2017 Film Songs Round Up – PART 1

Doing a 10 song round up for B.B.C. - You can listen to the first instalment here. http://www.bbc.com/hindi/media-42459875 The final instalment would be live next week. Meanwhile, there is a blogpost with playlist link lurking somewhere in which I won't be constrained to pick just 10 songs. That would be coming here shortly or somewhere.

CokeStudio10 – Episode 5

Review links for previous episodes of CokeStudio10 - 1,2,3,4 Sab Maya hai - Sanwal has a powerful voice and you will not waste a second in the song to realise this. While Ataullah's voice is the one with deep rooted traditional touches, Sanwal comes up fluid, more contemporary and with fabulous command. Obviously the old song was re-imagined … Continue reading CokeStudio10 – Episode 5

CokeStudio10 – Episode 4

Cokestudio10 - Episode 1 review here, Episode 2 review here, Episode 3 review here With the season sounding below average to put it mildly, I was more anxious than encouraged to see this episode. A well paced Naine moray featuring Sir Aamir Zaki, Akbar ali, the fabulous houseband, a brilliant Gul Muhammed on Sarangi and a … Continue reading CokeStudio10 – Episode 4

Jab Harry met Sejal – Music review

Pasting the review that first appeared on moifightclub here. You can listen to my music review on B.B.C. link here. One of the things you have to do when you review film music is to review almost every film album, and when you summarize the year, you get a real picture of the music scene – … Continue reading Jab Harry met Sejal – Music review

CokeStudio 10 – About to begin

and the featured artists line up is online! check it here ---> http://www.cokestudio.com.pk/season10/artists.html?WT.cl=1&WT.mn=Artists I hope the cynic in me is wrong. There has been too much 'buzz' even before the teaser is out and when that happens it normally means the show would be self absorbed and self indulgent. I hope I am wrong. Cannot. Wait. … Continue reading CokeStudio 10 – About to begin

Half Girlfriend – Music Review

You can listen to my music review of Half Girlfriend here - http://www.bbc.com/hindi/media-39899349 A surprisingly good album that is weighed down by 'done to death' Aashiqu-sque tune, a shrill Shreya Ghosal nearly murdering a Pakistani gem and lastly - a surprising English song that is very very good! Thumbs up!

Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya – Music review

You can listen to my music review of Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya here - http://www.bbc.com/hindi/entertainment-39156009 Energetic, missing the mark often but with two solid filmi songs which are original, thankfully. You can listen to the full album and find all artist credits here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTRsPv3r5b0  

Rangoon – Music review

You can listen to my music review of Rangoon here  - http://www.bbc.com/hindi/media-38772961  You can find out the glorious artist line up that is responsible for the music of Rangoon here - https://almostareview.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/rangoon-music-credits-with-a-bit-of-trivia/ There is a soul satisfying thump in Bloody Hell owing largely to the raunchy lyrics. I mean ‘Ishq kiya angrezi mein’ has got to ‘ring bells’ at … Continue reading Rangoon – Music review

Music review links

Have been irregular in updating the links of my music reviews. Thought let me change that. Here are some of them. Cheers! OK Jaanu http://www.bbc.com/hindi/media-38543688 Kaabil http://www.bbc.com/hindi/entertainment-38655580 Year ender 2016 BBC top 10 songs - http://www.bbc.com/hindi/media-38543684 Mirzya http://bit.ly/bbcmirzya  Rock on 2 http://bit.ly/bbcrockon2 Shivaay http://www.bbc.com/hindi/media-37659881 Ae dil hai mushkil http://www.bbc.com/hindi/media-37732820 Saansein http://www.bbc.com/hindi/media-37804420 force 2 http://www.bbc.com/hindi/media-37874822 Tum … Continue reading Music review links