Friday, November 25, 2011
SUPERHEAVY = MICK JAGGER + DAVE STEWART + DAMIEN MARLEY + JOSS STONE + (NOT ENOUGH) A.R. RAHMAN
But Superheavy doesn't really work for me, although it does have it's moments. I know that the idea was to have all of these cultures coming together, but in many places it comes off as very mainstream rock with tinges of reggae and Indian music. I would have been curious to hear it if A.R. Rahman produced more of the songs. It sounds like he sort of just added some touches to the songs, but he is an Oscar winning musician who is one of the hugest stars in India. I would rather have heard an album co-produced by Stewart and Rahman.
Still, if they ever do another album I would check it out, the record shows lots of potential.