The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
1998 Ratings: #4 / 105
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1998 Ratings: #3
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

If her performing talents, vocal range, and songwriting smarts weren't enough, Hill also produced much of the record, ranging from stun-gun hip-hop to smoother R&B with little trouble.

100
Entertainment Weekly

On the Fugees’ The Score, Hill rapped of having ”inner visions like Stevie.” At the time, the line seemed like hollow bluster from a trio who leaned so heavily on the past. But on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, she’s begun to deliver on that boast, and it truly is the sweetest thing.

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.
80
Rolling Stone
Lauryn is the sort of young woman whom the old women smile at lovingly, their eyes saying, "With people like you around, this generation, and your music, might just be all right, after all." Maybe it wasn't a deal with the devil. Maybe it was with an angel.
halbery
97

how the fuck did it take me so long to hear this??????????????????

lachlantula
100

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.

KIDWITHGUNs
95

☆☆☆☆ 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

TheSmokyWalrus
73

It's been quite some time since my last review, mostly thanks to the fact I've been trying to get out more so I haven't had much time to listen to music during my free time.

Coming back to reviews, though, I decided to celebrate this return with Lauryn Hill. I knew practically nothing about Lauryn Hill except the hidden track, Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You. Although, I'm not sure if I knew her cover of the song or the original or another cover. Anyway, that doesn't matter.

Overall, I did ... read more

alexkaram
89

nearly no skips

JacobWearing
74

A good album I haven't been the biggest fan of Lauryn Hill but at some parts I was amazed but at others I felt kind of boring (Track 12-16 especially). I feel like this is overrated though.
Best Song: Forgive Them Father
Worst Song: The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill

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Added on: January 30, 2013