Archive for January, 2018

Sunday January 28, 2018 09:45

Milliblog Weeklies – JAN21.2018

A new playlist, after a week’s break (because of the Shankar Ehsaan Loy playlist!). Milliblog Weeklies – India’s only multilingual, weekly new music playlist. Week 8: On Apple Music | On Saavn A note on each song in the playlist. Koova (Indipop, Tamil): Singer Karthik, as composer, nails the song’s delightful electro-swing structure! Madurai Chinna […]

Taufiq Qureshi’s gradual build-up in the percussion really kick-starts Tu paas hai beautifully. Shankar’s handling of Javed Akhtar’s lovely lines, by extending each line without a break is a neat touch before he opens the melody with the ‘Harpal yahi’ connection. There’s some fantastic guitar work for the interludes, even as Shankar’s tune for the […]

Athiradi is more posturing than a cohesive song, though that retro-style interlude (Vanmurai pazhi) is a nifty touch. Ditto with Yaar ivan – less of a ‘song’ and more background’ish. Mudhal murai is good at places – the anupallavi is really melodious and that nadaswaram-phrase is smart work by Yuvan, but something seems off, overall. […]

Raaja paatu is far away from any Ilaya’raja’ song, with lyrics sounding as free-flowing as the Tequila at the pub the song refers to. But the song is heady, with a spirited EDM sound. That ‘Raja’ paatu flavor actually appears in Kaadhoram, with a gorgeous melody at the center, built with a lovely ‘Puyal mazhai’ […]

Monday January 22, 2018 18:35

Mohini (Music review), Tamil – Vivek-Mervin

Hey is decent-enough R&B, though the English verse is cringe-inducing. Benny Dayal infuses a lot of life into Bomb Figure Lady (cringe, again!!) that’s passably catchy at best. Youtube La Melam‘s folk infusion and that nadaswaram base makes it much better than its otherwise poor form (the lyrics are atrocious!). Mohini’s Rage is the soundtrack’s […]

Ghoomar‘s steady percussion is as hypnotic as Shreya Ghoshal’s vocals, though the tune is functional. Sanjay’s tune works better in Ek dil, a maudlin melody that gains from Shivam Pathak’s singing and the orchestration. Sanjay’s effort in bringing the Central Asian sound in Khalibali works well within its catchy outlook, while a similar approach in […]

Saturday January 20, 2018 19:23

Tholi Prema (Music review), Telugu – Thaman S

Raghu Dixit’s Break The Rules is an uptempo song with a neat ‘Mohana murali’ semi-classical interlude. Sunona Sunaina has a funky, likeable bounce and Rahul Nambiar’s singing makes it better. Thaman’s familiar backgrounds return in Allasani vaari, though Shreya’s vocals and Kamalakar’s flute make a significant difference. Kala Bhairava’s title song has a searing pathos […]

Friday January 19, 2018 20:39

Milliblog Weeklies – JAN07.2018

Milliblog Weeklies – India’s only multilingual, weekly new music playlist. Week 7: On Apple Music | On Saavn A note on each song in the playlist. Lae dooba (Aiyaary, Hindi): Rochak Kohli had a fantastic year in 2017 and Lae dooba is a great start to 2018. Sunidhi Chauhan is at her usual, fantastic self, […]

Mazha‘s melody is wonderfully dreamy, worth soaking in, with the sound carried from the composer’s earlier combo with Sachin. Haricharan and Roshni Suresh pull it off brilliantly. Kaana chembaka poo, sung by Vijay Yesudas, is a tad too simplistic, but it also has an easily likeable rhythm that keeps it engaging. Tharam, interestingly, attempts a […]

Poovukku is a merely-pleasant song to resurface with the post-Gautham Menon form for Darbuka Siva. Even Vaazhum valluvarae is short and situational. But Siva stuns with Yaenadi! It could easily be from a Gautham film – breezy melody, phenomenally sung by Haricharan and a delightful anupallavi-to-pallavi bridge! Geedhaara kiliye is even better!! Sathyaprakash is superb […]

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