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Blue Angel

  • Blue Angel [Polydor, 1980] C+

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Blue Angel [Polydor, 1980]
There's a lyric sheet for some reason, and God knows the colorized cover cultivates a look, but the selling point of this uptown power pop is Cyndi Lauper's cute, zaftig voice--the songs all feature little toon-tricks designed to show off its swoops and swells. Try the band feature, a '50s cover that goes "Wo, wo, cut out," and the autobiographical '50s tribute, "Late." C+