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Product details

  • Audio CD (13 Feb. 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Columbia
  • 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 (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,775 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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4.4 out of 5 stars

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 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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By J. Godding on 28 Jun. 2011
Format: Audio CD
For many years I've been meaning to get this album and have no idea why I didn't sooner!

It's back from an era when hip hop still had meaning and soul, and it's all the better for it. I would imagine most of the people here will have been lured in by the best known and popular singles from the album - and popular for good reason! But if you like those, chances are you will equally enjoy the rest of the album, as it follows much the same vein, though with perhaps less mainstream appeal.

Wyclef Jean, Pras Michel and Lauryn Hill perfectly compliment one another, and to this day I don't personally think I've heard a female rap artist who's style I like more than Lauryn Hill. It's so refreshing to hear a female voice in a mostly male dominated genre, especially these days when all you seem to hear about in rap songs are 'bitches', which continually makes me despair at how much of the genre seemed to degenerate so quickly. And it perfectly off-sets the easily recognisable tones of Wyclef and Pras Michel.

So there we are. If you've heard any of the songs and liked them, I would strongly suggest you give the album a try, and if you haven't, well what are you waiting for? You've got a whole new genre to open up to!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ibraar 'Le Saracen' TOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 Aug. 2013
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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42 of 52 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 Aug. 2002
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 By A Customer on 22 May 2000
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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Without a doubt, the best album ever made in this reviewers humble opinion.

albums were i am comfortable letting the entire album play straight through from start to end come round very rarely, if at all!! but this is a classic, from the opening intro the the final fu-gee-la version!!

beats and vocals are on point through-out, laureyn hill's voice is sublime and lyrically, very few can compare to this offering from the Fugees!

this was a rare occasion where three people came together at the peak of their powers, and produced a classic album that will be listened to for years to come. i for one will still be nodding my geriatric head to family business, mask and laureyn's amazing Killing Me Softly!

a MUST have for any serious music fan
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Jun. 2001
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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