Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Vaamanan Audio

Edho Seigiraai... is a nice, standard-issue Yuvan duet with a catchy start and some high-pitch lines in the middle. The interludes that repeat the starting rhythm are appealing and Javed Ali doesn't massacre the lyrics too much. Enge Povadhu... is a pathos number whose style was popular during Ilaiyaraja's times but then seemed to go out of fashion. Looks like its making a comeback under Raja's son! Vijay Yesudas sounds a lot like his illustious father and impresses because of the sparse orchestration. Iravai Pidithu... is almost definitely an item number - probably in a club setting - with new singer Preethi's husky voice, the lyrics that praise materialism and the rap interludes. Preethi has a strong voice and her accent for the English lines sounds natural. Lucky Star... is youthful and catchy. If nothing else, it could give Jai a title ready if Vaamanan becomes a hit! Oru Devadhai... is a slow, captivating number. Roopkumar Rathod hits the high notes flawlessly but his poor diction is definitely an irritant.

The Vaamanan soundtrack earns the same kind of comments that other recent Yuvan albums have earned - a good collection of songs that catch on easily but none of them really make the jump from 'good' to 'great'.

6 Comments:

At 9:06 AM, Blogger skanda said...

"sarvam" came close to being a great album, but missed a beat or 2 in being one. Yuvan has become like a factory, churning out albums every month. i heard that he has become money oriented and tats why he is doing so many films. His creativity has suffered couse of that.

 
At 9:27 AM, Blogger Sujay said...

Muthirai by Yuvan has a couple of decent tracks as well (Night is Still Young and Om Shanthi Om). My telugu friends claim that his new straight-to-telugu release 'Oye' is better than Sarvam. Yet to listen to it but I'm hoping he'd re use it in tamil like he did with Yaradi Nee Mohini.

 
At 10:11 AM, Blogger Filbert said...

Very aptly put about how his recent albums have failed to make that jump from good to great. IMHO, Muthirai is better than Vaamanan and Oye, as Sujay points out above, is way better than any of his Tamil albums released this year.

 
At 11:15 AM, Anonymous Prakash said...

I think Yuvan is tops in my list of MDs ... who kill nice songs by singing it themselves! I can't think of examples right away, but he has butchered quite a few in the last couple years.

 
At 5:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It must be me, that has gotten old before time:-) I can't find anything 'fresh' in the music that is being brought out today. Not even by Rahman.

Yuvan seems to be a huge hit. But I have tried listening to his hits, occasionally when praised by others, and still, they are not exciting.

It must be me:-(

-kajan

 
At 11:39 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

skanda, i think a bad choice of singers destroys most yuvan albums and the same's true of 'sarvam' too. but i'd definitely rate it the best among his recent works :)

sujay, i've just started listening to 'muthirai'. and i've heard some real good things about 'Oye' :)

filbert, will try and listen to 'Oye' then :)

prakash, u can't think of examples?! most of his albums will have one, the latest being 'sarvam's sila iravugaL... :)

kajan, nope, its not just you. its been a while since we had a truly exciting album in Tamil :)

 

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