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  • Audio CD (August 25, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00000ADG2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #600 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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awesome debut

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The first solo album by the Fugees' most distinctive voice quickly wipes away the pretensions of so many current hip-hoppers' discs. It does so by both engaging their widescreen ethos--"To Zion," with its martial drums and gospel choir, is as epic a production as has been heard in 1998's pop music--and speaking the plain truth. Reminiscent in its scope of nothing so much as Aretha's early-'70s Spirit in the Dark and Young, Gifted and Black, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill also easily earns its late-'90s place next to Erykah Badu's Baduizm. Even more personal, if hardly any more political, than cohort Wyclef Jean's Carnival, Miseducation focuses equally on her life (especially the birth of her child) and social concerns about the present and future. Its often quiet surface, if anything, lends intensity. "Everything you drop is so tired," she scolds artistically dead-ended rappers on "Superstar"; if more artists shared her vision, occasional eccentricities and bottom-line talent, she wouldn't have to complain. --Rickey Wright

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One of the best album's I have ever heard!
chiefpaw@wco.com
Lauryn wrote these songs from her heart and you can tell by the passion she possesses as she sings them.
The Fancy One
Every song on this CD is good, which isn't something you can say about many albums.
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164 of 171 people found the following review helpful By Jacob Bacharach on December 17, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I don't like hype, and as a rule I'm suspicious of any album that's too widely praised. Nonetheless, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill proved to be an exception to the unfortunate trend of hyping mediocrity. Her sentiments are refreshing, she's emotional without being sentimental, she's devout without being proselytizing, and perhaps most importantly she writes interesting, ecclectic music with roots in Jazz, Rock, Soul, Gospel, R&B, ad. inf. Quite frankly, I'm completely bemused by the reviews claiming that her beats are predictable or her lyrics are less than insightful. I found the opposite to be true; her mixing and producing were exceptional and her collaborators were well-chosen and well-utilized. I was further confused by two reviews below, one of which claimed that Brandy was superior and another which claimed Celine Dion was. Putting my personal opinions of those performers aside for a moment, I would like to point out that neither Brandy nor Dion write or produce their own songs. They perform the work of other songwriters and musicians and then allow it to be mixed by studio employees. Ms. Hill is not a performer. She's an artist, and I would recommend this album to anyone, regardless of their musical taste.
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95 of 101 people found the following review helpful By Busy Body on July 20, 2003
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In the mid-Nineties, The Fugees reigned supreme on the R'n'B scene. With their massive No.1 album "The Score" and a huge multi-million selling UK No.1 in the form of "Killing Me Softly," the talent of Wyclef Jean shone very brightly. Beyond Wyclef's talent, however, there was one other. Another talent that stood head and shoulders above everyone else, a musical and lyrical talent not since the days of artists such Aretha Franklin and Joni Mitchell. It was of course, the raw talent of Lauryn Hill.

Expectations were high for solo material from The Fugees members. The fall of 1998 brought Lauryn Hill's first solo record since her success with The Fugees. It was called "The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill." The album stormed to No.1 and went 7x Platinum in the US, also topping the charts in many other foreign territories. A few were calling it hype, but the critics were gushing for Miss Hill. Read any review of this album by a professional critic and they are bound to call this album something along the lines of "A ground-breaking classic that totally re-writes the Hip Hop rule book." Lauryn Hill deservedly earnt a record 10 Grammy nominations in 1999, and won five (Album Of The Year, Best New Artist, Best R&B album, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song).

The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill is a classic record, which is up there with albums by artists such as Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye as one of the most influential and ground-breaking records in its category. The album is unique in its style - it encompasses many styles and captures many influences from sin, love, depression, street life, fame, wealth, the past, the present and the future.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By The Fancy One on March 23, 2001
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Usually in any musical group, one person far outshines the other members, sometimes undeservingly, but in the case of Lauryn Hill, this could never be true. She deserved the attention. As the lead singer of the New Jersey-based hip-hop/R&B group The Fugees, you heard Lauryn's beautiful alto voice on hits such as "Fugee-la", "Ready Or Not" and the wildly successful remake of the Roberta Flack classic, "Killing Me Softly With His Song", which basically sold the Fugees' CD it came from, THE SCORE, in 1997 and made it a Grammy contender. There was no doubt in anyone's mind that as good as her groupmates Wyclef and Pras were as rappers, Lauryn was clearly the best of the three, and she didn't really need them because she was REALLY good. While I loved the Fugees as a group, I have to concur that Lauryn is probably the best female MC of all time and it was eventual that she would do something on her own.

When Lauryn decided to do just that and made THE MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL, she was showing the world that she was not just the lead singer or rapper in the Fugees, but a prolific and sensitive songwriter, too. This multiple Grammy-winning CD is well worth the hype. When I brought this CD in August 1998, I knew I would like it, but after listening to it several times over I realized that this was no ordinary CD. It has its bangin' beats for those who are looking for that, but it also has a touchingly tender side to it, which is what mainly attracted me to this CD in the first place. Lauryn displays a side of hip-hop here that we rarely see in that genre: vulnerability and a woman's point of view. Take my two favorite songs, "Ex-Factor" and "To Zion" , which features Carlos Santana and his hyponotic skills on the electric guitar...
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Ladybug on October 2, 2005
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This album strikes a very personal cord with me. I listened to this album everday after I purcahsed it back in 1998. Lauryn Hill shared her pearls of wisdom in the "Miseducation of Lauryn Hill." I like the classroom premise between each track. And the songs are totally befitting to one another. All of them have to deal with the love, the joys, and the pains of romantic relationships and none of them cross the other out. She kept her focus in the delivery of this album which gives the listener a smooth ride from track to track. I must say Lauryn Hill's album taught me a lot of things about love and it helped ease the pain and frustration, that I was going through at the time. She showed me that somebody else has gone through what I'm going through, someone else has experienced this, and I am not alone. I also have to say I like Lauryn Hills style, she's beautiful . I'm not at all like her; she's very urban, (I'm suburban) she's really natural and ethnic, (I'm a "pretty girl" who loves pretty things and make-up). I like the fact that she just kept it real she related a very important message to the masses yet she did not change her style she's hip-hop so she kept it hip-hop. I also liked her spiritual messages and references to God and Christianity. A lot of artist that are similiar in sound or genere as Laryn Hill make references to gods and you don't know what god they are talking about, or on the other side their are some that mention God in albums where they should be too ashamed to because of all of the explicit lyrics. They come across as spiritual yet, weird. But Lauryn did the exact opposite. In this album Lauryn exposed her spiritual side and her natural side which is being human.
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