The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was too ubiquitous for me to listen to much at the time, but now that I go back to it I have to say the arrangements really are fantastic. Particularly interesting to me are the harp parts courtesy of Elisabeth Valletti. Also: the perfectly placed timpani on Ex Factor. Harp and timpani are both instruments that sound particularly good represented via speakers -- they blend well with paper and magnets.

As much as I dislike between song skits and flat vocal quavering, this is a great album. You can hear a lot of people working together here, and that they're contributing and involved creatively, not banging out pro parts. The vision is really focused by Hill as an arranger.

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