Fearless A full decade after her Miseducation , we all still miss the hell out of Lauryn Hill: Witness the public and critical rush of adulation… Fearless A full decade after her Miseducation , we all still miss the hell out of Lauryn Hill: Witness the public and critical rush of adulation… 2008-11-11 Taylor Swift Country
Music Review

Fearless (2008)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 11, 2008; Lead Performance: Taylor Swift; Genre: Country

A full decade after her Miseducation, we all still miss the hell out of Lauryn Hill: Witness the public and critical rush of adulation for Jazmine Sullivan's ''Need U Bad'' an uncannily Hill-y slice of reggaefied soul. It's a great tune, one of the catchiest singles getting airplay at the moment. But it's just not enough to carry a full-length album, especially when the rest of Fearless lapses so often into the kind of schmaltzy pop-&-B belting you'd expect to hear on an American Idol finale. C+
Download This: Listen to ''Need U Bad'' on the artist's MySpace page

Originally posted Oct 22, 2008 Published in issue #1018 Oct 31, 2008 Order article reprints