Let's get this straight, first and foremost, I looooove Lauryn Hill and always will. But this garbage? I can understand how someone would love it. It's raw, it's real, it's insightful. If it was a poetry reading, I would give it five stars. But this is music, people. I buy cd's to hear music I can't make myself. It sounded like she only new two different melodies, and flipped a coin between the two no each song. And I really think I sound better than how she sounds on this. Really, if it wasn't Lauryn Hill, everybody would be saying this is trash. I love her, but she's completely off her rocker. I need her to rehearse enough to where, even if she is still hoarse, she can sing a song without crying. It's an ok cd, but if you think of it in comparison to old Lauryn Hill's potential, it's painful. I want to cry every time I think about it because I also think about how many more people would hear her message, and learn some new things if she had not taken a flying leap off the deep end. I'll still say buy, though, you may like it. If nothing else, the whole world needs to listen, real hard, to "i get out," and the bob marley cover, "so much things to say." i'll still be hoping she finds peace of mind.