Smartly blending Hip Hop with Jazz & Reggae & throwing in some classic R'n'B on the way,The Scoreis an album that is political without being pretentious, commercially appealing minus the sell out. OnThe Scorethe Fugees stay true to themselves and deliver one of the most groundbreaking & influential Hip Hop albums of the nineties in the process.
In 1996 The Score was omnipresent: you could hear it in the clubs, on the street, blasting from cars & high windows. It was played on the radio & at home. The album's appeal seemed endless; young people bounced to it, older generations could lovingly croon along to "Killing Me Softly With His Song", critics were running out of adjectives to praise the lyrical prowess and productional skills of Lauryn Hill, Prakazrel 'Pras' Michel and Wyclef Jean. [...more...]