Parliament   Up for the Down Stroke
3.6
great
Release Date: 1974
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3.5 greatAlabaster Jones | September 13th 17

It's the first Parliament album in four years, and although not much is different from their debut LP, Up For The Down Stroke makes songwriting improvements that saw the group on an upward trajectory. The longer songs are still really solid, but it's the improvement heard in the shorter numbers that bring things up a notch here. The material is much catchier and more vibrant than before, and it's clear they'd been talking cues from their brethren at Funkadelic in this regard. In terms of memorable moments, the opener/title-track is a clear highlight, and the sprawling "The Goose" is quite lovely as well. The best song comes in the form of "I Just Got Back", with a beautiful bass line setting up a contemplative and introspective song that doesn't shirk its responsibility in the catchiness department. It's an album important to the group's development, and although they'd surely top it a few times over, it is definitely worth a spin.

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5.0 classictonygemanvocals | April 4th 16

All things P.Funk are the bomb Oh I Need This Funk

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3.5 greatRambles | September 10th 17
3.0 goodscaruffi | March 8th 17
3.5 greatMrFahrenheit | January 13th 17
3.0 goodGobbles308 | December 19th 16
4.0 excellentSp00kyGr00ves | December 17th 16
4.0 excellentTheHung89 | October 27th 16
3.0 goodDisdainfulChemist | October 15th 16
4.0 excellentPaxster | July 17th 16
3.5 greatThis is the best party I've been to | May 24th 16
4.0 excellentMoonAngel | February 10th 16
3.0 goodPsyQonaut | November 7th 15
4.0 excellentzoquihuehue | May 4th 15
3.5 greatT0rr35 | March 6th 15
3.5 greatMrYeeepa | March 2nd 15
4.0 excellentWackyHades374 | February 17th 15
3.0 goodariich | January 28th 15
4.0 excellentFlappadoink | January 16th 15
4.0 excellentMactopus | January 4th 15
3.0 goodStewie Louis | December 11th 14
4.0 excellentManiacCop | November 11th 14
3.5 greatRaul Stanciu STAFF | August 5th 14
4.5 superbRobert Christgau | May 19th 14
3.5 greatI Am The Fucking Strong | May 14th 14
3.5 greatLaura Barnes | April 29th 14
4.0 excellenttarkus | January 10th 14
3.5 greatPint of stella | December 10th 13
2.5 averagegagenbickler | April 5th 13
2.5 averageRobVanHood | March 10th 13
3.5 greateloimayano | February 28th 13
3.5 greatbassasaurus | October 20th 12
3.0 goodThrashingWhiplash | June 2nd 12
4.0 excellentquelus | May 29th 12
3.5 greatTitoYuca | May 14th 12
4.0 excellentPorkchopExpress | May 3rd 12
4.0 excellentFormerCritic | April 8th 12
3.5 greatJonchino | February 5th 12
3.5 greatAustin Newell | November 13th 11
3.5 greatJMZ | November 2nd 11
4.0 excellenttimbojones | April 14th 11
3.5 greatPierre Hysterical | February 28th 11
3.0 goodNosferatu22 | December 28th 10
4.5 superbkygermo | November 28th 09
4.0 excellentMColeman | December 1st 08
3.5 greatoingyboingy7 | August 24th 08

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