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The Score

Fugees Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (13 Feb 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • ASIN: B0000251PD
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,202 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I Only Have Eyes For You
2. FU-GEE-LA - Sample Ooh La La La
3. Memory Band
4. The Dove
5. Red Intro
6. How Many Mics
7. Ready Or Not
8. Zealots
9. The Beast
10. FU-GEE-LA
11. Family Business
12. Killing Me Softly With His Song
13. The Score
14. The Mask
15. Cowboys
16. "No Woman, No Cry"
17. Manifest/Outro
18. Fu-Gee-La
19. Fu-Gee-La
20. Mista Mista
See all 21 tracks on this disc

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Their remake of "Killing Me Softly" was the hit, but that's only the beginning of the story. A hip-hop trio whose talents reach out into the world of the pop song (Wyclef Jean is a fine guitar player, and Lauryn Hill's a heck of a singer), the Fugees are also all distinctive, inventive rappers--you find yourself waiting for each of them to take the next verse in turn. The beats are the familiar crossed-armed boom-bip, but the group's understated grooves and subtle effects lie low in the mix. Aside from two kicky covers of classics (the other is Marley's "No Woman, No Cry"), The Score's focus is on the stars' rhyming with the free-form grace of performance poets and showing that they have thought deeply about the issues they raise. --Douglas Wolk

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Head and shoulders above the rest. 4 Jun 2003
Format:Audio CD
Pure class. This album will always stand up there with the greats. The rhymes of lauryn flow smoothly across raw beats. Stand out track without a doubt has to be the no woman no cry cover, it is really phenomenal, can't knock a legend like marley but it is better than the original. Minor fault may be the amount of fu gee la tracks. But this is still truly a masterpiece.
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42 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Know your classics 5 Aug 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
How many of you here danced to "Killing Me Softly" at your school leavers disco back in y6? Come on, be honest... One of the most successful crossover albums of all time, "The Score" put the Fugees on the map in a big, 10 million-plus-selling way. Conversely, it ruined them. Curious for the story behind the pop? Read on...
The year is 1995. After their first album "Blunted On Reality" (1994) caught the ear of rap's underground cogniscenti, the Fugees, then entitled "The Tranzlator Crew" looked for greater commercial success. All but abandonning the fiercely, ferociously energetic sound of "Blunted" for a softer feel, the Fugees pulled off the hardest trick in the book: they kept the respect of the faithful and conquered the charts simultaneously, leaving as their legacy the best East-Coast hip-hop album of the 1990's.
The most celebrated traits of "Blunted" were also its weakest. An album relying on hectic, fast paced beats with occasional bouts of soul and rapid-fire rhymes meant that in many a way, it was too clever. All three members had interesting commentary to make, mostly based on political situations both within and without the New York community, and were given a unique perspective by the Haitian heritage of Pras and Wyclef. However, unless one were a NY native, or listened excessively to the album, much of it sped by. The style was so advanced as to be abstruse, even for dedicated rap-heads. The album was, and is still, nonetheless a fantastic voyage of a CD, but one which was in the end, unsatisfying.
The internal machinations of the Fugees story have yet to be layed candidly bare in the same manner as the dealings of Death Row have been, and thus reasons behind the radical change that hit with "The Score" just over eighteen months after "Blunted" are still unclear.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Classic Hip-Hop 26 Aug 2013
By Ibraar 'Le Saracen' TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Listening to The Score after all these years was so refreshing, the mellow B lines, the rhythm, the Rapping, ambience and samples - it just all made me nod my head and listen to it over and over again on my 5 hour journey to Barmouth from London.
Ok, some of the tracks are naff, but the good ones more than make up for it.
Brilliant classic Hip Hop and Timeless.

4 stars as some tracks are seriously bad
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5.0 out of 5 stars hip hop classic 22 May 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The Fugees "The Score" sounds as good heard today as 3 years ago. A truely classic album, containing some of the most beautiful covers of the 90s and some seriously dope beats, this is a must have for any hip hop fan wishing to hear the culmination of three great individual talents.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing and powerful! 24 Jun 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The voice of Lauren Hill is just incredible, no one can state otherwise. Her beautiful chords and harmonies aswell as the mellow singing from the Fugees makes all the tracks superbly catchy. It's a must if you love RnB, soul or hiphop! With so many amazing songs that have been so popular, includind dowop and killing me softly you can't resist! Well I couldn't!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The real sound of Hip Hop 18 Nov 1999
Format:Audio CD
This is a top rap/hip hop album with a thumping Bassline and a reggae influence. A worthy entry to anybody's CD collection
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5.0 out of 5 stars a must for any genuine rap/hip hop fans 22 Jan 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
a stunning album, every track is a stand-out- the remixes of Fu-gee-la are particularly impressive. and then of course the singles 'killing me softly', 'ready or not' and 'no woman no cry' are absolutely brilliant, showing Hill's vocal talents to the full and the track 'Manifest' contains a rap that any Lauryn fan should hear. the interludes are also very funny!
the score sets a precedent- buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD 2 May 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I love this album since It reminds me of my childhood. get it as I like nearly every track onit and its great value for money, timeless music!
Packaged beautifully too, rest assured it will arrive in tip top condition. Many thanks Amazon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece.
I'm very happy with my purchase. Fast delivery, good service, thanks you.
Published 12 days ago by goodboybabe
5.0 out of 5 stars deffo one for the old school folder, still fresh ...
deffo one for the old school folder, still fresh in 2014 as it was in the mid nineties!

took me way back!
Published 1 month ago by ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Do I really need to write this review
If you don't know about this album then I do not know where you have been and who have educated you on music but this is a classic!!!!
Published 5 months ago by H. Wilkinson
4.0 out of 5 stars what a blast
Released the same year as my youngest child was born and it was excellent for sedimg her PFF to sleep. Wonderful
Published 6 months ago by John
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit overrated.
Will probably get a lot of hate for this, but The Score is not that interesting an album. I like it and all, but I'd honestly rather listen to T.I. and Lil Wayne than this. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Andreas
5.0 out of 5 stars A great album
I already knew I would like it, been listening a lot since I bought it. Its a very good album!
Published 7 months ago by Naomi Anderson Whittaker
5.0 out of 5 stars fu la la la
A CLASSIC,,a must av for any hip hop rnb fan u need this in your collection enjoy I will many times
Published 10 months ago by loz
1.0 out of 5 stars The arrival of karaoke hip-hop
I am probably going to get SO much abuse for this review. I simply and plainly do not get the fuss about The Fugees. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Nick
5.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to my collection
Realised the other day that this was not part of my cd collection and it really should have been. Great price prompt delivery, what more could you ask for?
Published 13 months ago by Mrs Karen D Hogan
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a great combination of tracks, very specialist.
I had heard one track on the radio and loved it, however when listening to the whole album, it did not live up to my expectations.
Published 14 months ago by John Lewis
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