Maxim - 1997

The haircut with attitude is no longer the girl who just wants to have fun: witness the breathtaking range of styles Cyndi can now wrap her larynx around. From the neurotic funk of 'The Ballad Of Cleo And Joe' to the raw balladry of 'Hot Gets A Little Cold', and the seemingly charts-targeted 'You Don't Know', Lauper relentlessly bawls, breathes, screams, whispers and occasionally even sings her way through an arsenal of ditzy pop that fans will lap up.

Score: 3 out of 5