Bollywood had some memorable albums in 2014. Multi composer soundtracks became a trend. But amidst the n number of albums, only a few stood out as gems. Here are the top ten albums of 2014:
Himesh Reshmaiyya emerged as a winner with this top selling album in 2014. Though I felt it was run-of-the-mill kind, a couple of songs like Hangover and Tu Hi Tu were melodious and I liked them. Jumme Ki Raat was one of the rocking songs of the year.
9.Raja Natwarlal-Yuvan Shankar Raja
Tamil composer Yuvan Shankar Raja's debut Hindi soundtrack had his trademark stamp on it. Tere Hoke Rehengay ruled the charts for a long time while the Sufi track Kabhi Ruhani Kabhi Rumani was widely appreciated. The other songs were also chartbusters.
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy won the Best Music Director for this album in the 60th Filmfare Awards. This soundtrack was an enjoyable one as a complete album. My picks are Mast Magan,Chaandaniya,Locha-E-Ulfat and Offo.
7.Hasee Toh Phasee- Vishal-Shekar
Hasee Toh Phasee was a surprise album of the year. It was dominated by three scintillating melodies Zehnaseeb,Ishq Bulaava and Manchala. All of them went on to become chartbusters along with the popular Punjabi Wedding Song.
6.PK- Ajay-Atul,Shantanu Moitra,Ankit Tiwari
Multi composer soundtrack PK was one of the widely appreciated albums of 2014. The album consisted of gems like Chaar Kadam,Love Is Waste Of Time,Tharki Chokro and Bhagwan Hai Kahan Re Tu.
5.Happy Ending- Sachin-Jigar
Critically acclaimed composers Sachin and Jigar created yet another beautiful album. Versatility is the word which can be used to describe this soundtrack. The scintillating numbers were Jaise Mera Tu,Khamma Gani and Mileya Mileya while the foot-tapping ones were Paaji Tussi Such A Pussy Cat and G Phaad Ke.
Though underrated, this soundtrack was for the ones who loved true unadulterated music. Some classic of this album were Aao Na,Bismil,Khul Kabhi,Ek Aur Bismi,Do Jahaan,Aaj Ke Naam and Jhelum. A very innovative soundtrack it was.
Queen's soundtrack was one such that spelled liberation all over. Amit Trivedi is touted to be one of the exciting composers in Bollywood. And he completely proved it with this album. London Thumkda,Jugni,Harjaiyaan,Badra Bahaar and Taake Jhanke were all chartbusters.
One of the finest works of Rahman till date. Each and every song in this album was addictive and haunting. They were also versatile. Be it the fast paced Patakha Guddi (both versions), the melodious Kahaan Hoon Main,Sooha Saaha and Heera, the spiritual Tu Kuja, the tranquil Maahi Ve and the stylish Wanna Mash Up.
1.Ek Villain-Mithoon,Ankit Tiwari,Soch (Band)
Awari is the topmost favorite song of mine. It just pulls at my heartstrings every time I listen to it. It is composed by Pakistani band Soch. And also Banjaara,Galliyan (both versions),Zaroorat and Humdard are also scintillating and addictive. The perfect album of the year!