The Library of Congress gave a statement fully explaining why 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' made it into the 25 chosen recordings:
"Lauryn Hill's debut solo record, following the breakup of The Fugees, is a work of honesty in which Hill explores her feelings on topics that included the deep wonder of pregnancy, the pitfalls of modern relationships and the experience of the sacred. The album effortlessly fuses soul, rhythm and blues, rap and reggae. Hill's vocal range, smooth clear highs and vibrato are stunning. the rapping is rhythmically compelling while always retaining, and frequently exploiting, the natural cadences of conversational speech. Standout guest performances include Carlos Santana's soulful acoustic guitar solo on 'Zion' and duets with Mary J. Blige and D'Angelo on 'I Used To Love Him' and 'Nothing Even Matters', respectively."
I am in total agreement with their comments. Without doubt, Hill delivered a classic, groundbreaking record which fully deserves its place in the Library of Congress.