ALBUMS OF 2017 (2017 ANNUAL WRAP-UP: PART 5)

So, this is technically the last part of the 2017 Wrap-Up, and it sums up the albums of the year — best, worst, underrated and disappointing! Without further ado, since I’m already so late, let’s jump right into it!

– Best Albums of 2017 (Top 30)

• 30 – 21 (The ‘Could’ve-Been-Better’)

30. FIRANGI

Music By: Jatinder Shah
Lyrics By: Dr. Devendra Kafir, Ashraf Ali & Krishna Bhardwaj
Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Jyoti Nooran, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Mamta Sharma, Daler Mehndi, Devender Pal Singh & Shafqat Amanat Ali
Music Label: Zee Music Company
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song (a.k.a, A Song I Would Take With Me to 2017, If I Had To Pick Only One and Forget the Rest, Literally!): Sajna Sohne Jiha

 

29. QARIB QARIB SINGLLE

Music By: Rochak Kohli, Vishal Mishra & Ali Merchant
Lyrics By: Hussain Haidry & Raj Shekhar
Singers: Jyoti Nooran, Sultana Nooran, Atif Aslam, Papon, Antara Mitra, Neeti Mohan, Vishal Mishra & Rochak Kohli
Music Label: Zee Music Company
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Jaane De

 

28. BAREILLY KI BARFI

Music By: Tanishk Bagchi, Tanishk-Vayu, Arko Pravo Mukherjee & Samira Koppikar
Lyrics by: Shabbir Ahmed, Tanishk-Vayu, Arko Pravo Mukherjee & Punit Sharma
Singers: Dev Negi, Shraddha Pandit, Pawni Pandey, Pravesh Mallick, Harshdeep Kaur, Yasser Desai, Altamash Faridi, Tanishk Bagchi, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Ayushmann Khurrana, Sumedha Karmahe, Arijit Singh & Samira Koppikar
Music Label: Zee Music Company
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Nazm Nazm (Ayushmann)

 

27. TOILET: EK PREM KATHA

Music By: Vickey Prasad, Manas-Shikhar & Sachet-Parampara
Lyrics By: Siddharth-Garima
Singers: Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Sukhwinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan, Palak Muchhal, Sachet Tandon & Parampara Thakur
Music Label: T-Series
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Gori Tu Latth Maar

 

26. BABUMOSHAI BANDOOKBAAZ

 

Music By: Gaurav Dagaonkar, Abhilash-Joel, Debojyoti Mishra & R.D. Burman
Lyrics By: Ghalib Asad Bhopali & Anand Bakshi
Singers: Armaan Malik, Orunima Bhattacharya, Vivek Naik, Neha Kakkar, Papon & Mohit Chauhan
Music Label: Saregama
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Barfani

 

25. MOM

 

Music By: A.R. Rahman
Lyrics By: Irshad Kamil, Rianjali, Rajakumari & A.R. Rahman
Singers: A.R. Rahman, Shashaa Tirupati, Sukhwinder Singh, Blaaze, Jonita Gandhi, Suzanne D’Mello, Rianjali, Rajakumari, Darshana KT, Sudeep Jaipurwale
Music Label: T-Series
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Chal Kahin Door

 

24. JIA AUR JIA

 

Music By: Nisschal Zaveri, Sachin Gupta, Sameer Nichani & Shankar-Jaikishan
Lyrics By: Mudassar Aziz, Raqueeb Alam, Vachaspati Mishra & Hasrat Jaipuri
Singers: Asees Kaur, Nandini Srikar, Rashid Ali, Jyotica Tangri, Smita Malhotra & Shivangi Bhayana
Music Label: Zee Music Company
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Na Jaa By Nandini

 

23. NOOR 

Music By: Amaal Mallik & R.D. Burman
Lyrics by: Manoj Muntashir, Kumaar & Anand Bakshi
Singers: Armaan Malik, Amaal Mallik, Tulsi Kumar, Yash Narvekar, Sukriti Kakar & Prakriti Kakar
Music Label: T-Series
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Hai Zaroori

 

22. LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA

Music By: Zebunnisa Bangash
Lyrics by: Anvita Dutt
Singers: Zebunnisa Bangash, Malini Awasthi & Neeti Mohan
Music Label: T-Series
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Le Li Jaan

 

21. LUCKNOW CENTRAL

Music By: Arjunna Harjaie, Tanishk Bagchi, Rochak Kohli, Sukhwinder Singh & Mychael Danna
Lyrics by: Kumaar, Adheesh Verma & Sukhwinder Singh
Singers: Divya Kumar, Mohit Chauhan, Raftaar, Arijit Singh, Amit Mishra, Neeti Mohan, Sukhwinder Singh, Renesa Bagchi, Brijesh Shandilya, Arman Hasan & Vayu Srivastava
Music Label: T-Series
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Rangdaari

 

• 20 – 11 (The ‘Just-A-Tad-Less’)

20. DEAR MAYA

Music By: Anupam Roy & Sandman
Lyrics By: Irshad Kamil & Rashi Mal
Singers: Rekha Bhardwaj, Anupam Roy, Harshdeep Kaur, Jonita Gandhi & Rashi Mal
Music Label: Zee Music Company
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Sune Saaye

 

19. PHILLAURI

Music By: Shashwat Sachdev & Jasleen Kaur Royal
Lyrics By: Anvita Dutt, Shellee, Aditya Sharma & Neeraj Rajawat
Singers: Romy, Vivek Hariharan, Diljit Dosanjh, Mika Singh, Jasleen Kaur Royal, Shehnaaz Akhtar, Shilpi Paul, Anushka Sharma & Pawni Pandey
Music Label: T-Series
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Sahiba

 

18. RUNNING SHAADI

Music By: Abhishek-Akshay, Anupam Roy, Keegan Pinto, Sandeep Madhavan & Anjana Ankur Singh
Lyrics By: Manoj Yadav, Shellee, Keegan Pinto, Sonal Sehgal, Tanveer Ghazi & Anas Ali Khan
Singers: Labh Janjua, Bappi Lahiri, Kalpana Patowary, Anupam Roy, Hamsika Iyer, Sukanya Purkayastha, Sonu Kakkar, Sanam Puri & Jubin Nautiyal
Music Label: Times Music
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Mannerless Majnu

 

17. A GENTLEMAN

Music By: Sachin-Jigar
Lyrics by: Vayu Srivastava & Priya Saraiya
Singers: Benny Dayal, Shirley Setia, Siddharth Basrur, Priya Saraiya, Vishal Dadlani, Jonita Gandhi, Ash King, Raftaar, Jigar Saraiya, Sidharth Malhotra, Arijit Singh & Shreya Ghoshal
Music Label: T-Series
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Bandook Meri Laila

 

16. SECRET SUPERSTAR

Music By: Amit Trivedi
Lyrics by: Kausar Munir
Singers: Meghna Mishra, Kushal Chokshi, Sunidhi Chauhan & Mika Singh
Music Label: Zee Music Company
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Nachdi Phira

 

15. OK JAANU 

Music By: A.R. Rahman, Tanishk Bagchi & Badshah
Lyrics By: Gulzar, Hard Kaur, Navneet Virk, Aaryan Dinesh Kanagaratnam, Kaly, Mehboob & Badshah
Singers: A.R. Rahman, Arijit Singh, Neeti Mohan, Arjun Chandy, Savithri R. Prithvi, Paroma Das Gupta, Hard Kaur, Kaly, Aaryan Dinesh Kanagaratnam, Ashima Mahajan, Shashaa Tirupati, Jonita Gandhi, Nakash Aziz, A.R. Ameen, Jubin Nautiyal, Badshah, & Srinidhi Venkatesh
Music Label: Sony Music
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Sunn Bhavara

 

14. BADRINATH KI DULHANIA

Music By: Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi, Bappi Lahiri & Akhil Sachdeva
Lyrics by: Kumaar, Shabbir Ahmed, Akhil Sachdeva & Indeevar
Singers: Amaal Mallik, Shreya Ghoshal, Arijit Singh, Dev Negi, Monali Thakur, Neha Kakkar, Ikka, Badshah, Rajnigandha Shekhawat, Bappi Lahiri, Anuradha Paudwal, Ameen Sayani & Akhil Sachdeva
Music Label: T-Series
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Roke Na Ruke Naina

 

13. BEGUM JAAN

Music By: Anu Malik
Lyrics By: Kausar Munir & Rahat Indori
Singers: Asha Bhosle, Kavita Seth, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sonu Nigam, Kalpana Patowary, Altamash Afridi, Shreya Ghoshal, Anmol Malik & Arijit Singh
Music Label: Times Music
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: O Re Kaharo

 

12. TUBELIGHT

Music By: Pritam Chakraborty
Lyrics By: Amitabh Bhattacharya & Kausar Munir
Singers: Amit Mishra, Kamaal Khan, Dev Negi, Nakash Aziz, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, K.K., Atif Aslam, Jubin Nautiyal, Papon, Shafqat Amanat Ali & Javed Ali
Music Label: Sony Music
Music Mastani Rating: नी
Personal Favourite Song: Main Agar

 

11. SIMRAN

Music By: Sachin-Jigar
Lyrics by: Priya Saraiya & Vayu Srivastava
Singers: Jonita Gandhi, Guru Randhawa, Sunidhi Chauhan, Arijit Singh, Shalmali Kholgade, Divya Kumar, Jigar Saraiya & Mohit Chauhan
Music Label: T-Series
Music Mastani Rating: सां
Personal Favourite Song: Pinjra Tod Ke

 

• 10 – 1 (The ‘Yes-We-Made-It’)

10. QAIDI BAND

Music By: Amit Trivedi
Lyrics By: Kausar Munir, Habib Faisal, Sidhant Mago & Peter Muxka Manuel
Singers: Arijit Singh, Yashita Sharma & Peter Muxka Manuel
Music Label: YRF Music
Music Mastani Rating: सां
Personal Favourite Song: Phir Nayi

 

9. CHEF

Music By: Raghu Dixit & Amaal Mallik
Lyrics by: Ankur Tewari & Rashmi-Virag
Singers: Raghu Dixit, Vishal Dadlani, Armaan Malik, Nikhita Gandhi & Shahid Mallya
Music Label: T-Series
Music Mastani Rating: सां
Personal Favourite Song: Khoya Khoya

 

8. RAAG DESH

Music By: Rana Mazumder, Ram Singh Thakuri & Siddharth Pandit
Lyrics By: Sandeep Nath, Rana Mazumder, Pt. Vanshidhar Shukla & Revant Shergill
Singers: K.K., Shreya Ghoshal, Sunidhi Chauhan, Rana Mazumder, Revant Shergill, Siddharth Pandit & Shriya Pareek
Music Label: T-Series
Music Mastani Rating: सां
Personal Favourite Song: Tujhe Namaami Ho

 

7. RUKH

Music By: Amit Trivedi
Lyrics by: Sidhant Mago
Singers: Arijit Singh & Mohan Kannan
Music Label: Zee Music Company
Music Mastani Rating: सां
Personal Favourite Song: Khidki

 

6. RANGOON

Music By: Vishal Bhardwaj
Lyrics By: Gulzar & Lekha Washington
Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Arijit Singh, Rekha Bhardwaj, Sukhwinder Singh, O.S. Arun, Vishal Bhardwaj, Kunal Ganjawalla, K.K., Vivienne Pocha & Dominique Cerejo
Music Label: T-Series
Music Mastani Rating: सां
Personal Favourite Song: Tippa

 

5. SHUBH MANGAL SAAVDHAN

Music By: Tanishk-Vayu
Lyrics By: Tanishk-Vayu
Singers: Ritu Pathak, Brijesh Shandilya, Shashaa Tirupati, Ayushmann Khurrana, Mika Singh, Raja Hasan, Rajnigandha Shekhawat & Arman Hasan
Music Label: Eros Music
Music Mastani Rating: सां
Personal Favourite Song: Kanha

 

4. JAGGA JASOOS

Music By: Pritam Chakraborty
Lyrics By: Amitabh Bhattacharya & Neelesh Misra
Singers: Arijit Singh, Nikhita Gandhi, Amit Mishra, Tushar Joshi, Pritam Chakraborty, Amitabh Bhattacharya, June Banerjee, Antara Mitra, Geet Sagar, Aaroh Velankar, Sunny MR & Ashwin Kulkarni
Music Label: T-Series
Music Mastani Rating: सां
Personal Favourite Song: Phir Wahi

 

3. POORNA

Music By: Salim-Sulaiman
Lyrics By: Amitabh Bhattacharya
Singers: Arijit Singh, Vishal Dadlani, Raj Pandit & Salim Merchant
Music Label: Zee Music Company
Music Mastani Rating: सां
Personal Favourite Song: Poori Qaaynaat

 

2. MERI PYAARI BINDU

Music By: Sachin-Jigar
Lyrics By: Kausar Munir & Priya Saraiya
Singers: Parineeti Chopra, Arijit Singh, Sonu Nigam, Nakash Aziz, Jonita Gandhi, Jigar Saraiya, Sanah Moidutty, Clinton Cerejo, Dominique Cerejo & Monali Thakur
Music Label: YRF Music
Music Mastani Rating: सां
Personal Favourite Song: Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin

 

1. JAB HARRY MET SEJAL

Music By: Pritam Chakraborty, Diplo & Rocky Wellstack
Lyrics By: Irshad Kamil
Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Shahid Mallya, Arijit Singh, Shefali Alvares, Shalmali Kholgade, Jyoti Nooran, Sultana Nooran, Dev Negi, Aman Trikha, Tushar Joshi, Mohit Chauhan, Nikhita Gandhi, Diljit Dosanjh, Neeti Mohan, Tochi Raina, Nikhil D’Souza, Pardeep Singh Sran, Jonita Gandhi, Mohammed Irfan & Cuca Rosetta
Music Label: Sony Music
Music Mastani Rating: सां
Personal Favourite Song: Ghar

 

 

Those were the Top 30 albums of 2017!!

 

– 5 WORST ALBUMS OF 2017

(In other words, zero expectations and zero delivery)

• Coffee With D (Music by Superbia)

• Sarkar 3 (Music by Ravi Shankar, Rohan-Vinayak & Niladri Kumar)

• Guest Iin London (Music by Raghav Sachar & Amit Mishra)

 Sweetiee Weds NRI (Music by Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Raaj Aashoo, Jaidev Kumar, Palash Muchhal)

• Ram Ratan (Music by Bappi Lahiri)

 

– 10 Underrated Albums of 2017

• Poorna (Music by Salim-Sulaiman)

• Rukh (Music by Amit Trivedi)

• Raag Desh (Music by Rana Mazumder & Siddharth Pandit)

• Qaidi Band (Music by Amit Trivedi)

• Begum Jaan (Music by Anu Malik)

• Running Shaadi (Music by Abhishek-Akshay, Keegan Pinto, Anupam Roy, Anjana Ankur Singh & Sandeep Madhavan)

• Dear Maya (Music by Anupam Roy)

• Lipstick Under My Burkha (Music by Zebunnisa Bangash)

• Jia Aur Jia (Music by Nisschal Zaveri & Sachin Gupta)

• Babumoshai Bandookbaaz (Music by Gaurav Dagaonkar, Abhilash-Joel & Debojyoti Mishra)

 

– 5 Disappointing Soundtracks of 2017

• Half Girlfriend (Music by Tanishk Bagchi, Farhan Saeed, Mithoon, Ami Mishra & Rahul Mishra)

 Machine (Music by Tanishk Bagchi & Dr. Zeus)

• Munna Michael (Music by Tanishk Bagchi, Vishal Mishra, Tanishk-Vayu, Pranay Rijia, Meet Bros. & Javed-Mohsin)

• Raabta (Music by JAM8, Meet Bros & Pritam Chakraborty)

• Mubarakan (Music by Amaal Mallik & Gourov-Roshin)

 

 

And with that, we come to the end of my 2017 Wrap-Up! I hope you enjoyed it, and do leave your comments below about any way to improve it next year! 🙂

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