Music Nuggets – Picks Of The Week (Aug 15 – Aug 21)

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“Fix You” by Coldplay

The second single from Coldplay’s new album, X&Y, is a slow ballad that turns powerful midway. The song has a good melody and powerful guitar strains and has a “Yellow” like quality to it. It’s a song about loss and pain but very uplifting. Yet another memorable Coldplay song.

Album: X & Y
Genre: Indie Rock
My Score: 8/10

“Don’t Cha Wanna Ride” by Joss Stone

Retro, funky, up-tempo, soulful – that’s what the song is. It showcases Joss’s voice beautifully. The lyrics are catchy. The song has a summery feeling to it. A standout song.

Album: Mind, Body & Soul
Genre: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
My Score: 7.5/10

“My Dil Goes Mmmm” by Shaan & Gayatri Iyer

Salaam Namaste is a typical Yash Chopra-Shahrukh Khan-Karan Johar-style movie and this song is also a typical love-hate song, which sounds good, but you know you will start loving it once it is on TV, even more when you watch the movie and will eventually hate because it will be on TV 24/7. The music is okay, Shaan is good and one wonders why a newbie, Gayatri Iyer, has been asked to sing one of the most important song in the movie (given that the song also has a remix and an instrumental version). She does an okay job too. All in all, a good song.

Album: Salaam Namaste
Genre: Hindi Soundtrack
My Score: 7/10

“Kitni Narmi Se” by Sonu Nigam

This song was a bit of a surprise. Never expected such a good song from this movie. It is a slow song about love and Sonu Nigam does an excellent job singing it. The song reminds you of “Kal Ho Naa Ho” (also a collaboration between Sonu & Shanker-Loy-Ehsaan) but that doesn’t take anything away from the song. Easily, one of the best songs of the year.

Album: Dil Jo Bhi Kahey
Genre: Hindi Soundtrack
My Score: 8/10