Bhoomi – Music Review

You can listen to the music review of this album here http://www.bbc.com/hindi/media-41286084

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Raman Raghav 2.0 Music review

You can listen to my review here This review appeared first here The unbridled chaos of a crime thriller and the twisted beauty of gore are captured perfectly in the album’s first song, Qatl-e-aam. Although I still cannot figure out why the voice of Sona needed processing, the overall vibe of the song is deliberately sinister, and those menacing … Continue reading Raman Raghav 2.0 Music review

Bollywood Diaries – A super album that went unnoticed

This review first appeared here http://indiaindependentfilms.com/music-album-review-bollywood-diaries/ A wannabe wise ‘trade’ guy told me recently – if there are no stars, the O.S.T. is doomed because who gives a damn about music? (What has music got to do with an O.S.T., after all)? Turns out he was right. I say this because when I came across … Continue reading Bollywood Diaries – A super album that went unnoticed

Music of Ankhon Dekhi

Ankhon DekhiLyrics - Varun GroverMusic - Sagar DesaiTimes MusicINR 72, iTunes  The album starts with aaj laagi laagi nai dhoop and the song arrests you thanks to the beautiful Sarangi. Kailash kher can sing songs like this one even when he is fast asleep and dreaming french dreams, so that is nothing new that he … Continue reading Music of Ankhon Dekhi

Humnasheen – Ghazals by Shreya Ghosal

Shreya Ghosal has teamed up with Deepak Pandit to give us a ghazal album Humnasheen. The album starts with Ye Aasman. With rich music arrangement (that remains so throughout the album), this ghazal is treated like a typical ghazal and that's a relief. The ghazal has just the right amount of 'thehraav' that you come … Continue reading Humnasheen – Ghazals by Shreya Ghosal

Phir Bhi…Sudeep (1995)

I got into Ghazals fairly soon thanks to the 'born old' head and a low tolerance towards most songs in the 1990s. At that time (and forever) Ghazals meant/will mean Jagjit Singh to me. Trying out a ghazal from anyone who is not Jagjit singh used to be a self declared 'Gunaah' for me. In … Continue reading Phir Bhi…Sudeep (1995)