Ohio Players – Contradiction

More funk from the Ohio Players, their eighth album overall and fourth on Mercury, Contradiction was released in 1976 and followed Honey. Like other Ohio Players albums, Contradiction carries the non-compromising funk that they pioneered throughout the 70s and stands apart from the burgeoning disco-funk that funkateers would vilify in later years. While it contains some ballads, it delivers on some of the thickest, funkiest music to come from the Players at the height of their successful period. Unfortunately, they would not have another No. 1 on the Hot Soul/R&B charts after “Who’d She Coo”, so this album represents the last of the classic albums by Ohio Players. The title track, Who’d She Coo and Far East Mississippi are the highlights.