Archive for June, 2011

Tuesday June 28, 2011 10:29

Singham (Music review), Hindi – Ajay-Atul

Sukhwinder Singh’s title song is emphatic and very South Indian-style hero-intro’ish! The remix is decently functional too, surprisingly! And, about the other two (only) tracks, there is nothing fundamentally wrong with them – Maula maula, featuring Kunal Ganjawala and Richa Sharma’s vocals is harmonious and beautifully tuneful even as its remix completely kills it. But […]

Kaiya thoda at best has a leftover Yuvan sound with lazily assembled kuthu beats, but Oru naal vidumurai apes the Yuvan sound brilliantly; lovely tune, fabulously sung by Haricharan and Prashantini. T.Rajendar’s Dooda is a rollicking affair; foot-tapping, with excellent vocal support by the composing duo! More blatant Yuvan influence in Nadhiyile; similar sweeping violins, […]

Tai tai phish and it’s variant, Aa rela hai are high on catchy Maharashtrian folk, but are strictly passable. Mohit Chauhan’s dependable vocals and Nitesh Tiwari’s lyrics prop Chatte batte, but Ziddi piddi isn’t so lucky despite ambitious orchestration. It’s when Amit gets kids to express themselves that things sound better; Ek school banana hai […]

Haal-e-dil is gorgeously resonant! The track is treated appropriately by the composers; minimal music and even that tabla (or, is it mridangam? Valid query from @Sharathpadaru) entering later in the track adds great value! The title song is a nice, catchy acapella gimmick, including vocalizing the electric guitar to decent results! In comparison, the dub […]

Dhenam dhenam‘s action-packed tune is surprisingly enjoyable; it is perhaps the nonchalant attitude towards all that violence that makes this song endearing – Benny Dayal rocks this one! Kaalangathale too is a great listen…simple, instantly likeable melody and superb vocals by Karthik. Yenna solla is fabulously foot-tapping, with a great hook by MLR Karthikeyan. It’s […]

Thursday June 9, 2011 18:02

Top recent listens – May 2011

Hona tha pyar, Din pareshaan hai & Sayyan bolain – Bol (Pakistani OST – Atif Aslam, Sajjad Ali & Shoaib Mansoor) Sayyan bolain is a triump of the vocals by Shabnam Majeed, Sahir Ali Bugga and Bina Jawad, even as the film’s director, Shoaib Mansoor has a haunting thumri-style composition to his credit. Atif’s Hona […]

Velava velava must be the snazziest ode to Lord Muruga yet; foot-tapping stuff. Meene vinmeene and Puraavai are beautifully crafted melodies…unhurried, memorable tunes, great arrangements and very good singing, particularly Vijayprakash’s solo in the latter. Nenje nenje‘s techno sound is appealing more so because of Vairamuthu’s powerful lyrics. Incidentally, the lyrics are even more interesting […]

Ik junoon‘s enthusiasm is highly infectious, particularly the energy in the arrangements and delightful vocals. Alyssa Mendosa is in total control of the dreamy Khaabon ke parindey; its jazzy, restless orchestration is a sheer joy to absorb. Hrithik, Farhan and Abhay’s vocals gel beautifully with Maria Del Mar Fernandez in the gorgeously latino Senorita, while […]

Karthik’s ‘Music I Like’ recreates classics in a zingy new package along with composer Sai Madhukar. Mahaganapathim sounds lovely in Karthik’s rich vocals, even as the interludes recall notes from Raja’s Panivizhum malarvanam – naattai/chalanaattai combo? The abheri Nagumomu is exquisite too, while Brocheva is the best as far as Karthik’s singing goes. A few […]

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