Archive for July, 2014

Saturday July 19, 2014 09:32

Vaaimai (Music review), Tamil – Auggath

Vaaimaiye vellum pulls off its pulsating sound well, but for a tune that is at best something that plays in the background when the titles roll over. Alka Yagnik’s Tamil coach (if there was one) deserves a rap in the knuckles for Kanpadum; even the passable melody becomes a chore. Sadhana Sargam pulls it off […]

The title song is a pleasant, catchy power qawali sung with the perfect verve by Javed Ali and Sunidhi – lovely listen! Mannat starts off dreamily, but eventually – and disappointingly – moves on to Sanjay Leela Bhansali territory, thereby diluting the impact completely. Rangreli, despite the energetic sound, is outdated 90s music. Ditto with […]

Johnny Johnny is insanely catchy and with such intoxicating lyrics that it may just be banned in Gujarat! Priya is particularly fantastic with the female vocals! Veerey di wedding treads on similar territory, and gets at least the hook bang-on! Tera naam doon is breezy enough melody and sung well by Atif and Shalmali, but […]

Bossu bossu‘s evocative wonder about news and newspaper seems like an odd subject to be endowed with that alluring jazz sound – the contrast is interesting! Anthony Dasan owns the song like only he can. Poo pola sounds like an amateur college band’s first single, while Penne penne too barely makes a mark with its […]

Sumke sumke has a predictable tune, but Arjun packages it well, while Bitbutu is every a bit of Arjun template that is so recognisable – Vijay Prakash can deliver such songs in his sleep… catchy in a frivolous way! Band baja wears its hero-intro badge quite obviously and sounds utterly pointless. Mari byadave is Karthik’s […]

Santhanam carries Aara amara impressively – more than being in tune, he brings his dialog swagger to completely own the song! Idhuvarai yarum falls into the intriguingly catchy Malaysian Tamil rap style – the rap portions are layered well on the tune, sung well by Rahul Nambiar and Chinmayi. Kaima kaisa sees Vijay Antony reusing […]

Mikey mcCleary adds interesting layers to Gimme Pizza, mixing rap, reggae and sitar to a funky, frenetic coherence! The acoustic version of Saurabh Kalsi’s Tum chal diye is gorgeous – breezy guitar mixed with Arjun Kanungo’s endearing vocals. The reprise expands on the song’s musicscape significantly, to an interesting, Mohit Suri’ish effect! Shamir Tandon’s Haddiwali […]

Pesadhe is vintage Yuvan – a lovely melody orchestrated with the necessary chutzpah and inventiveness, but with a more generous rock dosage than usual; fabulously sung by Hariharasudhan and Pooja! Ennodu vaa is passable kuthu, with a keen ear for the pulsating percussion. Moodu panikkul is truly interesting, recalling Jean Michel Jarre’s electronic music sensibility, […]

Jumme ki raat has a definite Pancham swagger, but Himesh’s one hook repetition snuffs its life out. Mika sings it better, while Salman croaks uncomfortably. Himesh’s other song, Tu hi tu, is an engaging melody undone by its monotonous music; Neeti and Mohd. Irfan do well in their versions, while the digital corrections are mighty […]

The entire soundtrack – Ramanujan (Tamil, Ramesh Vinayagam) Along-side Amara Kaaviyam, the other fantastic soundtrack from Tamil in recent times. Another soundtrack that I played a lot last month without skipping even a single song. Come to my party – Black Joe Lewis One hell of a cool disco funk mix! The kind of song […]

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