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I have to say that the other songs in the album is far better than binoss eljaw. binoss eljaw is considered a hit , commercially speaking. and usually i listen more to unsupported songs in any album.latifa's voice anoys me, but that's a different issue. Did ziad's wrk help in forgetting this drawback (which is matter of taste, to be honest:- the song in which her voice was not annoying much was "ammenli bayt". She seemed to be comfortable, maybe because the music is shar2iyyeh aktar.- the other 2 songs "ma3loomat mosh akeedeh" and "ma3loomat akeedeh" are nice (especially the lyrics - back to keefak inta and ma3rifti feek).- bas "dawwart iyyam eshitti" was a disaster for latifa.. I heard this song before in a lebanese film about war called nahla (can't remember who sang it). It was awesome.Latifa's "throat" made it a disaster .. ;)- The musical work is something i guess we can't argue about except for binoss el jaw . I sensed that there's nothing new in it. i consider it a light song.regards,
Hi Hillz, (going anonymous these days :) ?It's a light song. I was really irritated by the video clip, but I find some lines in the song funny. It's in Ziad's playful ironic anti romance vein, which is a nice break from the usual. Is it light? sure. I like the other songs you mention. As to Latifa's voice--humm. I used to like her more but now I do find it "shrieky." Any idea of how the cooperation between her and Ziad was hatched?
The criticisms are typical Arab banter...instead of supporting a very intelligent and gifted artist like Latifa, and one of the most brilliant pianists/composers in the Middle East, Ziad al Rahbani...questionable comments are flung around. I, for one welcome the collaboration, regardless of how it was "hatched". Has anyone heard the rest of what Arab music is sounding like these days? This work is different, people don't have to love it...and if they don't welcome it for what it is...well then there's always Haifa Wehbe, Yuri (whatever his name is), and anyone from "Superstar"...talk about selling out to Western concepts.Close your eyes...listen to the music and, if then you question its merits...compose your own.
Another amazing album by Latifa
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