Wednesday, October 24, 2007

ATM - Any Time Magic - Music Review

ATM - Any Time Magic

Pictures for this post will be put on later .. cos the speed at this i-way doesn't allow me to do that .. :-( .. N yea .. these are based on the songs I heard on raaga.com .. thanks to u ppl there who made sure i dint miss it .. CAnt lay my hands on a CD here at Bhopal .. "Pengal oru cricket " .. nnu sonnanga .. so naanum antha maari verdict a try pannirukken ... :D


Well .. I was never a huge ARR fan ever in my life . But SOK and Shivaji made me love his songs.ATM has done more than enough to increase my love for his music.He is unmatchable .. truly unmatchable .. No other music director in India can keep coming up with new and ear-catching tunes for each album of his.



Moving on to the review




Ella Pugazhum Oruvan Oruvanukke


What a start for one of the most awaited albums.ARR's open throated rendition caught my ears even in the promos.His voice is soo soo underrated.The lyrics by Vaali strike you at every line.The start with the electric guitar is superb.I just cant stop listening to it."Anbu Thalaiva .. Vetri Namakke" .. Rocking .. "Manavan Manathu Vaithaan" .. ARR is mindblowing there.The Chorus is superb as well.The music in the middle is great.Lyrics like "Naalai Naalai endru indrai marakkathe " .. "Manavan Manathai Vaithal mudiyaathu enbathu illai" are nice to listen.



Verdict: What a Start .. Similar to the ones Sourav and Sachin have given many a time for India
Rating: 100/10




Ponmagal Vandhal


This one is supposedly rocking the FM stations in Chennai according to my sis bac in Chennai.The start was cute.Remixing at its best all through.But somehow I feel the continuity is missing.(My hellottune now .. Thanks Airtel).The wavering in the voice .. ee e..ee ..e is nice to hear . "Diamond Diamond Girl" rocks :D .. Wah .. Ember's Rap rocks . "Muthukkal Sirikkum Nilathil" .. Wow .. Usage of the original in between adds to the feel of the song . On the whole, Great work by ARR. No words to express it.


Verdict: Something like Gautham Gambhir .. Suited to the modern gen-x ... :D
Rating: 9/10




Nee Marilyn Monroe


Benny Dayal and Ujjayine have done a really good job with the vocals.Neat."Rock n Roll " - Nasal and High pitched .. Nice to hear too .. Loads of English words in the song add to the westernized effect. As some website said, it speaks about the love today."One day mattum Girl friend a varia" .. Modern to say the least.Nice song.Good on the ears.Just hoping the picturisation aint over done .. which will make it impossible for the children and female audience to watch.


Verdict: A breath of Fresh air for Vijay fans .. Sumthing new .. Dhoni of the album nnu vechikkalaam
Rating: 9.8/10




Valayapatti Thavile


When I heard the Hellotunes, this song was my least favourite.But the full version has been one of my favourites .. Favourite nnu kooda vechikkalaam .. Semma Lyrics ... Open throated rendition by Madhumitha and Ujjayine (yaaru nne therla) is super to say the least. The beats in the middle rock.The swaras in the middle are nice to hear."Un kangal rendum Kalyani .. " those lines are my favourite in the song. And the Carnatic Lines following them. Wow .. That's all I can say.Superb Lyrics by whoever wrote them.Antha "kalpakkam .. Manapparai" .. super maa ...

Verdict: Reminds me of Yuvi's 6*6 of Broad.... :D
Rating: 100/10



Kettu Rasitha Paadal

Saindhavi is at her best here with Sriram Parthasarathy.Background music is impressive by ARR.The starting is nice.A great to hear fast paced melody."Munbe Vaa" rangekku one more composition from ARR.Brilliant compositon.. (Sorry for the repetition .. Running out of such words) .. "Kokilam .. Kokilam" is nice to hear.One of the beats in the middle reminds me of something I've heard previously.The pace of the song makes it tough to keep with the lyrics which are nice though.Great work ARR .. Keep it up .. Slow poison of the album nnu thonuthu .. Switzerland will make it a favourite on TV .. :D

Verdict: Classy composing at best .. Rahul Dravid of the album
Rating: 10/10



Maduraiku Pogadhadi

"Benny Dayal a ithu ??" .. That was my first thought after listening to this .. Antha western song a paadittu ithayum paadirukkaru .. Semma Versatility .. Man to watch out in the future .. Another good find of ARR .. Nice lyrics .. "Madurai kku pogathe di .. Mallipoo kanna vaikkum" .. Good description of the heroine's beauty .. Classy Folk music .. Not koothu like some idiots are raving elsewhere .. This must be Thiruvizha song Thalapathy was raving about .. "Maruthaani thottathukke Maruthaani yaaru vecha " .. Wow .. Great Lyricism .. Marriage song maari irukku .. "Manmathane" .. "Maapilai" .. "Marumagale" .. Good folk song .. ARR's best folk song in a loong loong time .. Not that he has done too many though .. :D .. I am starting to love Benny Dayal's Voice .. Archith enga vararu nne therla .. Dharshana .. Good work .. nothing much to tell about ..

Verdict: Modern Folk .. :-) .. Ithukku Player kadaikkamaatenguthu .. Hmm ... Sreesanth nnu pottukoonga .. lol .. At this moment vera yaarum kadaikkala ..
Rating: 9.1/10


What are you still waiting for?? .. Music world illa namma theru ora Audio Shop irukkum .. Poy Vangunga .. Kelunga .. Kelunga .. Kettukitte Irunga .. (suryan FM kku ad ille ) . U cant just take ur ears of this .. atha thaan sollavanthen ..


Overall Verdict: ATM - All Time Money for the Producer n Star Music .. All time Magic from Rahman .. :-) .. Any time Magic for us listeners ..

Overall Rating: 10/10

PS:You may have differences of opinion .. sorry .. cant help it .. enna thitti thitti anuppatheenga ..

1 comment:

Sampath said...

dei...thitti thitti anupardhu irukatam!....analum manasa thottu rating podu da....edo madan's thirai paarvai range la podara maari nenappu!...idhu lam too much for that lazy film!!!

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