Friday November 25, 2016

Nenjam Marappathillai (Music review), Tamil – Yuvan Shankar Raja

Posted by Karthik

Kannungala chellangala is truly intriguing, and captivating! It also has horrendous vocals by Yuvan, besides Selvaraghavan’s inventive lines like ‘Setha naai mela thaan ethana lorry thaan’. Maalai varum has a likeable rock ballad-style melody, with that catchy ‘Ramsay’ call-out. But, it also has stomach-churningly bad singing by Dhanush and Yuvan. Yuvan offers a frenetic drum-and-bass mix—very State of Bengal!—in En pondaati, with Selvaraghavan aiming for a lyrics Grammy; thankfully, the singing doesn’t matter. Yuvan produces Raja’ish orchestral splendor in the beautifully sweeping The Good Bad & Ugly theme! But for the atrocious vocals, Nenjam Marappathillai is a wonderfully quirky soundtrack!

Keywords: Nenjam Marappathillai, Yuvan Shankar Raja

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  • Arvind

    Not sure why you hate yuvan voice.. it is not great..but it is unique and adds flavor..

    • milliblog

      No, I have no issue with his voice. Only his singing. He sings off key very often and generally sounds really bad and careless with the way he sings.

      • Jayakumar G

        I too have the same issue, He sings off key lately and his lyrics depiction of ‘la’ and ‘zha’ needs to be addressed. But still his voice is catchy and unique.

  • ragu raam

    To The Moderator Sir, Sir, I request
    you to introduce illayaraja album Swappanam to the blog followers , I
    definitely qualifies for your introduction . further please introduce
    veena in vienna..

  • Sathyajit Krishnan

    What a weird album. Wacky. Keeping in line with that weird trailer.

  • Amit_t

    Pitch perfect singing and tonal accuracy are not going to come from Yuvan EVER.

    People who have made peace with this fact are able to see beyond this expected imperfection and enjoy the music.

    Knowing the risk of getting attacked here I would argue that flawed singing is much better than getting Latha Rajinikanth, Alia Bhat and Jonita Gandhi sound perfect using auto tune!! The master of auto tune in India is guilty of making some ordinary singers sound perfect. What ever happened to the human touch?

  • Prakash Srinivasan

    Yuvan just killed his own songs with not even one PROFESSIONAL singer singing in this album, same with Yaakai, good songs killed by awful singing!
    Too difficult for composers to resist the temptation of singing their own songs.

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