Wednesday January 6, 2010

Music review: Goa (Tamil – Yuvan Shankar Raja)

Posted by Karthik

Goa’s soundtrack is interestingly split into two dramatically different parts. The native folk flavour is heady in 3 tracks – the unbelievably-Raja’ish and hyper-catchy Yezhezhu thalamuraikkum; the mid-80s pathos track that thought we had thankfully left behind, Ooru nalla ooru, and the surprisingly non-descript Adida nayandiya – but only one really works. The more mod Yuvan we know of is evident across the other 5 tracks. Of this, the title song and its club mix hold scintillating appeal with its uniquely Sean Paul-like sound, while Andrea rocks the already lovely ballad’ish tune of Idhu varai! Valiba vaa vaa is trendy, gets great support from Raja and SPB’s vocals and the fusion that Yuvan smartly weaves in as Chitra joins later. Yuvan’s familiar, almost-offkey solo, Kaadhal endral, starts off well with his trademark,  violins and even as he falters in the vocals at places, it still makes for a heartfelt song! Idai vazhi is Yuvan doing a Rahman – he lets go of his usual style and experiments brilliantly; Mamtha Mohandas, without the Devi Sri Prasad’ish synthetic vocalizing at last, sounds mighty good in her real voice, along with Benny Dayal. Goa’s soundtrack is exhilarating – Yuvan opens the year in style!

Keywords: #200, 200, Goa, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Ilyaraja, Prem G Amaran, Venkat Prabhu, Premji, Goa Tamil music review, music review tamil goa, yuvan goa music review

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