Higher Learning Higher Learning — which accompanies a hip-hop-generation-meets-white supremacists film — is appropriately filled with clashing aesthetics, so that the juxtaposition of workaday cuts by Ice… Higher Learning Higher Learning — which accompanies a hip-hop-generation-meets-white supremacists film — is appropriately filled with clashing aesthetics, so that the juxtaposition of workaday cuts by Ice… Various Artists Soundtracks
Music Review

Higher Learning (1995)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Various Artists; Genre: Soundtracks

Higher Learning — which accompanies a hip-hop-generation-meets-white supremacists film — is appropriately filled with clashing aesthetics, so that the juxtaposition of workaday cuts by Ice Cube and Liz Phair makes sense. A power-tool-in-your-ear contribution by Rage Against the Machine (''Year of the Boomerang'') is strong enough to nearly erase the memory of Tori Amos' hysterical, deeply off version of R.E.M.'s ''Losing My Religion,'' on which she sounds like she's auditioning for a soap-opera role. B+

Originally posted Jan 13, 1995 Published in issue #257 Jan 13, 1995 Order article reprints
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