Picks and Pans Review: Cyndi Lauper

updated 11/28/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/28/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

The Body Acoustic

[STARS 2.5]

Lauper must be having trouble coming up with some good new material. After 2003's covers disc At Last, she redoes her own hits in stripped-down settings with help from guests like Shaggy and Ani DiFranco. The results, including two soothing new songs, are pleasant if sometimes pointless: A folky "Time After Time" benefits from Sarah McLachlan's ethereal presence, but on a plaintive "She Bop," this girl doesn't seem to be having any fun.

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