Archive for October, 2011

Friday October 28, 2011 15:44

Solo (Music review), Telugu – Mani Sharma

Almost atom bomb (!) present an interesting dilemma – should we cringe on the lyrics or the overtly familiar tune and musical pieces? Marumallelle la is predictable too, but has a lovely lilt that’s unique to Mani Sharma! Haricharan’s Na prema kathaku has intriguingly catchy pathos, while Singapore (!) is pathetic item material. Puduthune solo […]

Friday October 21, 2011 21:48

Desi Boyz (Music review), Hindi – Pritam

Make some noise for the Desi Boyz sees Pritam employ every trick in his book to create reasonably listenable and relentless Punglish noise. Subha hone na de, with its nursery rhymishly addictive hook, is pedestrian techno pop, while Jhak maar ke whips up a catchy mix that is a bit too reminiscent of Action Replayy’s […]

The title song and Maa daddy pockets‘ highlight is their guitaring work even as the tunes falter into predictable zones, much like the retro-poppish Vegam vegam, but Rahul gets the tune perfectly right in the short Nuvvu nenu that has Benny Dayal’s fabulous vocals, and in Aalochana vasthene, with superb vocals by Ranjith and Sangeeta […]

Wednesday October 19, 2011 20:12

Osthe (Music review), Tamil – Thaman S

With just a faint echo of Munni, but with a supercharged Tamil kuthu, Kalasala is pure adrenaline; Thaman gets everything right – LR Easwari and T.Rajendar’s vocals, catchy hooks…everything! Neduvaali uses Thaman’s own Mirapakaya tune Chilaka admirably well, while the title song overdoses on the Osthe mamey phrase. Simbu’s lyrics and singing are functional in […]

Wednesday October 19, 2011 20:12

Vithagan (Music review), Tamil – Joshua Sridhar

Gappu aappu is a scintillating combination of Parthiban’s massy wordplay and a cool tune from Joshua. Parthiban’s verses stand out in three other melodies – Ikkuthae, Thanana thanthana and Kadalirandu; Shreya Ghoshal, Swetha Mohan and Chinmayi rule over the songs respectively given their gorgeous tunes. Vegamaai is uncomfortably close to Harris’ sound, complete with a […]

Friday October 14, 2011 20:23

Item (Music review), Indipop – Euphoria

Sajnaa apes Euphoria’s earlier folksy tracks, to relatively poor effect. Mere dost is a decent effort for its lyrics and a neat tune, while Gumsum has Palash of yore in full flow. Why is Dukeli in this album? Akela is a gorgeous melody but Palash’s vocals act as the song’s undoing, much like elsewhere in the […]

Sheila ho ya munni seems like an attempt to ride on the popularity of the two songs, since tune-wise it falls flat. Tumba, Dum ba dum, Ye adaa, Kann phad lo and Bhootiye are largely pointless, while Jogi’s classical mix goes haywire halfway through! The Haryanvi Bawli tared has an engaging, slow and racy mix, […]

Wednesday October 12, 2011 17:23

Thank you, Jagjit Singh!

For a voracious music listener and reviewer now, I didn’t even own a music system (the one that plays cassette tapes) till 1992. That was the year I joined college (commerce – meaning, more than enough time in hand), in interior Tamil Nadu (Salem). 1992 was the year that I convinced my dad to buy […]

NW1W. Perhaps the first every NW1W for a non-film album on Milliblog. The title could have been ‘How to really maul Hindi film classics’. The idea seems interesting, on paper, however. Keywords: Suraj Jagan.

O meri jaane jaan is college-level cuteness that even college kids may have given up these days. But Gaurav Dagaonkar’s 2nd, the title track, does the trick – zingy tune and wonderful vocals by Kshitij. The uncredited Yaad piya ki aaye (with arrangements by Dipanjan Guha) is superb – in terms of the bluesy orchestration […]

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