I read in the newspapers that Superstar A.R.Rahman is not going to take up much projects this year and that he is taking an off from his work! Good for him. May be after a year, a more relaxed Rahman would come up with something more mind boggling. Till then, I'm forced to listen to other MDs compositions (LOL!) and this post is just a small review of the latest tracks that have been released of late. Some of the tracks that keeps playing in my PMP in repeat mode are Yaathe Yaathe, Ayyayo and Otha sollale from Aadukalam; Mynaa Mynaa and Kayya Pudi from Mynaa. Like Rahman, Even Yuvan Shankar Raja has taken a pledge not to sing this year. I feel that except for the music, Yuvan tries so much to be like Rahman (which is impossible and Yuvan must learn that!!) Though En Nenjil from Baana Kaathadi give goosebumps, the other tracks in the album are just in a typical Yuvan's style. Harris Jeyaraj's Ko succeed in climbing up the chart with Ennamo Yeadho and Amali Thumali songs, but couldn't hit the top 10 list. I feel Harris have tried the same method of composition like did for his other films- A Bombay Jayashree song, a Chennai hip hop song, a soft song and a Pop song with lots of synth and bass. Ko has everything in it. I really wish some day he would change his composition pattern. Yuvan Shankar Raja's Pathinaaru and Baana Kaathadi was "just another Yuvan's album." Its only sometimes that a lightning strikes his head and he realises to come out of the box. All Yuvan's composition sounds almost the same to me. Once when i was humming one of his songs I was able to sing more than three songs with the same tune and unsurprisingly, all three songs were his compositions. Imman have outdone in his album "Mynaa." His idea of choosing Shaan to sing Mynaa Mynaa was a good one as his voice blend perfectly well with the song. Kayya Pudi, crooned by Naresh Iyer and Sadhna Sargam, is a soothing heart touching song. G.V.Prakash is coming up well with most of his albums hit the top 10 list (after all, he is our very own Rahman's cousin!! May be the effect??) I downloaded Ayyan when i learnt that it was Ilayaraja's composition. But it didn't impress me much and i felt its got his signature all over it, a typical Ilayaraja album. I liked Viduthalaikuyil Naan song from it because of Ilayaraja's magical voice. Devi Sri Prasad aka DSP (as he calls himself!) was lucky to have Kamal himself lending voice for most of the songs in Mammadhan Ambu. His Neela Vaanam tried to scramble up the chart with Kamal's mellifulous singing. Vidyasagar's Siruthai is in my PMP for Naan Rombo Nalla song as Ranjith's singing was flawless and also for the song itself.
People all over the world are waiting for the much awaited Rockstar soundtrack. It is confirmed that the album is going to be released in a couple of months as Rahman has already done with its background score. He has also composed a promotional song for the Malayalam film Lavender which is in filming now. Eagerly waiting for its release. Since Rahman is relaxing this year, I wish other MDs come up with good albums this year!