Top positive review
Excellent, but can be confusing on first listen
on August 24, 2017
The quality of the music is excellent, the writing and performance are excellent and clear. My only complaint is that key scenes were left out of the album that explain character shifts. If you're like me and this is your introduction to in the heights, you'll have to go research why characters are suddenly fighting, what is this character referring to that supposedly just happened? It is understandable that the entirety of the musical wouldn't make it to the album, but what was left out here compared to what was left out in Mirandas later work, Hamilton, seems too important to dismiss as just the way cast albums work.