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J. Cole - Lost Ones

Friday, September 17, 2010

Mutemath - Self Titled

Deepest apologies for the late postings today. Ended up sitting on the phone for almost an hour arguing this morning. FUN! Anyway, this review is brought to you by the letter 'S', as in Shaqwanda. Mutemath is a New Orleans based band that formed in 2003. This particular record was their first studio recording and it was released in 2006. They dropped this off an independent label - and they decided to only sell copies at their live shows. Interesting tactic, saves on shipping costs for a younger band. That might be fairly common nowadays, like when Tab the Band opens for STP. Just try to sell a bunch of records straight up for 5 bucks and not have to pay the retailers any fees and avoid shipping. Not a bad idea. I'll tell you what I like about this. It's got almost an outer space type feel. They really to a great job of running a synth over the guitar, which feels really spacey and fun. The rhythm of nearly every track is so entrancing too...which is pretty cool. While I think some of this could be considered poppy, I'm really okay with it. If you're going to run experimentals over a pop lyric or style, I think that's a fun exploration. I dig it. I would tell you to give this a whirl on your Friday. As a whole, I'm not a fan of every single song, but I think there are more than a couple iPod worthy tracks. Let me know what you think!

1. Collapse
2. Typical
3. After We Have Left Our Homes
4. Chaos
5. Noticed
6. Plan B
6. Break The Same
7. Stare at the Sun
8. Obsolete
9. Break the Same
10. You Are Mine
11. Control
12. Picture
13. Stall Out
14. Reset

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. You Are Mine
2. Plan B
3. Collapse

3.5 out of 5 stars


  1. I heard the song Choas a few years back and loved it.

    These guys opened for 30 Seconds to Mars earlier this year and the show was absolutly fantastic. If you ever get the chance to see them live, do it. You won't regret it.

  2. I think the music would fit nicely into a show. I'll have to keep an eye out!