Continuing NME.COM’s 15th birthday series…

My favourite album of NME.COM’s lifetime? ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’, which was her debut solo album, and came out in 1998.

I have a really clear memory of listening to it while walking to school, aged 12. I loved songs like ‘Everything Is Everything’ and ‘Ex-Factor’.

I thought, ‘This is what I want to do with my life. I want to write songs like that, songs that everyone can relate to’. More than any other album, ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ is what made me want to become a songwriter.

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