Seal seems almost obstinate in the face of change. "System" reflects the same Seal formula he's been brewing for the better part of 15 years with no great strides forward; if someone said this was released in 1993, I wouldn't question it for a second.

Seal seems almost obstinate in the face of change. “System” reflects the same Seal formula he’s been brewing for the better part of 15 years with no great strides forward; if someone said this was released in 1993, I wouldn’t question it for a second. Its clever dance music with beats you can set a watch to — perfect for those who fear change.

Filled with catchy tunes, but ones that smack of other classic Seal hits. “If It’s In My Mind,” “System” and “The Right Life” feature a similar build-up and rhythm reminiscent of his hit single “Crazy.” “Wedding Day” is the perfect nuptial march for dare-to-be-different couples that recently met in a club. “Dumb” and “Loaded” are a bit repetitive, but should yield some interesting mixes for the dance floor. A pretty safe album, it fits Seal’s niche in the worlds of dance music and sound bites on primetime forensic shows.

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