Sunday September 20, 2009
Music review: Neene Bari Neene (Kannada Pop – Mano Murthy)
The title song, Innu anisuthide, Naa ninagaage, Baa nodu gelathi and Ideye ninage work well with their soaked-in-love feel, even if they serve as an overdose of similar sounding tunes. Vega bandiruve’s playful, catchy tune is likeable, but the stand-out loudness of Haadantu namma is jarring in an otherwise soft album. Ninna hindeyaa has an interesting pop-ghazal sound and Beku beku’s filmy melody is uniquely Indipop’ish and pleasing. Mano may have exhausted an year’s stock of love ditties here, but along with lyricist Jayanth Kaikini and Sonu Nigam, he produces a consistently ballad’ish album reminiscent of Sonu’s Deewana and Jaan.
Keywords: Sonu Nigam, Mano Murthy, Jayanth Kaikini