These are the kind of songs that should play for bits and piece in the narrative of Dev D and add great value to it. There are some albums that make you say - 'Chuck the very thought around whether this album will do well commercially or not; it is an exemplary piece of work and that's what that matters most'! Well, Dev D is one such album. Just pick this one quickly from the shelves; they don't make such albums in dozens!
DEV D is an album that dares to be experimental to largest possible extreme with mix and match of genres, styles and tastes. It dares to swim against the tide as it delivers out quality musical entertainment in both Indian as well in westernized works. It's too early to predict its commercial fate but surely it will be higher in rating on quality music listeners and critic's choice.
Over all, pick up this CD -- which zigzags through genres and boasts of some deliciously cynical lyrics and treatment -- if you're in the mood to experiment. But be warned, there's no saccharine sweetness.
Two years in the making, and with liberal inputs from its maverick director, Dev. D's music is not for you if you like your songs to be peppered with 'Lucky Boys' and 'Desi Girls'. And it is important that this music works. Especially for producers and composers to step out of their comfort zones and try something that challenges our musical palate tolerance.Go buy this CD, support experimental music.