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  • Summary: Beseiged by legal problems (he was arrested in Chicago on child pornography-related charges) and rampant bootlegging of an earlier effort ('Loveland') that forced him to abandon that project, Kelly finally returns with a follow-up to 2000's 'TP-2.Com.'
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. 80
    Overlong, but Chocolate Factory is an impressively varied opus. [May 2003, p.100]
  2. 80
    The singer's most mature work to date. [Apr 2003, p.173]
  3. Channeling greats from Gaye to Wonder, his stripped-down bangers bang harder, his ballads have more gospel bluster, and he sings with the desperation of a loveman who knows the cops are waiting at his bedroom door.
  4. It's largely a collection of the sort of steamy, silky slow jams at which Kelly has always excelled.
  5. Solid and pleasing, if somewhat predictable.
  6. As ever, songs veer between the nigglingly infectious and cliched slush. [May 2003, p.109]
  7. Declawed and hesitant, it's hard to get excited about this piece of funkless confection.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 69
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 69
  3. Negative: 1 out of 69
  1. ShanayS
    Mar 23, 2003
    10
    This album is one of R. Kelly's best to date. I give him 2 thumbs up. Despite what goes on in his personal life the boy HAS talent.
  2. KandaceS
    Mar 19, 2003
    10
    I love it
  3. TINAI
    Jun 27, 2006
    10
    R. Kelly is the best.
  4. michellew
    Mar 26, 2003
    10
    I don't intentionally listen to R&B because the quality has gone and there is so much garbage. The combination of nice lyrics and I don't intentionally listen to R&B because the quality has gone and there is so much garbage. The combination of nice lyrics and booming music are what song lovers have been looking for. Some artists either miss one of the two but Kelly has it all together!!! I'm not even a fan, but when I overheard this c.d., I was taken off my feet that this awesome c.d. could even be a sucess after all of his negative publicity. Expand
  5. sashaw
    May 10, 2003
    10
    eventhough the media think that my boy robert did that dont mean that his fans dont like him.if he did it then thats his bisniz and his eventhough the media think that my boy robert did that dont mean that his fans dont like him.if he did it then thats his bisniz and his personal life.so i think that we should mind our own bizniz and keep playin his music and also seperate bizniz from HIS OWN PERSONAL LIFE WITH HIM. Expand
  6. NSheng
    Aug 30, 2004
    10
    This CD proves why R Kelly is THE greatest R&B artist ever lived. He masterfully recreates classic R&B along with his own original tracks and beats.
  7. CourtneyR
    Feb 25, 2003
    7
    this album is very groovy and it gets you into the mood. It best expresses how a human feels.

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