Monday January 27, 2014

One By Two (Music review), Hindi – Shankar Ehsaan Loy

Posted by Karthik

I’m Just Pakaoed‘s highlight is clearly Amitabh Bhattacharya’s hilarious lyrics, besides Siddharth Mahadevan’s uninhibited high pitched vocals. Kaboom sees Anushka Manchanda in fantastic form, again with fantastic lyrics by Amitabh, coupled with a lively tune by the trio. Baat kya hai‘s pensive tune is endearing and even the craftily minimal music the trio load it with makes a superb impact. There’s a reason why Shankar Mahadevan reserves Khushfehmiyan for himself – the tune seems tailor-made for his range and he aces it as usual! The unplugged version brings out his singing prowess even better, understandably so! Surprisingly, Khuda na khasta, the other track that seems made for Shankar’s vocal range, is handed over to Arijit Singh! And the man laps up the opportunity to deliver a whopper, backed by a lovely melody that is instantly likeable! The feathery jazz of Sheher mera is absolutely delightful in Thomson Andrews’ accomplished vocals, and also for the verses Amitabh crafts about life in the city. For a soundtrack that was mired in so much controversy over its release, One By Two sees the trio delivering a phenomenally diverse range. For such a quality output, it is baffling to T-series giving up its rights!

Keywords: One By Two, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, 200, #200



  • Sambhu Mahendran

    #100 for Highway and #200 for One By Two.?

    • milliblog

      I see you are good with your numbers 🙂

  • bukowskinerd

    Sheher Mera is such a delight, haven’t heard such a gorgeous vintage jazz composition in a while. Khuda Na Khasta, I could’ve sworn it was Shankar who sang that. Quality. Reminded me slightly of Shola Shola from London Dreams, the initial bits.

    Quality soundtrack, SEL is on a roll!

  • Zakhm

    agreed that one by two is an awesome album – though I thought kaboom was autotuned garbage that took all the sultriness out of manchandas voice

    baat kya hai though….so haunting

  • jeanjohny

    Not enough to garner a 200, in my IMO! Neverthless a better album. 🙂

  • Ravi Krishna

    Good album though it is typical SEL stuff. Khuda Na Khasta reminds of Sapno Se Bhare Naina from LBC and Khushfameiyan has traces of Khanabhadosh from London Dreams. But overall a much more listenable album that another recent album by ARR which should be appropriately titled Moffasil road.

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