Label: Teleprompt/Warner Records
Mutemath aren't the most original alt-rockers out there -- yet they don't lack ambition, that's for sure. Odd Soul is a rather epic listen. The band's core sound is post-Radiohead prog pop tricked out with electronica and a strutting funk that can be described as new romanticism on amphetamines. "Prytania" and the Santana-inspired "One More" are two of the better tracks that exemplify this. These tunes also serve as a showcase for what are ultimately Mutemath's most vital, if understated, assets: drummer Darren King and bassist Roy Mitchell-Cárdenas. They're a commanding rhythm section.