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Seal: A Conjurer Of Lush Grooves

Simon Reynolds, The New York Times, 14 August 1994

What to call Seal’s blend of symphonic dance music and mystical lyrics? New Age funk? Progressive disco? Seal belongs to that strain of maverick, slightly hippie-ish black artists – Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Terence Trent D'Arby, P.M. Dawn – who aren't marketed as ‘black’.

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