Thursday, 31 July 2008

MV : "Sao rong ngarn" by Janet Kiew

From the soundtrack of the movie Noo-hin, an older song by Janet.

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Thai Country Chart (30/07/08)

1) yoo karn ter samuer - Jintara Poonlap (1)

Bew Kalayanee - buntuek pleng ruk CD

2) ngai kern pai - Bew Kalaynee (new)
3) jeb lhai ai luem - Bua Bunchitar (3)
4) toh ha krung sood tai - Earn The Star (6)
5) kwan tong karn tang - P Saderd (9)
6) kon nun kong jai - Tai Orratai (2)
7) lod poong nhoi pee - Orn Orradee (new)
8) nhon pee sua - Noo Meter (4)
9) kularb esarn - Norradee Srichachol (5)
10) kum pa khon jing jai - Vit Hyper (8)

Monday, 28 July 2008

CD : Bew Kalayanee - buntuek pleng ruk

Bew Kalayanee's third CD for R-Siam. Now i am a fan of Bew and got what i was expecting and hoping for with this CD, a collection of gutsily sung "hard" lukthung songs with a rock edge. "Ngai kern pai" is a perfect example of this and is the best track on here. A great chorus and melody performed well.

Bew Kalayanee - buntuek pleng ruk CD

"Kwarm ruk sri dum" is another good track with a fancy guitar opening and a comfortable melody. Sounds great in the car. Songs like "Sao tar glom" also have great tunes to bop your head to but are less rockish which is no problem. "Young jum wai" is a good example of a slow song, showcasing Bew's rich voice. Memorable melodies you can hum along to. Easily Bew's best album to date.

Rating : 8.3/10

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Saturday, 26 July 2008

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Thai Country Chart (23/07/08)

Jintara Poonlarb - yoo karng ter samuer

1) yoo karn ter samuer - Jintara Poonlap (new)
2) kon nun kong jai - Tai Orratai (3)
3) jeb lhai ai luem - Bua Bunchitar (new)
4) nhon pee sua - Noo Meter (1)
5) kularb esarn - Norradee Srichachol (7)
6) toh ha krung sood tai - Earn The Star (9)
7) mue dai sima - Newkoi Kannika (2)
8) kum pa khon jing jai - Vit Hyper (8)
9) kwan tong karn tang - P Saderd (new)
10) pid huk pid hai - Mekkara Sabaphone (6)

Monday, 21 July 2008

CD : P Saderd - jikko num kao

P Saderd's latest Grammy album, it includes a number of songs with a good-time rocky lukthung vibe such as "Kwam tong karn tang paed soong" which has a very easy and, dare we say it, sing-a-long-able (is that a word) melody. Some songs have a bit of musical whimsy behind them such as "Aow pla kon" and make you want to dance, or try to anyway.

"Ruk khon tho ma jung luey" is a more serious musically song, a good straight forward rock-edged song with a slow beat and some tasty guitar. Its the stand-out track on the album but there are other highlights such as "Nuey der...kao jai nor" which also has some great chords and a bit of an epic air. Well basically there are a lot of good songs on here and plenty of musical variety. Very enjoyable listening.

Rating : 8/10

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Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Thai Country Chart (16/07/08)

1) nhon pee sua - Noo Meter (5)
2) mue dai sima - Newkoi Kannika (1)

Tai Orratai

3) kon nun kong jai - Tai Orratai (new)
4) ter tao nun - Film Narinthip (2)
5) poo sao tai barn - Karaked (4)
6) pid huk pid hai - Mekkara Sabaphone (3)
7) kularb esarn - Norradee Srichachol (9)
8) kum pa khon jing jai - Vit Hyper (new)
9) toh ha krung sood tai - Earn The Star (new)
10) term huk term jai - Poonim Pimubol (6)

Monday, 14 July 2008

CD : Earn The Star - bud chern khong kwarm kid tueng

Earn was one of the singers in the Star 2 contest (apparently, i didn't get that TV show!) I first noticed her when one of her songs appeared on a Grammy compilation and it was by a long way the worst song on the album! So her full debut i approached with some trepidation...



Earn certainly looks cute and her music is just like that too, cute. Pop edged and easy to listen to. The title track for example is a nice fast tempo song with a good chorus and melody. Earn's vocals are pretty good though and she is definitely not just a pretty face. "Toh ha krung sood tai" is a slower and much more luk thung song and is sung very competently. She has a nice tone to her voice and the music is enjoyable if not very adventurous.

Its a corporate success, maybe we can say that. Its slick and shiny and got plenty of money behind it. The album lacks the rougher more "real" feel of some artists especially away from the Grammy/R-Siam nexus but is worth having. You can't be radical all the time.

Rating : 7.2/10

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Friday, 11 July 2008

New Releases (11/07/08)

  • Jintara Poonlarb - yoo karng ter samuer (2nd album for R-Siam)
    Jintara Poonlarp
  • Tai Orrathai - lum num dok ya (greatest hits)
  • Fon Tanasoontorn - ruam hits (MP3)
  • Fon Tanasoontorn - Fon classic hit
  • Fon Tanasoontorn - Fon superhit
  • Chol Apichart - ruam hit 15 pleng dung
  • Hiro - mhee panda part.2
  • Siriporn Umpaipong - jumbo hit
  • Tunwa Rasritanu - sai luad nuk soo
  • Satien Tummeur - doi san ma kub kum lung jai (4th album)
  • Porn Napalai - im aok im jai
  • Kriengkrai Krungsiam - mae hai mar yer
  • Samarn Hongsar - poh gueb tai
  • Sorn Sinchai - tepee e taek
  • Orn Orradee - ber toe ber hong mai tong mar

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Thai Country Chart (09/07/08)

1) mue dai sima - Newkoi Kannika (3)
2) ter tao nun - Film Narinthip (1)
3) pid huk pid hai - Mekkara Sabaphone (4)
4) poo sao tai barn - Karaked (2)

Noo Meter - kwam ruk kwam wung kwam fhun

5) nhon pee sua - Noo Meter (new)
6) term huk term jai - Poonim Pimubol (8)
7) ror ruk tai ton kradone - Dear Sasitorn (4)
8) sao na sang fan - Paijit Aksornnarong (new)
9) kularb esarn - Norradee Srichachol (new)
10) kwarm ruk sri dum - Bew Kalaynee (6)

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Monday, 7 July 2008

CD : Various - Luk thung nong mai tai dao

Five new faces on this Grammy showcase, as you might expect on a CD like this it is a bit hit & miss. Each artist (1 guy and 4 girls) gets 2 songs each. The first song by Pu Sriwilai is maybe the best of the lot. "Ber kao yung fao ror" is a powerful and memorable lukthung song. I'm sure we'll hear more from this guy.

Another good song is "Mue dai si ma" by Newkoi Kannika which is sung well and has a good melody. Not all the singers are that stellar, Kawthip Thidadin looks good but her singing doesn't quite match up to it, but its unfair to judge too harshly on just 2 songs so lets hope we hear more from all of these.

Rating : 7.7/10

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Saturday, 5 July 2008

MV : "Tuay pon lood muer" by Jintara Poonlarp

Jintara's second album for R-Siam is out now, but here is one of her older songs for her previous record company.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Thai Country Chart (02/07/08)

1) ter tao nun - Film Narinthip (4)
2) poo sao tai barn - Karaked (2)
3) mue dai sima - Newkoi Kannika (8)
4) ror ruk tai ton kradone - Dear Sasitorn (1)

Mekkara Sabaphone VCD

5) pid huk pid hai - Mekkara Sabaphone (new)
6) kwarm ruk sri dum - Bew Kalaynee (3)
7) aow jai chuay der ai - Tai Orratai (6)
8) term huk term jai - Poonim Pimubol (new)
9) ruk khon tho majung luey - P Saderd (5)
10) hello ... khor toe haew - Bua Bunchitar (7)