Compilation albums featuring an assorted range of artists are all the rage now. `Aao Josh Mein`
The word `josh` has connotations of robust, fast rhythms and strong beats (apart from a certain car!) The album, `Aao Josh Mein` lives up to its `josh` moniker. It features a compendium of some of the most foot tapping numbers in recent times. There`s the absolutely delightful `Rang De` (A.R. Rahman) from the Govind Nihalani film, `Thakshak`. Asha Bhosle really lets it rip in this song. A.R. Rahman`s contribution to the album continues with another song from `Thakshak`, `Jumbalika`. This is a nice enough song but not really vintage Rahman.
For those who like Shankar Mahadevan, there is the breathtaking, `Breathless`. Written by Javed Akhtar, the song has a breathless (!) quality about it. Mahadevan belts out the song seemingly without a pause. Truly a magnificent feat of vocal callisthenics. Mahadevan is also at his best in `Aao josh mein`. For all Hrithik Roshan fans, there is the title track from `Kaho Na..pyar hai`. But my day was made with the absolutely rollicking Kishore Kumar number from the film `Bombay to Goa`,- `Dekha na hai re`.
Rating: Good time pass album. Great fun to listen to, maybe once. Perhaps twice. But beyond that..