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The Score

May 26, 2008

Song Title Artist
Red Intro Fugees
How Many Mics Fugees
Ready Or Not Fugees
Zealots Fugees
The Beast Fugees
FU-GEE-LA (Sly & Robbie Mix) Fugees
Family Business Fugees
Killing Me Softly With His Song Fugees
The Score The Fugees
The Mask Fugees
Cowboys The Fugees
No Woman, No Cry Fugees
Manifest/Outro Fugees
Fu-Gee-La (Refugee Camp Remix) Fugees
Fu-Gee-La (Sly & Robbie Mix) Fugees
Mista Mista Fugees
Fu-Gee-La (Refugee Camp Global Mix) Fugees

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 26, 2008
  • Release Date: May 26, 2008
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Total Length: 1:17:42
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  • ASIN: B001B1CBSQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,670 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful
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With four massive hit singles and 17 million copies shifted worldwide, the Fugees did, indeed, score big time in 1996 with "The Score." Never before had a rap act ever being so highly praised whilst managing to sell so many records. After 1994's "Blunted On Reality" passed by almost unnoticed, the Fugees pulled themselves together, seemingly matured by ten years and really knuckled down throughout 1995 - the result of which was The Score. Displaying a youthful exuberance fuelled with a wise-beyond-their-years knowledge of urban society, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill and Prakazrel "Pras" smashed their way into the public conscious and firmly established themselves as one of the most talented and popular Hip-Hop acts of all time. They achieved this all within the space of two years and with one album which would sadly be their last...
Inflated egos and a desire to prove their impeccable solo talents (along with scraps within the group) resulted in the demised of one of the most lauded trios ever. What is left is a legacy which we can only hope will be resurrected someday - although with Lauryn (or Ms. Hill as she now prefers to be called) currently battling serious personal demons, the future doesn't look good (I hope that genius brings out another solo album - surely can't be as good as "The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill" though...can it?!). Success, fame and power tore them apart and this album is the only real thing we have left to remember them by.
Adopting the alias "Refugee Camp," the Fugees brought something fresh to the scene in the mid-90's. Their fusion of rap and pop was exciting and very ground-breaking. It sounds not so today, but eight years ago it definitely was - before everyone was ripping it off.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Fugees- The Score December 22, 2003
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The Fugees (Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, Pras) sophomore album "The Score" (1996) is a first class album and deserves all the recognition it has recieved. Musically and lyrically the Fugees dropped a gem with this release, delivering an album to remember. What I appreciate most about this album is the variety of musical influences the Fugees use in there music whether it be Hip Hop, Soul, Reggae, Gospel or Blues. The Fugees do justice to the originals on there covers for "Killing Me Softly With His Song" (Roberta Flack) and "No Woman, No Cry" (Bob Marley), both of these songs are off the hook. I wont front either, I had never heard the original versions back in 96, but have since listened to and enjoyed them and become a Bob Marley fan, thanks to this album. Love the instrumentals, Fugees rhyming and Lauryn Hill's outstanding vocals on "Ready or Not" and "Fu-Gee-La". The Fugees rip "Zealots" warning other MCs not to mess around, and talk about police discrimination on "The Beast". The darkly deep "Family Business" with Omega and Forte is another sick track. Both the "Fu-Gee-La" mixes are good, I especially like the "Refugee Camp Remix". Individually and collectively the Fugees shine on the "The Score" an album for every Hip Hop collection.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How can you not like this CD? July 26, 2000
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I don't know about everyone else, but when I throw on this album the beats automatically make me bounce. The mix of rap, raggae, r&b, and Lauryn Hill's sweet vocals just paralyzes you. The slow, methodical rhythm of the record just captures your mind. From the grooves of "Ready or Not" to the fast-paced hip-hop of "Fu-Gee La" to the raggae remake of Marley's "No Woman, No Cry" to the most famous "Killing Me Softly" ballad, the CD doesn't grow dull or allow you to drift away. Unlike most groups, the Fugees mix up their styles and sounds in order to keep you rapt and attentive. This album is great.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE MOST UNDERRATED ALBUMS OF THE '90S August 5, 2001
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When Lauryn Hill dropped "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill", critics and laymen alike tried to act like the excellence on that album had no precedent. Like they couldn't see it coming. Likewise, Wyclef's "The Carnival" was praised with no homage to the past. People tried to act like the Fugees were some mediocre trio which bred two phenomenally talented stars, with Pras as an afterthought. In reviews for Miseducation, I often saw folks saying "The Score" was alright, but...." Please! This is one of the best hip-hop albums I've ever heard! And, though Pras' solo turn produced such hokey material as "Ghetto Superstar", he was a big part of why the Fugees were so good. He and Lauryn are the star rappers here. Wyclef is better doing the eclectic, instrumental stuff highlighted on the middle and end part of Carnival. It makes me cringe when people point to "The Score" being famous only for "Killing Me Softly", which was a break from most of the rest of the album, in that it was a hip-hop/soul track rather than rap. KMS was a nice song, but the true gems on the album are the bleak-sounding, down-tempo numbers like "Family Business" and "Ready or Not". "Fu-gee-la" is great, also, as is the opener "How Many Mics". Their rhymes are not dumbed down. get references to the Sword of Damocles and Parallax. The precise, intellectual MCing Lauryn was praised for on Miseducation was totally evident on this album, which predates that record by 3 years. I really can't think of a bad track on this record. And, 5 years later, I still listen to it and it's still better than just about anything in the mainstream today. And, this record sold something like 17 million copies worldwide. It's a shame these Jersey/Brooklyn kids (and they WERE kids then, which makes it more amazing..remember Lauryn was only 23 when TMOLH came out in '99) couldn't seem to get along. They were the bomb!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Score is a complete album.
This is one of the only albums I can listen to all the way through. It flows. I love this album.
Published 14 days ago by Jose
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I've been wanting to hear this for a while and finally got around to buying the album. Again. Definitely a classic.
Published 1 month ago by GRadney
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Classic Rap Album
One of the greatest debut Albums of all time (or at least I believe it was their debut). This album is what put Fugees on the map when it came to Rap music. Read more
Published 1 month ago by S. Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars True Hip-Hop Classic
Come on Now ! The Albums a classic. They never did anothr album together after this albums success, and all went on to produce single albums.
Published 1 month ago by Art
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Score
Their best and springboard for all the rest. Back before fame, families, folly and infamy struck them in different ways killing the Fugees spirit. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jess B. Semple
5.0 out of 5 stars Strummin my pain with his fingers......
The best album of the 90's before Lauryn Hill went on her own. Killing me softly is a must have when cleaning the living room!
Published 5 months ago by Brandy Ballard-Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Old School
Good throwback, this cd brought back some great memories from back then. still is a good cd to listen to start to finish.
Published 6 months ago by R. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars 100% Classic
This album is a pure Platinum classic CD, nuff said! They don't make albums like this brings back memories of the 80's and 90's when music was at its best....!!
Published 7 months ago by Tony M
5.0 out of 5 stars BF digs this
He loves this CD and listens to it constantly. I don't know why, but he thinks it is absolutely great! There are some good songs on it, but I am not as big of a fan as he is.
Published 9 months ago by Michelle Goodwin
5.0 out of 5 stars REPLACEMENT
I will always love the fugees, they were so unique, their style, the way the mixed other tracks with it and even oldie songs laced through.... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Dawn Yonaitis
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