These days live albums from big-time bands sound more like studio fodder: squeaky-clean sterility with zero grime. Thankfully, Odd Soul Live in DC proves the stubborn exception (though it's more an EP than full-length). Paul Meany's soul-infused tantrums struggle to rise above the group's dense, herky-jerky attack. To hear this unfold is exciting, as each instrument is engaged in a frenetic pitter-patter that all too often collapses in on itself. On "Tell Your Heart Heads Up" MuteMath goes rogue, transforming the tune into a Santana-style funk blitz not unlike the legendary "Soul Sacrifice."