March 31, 2015 | D&LIt’s good news for Lauryn Hill! Since the release of her incredible album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, she has received nothing but outstanding reviews about her delivery, lyrics, songwriting skills and her unique voice.
Now, 17 years after its release, the album has been entered into the Library of Congress, as it has been recognised as one of the most record-breaking albums of all time.
Each year, the Library of Congress enter 25 recordings into their archive of albums that are at least 10 years old. The albums chosen also represent recordings that are ‘culturally, historically or aesthetically significant’ and Lauryn’s debut solo album reached this criteria and more!
Here’s what the Library of Congress said about The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
“Lauryn Hill’s debut solo record, following the breakup of the Fugees, is a work of honesty in which Hill explores her feelings on topics that included the deep wonder of pregnancy, the pitfalls of modern relationships and the experience of the sacred.
“The album effortlessly fuses soul, rhythm and blues, rap and reggae. Hill’s vocal range, smooth clear highs and vibrato are stunning. The rapping is rhythmically compelling while always retaining, and frequently exploiting, the natural cadences of conversational speech.
“Standout guest performances include Carlos Santana’s soulful acoustic guitar solo on ‘Zion’, and duets with Mary J. Blige and D’Angelo on ‘I Used to Love Him’ and ‘Nothing Even Matters’, respectively.”
Lauryn’s incredible record joins artists such as Ben E. King, The Doors and The Righteous Brothers this year and as an album that continues to stay relevant in our own music collection, we couldn’t be more pleased for the star.
It is very rare to find an album that you can listen to from beginning to end without having to skip a few tracks, and with only a few ‘favourite’ songs, but the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill doesn’t fall into these categories and that in itself is a big achievement.
It’s nice to see that after winning five Grammy awards back in 1999, she is still being recognised today for her talents and even by a new generation.
Congratulations Lauryn Hill!
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