The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
1998 Ratings: #2 / 88
User Score
Based on 174 ratings
1998 Ratings: #7
August 25, 1998 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sony / Label
Lauryn Hill, Vada Nobles, Che' Guevara / Producer
R&B / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

95
Pitchfork
Calling on her obvious comprehension of an expansive range of music, Hill deftly moves through moods and influences, sometimes transforming a song in a mere moment.
90
Sputnikmusic
Most R&B albums nowadays are terribly rushed together efforts, with 2 or 3 singles and 20 tracks of filler. This, on the other hand, is a rare thing nowadays - an R&B album that actually stands up as a whole, and as such, will be remembered for a long, long time.
90
Slant Magazine

For being almost 80 minutes long, Miseducation is a surprisingly easy listen, coasting mostly on Hill's simple repetition of phrases to emphasize a mood. 

80
NME
Imagine a rap LP made in 1975 with the kind of political and personal scope of 'What's Going On': or the idea of a young Stevie Wonder hitting his peak in 1998. That's what we're dealing with here.
Jan 22, 2017
EMR
87
A series of otherworldly vocals are bestwoed upon some really fine beats, that allied with those fantastic songwriting chops make up for a killer combination on lady Lauryn Hill's one and only studio album - a visionary take on urban scenery and hip-hop/rnb/pop hybridization that turned her into a legend right from the start. By no means does this album sound like it was released almost twenty years ago. It just sounds so fresh, bright and immediately infectious it is just amazing, even with ... read more
May 30, 2014
MrRicoSlick
99
An artist who mastered her craft not just for the sake of it but for the sentimental and sincere value she ascribed to it as a vessel to channel her emotions both vocally and spiritually, embodying her philosophy in the content of her music. A timeless master-piece that showcases the best of Lauryn Hill as a musician and entertainer as well as thinker.
Mar 10, 2014
Creator R-Zita
100
What can i say??? "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" teach us about love,about respect to our family , about the god,in every form anyone believes. Hip-Hop , Reggae , Hip-Hop Soul , R&B. Such a Beautiful album! Happy that i heard this!
Aug 15, 2018
alrightstill
84
o único álbum de estúdio da artista permanece atemporal, lendário e uma inspiração pra vários artistas.
Aug 3, 2018
PatrickL0419
95
This is the ultimate form of R&B. Breath-taking, luscious vocals covering similarly expansive instrumentation from an artist at the height of her artistic faculties contributes to The Miseducation being as timeless today as it was 20 years ago. Most remarkably, The Miseducation is never grandiose for the sake of being grandiose - it is an authentic portrayal of the thoughts and troubles of a singular figure in the music scene, and its sincerity and authenticity elevate the album to new ... read more
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Track List
  1. Intro
  2. Lost Ones
  3. Ex-Factor
  4. To Zion (featuring Carlos Santana)
  5. Doo Wop (That Thing)
  6. Superstar
  7. Final Hour
  8. When It Hurts So Bad
  9. I Used to Love Him (featuring Mary J. Blige)
  10. Forgive Them Father
  11. Every Ghetto, Every City
  12. Nothing Even Matters (featuring D'Angelo)
  13. Everything Is Everything
  14. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 


Added on: January 30, 2013