The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
our score: 5.0 out of 5.0
has been out for a while...but it's so good ther ought tobe a
review posted. Especially since it's on a couple 1998 top-ten
lists. None the less, here it is for those of you who STILL haven't
bought this gem yet, so that maybe you won't miss out!
No, The Fugees
haven't broken up, at least not officically, they are just doin
solo efforts, similar to the Wu Tang. It was just a matter of
time before Lauryn dropped her solo album.
On most tracks
she shows of her vocal skills, like on "Ex-Factor," for which
the video has just been released. "Ex-Factor" is more laid back
then the first single, "Doo-Wop." It uses the same hook as Wu
Tang's "Can It All Be So Simple," and relates to the type of relationship
in which you love someone but it's just not working out.
a talent of writing very beautiful and inspiring lyrics. This
is evident on the next track, "To Zion." it's a story about a
mother's (or father's) child, and the love they have for them.
of Lauryn Hill basically has a love theme through most of
it, both good and bad. "When It Hurts So Bad" and "I Used To Love
Him" stay along this theme. They are both about good love that
went bad...like when you love someone so much, but they don't
seem to love you as much, it hurts.
The last couple
tracks pick things up a bit. "Every Ghetto, Every City" is a playful
reminscent track about her youth. Then, of course, there's the
hidden track, "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," which has gotten radio
play. I think it's the second best track, behind "Doo-Wop."
of Lauryn Hill is a very intelligent album, full of soul,
smart lyrics, and smooth music.
liked The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill...
2. Lost Ones
4. To Zion
5. Doo Wop (That Thing)
7. Final Hour
8. When It Hurts So Bad
9. I Used To Love Him
10. Forgive Them Father
11. Every Ghetto, Every City
12. Nothing Even Matters
13. Everything Is Everything
14. The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
15. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
16. Sweetest Thing (hidden track)