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Seal Something must have kept soul-pop perfectionist Seal busy in the five years since 1998's ''Human Being'' -- but self-reinvention evidently wasn't on...Seal Something must have kept soul-pop perfectionist Seal busy in the five years since 1998's ''Human Being'' -- but self-reinvention evidently wasn't on...2003-09-12
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Seal

Lead Performer: Seal; Producer (group): Warner Bros.; Status: In Season

Something must have kept soul-pop perfectionist Seal busy in the five years since 1998’s ”Human Being” – but self-reinvention evidently wasn’t on the to-do list. He and producer Trevor Horn surprise occasionally – galvanic breakbeat-plus-guitar backing lifts the infectious should-be first single ”My Vision.” But with its layers of synthesized strings and all-too-tasteful ”dance” grooves to which no one would actually dance, much of Seal sounds dated and tepid – it’s as if its creator has been, um, sealed off from all influences except his own records.

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