4.02.2008

Tashan - Vishal Shekar

I am not a big fan of Vishal-Shekar’s music. I have always felt that their music has been grossly overrated. Despite giving many hit numbers and showing their talent in few songs, I feel that something lacks in their music, the one that makes a listener to eagerly wait for the composer’s next soundtrack release. They are yet to establish a unique style of their own or at least I haven’t noticed any so far. Yet I feel that they have it in them, but no filmmaker has brought it out completely. I liked their ‘Jhankaar Beats’ very much but after that none of the soundtracks of Vishal-Shekar could be called complete. Though ‘Om Shanti Om’ was a big hit and had a variety of songs, I don’t think those songs would have become such a big hit if it were composed for a not so well marketed movie. BUT…

Vishal-Shekar hits bull’s eyes with ‘Tashan’. The soundtrack with an eclectic mix of wide variety of musical genres in all the songs is a sure shot winner and a rocker all the way. Ofcourse, it is heavy on rhythms, hooks and there is too much of fusion, but amidst all of that, the melody in intact and Vishal-Shekar has cleverly concentrated on the melody part which is packaged so well with clever arrangements and varied sounds. Only concern is that (or this could be a compliment too), the music sounds too SELish to me.

3 comments:

Arun said...

Totally Off-topic: I see that you have "Breathing Under Water" in your 'Currently Listening' list. Would love to hear your thoughts on it. Been hearing to this album for a couple of days and I love it. This is just the kind of fusion music that should be promoted and appreciated, IMO.

Suresh Kumar said...

Arun - I love BUW. But I liked the Anoushka's 'Rise' better. Will try to put down my thoughts on it, let me see if i have something significant to say about...

Arun said...

I liked 'Rise' more as well. But this one isn't too far behind :)

Will wait for your post!