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Year of Release: 1991
Future Love Paradise
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Born Sealhenry Olumide Samuel, Seal's debut album gets the nod of approval
this week, as the WSVNRadio Album Pick of the Week. "Crazy" was the
biggest hit, as it is a song that everyone remembers, for those who follow
popular music.. This hit is a great song, and listening to the rest of his
debut, its best to describe Seal's music as Rock, Pop, & Soul. He would later
have another big hit, the #1 from the Batman Forever soundtrack,
"Kiss From A Rose."
The album's beginning track, "The Beginning" definitely is a good
kickoff song to start the album; a very good Rock-styled song. "Deep
Water" is a very good Pop-sounding song, as it blends into a soulful rock
tempo towards the end of the song. "Crazy" mixes Pop, Rock & Soul
together, as its one of those songs that is never tiring.
"Killer" has a techno-pop-dance style, as it was a song Seal wrote,
and beecame a hit in the U.K. before he recorded his debut. "Whirlpool"
slows the pace down, as it has a definite Lenny Kravitz feel. "Future Love
Paradise" also has the Lenny Kravitz feel, in a more Rock style.
"Wild" has a more Pop-Rock style, has a very good tempo beat, and
could relate to Lenny Kravitz's music, if Lenny approached the Pop/Dance style.
"Show Me" slows the pace again (as it did on his future hit, "Kiss
From A Rose"); a very pleasant, moving song. "Violet" is another
pleasant song, as it could match Smooth Jazz formats.
Seal's debut is a great Rock album. His vocals do compare to Lenny Kravitz,
yet Seal has a more Pop style, than Kravitz's harder Rock approach. Seal
will be enjoyed over and over. There isn't a bad song on this album, it is a
very impressive debut. In appearance, his facial scars do look scary. (A skin
ailment was the result.) His music is far much more pleasant. Give his debut
a spin, it's worth listening to.
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