The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
1998 Ratings: #2 / 87
User Score
Based on 124 ratings
1998 Ratings: #7
August 25, 1998 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sony / Label
Lauryn Hill, Vada Nobles, Che' Guevara / Producer
R&B / Genres
Your Review


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.
Jan 22, 2017
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
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
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!
Jan 21, 2018
The bass lines here suck me in like no other and Lauryn's voice is one of the best ever.
Jan 11, 2018
Lauryn Hill "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" is a landmark not only for the hip-hop genre but for RnB too. With her range of genre pushing and introspective lyrics mostly discussing about love,Hill's craft a masterpiece that is sure to transcend years after.
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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