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Music: Jannat

music Updated: Apr 11, 2010 18:20 IST

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Jannat
Music: Ankur Tewari
Lyrics: Ankur Tewari
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You’d have to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard the wonderfully romantic, Sabse peeche hum khade. The guy who composed the song all those years ago, also composed 11 more songs, around the same time. It’s taken Ankur Tewari 10 years to release those songs in an album, and the result is a sweet, intimate album.

The live album has mostly simple, old school, guitar-based melodies. It is the kind of album you listen to, late at night, in bed, thinking of the days gone by. Or on a lazy Sunday morning, with old friends for company. Or probably, on a rainy day, with hot chai for company.Songs like Chand chahiye, Musafir and Tujhe jaane bina are easy-on-the-ear romantic numbers, while the title track is a pleasant soft rock number.

Shehar mein is upbeat and peppy, and Bekhabar and Jaanu have a Spanish sound to them. You gradually savour the minimal production, and subtle sound and lyrics in the album, but the flipside is that, at least for the first three-four hearings, many of the songs don’t register or stand out independently.You should still buy this album, because it’s unpretentious, and it’ll take you back to the good ‘ol days.

What we like
The unpretentious, feel good vibe of the album.Chand chahiye is a super, romantic track with great lyrics.

What we don’t like
It takes three-four hearings before any of the tracks register or stand out independently.Tewari hardly experiments with his vocal range and sticks to the same sound he’s showcased over the years.

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