Singles apart, this is a uniformly average piece of vinyl. After last year’s smasheroonies, the future boded well for Seal, and he possibly shocked a lot of people who’d written him off as a ‘featuring’ artist. But this really is a disappointment. Why? In a way, the singles have almost been too brilliant for Seal’s own good. You expect tracks of equal wondrousness and unfortunately they’re not forthcoming here. For some unknown reason, everyone seemed to be desperate for this album to be brilliant. I know I was. It will be huge, however.