Release Date: 8.25.98
Record label: Sony
Genre(s): Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B, etc.
Almost Too Good To Be True
by: tom reiter
This album 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.
L-Boogie has 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.
Miseducation 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."
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is a very intelligent album, full of soul, smart lyrics, and smooth music. 23-Jan-1999 2:00 PM