• Record Label:
  • Release Date:
TP-2.com Image

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics What's this?

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: A sequel, of sorts, to Kelly's 1993 album '12 Play.'

Top Track

The Storm Is Over Now
I was in a tunnel And couldn't see the light And Whenever I'd look up I couldn't see the sky Sometimes when I'm standin' It seems like I done walked... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Kelly croons with an open-hearted, gospel-schooled grace that compensates for his often half-baked lyrics. [11/10/00, p.90]
  2. This album's 19 songs may seem interchangeable at times in both lyrical and production terms, but Kelly manages to write some great songs that cut through the clutter.
  3. TP-2.com isn't the masterpiece Kelly seems capable of, but it's as strong an R&B album as any since, well, since R., balancing the carnal and the spiritual as convincingly as anyone's done it since Prince in the 1980s.
  4. Billboard
    Not to be outdone by the generation of singers he has influenced, he raises the bar with the 19-track set.
  5. Kelly's new work offers about as much stylistic variety as he could possibly be expected to, while still remaining in territory familiar to his panting fans.... All in all, the production is sharp, with some fairly clever vocal and percussion arrangement ideas throughout.
  6. The real pity is that Kelly, one of the most talented players on the current R&B scene, repeatedly squanders his gifts. His voice simmers with an existential pain that is clearly rooted in the same secular vs. spiritual battle that defines the music of artists like Marvin Gaye and Prince. But he keeps the struggle one-sided in his lyrics -- staying largely on the bump-and-grind course -- and that wears thin quickly.
  7. For every fine song, such as recent single I Wish, there's a skip load of ropy ballads.

See all 9 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. AlvinaP.
    Jul 15, 2002
    it was very good and deep i love it a lot.

Awards & Rankings