Monday, 16 March 2009

CD : Various - jatura thung

An album bringing together 4 of R-Siam's male superstars : Luang Kai, Bao We, Vit Hyper and Noo Meter? Sure win! On this album the first 2 songs include contributions by all 4 artists and then each artist has 2 solo songs each. "Pra-kot-karn ruk" starts us off, its a great song... though would probably be better just sung by 1 artist as its a bit jarring when 1 line is sung by 1 artist and the next by another. The choruses when everyone joins in are great. All 4 artists are at the tougher rock end of the luktung spectrum so the song is, as you may expect, muscular.

As Vit Hyper is my favourite male singer i naturally checked out his solo songs first, "Aow ngao kao laek" is typical Vit. Great slow paced song but you always feel the producers have "wittalai lhai jai" in the back of their minds and are trying to reproduce it, though its one fantastic song to try and do that to of course. I also love Noo Meter's songs and "Plien ber plien jai" is a great example of his work, smooth and expressive vocals in a song that builds and builds into something special.

"Krai chai hai pai ruk kao" by Luang Kai starts off with some muscular guitar and then into his gutsy vocals. Powerful chorus again. This whole album shudders with testosterone. Bao We's "Fai kub narm" starts off a bit softer but then suddenly the guitars crash and we are into power rock luktung again. You know this album is fantastic if not that subtle. Great stuff from start to finish.

Favourite songs : Plien ber plien jai, Krai chai hai pai ruk kao, Aow ngao kao laek

Rating : 9.2/10

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