Odd Soul

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Odd Soul
Studio album by Mutemath
Released October 4, 2011
Recorded New Orleans, LA
Los Angeles, CA
Genre Alternative rock, psychedelic soul
Length 50:18
Label Teleprompt Records
Warner Bros. Records
Warner Music Japan
Megaphon Germany
Producer Mutemath
Mutemath chronology
Armistice Live
(2010)
Odd Soul
(2011)
Singles from Odd Soul
  1. "Odd Soul"
    Released: July 18, 2011
  2. "Blood Pressure"
    Released: August 8, 2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 80/100 [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net 9.5/10 [2]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars [3]
Christianity Today 4.0/5 stars [4]
Popmatters 3.0/5 stars [5]

Odd Soul is the third full length release from New Orleans group Mutemath. The album was released by Teleprompt Records and Warner Bros. Records on October 4, 2011. It the first album without original guitarist Greg Hill. Bassist Roy Mitchell Cardenas filled in on guitar duties during writing and recording. The album was recorded at Paul Meany's house in New Orleans with no involvement by record company executives. In various interviews band members stated that the process of creating the album was very collaborative with all members playing guitar.

Tour[edit]

Prior to the album's release, the band embarked on the "Odd Soul Introduction Tour", going back to smaller intimate club settings, rather than the mid-level theaters featured throughout the Armistice tour. The band played Odd Soul album in its entirety, as well as some tracks from previous albums. Their stage show included the usage of 3D projections.

Reception[edit]

Odd Soul received generally positive reviews upon its release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 80, based on 5 reviews, with many reviewers praising the band's new blues-influenced sound. It debuted at number 24 on the US Billboard 200, and at number 70 in Canada.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Mutemath

No. Title Length
1. "Odd Soul"   3:15
2. "Prytania"   4:13
3. "Blood Pressure"   3:04
4. "Tell Your Heart Heads Up"   2:53
5. "All or Nothing"   4:50
6. "Sun Ray"   1:52
7. "Allies"   3:14
8. "Cavalries"   3:28
9. "Walking Paranoia"   3:05
10. "One More"   5:00
11. "Equals"   3:29
12. "Quarantine"   7:02
13. "In No Time"   4:53

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