Archive for November, 2012

Avatha paiyya‘s incredibly pleasant melody is instantly endearing – Yasin and Vandana’s vocals is one big reason, besides the gorgeous percussion that adorns it. Sengaade‘s elongated prelude portends an archaic pathos tune and Madhu Balakrishnan starts singing in line too; but the song has superb vocals and impactful lyrics. Or mirugam is the best orchestrated […]

Wednesday November 21, 2012 21:00

Puthagam (Music review), Tamil – James Vasanthan

Kondaadathaan has an addictive stock rhythm; Muthukumar’s lyrics are terribly templatized, however. Mella pookkudhe is lovely! Vocals by Bellie Raj and Deepa Miriam, and gorgeous violin-led orchestration adds to the melody. Italica is pointless; gibberish lyrics by Pa.Vijay too. Say That You Love Me has an oddly catchy 80s pop sound – that it’s well […]

Sunday November 18, 2012 07:05

Dabangg 2 (Music review), Hindi – Sajid Wajid

Dagabaz re, that post-marriage addendum to Tere mast mast do nain, uses vastly similar tricks, to impress, again. PandeyJi Seeti seems to be constructed especially for Salman’s hip movement… and occasionally ours too. After using Zandu Balm in the earlier film, it’s Fevicol’s time in Fevicol se, but the tune is so embarrassingly 80s. Saanson […]

Saturday November 3, 2012 22:49

Top recent listens (October 2012)

Nenjukkulle – Kadal (Tamil – A R Rahman) ~ Unplugged version from A R Rahman’s MTV episode Trust Mani Ratnam to bring out the magic in Rahman! This song is superb! Shaktishree Gopalan gets a chance as good as Chinmayi, in Kannathil Muthamittaal and she delivers brilliantly. I believe the song’s orchestration will be vastly […]

Aaiyo re is a lovely ‘rain song’ with Leslie’s guitar playing peekaboo with the gorgeous North Eastern flavor. Janabe ali sounds like new material from Wham! and is catchy in a quirky way. In Ma ma re, Hariharan flexes his vocal prowess while Leslie adds his awkward Indipop at inopportune points. Kaise samjhaye‘s highlight is […]

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