System (album)

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System
Seal System Album Cover.JPG
Studio album by
Released12 November 2007
Genre
Length47:22
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerStuart Price
Seal chronology
One Night to Remember
(2006)
System
(2007)
Soul
(2008)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic64/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[3]
IM3/5 stars[4]
The Observer(favorable)[5]
Okayplayer4/5 stars[6]
PopMatters7/10 stars[7]
Q2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[8]
Slant2.5/5 stars[9]
Uncut2/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic3/5[10]

System is the fifth studio album by British soul/R&B singer Seal, released on 12 November 2007. In his online blog, Seal described the album as a return to his dance roots and his best album since his debut.[11] However, it is his lowest-selling album to date in the US, selling 155,000 copies in the first year of its release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[12]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Seal.

No.TitleMusicLength
1."If It's in My Mind, It's on My Face"Seal, Eric Schermerhorn, Stuart Price5:11
2."Amazing" (Thin White Duke Edit)Seal3:27
3."Just Like Before"Seal, Schermerhorn, Price4:42
4."Loaded"Seal, Bill Bottrell, Price5:20
5."Wedding Day" (Duet with Heidi Klum)Seal, Schermerhorn, Price3:57
6."System"Seal, Schermerhorn3:48
7."Dumb"Seal, Christopher Bruce, Schermerhorn4:12
8."The Right Life"Seal, Price5:09
9."Rolling"Seal, Schermerhorn4:30
10."Immaculate"Seal4:04
11."Amazing"Seal3:02

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[15] 5
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 56
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) 51
Czech Albums Chart[16] 6
Dutch Albums Chart[17] 42
French Albums Chart[18] 33
German Albums Chart 13
Italian Albums Chart[19] 44
Portuguese Albums Chart[20] 27
Spanish Albums Chart 71
Swedish Albums Chart[21] 37
Swiss Albums Chart[22] 3
UK Album Chart[23] 37
US Billboard 200[24] 35

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[25] Gold 75,000*
Germany (BVMI)[26] Gold 100,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[27] Gold 15,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Critic reviews from". Metacritic.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Neil Drumming (9 November 2007). "Entertainment Weekly review". Ew.com.
  4. ^ IM review
  5. ^ Paul Flynn (10 November 2007). "The Observer review". The Guardian. London.
  6. ^ "Okayplayer review". Web.archive.org. 15 December 2007. Archived from the original on 15 December 2007.
  7. ^ Joseph, Mike. "PopMatters review". Popmatters.com.
  8. ^ Seal (29 November 2007). "Album reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 23 November 2007.
  9. ^ "Slant review". Slantmagazine.com. 10 November 2007.
  10. ^ "Seal: System". Sputnikmusic. sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Blog Archive » SEAL-REPORT". Seal. 5 June 2007. Archived from the original on 17 November 2007. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  12. ^ "Seal Sings From His "Soul" On New Album". Billboard. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  13. ^ "iTunes – Music – System by Seal". iTunes Store. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  14. ^ "iTunes – Music – System (Bonus Track Version) by Seal". iTunes Store. Archived from the original on 25 October 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  15. ^ Steffen Hung. "Austrian Top 75 Albums". Austriancharts.at. Archived from the original on 31 May 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  16. ^ "ČNS IFPI". Hitparáda – TOP50 Prodejní (in Czech). IFPI Czech Republic. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  17. ^ Steffen Hung. "Dutch Mega Top 100 Albums". Dutchcharts.nl. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  18. ^ Steffen Hung. "French Top 200 Albums". Lescharts.com. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  19. ^ Italy Top 100 Albums Archived 10 September 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  20. ^ Steffen Hung. "Top Portuguese Position". Portuguesecharts.com. Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  21. ^ Steffen Hung. "Swedish Chart Position". Swedishcharts.com. Archived from the original on 30 January 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  22. ^ Steffen Hung. "Swiss Top 100 Albums". Swisscharts.com. Archived from the original on 24 January 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  23. ^ "UK Chart Stats". Chartstats.com. 24 November 2007. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  24. ^ Jonathan Cohen, "Keys Storms Chart With Mega-Selling 'As I Am'", Billboard, 21 November 2007.
  25. ^ "Les Certifications 2007" (in French). InfoDisc. Archived from the original on 23 December 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  26. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Seal; 'System')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  27. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Seal; 'System')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.

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