Saturday, May 1, 2010

Baana - Yuvan Shankar Raja

A Yuvan album after a long time!

'Thaakudhe kan thakkudhe' sung by Yuvan himself, is peppy song with very good music. This is not Yuvan's usual way of singing. He has tried something different here. Lyrics by Vaali deserves a special mention.

The best song in the album is "Paithiyam pudikkudhu penne". A lovely melody with beautiful lyrics. However, the feel of the song is completely spoiled by the use of 'auto tune'. The CD Cover says that the song is sung by Karthik. But one can hardly recognize his voice. Singer Karthik is known for the 'feel' adds to melodies. That's completely missing here. The Piano bits in the prelude, interlude and postlude is awesome.

'En nenjil', sung by Sadhana Sargam is just an ordinary song. The tune isn't really Yuvan'ish. Though Sadhana has done her part well, I personally feel, Shreya Goshal would have been a better choice for this song.

Kuppathu rajakkal is very average and that reminds you of Goa title track. The insane lyrics in the item number 'Ullara poondhu paaru', sung by Roshini, can easily turn you off.

Overall: Not a convincing album. I'm disappointed. Yuvan could have done it better.


Keywords, tags: Bana kathadi, baana kaathadi, kaathaadi, yuvan shanker raja, album, songs review, music review, album review, paithiyam pidikkudhe, oru naal.