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To buy or not to buy...
on 28 October 2003
There are just so many different opinions about Talvin Singh's 'Ha' as compared to his previous albums. I'll say at once that, to me, 'OK' most evidently exhibited more musical complexity, ingenuity, groundbreaking styles, and timeless quality than either Anokha (do you even remember tunes therefrom?) or 'Ha'. So back to the topic: What's wrong with 'Ha'? Nothing. If you love hip music made easy-listening, 'Ha' is packed full of these hackneyed tunes that is bound to woo you into delirium. It takes NO EFFORT to like it; musical sensibilities literally ooze from Track 1 to 11. Therein lies the only pitfall - because it is so radio-friendly, 'Ha' inevitably lacks the same musical depth, inventiveness, style and endearing quality of 'OK'. 'Ha' is glib as a smooth-talker; whereas 'OK' demands your fullest attention and wows you with its intricacies (which would only reveal itself after many repeated and patient listens.)
As an album striving to be ground-breaking or definitive, 'Ha' simply isn't OK!