Before I delve into the post, let me state two things:
I’d rather not make comparisons but I saw the albums being compared on social media and was disappointed at how dismissive some people were about Lootera – as if it did not even deserve to be compared with Raanjhanaa! I thought it was important . . . → Read More: Why Lootera Is A Better Music Album Than Raanjhanaa
Pancham Unmixed is a homage to R.D. Burman by film-maker, Brahmanand Singh, the key word being “homage”. It is not a documentary or biography but an unabashed tribute offered by the filmmaker to his hero.
The 2-hour film is a compilation of interviews with people who knew and/or worked with Pancham and also with a . . . → Read More: Pancham Unmixed – DVD Review
After my posts – Piracy is Mainstream and Why People Don’t Talk About Pirate Consumers – one of the readers of the blog recommended that I watch a documentary called Partners in Crime. I had heard about this documentary on Twitter but never got around to seeing it. I finally saw it last week and I . . . → Read More: Partners In Crime – Documentary Review
Here’s a response I got for my post on the music rating formula:
@mavrixin you’ve to Justify your formula with a few samples!
— Pavan Jha (@p1j) December 22, 2011
I agree that I should have probably included some examples but the post was already quite long and I was feeling lazy! So let me . . . → Read More: The Formula To Rate Music – Some Examples
I have rated a number of songs on this blog over the last year or so through the Freaky Friday Playlist. I started off using a “gut-feel” approach and found myself disagreeing with my own ratings after I published posts! This gut-feel approach started seeming random and I came up with a formula for my . . . → Read More: The Formula To Rate Music
If you hadn’t already heard, the songs from the Coke Studio India are up for sale.
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If you want to check out reviews before buying, your best bet is probably Music Aloud. After my (ahem, hugely popular) post supporting by Coke Studio, . . . → Read More: Coke Studio at MTV – Songs For Sale and Minicert Review
“Leaving Home” is a documentary by Jaideep Verma about Indian Ocean, one of the first Indian music bands. I have a lot of good things to say about the DVD, so let me get a quibble out of the way – The movie would have been extra special with 5-channel audio. Sadly, it’s just Stereo.
The . . . → Read More: Leaving Home – The Life & Music of Indian Ocean – DVD Review
Book review – “R.D. Burman – The Man, The Music” . . . → Read More: R.D. Burman – The Man, The Music – Book Review
Coke Studio debuted in India last Friday. Armchair critics did detailed analyses proving conclusively that the first episode sucked. “Loud and empty” said one post. Another post said it “veered dangerously close to cacophony at times.”. There were some voices that attempted to tone down things a bit including this post, this tweet and . . . → Read More: Coke Studio India Must Be Cheered
Stung by poor reviews of “Ready”, and outraged Salman Khan asked – “Are my fans stupid?”. My answer – Not all of them, but the truth is that there is no correlation between people’s intellect and their taste. As the saying goes, “There is no accounting for taste”.
I haven’t seen “Ready” but a number . . . → Read More: Popular Is Not Always Good