Thursday, October 27, 2011

Music Review: Odd Soul

Album: Odd Soul
Artist: Mutemath
Released: October 2011

Mutemath's fan base seems to span a lot of very different sorts of people and artists in many different genres. It's probably because they're talented. From song writing, lyrics, and production to an incredible live show---they seem to have the whole package. There is no band that is universally agreed upon to be "good" but Mutemath comes about as close as you can get in this day and age. Talent will always be subjective to the listener and their taste. As for me, I loved this album. I liked their first album and the creativity they exuded in their videos and tours. The second album was a disappointment. But this album, their third, is everything the second should have been. 

The style is different enough from the day to day to peak interest from first listen. The production is excellent. I've very much enjoyed with album, especially their title track "Odd Soul".

I can recommend this album to anyone without preface. That's pretty rare. Definitely check this album out. 


Monday, October 17, 2011

Movie Review: Moneyball

Released September 2011
Directed by: Bennett Miller

Bennett Miller doesn't seem to make a lot of movies, but when he does, oh man does he do it right. The only other movie I've seen of his was Capote which was also excellent and also featured Philip Seymour Hoffman. 

I thought Moneyball was an excellent movie, especially for sports fans. It was interesting, filmed well with good acting on the part of Pitt and Hoffman, and more accurate than most "true story" films tend to be even if it still took some dramatic license. I honestly loved it so I don't have much else to say about it except: Go see it.