Monday, December 22, 2008

Singers and Lyricist of the Year

Top five Singers of the Year: (Male)

1. Shankar Mahadevan (Megam Pola, Hey Baby, Kadhal Siluvayil)
2. Karthick (Anjala, Pada Pada)
3. Haricharan (Enthan Vananum, Siru Thoduthalile, Uyiril Yedho)
4. Naresh Iyer (Mundhinam Parthene)
5. Hariharan (Nenjukkul Peidhidum)

Top five Female Singers:

1. Sudha Raghunathan (Anul Mele Panithuli)
2. Kalyani (Mazhai Nindra Pinbu [chooo....chweeet...]
3. Bombay Jeyashree (Abhinayam Kaatugindra, Siru thodathlile)
4. Chinmayi (Avaram Poo)
5. Shreya Ghosal (Yaarum Thodatha, Poovinai)

Top three Lyricists of the year:

1. Thamarai (Vaaranam Aayiram)
2. Na. Muthukumar (Poo)
3. Vaali (Kuselan, Dasavatharam)


Friday, December 19, 2008

Awesome and Awful albums of 2008

Awesome! (Albums which had three or more good songs)

* Varanamayiram by Harris Jeyaraj
* Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu by Selvaganesh
* Poo by SS Kumaran
* Uliyin Osai by Ilayaraja
* Aanandha Thandavam by GV Prakash
* Saroja by Yuvan Shankar Raja
* Sakkarakatti by AR Rahman

Awful! (Expected albums that turned out to be a trash!)

* Kuselan by GV Prakash
* Sathyam by Harris Jeyaraj
* Abhiyum Naanum by Vidyasagar
* Aegan by Yuvan Shankar Raja

The most underrated album of the year is Vazthugal by Yuvan Shankar Raja. This album forwent Kuthu/Ghana songs. I liked Enthan Vanamum and Pookal rasithadhu songs very much while Kadhal Thandhadhum and Muzhumai nila tracks were passable. But this album was not well received by the audience.

Music Director of the Year!

Undoubtedly Harris Jeyaraj is the music director of the year. Harris who failed to impress us with his average album Dham Dhoom and below average album Satyam, at last, deliverd Varanam Aayiram which was the outstanding and the best album of the year.

Share your thoughts!


Best and Worst Compositions!

Great songs of 2008:

If I prepare a list of 10 Songs, it is a bit out of complacency. So I'm presenting a list of top 15 Tamil songs of 2008. The following are the songs I most frequently listened to this year. Each one of them is nothing short of a Gem number.

Worst compositions of the year:

This list represents the worst songs of this year. This list doesn't contain the songs of new comers but the worst songs composed by matured, talented and established music directors.

Share your thoughts!

PS: I started listening to the songs of Ajantha (2007) only in 2008 even though it was released in 2007. :-)


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Phenomenal Indian has made every Indian Proud

A.R.Rahman wins "2008 L.A Film Critics Award"

A.R.Rahman is a phenomenal in Indian Music. Every year, he wins some awards or recognitions and makes his fans happy. But this year, for a change, his achievement brings us a great joy and pride. This news makes not only his fans happy but also every Indian. This news not only makes you happy, but also makes you feel proud.

Our legend has won an International Award by working for the movie "Slumdog Millionaire". Yes, this Legend has won "2008 L.A Film Critics Award" for best musical score for the movie "Slumdog Millionaire". He has made the whole nation proud.

This news has made me very happy. I'm elated. I'm proud. I can proudly say to my e-pals (of various countries) that our music director has won an international award.

Congratulations to A.R.Rahman for this acheivement and hearty thanks to him for making us proud.

It's widely said that "any actor who gets a nod from the LA critics is sure to win a nomination from the Academy". I wish this comes true. I wish him all the best. Hope he brings home an Oscar!


On Cloud nine,

Friday, December 5, 2008

My Current Playlist - Dec08

These are the songs which are in my current playlist. And, these are the few songs which impressed me in last two-three months. Yes, very less numbers.

* All songs from Varanam Aayiram (Harris Jeyaraj) except Yethi Yethi. Best album of the year. Hats off to Harris.

* Machan Machan from Silambattam (Yuvan Shankar Raja). Matured orchestration. Ilayaraja's rendition is another plus.

* Uyiril Yedho from Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu (Selva Ganesh) - A soothing melody with nice keyboard touch in the background. One of the top melodies of the year.

* Avarmpoo and Chu chu maari from Poo (SS Kumaran) - Both are gem numbers.

* Megam Pola from Aanandha Thandavam (GV Prakash) - One of the best of Shankar Mahadevan. Second interlude being the highlight of the song.

Well, we are at the end of the year. I'm preparing the list of best songs of the year 2008. Watch out this space. :)