Album begins on a simple note with a quiet yet effective 'Ik Onkar' that has Harshdeep Kaur getting in a devotional mood. As expected, quick acceleration happens in the proceedings with Rehman getting into the fifth gear right away with the title song 'Rang De Basanti' coming up next.
Bhangra King Daler Mehendi ends your wait for a new song! The song has a style of its own with the song completely dominated by Mehendi at every level. Newcomers Naresh Iyer and Mohamed Aslam unite for 'let's have a party yaar' kind of a number ‘Paathshala'.
Things turn poetic with 'Tu Bin Bataye' that maintains an amazing tempo in entirety.
After a song deep rooted in Indian melody, it's time to move Middle East with 'Khalbali' that has A R Rahman, Mohamed Aslam and Nacim coming together behind the mike. 'Khoon Chala', the next track, is not one of your tracks that you can hear on while working on something else!
Lata Mangsehskar and Rehman join each other for 'Luka Chupi', which is about a mother's call for her son to come back home.
On first look, one gets a feeling that Aamir Khan has sung yet another track for 'Rang De Basanti' with 'Lalkaar'. But as the number begins one realizes that he has primarily done a 'narration' rather than 'singing'.
Final song of the album is 'Rubaroo' that is sung by A R Rahman and Naresh Iyer. This number too belongs to an Indi-pop genre. If one has to compare the musical score of 'Rang De Basanti' with last Aamir-Rehman combo 'Mangal Pandey', then RDB is a clear winner hands down.