Firangi – Music review

You can listen to the music review of this album here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05p2yq5

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CokeStudio 10 – Episode 7, Season Finale

Previous Episode reviews - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Tera Naam - Trust Sajjad ali to give a geet, a ghazal-sue turn and make us go all of us gooey. A Very well presented song that has a lot of love wrapped. There is a very 1980s-sque sound to the song in the way that … Continue reading CokeStudio 10 – Episode 7, Season Finale

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 01

So the 10th season has started, You can read some posts on older seasons by clicking the numbers below, didn't want to put all of them here though. Seasons - 5, 6, 6 (part 2), 7, 8, 9 Allah hu akbar - Shuja Haider has not only composed this brilliantly structured composition but has penned … Continue reading CokeStudio10 – Episode 01

Sarbjit – Music review

This review first appeared on Quint - http://www.thequint.com/entertainment/2016/05/04/music-review-sarbjit-aishwarya-rai-randeep-hooda-richa-chadda-arijit-singh-amaal-malik You can also listen to my music review of Sarbjit on B.B.C. here - http://www.bbc.com/hindi/multimedia/2016/05/160513_bbc_music_review_vm.shtml The makers of Sarbjit have a solid subject and a star at the helm to make it a substantial film, however they decided to take things up a notch by adding music that tries too hard … Continue reading Sarbjit – Music review

Muh Dikhai – Shafqat Amanat Ali

The first track is a punjabi number (maahi maahi) and even though Shafqat's singing is flawless, the song sounds cluttered due to various instruments which are used. You can't help but feel that the nature of the song didn't need such a wide array of instruments. Mind you, the instruments are in sync but there is … Continue reading Muh Dikhai – Shafqat Amanat Ali