Sunday, 31 August 2008

MV : "Nak soo hua jai zerng" by Maitai Jaitawan ไหมไทย ใจตะวัน

Another rollicking song from these guys.

Friday, 29 August 2008

MV : "Yark pub pan fah" by Terraporn Bunprom (Mhai Muang ไม้เมือง)

Lovely video and song.

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Top 5 CDs of August 08

In a change to the old chart format this is a new monthly one listing what we feel are the best 5 CDs in the month or the 5 we have listened to the most anyway.

1) Bew Kalayanee - buntuek pleng ruk
2) Vit Hyper - koh vit
3) Noo Meter - kwam ruk kwam wung kwam fhun
4) Tai Orratai - mar jark din
5) Jukkajun Wunwisar - muer took kwam ruk ha jer

Bew Kalayanee - buntuek pleng ruk CD

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Monday, 25 August 2008

CD : Jintara Poonlarb จินตรา พูนลาภ - yoo karng ter samuer

Jintara's second album for R-Siam, of course i expect to love this but by how much? A lot. The title track gets us off and running and is a superb mid-paced song with an irresistable beat and melody. Its one of those sort of songs you just track the CD back once you have listened to it so you can listen to it again, and again.



"Kao ma nai ta-na arai" has a similiar effect though not quite as good. "Kid por nong nae der" is a slower track with a relaxed but slightly haunting tone. "Boon maha chart kard ai" is much more upbeat with great instrumentation. Its great morlam period.

Maybe not quite as good as at her best but not that far off and this is better than her first R-Siam release, and even on 90% Jintara is better than a lot of other artists anyway. Its superb, enjoy.

Rating : 9/10

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Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Thai Country Chart (20/08/08)

1) pieng rao tao nun - Noo Meter (new)
2) dok yala toong - Fon Tanasoontorn (3)

Tai Orratai

3) tong kum wah tum - Tai Orratai (new)
4) ngai kern pai - Bew Kalaynee (2)
5) muer took kwam ruk - Jukkajun Wunwisar (4)
6) huk kiew suer duay - Kluay Stamp (5)
7) klom - Dear Sasitorn (new)
8) ruk chun... kerk kun - Vit Hyper (1)
9) jeb lhai ai luem - Bua Bunchitar (10)
10) kwan tong karn tang - P Saderd (8)

Monday, 18 August 2008

CD : Norradee Srichachol นรดี ศรีชาชล - torn jai luek luek

Norradee's debut from earlier in the year, the title track starts us off, a nice slow dance to get us going. Norradee's vocals are crisp though slightly jarring on the odd note, she does a good job though and matches the decent if unamazing backing pretty well. The album continues with good basic lukthung, "Kularb esarn" is a nice track with a melody and feel so laid back you nearly fall over with Norradee's vocals coming in rich and warm. Great track!

Norradee Srichachol front CD

Following on "Rub kwan taharn-ken" has some nice guitar and a reasonable beat, relaxed like the other tracks. "Tookta din dai" has some interestingly fast vocals which Norradee handles well. Its a good value album with 12 tracks and no duff ones, though maybe no exceptional ones either. As a whole it works very well though maybe nothing you never heard before. Excellent debut none the less.

Rating : 7.6/10

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Thursday, 14 August 2008

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Thai Country Chart (13/08/08)

1) ruk chun... kerk kun - Vit Hyper (2)
2) ngai kern pai - Bew Kalaynee (1)
3) dok yala toong - Fon Tanasoontorn (9)

Jukkajun Wunwisar CD back

4) muer took kwam ruk - Jukkajun Wunwisar (5)
5) huk kiew suer duay - Kluay Stamp (new)
6) yoo karn ter samuer - Jintara Poonlap (3)
7) toh ha krung sood tai - Earn The Star (4)
8) kwan tong karn tang - P Saderd (6)
9) nhon pee sua - Noo Meter (10)
10) jeb lhai ai luem - Bua Bunchitar (8)

Monday, 11 August 2008

CD : Noo Meter - kwam ruk kwam wung kwam fhun

Noo Meter has produced a number of big songs on the luk thung scene and this third album from R-Siam looks set to continue the trend. "Nhon pee sua" for example, with it's mid-tempo romantic feel and smooth vocals is a winner which is sure to be heard or seen on radio/TV millions of times. The album starts off with the jaunty "Mai ruk klaeng rork" though which has a nice catchy chorus.

Noo Meter - kwam ruk kwam wung kwam fhun

"Pieng rao tao nun" is another radio friendly slow track that starts off with some lovely piano before heading into big song territory. Another notable song is "Sing tee ter luem kue sing tee chun tum" with it's big production at the start and clear country tones and yet another memorable tune. Basically this album is a winner.

Rating : 8.2/10

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Saturday, 9 August 2008

MV : "pieng huk jak jai" by Dear Sasitorn เดียร์ ศศิธร

Another video from Dear, i make no apologies for putting a fair number of her MVs on her because... well shes great!

Friday, 8 August 2008

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Thai Country Chart (06/08/08)

1) ngai kern pai - Bew Kalaynee (2)

Vit Hyper new CD

2) ruk chun... kerk kun - Vit Hyper (new)
3) yoo karn ter samuer - Jintara Poonlap (1)
4) toh ha krung sood tai - Earn The Star (4)
5) muer took kwam ruk - Jukkajun Wunwisar (new)
6) kwan tong karn tang - P Saderd (5)
7) lod poong nhoi pee - Orn Orradee (7)
8) jeb lhai ai luem - Bua Bunchitar (3)
9) dok yala toong - Fon Tanasoontorn (new)
10) nhon pee sua - Noo Meter (8)

Monday, 4 August 2008

CD : Jukkajun Wunwisar - muer took kwam ruk ha jer

This is Jukkajun's third album for Grammy, i've always considered her a decent but unspectacular artist. Compared to some of her label mates she can often be a bit anonymous, so how is this album? Decent and spectacular and sometimes anonymous. If you are already familiar with her songs then tracks like "Bok muer rai sei jai thao kun" will be no surprise. Good listening but no sparks.



The title track is also a good track, her voice is nice but not as strong as some other artist who can be considered her peers. Basically what i am saying is this album is nice but not essential, it just meanders along nicely with the occaisional high point that delights. Grammy probably don't want to change matters too much but you wish they would sometimes take a chance and come up with something a bit unexpected.

Rating : 7/10

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Saturday, 2 August 2008

MV : "Jeb lhai ai luem" by Bua Bunchitar

Bua is a great singer and her album is a good one, this is a track from it.

Friday, 1 August 2008

New Releases (01/08/08)

  • Songkrod Chama - tarm har sao nui (debut)
  • Pituk - sathanee narm tar waylar ngao
  • Kluay Stamp - huk kiew suer duay mue plao (4th album)
  • Sunti Duangsawang - pleng wharn 2551 (compilation)
  • Nong Mild - ngarn kao
  • San Naka - kor sadang kwarm kid tueng
  • Big One - esarn taek pork vol.1
  • Aim Apassara - aok huk pai daeng