The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
1998 Ratings: #4 / 100
User Score
1998 Ratings: #3
Liked by 91 people
August 25, 1998 / Release Date
LP / Format
Lauryn Hill, Vada Nobles, Che' Guevara / Producer
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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.
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.
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. 

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.
how the fuck did it take me so long to hear this??????????????????
☆☆☆☆ 1/2

Lauryn Hill raps better, sings better and produces better than most who've walked the Earth, hence why this album's been held in such a high regard since its conception. Hill only moves into this album with the bare necessities and her virtually unbeatable arsenal. Production choices that put her far and away ahead of her contemporaries, iconic hooks, versatility unlike most, the fact that even the deepest cuts on the project feel like hits, her gorgeous and confident cadence, ... read more
The songwriting is perfect. The basslines are perfect. The performances are perfect. The only negative thing I can say about this album is that it's long... but even that's irrelevant to me because every single song is perfect. Absolutely excellent.
It’s so sad that we may never get a second album.

Timeless classic.

EDIT: Oh shit It clicked. On the intro as attendance is being called Lauryn is apparently absent and nowhere to be found, than as the interludes and “class” goes on we find out the class is about love. What does this mean? Lauryn Is failing and finding so many complications at love due to the fact she wasn’t there the day they taught it / spoke about in school.

FAV: Lost Ones, Ex-Factor, To Zion, ... read more

1. Intro: 9,0/10.
2. Lost Ones: 10/10.
3. Ex-Factor: 10/10.
4. Too Zion: 10/10.
5. Doo Wop (That Thing): 10/10.
6. Superstar: 9,5/10.
7. Final Hour: 10/10.
8. When It Hurts So Bad: 9,5/10.
9. I Used To Love Him: 10/10.
10. Forgive Them Father: 10/10.
11. Every Ghetto, Every City: 9,5/10.
12. Nothing Even Matters: 10/10.
13. Everything is Everything: 10/10.
14. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill: 10/10.
15. Can't Take My Eyes of You: 9,5/10.
16. Tell Him: ... read more
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Added on: January 30, 2013