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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 04:53 PM
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Okay, I have a confession: I love Seal.
Edited on Wed Jul-26-06 04:55 PM by WritingIsMyReligion


This is a really great album, despite the fact that it is pop. I usually don't spring for much pop, but Seal is soulful in his delivery. And the usage of purposefully over-the-top, digital-tinged, sweeping melodies is actually not at all detrimental to the sound of the album...It really guides his voice, without making you feel like he has deficiencies he is trying to cover up, and sounds great.

"Prayer for the Dying," "Dreaming in Metaphors," and "Kiss From a Rose" are my favorites. All Music Guide (MacKenzie Wilson) gives this album a 4.5/5 star rating, and I must agree.
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 05:00 PM
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1. Okay, geeze, I guess I'm a bigger loser than I thought.
:cry:

:P

:kick:
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 05:02 PM
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2. "Kiss from a Rose", and "Don't Cry" are classics.
:thumbsup:


:hug:
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 05:08 PM
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5. When I was really little I absolutely LOVED "Kiss From a Rose."
I thought it was just the coolest damned song....

;)

:pals:
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Kire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 05:04 PM
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3. You're crazy for liking Seal
But We all have to be a little crazy, if we're going to survive
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 05:08 PM
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7. Agreed.
I sure am crazy. :)
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txwhitedove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 05:06 PM
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4. Agree, love Seal....
:thumbsup:
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 05:09 PM
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8. Woohoo! I'm not totally alone in that regard.
:D
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 05:08 PM
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6. I thought this was going to be a thread about
eating seal meat.

:)

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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 05:09 PM
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9. Eeeew...NO!
:rofl:
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 05:09 PM
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10. It's a good album. I own it.
:hug:
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 05:14 PM
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15. Yah!
:D

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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 05:10 PM
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11. Me Too! And I think he is an excellent husband and father.
I think Heidi is one lucky woman. :hi:
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 05:14 PM
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14. I read on Wikipedia that he really calls rappers on their
degradation of women in songs in videos.

Now, granted, that is Wikipedia, but that doesn't go against what I've heard of him.

:D
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 05:11 PM
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12. What, no praise for "Killer?" -nt
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 05:13 PM
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13. I was talking about this specific album.
:P :P

It's the only one we have, and it's technically my mother's. I pillaged it from her car (she has a 6-disk player in there!) for my personal use for a while.

I would like to get the other albums, even though critics pissed on Human Being and weren't too enchanted by Seal IV.
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 06:04 PM
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16. Heh.
I definitely agree with you when it comes to jazz. You have an accomplished ear, especially taking your age into consideration (which isn't really necessary, as good music is good music regardless of one's age).

That said, I don't understand your taste in pop and rock. Oh, well. :hi:
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 06:06 PM
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17. What, you don't like Seal? Steely Dan?
:evilgrin:

:rofl:

I like more than Steely Dan, of course...I love Pink Floyd, and the Grateful Dead, the Stones, the Beatles, whatever. And, yes, bands like Boston and whatever, and, yes, JAZZ!11!11! :D

Oh well. C'est la vie. ;)

:hi:

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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 06:12 PM
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18. I like what the Stones did in the first 10 years.
Once Mick Taylor left, it was all downhill. The lads from Liverpool had a few good tunes as well. ;)


To be honest, and this goes against what I just said about good music being good music regardless... I liked a lot of the stuff you're into when I was 14. Okay, I didn't like Billy Joel. But I TRIED to like Steely Dan. I thought I was supposed to, or something. :shrug:

My world got a lot larger as I got older, is all. I still like the Beatles and Stones. I LOVE the Who. I'm certainly not someone who's going to pooh-pooh something for no other reason than because it's played on the classic rock station. But most of what's played on the CR station... meh.
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 06:16 PM
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19. Yeah, there is a lot of crap out there.
"Crap" seems to be a fair subjective term. :D

:hi:
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Merrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 06:19 PM
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20. I love Walrus
his moustache mostly, but his songs are pretty good too, although the grunting gets kind of repetitive.
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