Archive for December 26th, 2013

Thursday December 26, 2013 20:15

Milliblog India Top 10, 2013

Last year, I started a new annual property, besides the language-based lists. I called it Milliblog India Top 10 (the list from 2012) and with some comparisons between how Raja’s and Rahman’s career panned out, promptly landed the post into some pointless controversy. Let me avoid any such comparison this year – last year, it […]

Aagayam‘s choir-like opening is juxtaposed with a rather disjoint dubstep mix; the result is pretty interesting! Haricharan sounds good in the foot-tapping Orakkanna sachu nee, that possibly and interestingly touches upon Karaharapriya raaga. Meesa kokkuthan, a kuthu song, is sans any specific impact barring Saranya Ponvannan’s singing! Va idhu nethiyadi sounds like an ode to […]

Of Sajid Wajid’s three songs, Baaki sab and Photocopy are unbearably banal, but Tere naina, that sounds like the love child of Bullet Raja’s Saamne hai and Dabangg’s Tere mast mast, is a neat listen! Amal Malik’s Tumko to aana hi tha is sappy and cheesy; the House mix (Love you till the end), even […]

Thursday December 26, 2013 18:00

Oru Oorla (Music review), Tamil – Ilayaraja

Ippadiyum oruthan undu seems massively out of place in the current scheme of things despite how Raja tries – unnecessarily – to prop up the Nila adhu-style tune. Thannanthaniye and Thaaye vanthaaye, in comparison, are relatively unspoilt and the beautifully flowing melodies – that are oh-so-Raja – work easily; thanks also to Haricharan and Raja’s […]

Devi Telugufies an otherwise predictable Latino template in Aww tuzo morgh korta; kudos to Neha Bhasin for infusing life into it too! O Sayonara is an interesting idea, mixing what sounds like rock, with a folk phrase, while Sooraj Santhosh does really well in the vocals. You are my love‘s staid boy-band pop tune is […]

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