By James Bernard
Updated June 03, 1994 at 04:00 AM EDT

This British neo-soul singer’s gift flows from his ability to transform dance-floor tracks into spine-tingling, magical experiences. As on his debut album, Seal (which gave us the hit ”Crazy”), Seal’s pleading voice ponders big questions, like how to live in the face of massive upheaval (”Fast Changes”). Producer Trevor Horn’s musical tracks are more intricate and layered this time around, careening from soft whispers to rolling, edgy funk. Unlike most dance albums, Seal is more than a collection of singles. A