This review appeared first here - http://www.thequint.com/entertainment/2016/01/20/music-review-fitoor-sounds-above-average-at-best You can listen to the music review here - http://www.bbc.com/hindi/multimedia/2016/01/160129_music_review_vm.shtml Once the ‘it’ kid on the Bollywood music scene, Amit Trivedi has matured rather well, thanks to some soulful melodies and a refreshing presentation through varied genres. Every project of his is welcomed by music lovers almost the … Continue reading Music review – Fitoor
Like it or not, Mohit Suri gives out contemporary melodies which resonate long after the film leaves. Hamari Adhuri Kahani music is no different. With a new talent 'Ami mishra' giving out the 'teri galiyan-sque' song for the film and Arijit in top form in the title song (Thanks to his collaboration with the soothing … Continue reading Music review – Hamari Adhuri Kahaani
Yes, this is the kind of post that I would never do because it is not cool to give out 'first reaction' Anyway, this is about shamitabh. This is about a song that has ilayaraja at the helm and words are penned by Swanand kirkire. When I write 'piddly' from my keyboard, it auto-corrects the same … Continue reading Piddly – Whaaaa? daaa?? faaaaaa?
It's been a while since I have put anything on this blog. To those 2 people who read my posts here, happy to inform that I have been asked by BBC guys to do some audio music reviews for them. Have pasted the links below for some review which I have already done for them. … Continue reading BBC music reviews
Ghazal as a genre has been on a decline since last few years. Blame it on high decibel promotions that other ‘non ghazal’ albums get or the general lack of interest from the music companies, but it is not far from reality to assume that ghazal albums are way too few. I dug up some … Continue reading Ishq Lamhe Feat. Ustad Rashid Khan – Music review
Last year on October 10, music lost Jagjit Singh. Sony has released this album to ensure some more ghazals reach out to us that were previously unheard by most of us. The album starts with Tu Ambar ki Aankh ka taara and Jagjit Singh announces something that is impossible to put in here. This track is … Continue reading Jagjit Singh – The Master And His Magic (New album)
Pankaj Awasthi is one of the strongest voices we have in our music scene. Some of his previous work can be found here, here and here. His characteristic shiver in the loud alaaps pierce right through your soul. Do try to catch up on some of his work if you have time. You can listen to this album here … Continue reading Somrass – Pankaj Awasthi – Review…almost!
Ala Barfi! - Right from the first moment when you hear the whistle, you know this song is all about fun! A narrative of the alleged 'sad' life of Barfi, the song takes a lighter take on the situation rather than brooding over it (Sanjay Leela bhansali, take note). There are 2 versions of this … Continue reading Barfi! Music review…almost
ये पोस्ट सबसे पहले यहाँ छपी है - The complete track listing and credits and an option to buy can be found here 1. Jiya ho bihar – The song starts with faint ‘thaaps’ as if a traditional song but soon is joined by electric guitars and then the techno arrangement leads us to the very … Continue reading Gangs of Wasseypur – Music review (Ok…Almost!)
Somewhat weird promos and an over emotive 'hero' arrested the attention. May be YRF is trying hard to sound 'raw', I thought. I heard the album and well... Ishaqzade - The title song (giving you an intense 'Udaan' sound) starts a gentle 'bigoool' starts the song in way as to tell us something big is … Continue reading Ishaqzaade – Music review…Almost!
There was a time when I used to feel Vishal Shekhar (hereafter referred at times as VS) are the hope for hindi film music. Then so many similar soundtracks happened and it all faded away. I was (Still am) vocal of their 'same sound'. The soundtrack of 'Kahaani' gives me a gentle punch by showcasing … Continue reading Kahaani – Music review
What can one 'blog' about Mirza? Absolutely Nothing. Just wanted to register it here, that I thank God for his kindness that I was born in an era (with hearing, seeing and understanding faculties), when I was able to come across Ghalib sahab's work. How can I not mention Maalik (Gulzar) who made it possible … Continue reading Mirza Ghalib
Yes, it's here. The much awaited (Ok not much awaited album but what the heck!). Let's hear it all out shall we? 1. Chikni Chameli - A rehash of a popular Marathi Song. Yep no points for guessing it because the beginning is pleasantly very very 'Marathi'. Never been a fan of such songs but … Continue reading AgneePath – Music review
This album has come out long time back I guess. Still it’s my blog I will write whatever I want to 🙂 Jokes apart, Kshitij Tarey (KT) has been a favorite because of the sheer ease with which he sings. While I continue to hum the track number 3 and 4 (which are the pick … Continue reading Ae Dosheeza – Kshitij Tarey