Archive for January, 2014

Milliblog has always been a champion of the composers, more than singers, lyricists and any other creative artists associated with music. You know this already – have said so in many occasions. It’s not as if others are not important – they all have a role to play, but without the composers, they do not […]

With its catchy Middle Eastern sound and Ash King’s cool vocals, Mashooqana is easily likeable. Gaurav unleashes his Mithoon’ness in Main dhoondne – neat, thanks to Arijit’s soaring vocals. KK is in his dependable self in the soft-pop Soniye, but the title song goes overboard and is rather cringe-worthy! Much like the otherwise tuneful Thanks […]

Saturday January 11, 2014 17:02

Heart Attack (Music review), Telugu – Anup Rubens

Nuvvante naaku is wonderfully pulsating, with captivating music, including a sly, obvious nod to Rahman! Anup adorns the lovely melody of Thuhi hai too with extra music, and it works well! Ra ra vastava is Chaitra’s show – smashing rendtion of a showy tune! She sounds equally good in the absorbing pathos of Selvanuko too! […]

Thursday January 9, 2014 21:32

Gunday (Music review), Hindi – Sohail Sen

Jashn-e-ishqa‘s manic energy is wonderfully delivered by Javed Ali and Shadaab Faridi. Tune maari entriyaan is catchy South Indian kuthu all the way (even the Bengali version), including a sneaky homage the TKS Natarajan’s 80s cult Tamil song, Ennadi muniyamma. Jiya‘s backgrounds and sweeping melody are enticing, but Asalaam-e-ishqum sounds like unimpressive early Pritam material. […]

Neelangarayil seems to be using the time-tested beauty of Charukesi raga quite well… very well sung by Karthik and Shreya (definitely better when compared to the other version featuring Saindhavi). Kichu kichu, in comparison, barring some inventive lyrics invoking petrol and diesel, is sans impact. Naadu naadu is no different – background’ish song at best. […]

Saturday January 4, 2014 21:12

Darling (Music review), Kannada – Arjun Janya

Dabba song is energetic and consistently rhythmic; that it is well sung by Kailash Kher and Shamitha Malnad only adds to the appeal! Mika’s title song, in comparison, is relatively weak with its predictable commercial template. Karthik and Archana Ravi seem perfect for the dulcet Kaichachu – Arjun’s tune sticks immediately and is orchestrated beautifully […]

Punjabi Wedding Song is as per the name – adequately Sunidhi Chauhan, with the right sprinkling of English hooks. Shake it like Shammi is a genuinely interesting take on Shammi-era rock and roll; fantastic singing by Benny Dayal and innovatively groovy. Drama queen, despite the energy, is standard-issue Dharma sound. It’s in Manchala, Zehnaseeb and […]

Wednesday January 1, 2014 20:47

Top recent listens (December 2013)

Neer bharan & Raat gaey – Coke Studio Pakistan, Season 6, Episode 3 One word to describe Neer bharan – Bhaagesri! Enough said! Raat gaey, on the other hand is silky smooth jazz, aced by Zoe Viccaji’s lovely vocals! Laila O Laila & Ishq kinara – Coke Studio Pakistan, Season 6, Episode 4 These two […]

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