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Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

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  • Summary: The R&B singer's latest is a double album, confining the two sides of his personality to separate discs: the radio- and club-friendly 'Happy People' is backed by the religious-themed 'U Saved Me.'
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Charming, unpretentious and effortless, the singer presides over a party whose pace never flags and whose soul is fun-loving and wholesome. [22 Aug 2004]
  2. A definitive work of sorts since he's at the top of his game as both a craftsman and conman.
  3. The mood for both is, in a word, joyous.
  4. The Happy People side, inspired by the Chicago steppin' scene, shows why [Kelly] is still a contender.
  5. 60
    These records are too dramatic, too personal and, well, too much. [Oct 2004, p.110]
  6. Happy People [is] a featherweight collection of midtempo, Marvin Gaye-influenced tunes... The sacred material on U Saved Me, by contrast, is more exciting--and troubling.
  7. His productivity isn't exuberance, it's greed; his PG rating isn't scruples, it's cowardice.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7