After lots of arguments and discussions, we at Only Kollywood have arrived at the 10 best albums of 2017. Indeed, the year saw a lot of young composers rocking their part and delivering top quality, addictive music that held on to our playlists.
Here, we stack up the best ten albums of 2017 based on the composer’s range and ability to churn out intriguing, worthy compositions.[nextpage]
10. Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru – Ghibran
Undoubtedly the composer of the year for his undying efforts to fight the usual tides, Ghibran’s work for Theeran is a work of class that deserves to be marked. With unique compositions packed with top quality mixing standards, it is a melody lover’s paradise.
9. Power Paandi – Sean Roldan
Power Paandi is a sheer work of brilliance from Sean Roldan. That Dhanush is a sucker for melodies brought the OST an ineffable joy. Be it the strings-led Vaanam or the nostalgia-inducing Paarthen, Power Paandi featured pure sounds and instruments and is truly one of the noiseless albums of 2017.
8. Vanamagan – Harris Jayaraj
Marking his 50th album in style, Harris Jayaraj delivered a relish-able album in Jayam Ravi’s Vanamagan. Packed with striking melodies, the soundtrack had a matured feel to it which took us back to his earlier days.
7. Aruvi – Bindhu Malini and Vedanth Bharadwaj
From mellifluous, catchy melodies to the hypnotic chorus vocals, Aruvi is a beaut of an album composed by the debutant duo Bindhu Malini and Vedanth Bharadwaj. The OST will make even more sense with the sumptuously shot visuals in the film.
6. Mersal – A.R. Rahman
AR Rahman’s commercial soundtracks have always been long lasting, even if they don’t have him in full throttle. Mersal is a definite addition to Vijay’s most celebrated albums, with tracks such as AalaporaanTamizhan and MersalArasan being so popular on radios months after its release.
5. Meyaadha Maan – Santhosh Narayanan and Pradeep Kumar
Long-standing collaborators Pradeep Kumar and Santhosh Narayanan delivered a lovely variety of songs in Meyaadha Maan with simplistic tunes and delightful vocals. Packed with lovely gaanas like the ‘Thangachi Song’ and ‘Enga Veettku Kuthu Vilakkey’, it is genuinely one of the loop-worthy albums that deserve to be in your playlists.
4. Vivegam – Anirudh Ravichander
Flying on international standards, Anirudh’sVivegam boasted of style and vigour throughout. Siva’s intentions to make a motivational run were best displayed in the soundtrack of the film, which had an ability to click world over.
3. Meesaya Murukku – Hiphop Tamizha
Duo composers Hip Hop Tamizha have never expressed such excitement in any of their films before. MeesaiyaMurukku is still a hugely repeat-worthy album that is so entertaining to listen to.
2. Vikram Vedha – Sam CS
Right from the memorable bang for KaruppuVellai to the mesmerizing melodies, Sam CS surprised one and all with his shining soundtrack for VikramVedha. One real good job which is getting him ten others.
1. Solo – Sez on the Beat, Abhinav Bansal, Agam, Filter Coffee, Govind, Masala Coffee, Thaikkudam Bridge, Sooraj S Kurup, Prashant Pillai, Ragini Bhagwat
With such a long list of composers, BejoyNambiar concocted a dream of a soundtrack that had one song in every genre you could think of. Such diversity is a rarity, and had to be celebrated when it arrived. Without any further doubt, the best soundtrack of 2017.
Kaatru Veliyidai (AR Rahman), Taramani (Yuvan Shankar Raja), Sakka Podu Podu Raja (Simbu), Rangoon (Vikram RH and Vishal Chandrasekhar),Velaikkaran (Anirudh Ravichander).[/nextpage]