36. R. KELLY (1995)
Artist: R. Kelly
Production: R. Kelly
Acclaim: Kellz (slightly) scales back the sexual seduction of 12 Play, peppering this sophomore work with gospel influences and suggestive lyrics likening a woman to an SUV (“You Remind Me of Something”).
Peak moment: R. dims the lights on the certified panty-dropper “Tempo Slow” with hot-and-bothered fornication (“As our bodies connect, and those juices start to flow...”).