Seal has always been an innovative musician and "Human Being", his third album, continues the trend of lush, orchestral music and philosophical lyrics. Overall, this album is quieter than his other two and taken as a whole, it's a little harder to get into. To fully appreciate "Human Being", you need to listen to it song by song. Each song is beautifully crafted and texturally rich. The opener, "Human Beings", is a beautiful, haunting wall of sound - as always, Seal's vocals transport the listener to another realm. "Latest Craze" is more similar in sound to the music of his last two albums; it's got more of a club beat. My personal favorite is "When a Man Is Wrong", an exquisite, gently uplifting if somewhat melancholic song. In this, as in all his best music, Seal creates an introspective, quietly celebratory mood through his vocals and the rich layers of instrumentation that surround them. Seal is one of my favorite artists; he consistently produces beautiful, innovative music. It's a shame a lovely piece of work like "Human Being" is overlooked in our Top 40-saturated culture. Sometimes you need to lower the volume, put on the headphones, and just LISTEN.