate. Won’t listen to again though. Best song: Time After Time
The album as a whole was alright. There are two well known songs on the album. Time After Time is tbe best song. The reat definitely have that 80s sound.
-Woah, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" is like Weird Al Yankovic's "Girls Just Want toHave Lunch" but it's the original -"She Bop" is pretty catchy -I like the kinda spooky bits of "Yeah Yeah"
Great singer of the '80s.
One of the more unique voices I’ve listened to so far, pretty enjoyable pop but nothing so great as to warrant multiple listens. Best songs: Time After Time, *Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Es un gran disco de pop ochentero con al menos tres canciones memorables y una gran, gran canción.
I was surprised by how much I would enjoy some of these songs, the first half is flawless 80s. The second half does have some quality songs too (All Through The Night and She Bop), but also some cringy music. Aside from Girls Just Want To Have Fun, I liked Time After Time the most.
Not sure if I'm a fan of her voice or not. Good singles, but most of it was forgettable. Favourites: "Money Changes Everything", "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", "Time After Time"
Not bad at all. Cover art 3/5
Not a bad pop album. A couple of great songs. Wasn't impressed with the Prince cover.
Not that unusual, really
De va hårt!
Well this one was a surprise - great, great 80's pop - of course the difficulty is keeping up the quality throughout the whole album, which it can't. It's fist four songs are top notch, the others not so much. Best Tracks: Girls Just Want To Have Fun; When You Were Mine; Time After Time
This is really fun - loses its way in places (the lowlight was the 45 second 'He's So Unusual' which sounds like a super saccharine 50s musical song), but generally bustling with energy, good bit of attitude, and a couple of all time classics. Time After Time beats Girls Just Wanna Have Fun for me, but the Spotify listener numbers have it the other way round. Just falls short of a four, but not by a lot.
It's kind of hard to evaluate this album because it has two of the most well-known songs of all time on it and everything else might seem like filler almost by default but she seems like she had a riot of a time recording it and it shines through.
Not worth a 1 but The Queen is Dead is definitely much better.
not to my taste
It would have been one star if not for time after time. I WILL BE WAITING
Undeniable a good pop album. Just not for me.
Levy täynnä keskinkertaisia renkutuksia ärsyttävällä lauluäänellä varustettuna. Mikäköhän mystinen voima on tämän levyn nostanut listalle, ja miksi tämä piti kuunnella ennen kuolemaa? Madonna yms on tehnyt saman noin sata kertaa paremmin. Ei kuitenkaan ihan niin huono että 1*-kerhoon ansaitsisi paikkaa. Ylöspäin pyöristyvä 1,5.
unusual voice, very '80s sounding record.
The obvious hits are good, the others weren't great. However, the soundscape in general and production is pretty interesting and there are some really cool ideas in these tracks.
rätt bra debut
Meh, good 80s tunes but not that interesting
Thought I was not going to like this. Come to find out I like it just fine. Cyndi is a fun bubblegum/synthpop lady. Watched some of her music videos and she does this weird thing where her lips go a bit too high on her face. Girls Wanna Have Fun still sucks, but the other tracks are pretty good. Have a soft spot for "Time After Time", and I really dig "Money Changes Everything". The others were just okay.
three songs that I love, one song that I like, not enjoying the rest. Difficult to rate for me.
Alright. A bit like she was trying too hard to be outrageous, but then maybe she had to to be recognised. Time after Time was lovely and I don’t mind hearing the odd song on the radio but probably wouldn’t seek her out. **
Very average for me.
The kind of pop that I really don’t vibe with. Some songs are fun in a “sing along road trip” kind of way, but not something I’d listen to on my own time. Gotta say though, All Through the Night was kind of a bop.
A solid enough pop album. It’s fun. But won’t revisit
2 obvious big tunes and loads of filler
Fun! Brings back memories though her voice can get a little annoying depending on my mood.
I enjoyed this album more than I thought I would - but the bar was set very low! I don’t particularly enjoy the 80s synth aesthetic but I did enjoy Lauper’s powerful voice, except on the final track with her Betty Boop baby voice. I don’t think I’ll listen to this again.
Not much stood out. Side note: Cool pic for the cover art. Also, only a year after Papyrus released and she already had some weird look-alike font in use lol. // Favs: All Through The Night / He's So Unusual Score: Decent 2
First songs are decent and have a good hook, but are probably about 2 minutes too long. Back half is rough, and some weird voice acting cartoon character stuff going on.
Meh, listening to this while drunk doesn't really give a good representation. However I was getting some strong B52s vibe and that's a good thing.
cheesy 80s disco pop. has girls just wanna have fun on it 2.5
Big songs on here. Perfectly pleasant
Man I had the whole weekend to get into this one. Didn’t really do that. So no in depth review for Cyndi. This album was decent. Nothing really stood out except that one track with the weird adlibs and stuff. And of course the classics “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and “Time After Time”. Other than that things were just fine. 5/10 for me
She's So Unusual is a generous helping of sugar sweet pop music that gave me a bit of a tooth ache. While I really enjoyed a few songs, particularly the iconic hit singles, listening to this album all the way through felt like binging on Skittles. I don't want to knock Cyndi's chops as a singer or songwriter, but it just wasn't for me. I think she has a unique and compelling voice, but it can get a little grating. I don't think I'll revisit this album again.
The most 80s album ever? Possibly, but I still liked it - though can't say I'll be rushing back to it.
Such a frustrating LP - the base melodies and most of the vocals are stellar, but overlong runtimes and grating delivery make this an album to endure, not enjoy.
It's got two huge 80's anthems on it. Does the rest of the album stand up? For me, not quite.
Some classics on here, ruined by sounding very very 80s.
Not dates well
Hmmm. Ok. Rushed through it once, the voice is not one of my favourites
Better than I fearer but I thought it would be very bad
I like the well known hits but otherwise struggle with the distinctive voice
random note: as a huge baseball fan I never noticed the "Roberto Clemente" sign behind her on this album. My memory of when this came out is that in school there was the "Cindy Lauper or Madonna" debate. At the time I couldn't stand "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and still can't but catchy is catchy and there's something to it to be sure. Her voice is certainly unique which is always polarizing in an artist. I get/got the appeal for sure in 1984 but I just can't do it though, too many of the up-tempo songs are very dated (which seems more common for 80s music) and her voice has that quality that for me is distracting (notably on "Girls Just..." and "When You Were Mine"). The mellower-songs are definitely more appealing - "Time After Time" is an outstanding song, well-written and I do like her voice on this one; "All Through The Night" is another where her voice is appropriate but holy hell the keyboard sounds on that one are just awful - were they even good at the time? Bedroom Casio keyboard.. In the end if you'd never heard this before you could pretty much nail down 1984 just based on the terrible keyboard sounds - I keep saying that but it is so distracting that I don't need to hear most of these again save "Time After Time" 4/10 2 stars.
of course i knew the most known songs… but outside of those i really had trouble listening to her voice… it was just very hard to hear and the music was meh as well
Niet mijn muziek, wel erg catchy
I don't think I'm a big fan of New Wave music but I do like a couple of songs on this album.
En låt man definitivt borde höra före man dör, albumet är inte lika bra.
Sorry Cyndi. You're cool, but i couldnt stand this.
I’m not really a fan of this album. It’s not bad, but I didn’t enjoy it.
Screachy and outdated. Singles are fine nostalgia fuel, but for the most part this was not enjoyable.
Allah sprawiedliwy, jak ostatnio nie moglem narzekac na brak dobrych sluchowisk, tak musialo trafic cos z przeciwnego bieguna muzycznego, czysty pop nowej fali, juz sama okladka zwiastowala cos przykrego, ale moje rozczarowanie tylko sie poglebialo z traku na traczek, jesli po pierwszym nadal nie moglem sobie skojarzyc faktow kto to taki nietypowy ta pani Cyndi Lauper, tak juz drugi kawalek nie pozostawil mi zadnych watpliwosci, to jest ta zaraza ktora sprowadzila na swiat grils just want to have fun, zeby nie bylo niejasnosci, nie jest to traczek pani Cyndi, tylko Roberta Hazarda, ale to jednak jej wersja jest albo byla zmora radioodbiornikow na calym swiecie, ciezko mi ten piczek nawet nazywac albumem, bo wyglada to bardziej jak zbior singli, na 10 trakow w jakich sie zamyka plyta 6 zostalo wypuszczone jako single, dodatkowo te kawalki to covery, a autorskie kawalki pani Lauper wszedzie maja co writterow, wiec pani pisarka nie byla zbyt mocna, cale szczescie wokalnie rowniez nie nadrabia, to na pewno musi dobrze operowac instrumentem, takze pudlo, bo pani jest jedynie wokalem, czy raczej wokalami, bo chorkowanie musialo byc, o tyle dobrze ze na chorkach tak nie drze japy jak na glowym wokalu, ale czego sie spodziewac po songach o piniadzach, seksie i szczemsciu, rok 83 a lirycznie brzmi to tak wspolczesnie, prawdziwa wizjonerka muzyki rozrywkowej, tej material z pewnosia zapisal jej imie nie tylko w sercach sluchaczy na calym swiecie, ale takze w statystych najbardziej wnerwiajacych utworow na jakie mozna sie natknac w radiu czy innych pulapkach wspolczesnych mediow, cale szczescie ze to tylko 38 minut tortury, przy czym ostatnie dwa traki sprawdzaja jeszcze czujnosc sluchacza i staraja sie zrobic na nim zart, bo przedostatni kawalek hes so unusual to ultra lofi cover boopowego songa ktory jest grany tylko na prawym kanale, no super 45 sekund cichego grania na jednym kanale, to zeby dopelnic zartu nastepny kawalek nadal go ciagnie i na 3 minutowym yeah yeah okupujac prawy kanal poprzednim songiem co juz stworzylo prawdziwa miksture pomieszania zmyslow, jedynie to zdziwienie ostatnich dwoch trakow pewnie zostanie mi w pamieci po tym odsluchaniu, wiec yeah yeah leci na plejke za iskre orginalnosci w tym morzu popowosci
I can't be doing with her voice, it makes her music unlistenable for me.
Not for me
Not bad for 80s
Love this sm