The Score (studio album) by Fugees

The Score by Fugees
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 722nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 438 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1996 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (127th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (722nd)
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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77/100 (from 438 votes)
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11/14/2022 21:56 TabbyKitCat  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 37968/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.1/100, a mean average of 76.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.5.

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80/100
From 03/14/2022 13:30
One of the better hip hop albums with enough pop sensibility to make it a crossover, IMHO
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From 01/11/2022 19:12
I'm so glad this album blew up commercially! It's the perfect hip hop, R&B, pop fusion album with some incredible verses from Miss Lauryn Hill. Wyclef hold his own as well. Manifest and Killing Me Softly are the highlights.
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75/100
From 11/23/2020 01:37
Some great sounds, but it's uneven and kind of all over the place.
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85/100
From 11/15/2020 01:03
Wish I'd gotten this at the time as I was a fan of all the singles. It's of its time but doesn't sound overly dated to me. Solid hip hop that's commercial but not sell out in any way and definitely still hard enough. The two blokes do their thing all nice and fine with charisma but Hill's voice is incredible, whether that be signing or rapping. Remember the DJ Zinc remix of ready or not?
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65/100
From 05/21/2020 16:28
An enjoyable with some notable killer tracks in Killing Me Softly and Ready or Not. For me, Lauryn Hill is the real shining star with her singing on the tracks previously mentioned and even her rapping on tracks like Zealots outshining her bandmates.

I think the skits and some of the other aspects of the album feel very dated now. The album drags towards the back end.
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80/100
From 11/08/2019 12:41
I like it,love the cover versions but hugely overated. it sounds worse now than 20 odd yrs ago.
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From 07/20/2019 02:07
Favorite Tracks:The Beast, Family Business, Cowboys
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80/100
From 05/06/2019 12:23
Only just got this album in Apr 18 and liked it straight away - 5 or 6 listens later and I'm digging it big time. Recall the Singles - which are superb - add Zealots, The Score, The Mask and it deserves a top 100 placing. Great hip hop and interchange between the contributors all complementing each other. Just falls outside my top 100
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95/100
From 07/30/2016 03:11
Incredibly fun album to listen. Kept my attention all the way, everything from the beats, lyrics, and flow that is compelling to listen to this record again soon.
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