College Days (Gaurav)

Om namah shivaya opens the album energetically, and auspiciously, even though the lyrics do not link back to the almighty. Alvida carries a very likeable mix of early Rock Machine and Paki rock sound, while Manzil and Zinda are punchy – both the tune and lyrics. Fighting all alone sticks out like a sore thumb with its disparate sound and mood, even as College days impresses lyrically, while not being as nostalgic as say, Ali Hyder’s Purani Jeans. Aaj tu is my pick of the album – hauntingly mellow with simple, delightful arrangements. For a debut, Gaurav is damn good!

Keywords: IIM Ahmedabad, Gaurav Dagaonkar, Jatin Sharma