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She named her 1983 de­but al­bum She’s So Un­usual, but Cyndi Lau­per’s mu­sic only seems to get more eclec­tic. Fol­low­ing her dance al­bum, her blues al­bum and her Tony-win­ning mu­si­cal Kinky Boots, this long­time LGBT coun­try al­bum. Fea­tur­ing cov­ers of her favourite south­ern fried hits from the back in the day, it’s a mix of melan­choly bal­lads and jaun­tier toe-tap­pers. Though she recorded in Nashville for au­then­tic­ity, Cyndi isn’t too pre­cious to cover a lolzy golden oldie called You’re the Rea­son Our Kids Are Ugly. Bril­liant.

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